Garden of Eden Spice Box Miriam’s Cup
Seder Plate Torah Cover
Beacons by t he Shore 1 Beacons by the Shore 2

Creating one-of-a-kind works of art is the most rewarding part of Susan Fischer Weis’s art career. These pieces come directly from her heart, mind and soul. They represent her truest self. The Garden of Eden Havdallah spice box makes use of fresh spices in a truly original design, evoking the peace and serenity of the Garden of Eden. To sustain us through the week, we seek a lingering reminder of Shabbat through our sense of smell.

The stunning and whimsical Seder Plate, playing on the theme of the ten plagues, was a finalist in the Spertus Museum’s biennial competition, and was subsequently purchased by the Spertus family as a permanent part of the museum’s collection.

The haunting design of Ms. Weis’ hand woven Holocaust Torah Cover traces the history of the Jewish people. Through the use of color, texture, glass beads, and barbed wire, we go from despair to hope, continuing to work for redemption, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

With Miriam’s Cup, we elevate the importance of women in our Passover celebration. In this case, the biblical prophetess, Miriam, is celebrated for her life-giving role during the Exodus from Egypt. As Miriam joyously dances, the water pours forth from the well. The waters gather symbolically into a wave of the parted Red Sea as the desert floor blooms into life.