About Gail Kaplan

Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan has been a working artist for more than 30 years. Influenced by her experience working as a college intern at the Jewish Museum in New York City in 1973, Kaplan became entranced with the beauty of Jewish art. She has since infused her passion for Judaica into her own art work. Her commitment to art extends far beyond the beauty of ritual objects. She believes the power of art can sensitize, teach, and preserve the traditions of the Jewish culture.

Visit Gail's artist website at GailRosenbloomKaplan.com


About the Yada Yada Yad Project

Gail’s mission is to infuse the arts into educational curriculums as a vehicle to enhance the students’ spiritual connections. With this belief, she created the Yada Yada Yad Judaica Art Project for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students to add a personal touch to their Torah readings. As one Rabbi said, “I don’t need to tell you that the opportunity to use a personal yad, handmade by the student, increases the beauty of the Bnai Mitvah simcha.

Forever a lover of hardware and always a puzzle fanatic, Kaplan provides a treasure of unique beads, nuts, bolts, metal rods and fittings. In the tradition of Hiddur Mitzvah, beautifying of the commandment, students all over the world can now create their own yads.