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PARDES depicts the essence of my work intentionally combining vibrant colors with Jewish symbolism. In Hebrew PARDES (PaRDeS) means orchard, garden that brings beauty and fruitfulness. On a deeper level it is an acronym for the four levels of Torah interpretation*
"I’m Sharona Ozery Lomberg”
Sabra, Israeli naval officer, artist, wife, mother -- like all women I do many things. I was born In Rishon Le Zion, Israel and have lived in the USA since1988. I founded a Jewish education non- profit organization in Hawaii. My goal was involving the Jewish community and the children to learn and experience the celebrations of Shabbat, Holidays, Hebrew and Tikkun Olam**. We were awarded on a state and national level.
30 years ago I founded Sharona Silk Creations, making hand painted Tallitot on silk. My art sold all over the USA, and in the permanent collections in the Jewish Museum and is on the cover of the Ark in Temple Emanuel in Honolulu HI, private collection of the late Senator Daniel Inouye, long-time friend of Israel.
“I didn’t choose to create Judaica art. It came to me.”
I want to create beautiful and meaningful Tallitot that will connect you with your roots, history and strengthen your feeling of connection to us as One people. My talliitot will depict different biblical passages and names, using Jewish Gematria and my personal interpretations.
My desire for visual beauty, intellectual rigor and spiritual depth is based on my passion for Judaism.
“I use the Bible, the commentaries and Nature as great, infinite resources.”
I was raised in a religious Yemenite home in Israel. My parents arrived in Israel on operation “Magic Carpet” that freed Jews from Yemen in the late 1940’s. Our home was filled with Yemenite Judaica and I also had a traditional Yemenite Henna and wedding. One of our core beliefs is Tikkun Olam, repairing the world through acts of kindness. It is those roots and my profound reverence or Judaism that have inspires my art.
Pardes Designs is dedicated to my beloved parents, Mazal and Zecharia Ozery. May they rest in peace.
“The family is the heart of a woman’s life”
For over 30 wonderful years I have been married to artist Jon Lomberg. We raised our family in Kona, Hawaii, one of the loveliest places on Earth. Our son is now a pilot in the US Navy and our daughter an acclaimed DJ in California DJ Merav We are so proud of them!
Now I have time to return to my other passion in life: Judaica textile art.
"ME and YOU will change the world"
"Ani V'Ata" - "Me and You" is a song written and sang by Arik Einstein, one of the greatest and most influential Israeli artists.
This song resonates with me and my belief in Tikkun Olam."Me and you will change the world.
Me and you then the rest will come.
It was said before,
Never mind- me and you will change the world..."
When you purchase one of my tallitot, I will donate from the net profits to 2 different charities. When you check out, you'll have the chance to decide to which charity you'd like to donate it to.
*Pardes: 4 Levels of Torah interpretation
- P'shat (פְּשָׁט) – the literal meaning of the word, phrase
- Remez (רֶמֶז) – "hints" or the deep meaning beyond just the literal sense.
- D'rash (דְּרַשׁ) – from Hebrew darash: "inquire" ("seek") for the meaning, as given through similar occurrences.
- Sod (סוֹד) "secret" the esoteric/mystical meaning, as given through inspiration or revelation.
**Tikkun Olam—a Jewish concept defined by acts of kindness preform to perfect or protect the world.