PARDES DESIGNS

The Thread That Connects Us

BEHIND THE NAME

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.*

 *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.

MEET THE DESIGNER

An Israeli Sabra, artist and designer, wife, mother -- like all women I do many things. After serving in the military as a Navy officer, I decided to travel and explore North America, a journey that has changed my life forever. I lived in Toronto, Canada where I started designing and painting Tallitot and other Judaica.  In 1988 I moved with my husband to Hawaii. While raising our children 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 and Holidays, learn Hebrew and the Torah and Tikkun Olam** We were given awards on a state and national level.                                           

My journey started over 30 years ago when I founded Sharona Silk Creations, making hand painted Tallitot and other artifacts on silk. My art sold all over the USA, and is in the permanent collections of the Jewish Museum, on the cover of the Ark in Temple Emanuel in Honolulu HI, and in the private collection of the late Senator Daniel Inouye, long-time friend of Israel.    

Now that the children are grown I rededicate my time and creativity to my love of making Judaica.

THE ORIGIN

“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.

HERITAGE STORY

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 for Judaism that have inspired my art.

Pardes Designs is dedicated to my beloved parents, Mazal and Zecharia Ozery.  May they rest in peace!

FAMILY

“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!

"I and YOU will change the world"

"Ani V'Ata" - "I and You" is a song written and sung by Arik Einstein, one of  the greatest and most influential Israeli artists.

This song resonates with me and my belief in Tikkun Olam.

"I and you will change the world. 
 I and you then the rest will join. 
 It was said before, 
 Never mind- I and you will change the world..." 
 

When you purchase one of my tallitot, I will donate from the net profits to a worthy cause.

 

**Tikkun Olam—is the idea that Jews bear responsibility not only for their own moral, spiritual, and material welfare, but also for the welfare of society at large, as well as repair and protect the physical world we live in.