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Books Become Works of Jewish Art in Book Folding Workshop at B’nai Sholom

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will offer a workshop on the art of book folding Monday, July 18, 7-8 p.m., at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.

Book folding is the art of repurposing hardcover books into book sculptures, a modern twist on origami. It’s an easy craft to learn, is eco-friendly and fun for ages 13 to adult.  Participants in this one-session class will make a Star of David.

The workshop will be led by Beth Oldrich, author of Book Folding for Beginners and Beyond and daughter of B’nai Sholom members Bruce and Edith Goldstein of Voorheesville.

This in-person only workshop is free and open to the public.  All one needs to bring is a hardcover book of more than 225 pages to use for folding.  Registration is required.

Current B’nai Sholom COVID policy: masks are strongly recommended regardless of vaccination status; seating will be maintained at a healthy social distance.

For more information or to register, contact the B’nai Sholom office: 518-482-5283 or

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region.  Nearly 130 diverse households from six counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom.


Photo caption: The art of book folding transformed this book into a Star of David.

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