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

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will offer another workshop on the art of book folding Monday, December 12, 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 dreidel, creating a unique work of Chanukah art.

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.  Participants are to bring scissors and a hardcover book of at least 250 pages and 8.5 inches tall with no photos to use for the folding.  Registration is required.

B’nai Sholom monitors the rapidly changing COVID situation and follows state and CDC health guidelines regarding masking and social distancing.  Mask policy will depend on the CDC COVID-19 Community Level at the time.

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.

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