Susan Fischer Weis has been a freelance graphic artist since 1981. In 1983 she began specializing in the field of Judaic art. Her 2-dimensional works include ketubot and greeting cards. She has authored and illustrated six Jewish interactive children’s books and has written and illustrated Create Your Own Jewish Calendar for children from 1999-2008. Beginning with her first Ketubah commission in 1983, she has been pioneering the field of egalitarian ketubot ever since. Her Ketubot can be found here on the Yontifications website.
Susan designs both original and limited edition ketubot with both traditional and non-traditional texts. Her 3-D works include Chanukiot, Tzedakah boxes, Seder plates and a full line of Jewish hinged boxes as well as many other Jewish household items, games and toys. She has created numerous private commissions for Synagogues, Federations and individuals. In 1996 Ms. Weis was a finalist in the Spertus Judaica Prize, an international competition for Seder plates. Her plate, on exhibit at the museum, was purchased for the Spertus family's permanent collection. In 1997, Ms. Weis participated in a group show of Miriam’s Cups sponsored by Ma’yan. Her piece was featured in the April' 97 issue of Moment magazine. In 2001, Ms. Weis participated in Ma’yan’s exhibit of Purim ‘Esther-Vashti’ banners. Hers alone was chosen for reproduction and sold nationally through Ma'yan.
Ms. Weis continues her work in the Jewish world bringing her style and, often, whimsical sense of humor to her creations. Her newest venture, Yontifications, has grown into a full offering of Jewish jewelry. She has also added items like Jewish Wine Glass Markers and Jewish Golf accessories to round out her line. Susan incorporates beads and crystals from all over the world with her one-of-a-kind charms. You'll find many items to celebrate the Jewish holidays throughout the year. You can visit her work at www.SusanFischerWeis.com and at www.yontifications.com.