Kishroniyah: Jewelry

Kishroniyah is one of our centerpiece programs for our Tzad Bet (B-Side) chanichim (campers).  Kishroniyah comes from the Hebrew word kishron, which means skill.  For one week each summer, we invite an array of high-level specialists into camp to run intense special programs for our older campers.  Machonand Nivonim have 12 hours of Kishroniyah from Sunday-to-Wednesday, and Magshimim and Bogrim have 8 hours of Kishroniyah from Wednesday-to-Friday.

In this program, participants had an opportunity to create their own incredible jewelry with Sandra Ostroff!  The focus of this program is on beading, featuring a variety of different (and complicated!) stitches.  The chanichim (campers) made gorgeous bracelets, rings, and other jewelry in a variety of different beautiful color combinations.

Sandra Ostroff has always enjoyed crafts, starting with pot-holders on a frame when she was very young!  She began knitting in high school and needlepointing when her children were young.  Many years later, she still enjoys knitting and needlepointing and beading.  Sandra was born and raised in the Seattle WA area.  After graduating from the University of Washington, she taught elementary school.  Since retiring, she has enjoyed pursuing her passions: beading, golf, yoga, and hiking.  She loves getting to share her love of beading with our Kishroniyah participants!