Personalized tallit is ‘portable sacred space,’ says designer who will speak at JCC

Aurora tallit by Beth Surdut
Aurora tallit by Beth Surdut



















Beth Surdut, a designer of tallitot from Santa, Fe., N.M., will discuss the importance of personalized prayer shawls on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

“Donning a tallit is an act of remembrance, an intimate discussion with God, recognition of our ancient lineage and our present connection with a higher power. Creating a portable sacred place allows us to walk out of life’s everyday chatter and into meditation,” she says.

Surdut is also the author of “Listening to Raven,” which won the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for Nonfiction.

For more information, call 299-3000 or visit www.bethsurdut.com/Tallit.htm.