Arts & Music
Former SFWHS Faculty Member
Aimee Golant is an interfaith advocate, a sixth generation metal artist, and the founder of the Metal Arts program at San Francisco Waldorf High School. She exhibits and sells her unique metal art internationally.
Aimee has won many honors, including: being voted “Best Jewish Artisan Craftsperson in San Francisco” since 2010, a NICHE Award for her Bars and Windows Menorah, and the Golden Hammer Award for her outstanding community service through the San Francisco Bay Area Metal Arts Guild. Her one-of-a-kind mezuzahs can be found across the country: in the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum of New York, adorning the front entrance of the National Museum of American Jewish History, and even in space! Her Barbed Wire mezuzah travelled into space on the Columbia Space Shuttle and on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Aimee's metalwork is informed by her faith, her experience as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and her activism. Aimee's art has been shown at The Legion of Honor, and published in The San Francisco Chronicle, Metalsmith Magazine, and the book 500 Judaica, among others.
Amelia Romano — Harpist647A San Jose Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Mobile: (415) 307-1035
An eclectic blend of austere serenity and kinetic vibrancy, Amelia Romano takes what is known about conventional harp and surpasses every time. Pulling from first-hand experiences in South Africa and from her roots in a cultural hotbed in San Francisco, Amelia not only plays music from the repertoire but reprises them and creates originals. Latin, gypsy, jazz are all genres that she touches but her music defines its own path.
Amorfia Productions71 Hartford Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 431-0768
Mobile: (415) 335-3379
Georges Lammam—Alum Parent
Georges Lammam's artistry is well known in the Bay Area and nationally. As an Arab violinist (Palestinian) representing the panoramic breadth of Arab music, he also plays with other ensembles that fuse Arab styling with Spanish, Pakistani, and contemporary original music.
Georges Lammam has a current and extraordinary discography at iTunes and CD Baby and is available for private events large and small. Ensembles can be duet (guitar/violin) and larger ensembles to support requested type of music.
Community Discount: 10% discount to any SFWS event. (Mention SFWS Professional Directory)
Belle Estrela Music130 Granville Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
Mobile: (415) 573-5511
Music Director and Producer Singer/Songwriter, Vocal Coach.
Fifteen years of experience in music performance and production, education, event planning, and marketing. Shannon is the Director/Producer of the musical, It's About Love, performed at Larkspur Café Theater and San Francisco State University. It's About Love is a journey of self-discovery and love. She is the Writer/Producer of two full length albums: Oceano (2007) and Light (2016). "I believe that music is a beautiful way to bring people together of all faiths and backgrounds, inspiring compassion, empathy and connection."
Community Discount: 10% off for community. (Mention SFWS Professional Directory)
Black Olive Jazz1608 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Mobile: (415) 810-4924
Kay Kostopoulos—Alum Parent
Black Olive Jazz is a group from the San Francisco Bay area that features the warm singer Kay Kostopoulos and the veteran Noel Jewkes on tenor, alto, soprano and flute. The group performs a wide range of jazz: swing, standards, blues, Latin and originals. They are available for parties, events, fundraisers, dances, and more. From duo to big band.
Kay and Noel have been featured in venues and jazz festivals all around the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg, Vallejo, Sacramento, Palo Alto, and Fillmore Jazz Festivals. Their album, Exotica, a Mediterranean Jazz Journey, received rave reviews, and was honored by the Stanford Humanities celebration. Kay is a Stanford lecturer in Business and Theater, professional actress, singer, dancer and director who has performed in plays and musicals in many regional and Bay Area theaters, including the Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco and California Shakespeare Festivals, Stanford Summer Theater and A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theatre). Her theatrical background lends an emotional sensitivity to her lush and sensuous three-octave vocal range.
Community Discount: Reasonable offers for fundraisers.
Cathy Liu8 Beaver Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 552-8164
My abstract organic paintings are a playful meditation on life––how we're interconnected with everyone and everything, yet uniquely shaped and part of a vibrant dynamic whole. Originally, the organic shapes flowed naturally from the wood grain of my first plywood paintings. The discarded wood scraps were a physical reminder of being a small part of the whole.
Community Discount: I am open to trades.
David Israel Katz354 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Mobile: (415) 932-9387
David Katz—Alum Parent
Music lessons for students of all ages and levels.
Guitar / Singing / Songwriting / Improvisation
David came to San Francisco from Tel Aviv, where he fronted legendary Israeli post-rock band The Fluorescents, sang with the Israeli Philharmonic, produced music for television, and coached high schoolers in musical theater. He is founder and artistic director of experimental performance group foreignfire, and music director at Or Shalom Jewish Community. David studied composition and Improvisation at Mills College, and teaches guitar, singing, songwriting, and improvisation at his home studio in Glen Park.
Community Discount: Free first lesson for new students
Jason Jägel—Alum Parent
Fine artist Jason Jägel creates colorful narratives that manifest as large-scale public art, gallery or museum exhibitions, publications, illustrations and more.
Jason Jägel's painting, drawing, sculpture and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1995 and appear in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The UCLA Hammer Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. Awards include fellowships from The San Francisco Arts Commission (2010) and the Pollack-Krasner Foundation (2012). In 2015, the Jewish Contemporary Museum, San Francisco commissioned a mural-sized oil painting for the exhibition 'You Know You're No Good.' Since 2014, Jägel has completed eight public works in San Francisco, all in the context of transforming neighborhoods, large civic projects, and business innovation. Partnering organizations include neighborhood associations, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the youth organization 826 Valencia, and the Office of the Mayor. He is currently working on a tile mosaic project to be installed at San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1. A July 2018 article in the San Francisco Weekly says: "Jason Jägel is his own person, and Mr. Foggy's Neighborhood [his mural in the often-foggy Richmond District] has the artistic and stylistic touches that have made Jägel an in-demand muralist around San Francisco. A pastiche of connected characters and scenes anchor the mural, but they form an elliptical story that prompts passers-by to guess at the connections."
Keith Hollander Fine Art79 Central Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 225-1515
Keith Hollander—Alum Parent
Fine arts painter. Specializing in murals and surreal painting.
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