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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

Photography Art Bio

Photography Art Bio

Joy Krauthammer, MBA, a spiritual Jewish woman serves G*d in Joy, as a purple-loving visual Artist of Light, photographer, passionate performing percussionist, poet, sound healer, spiritual guide, photo walk guide, and gardener, as she makes visible the Face of the Divine.

Doing daily mitzvot, Joy shares her smile, vision and gifts. Judaism and Joy's art are connected through her neshama / soul with her love of G*d, Torah, and creativity. Her kavanot / intentions of art are to uplift, inspire, and to be authentic, truthful, and joyous with conscious connection of wholeness, healing and Oneness, expressed in Four Worlds of Spirit, Mind, Heart and Body.

Photos and videos by Joy fill her 80+ websites, are published in books, magazines, and on-line, and adorn spiritual, and government websites. Revealing the Holy One, her photos have been exhibited at the Jewish Federation, Exodus Festival, Brandeis-Bardin, Mount Sinai Cemetery, 2014 at American Jewish University, and 2014 at Creative Soul Gallery, NY.

Joy’s images are shared weekly online in 52 Frames, and Caffeinated Photographers, and daily in FaceBook.  Following in the footsteps of her artistic maternal ancestors (and daughter), since a child, Joy has used a camera as medium (as well as earth, fiber, and a drum) for joyous and personal expression.

Artist's Statement

Consciously with my heart and mind, gazing upon The Creator’s gifts, I photograph the joy, wonder and sacred moments experienced in Hod / beauty that inspire my awe and gratitude for splendor that can’t be understood. To reveal more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness is to make visible the Face of the Divine. Post-processing becomes an additional meditation.

"I see your Face in all nature that I photograph." Joy Krauthammer


Artist of Light:


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''I will awake the dawn...’' - King David (Shulchan Aruch) 
Sheyeha Hu Meorer HaShachar”.
Early each morning before dawn, joyously I again begin my day in wonder, like a child, at the edge of the cliff, closest to the horizon and the rising sun. For an hour today, from 5:30am, with camera in my hands, I am blown over again and again by the powerful gusts of wind cleaning the sky and distant mountains, and I smile in the radiance of G*d’s colorful surprises.
May your day be bright.
Love and blesSings, © Joy Krauthammer 
More Sunrises: 

meraki. This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe what happens when you leave a piece of yourself (your soul, creativity, or love) in your work. When you love doing something, anything, so much that you put something of yourself into it. - Wiki


Dear Joy,
You are a gifted photographer, and your photographs reveal light.
Kol Tuv VShalom,
Reb Yosef Ben Shlomo HaKohen, z"l, Jerusalem


  1. This is a coffee table book…so many interesting photos that deserve many, many viewings.

    Some of the fruit photos cause me to salivate…so, so delicious…great colors.

  2. Your photos are amazing as art, as documentary, and as prayer.


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