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Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi, Printmaker, Calligrapher
Peretz Wolf-Prusan came to the Bay Area to teach printmaking at UAHC Camp Swig and to study at the San Francisco Art Institute.  After a decade of creating Ketubot (Illuminated Wedding Documents), printmaking, and working in informal education, he traveled back to Israel in 1985 to learn at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem and Cincinnati. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, as rabbi and senior educator.  In 2002 Wolf-Prusan was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” He returned to Berkeley and continued online teaching, Hebrew lettering and printmaking.