“If I weren’t a Jew then I wouldn’t be an artist,
or at least not the one I am now.”
Hello! My name is Chloë Kogan and I am the artist behind Yiddish Warmth. My two greatest joys in life are Judaism and drawing... and my bashert!
Oh, and hiking!
And family, and music, and dogs, and crosswords, and rambling — but I digress!
Yiddish Warmth is the union of the first two of those passions. My illustrated cards and gifts are inspired by all aspects of my Ashkenazi ancestry: citations and soliloquies from the most memorable members of the Tribe; colorful kvetches, curses, and quotes from the Old World; and, of course, the long-standing verbal vice of my people, the almighty Pun. In short, my inspiration comes from all facets of a culture brimming and simmering with dry wit and an unshakable will to endure.
I hope you will give (or enjoy yourself!) any of my Yiddish- and Jewish-inspired greeting cards or gifts, and in so doing cross over a bridge connecting yesteryear's Shtetl with today's Diaspora. Therefore, you will be helping to carry the history of Yiddishkeit forward into the future.
Thank you immensely for your patronage!