CHADIS CRAFTS & KIPPOT
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Telephone Number: Virginia, USA
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Who am I?
My name is Eileen CHADIS Wood(Mrs. Stephen A. Wood)
We have two
sons ages 25 and 22.
Having lived most of my life in Chelsea, MA. I spent 2 1/2 years
in Champaign IL.
I am a former teacher/administrator in the field of Adult Basic Education and Literacy.
With the move to VA, I have tried to "retire".
Which in reality meant:
My main love is to do community service work
mainly at the UJCVP and Rodef
Sholom Temple. Where I have been : chairing some of their
education committees, helping with fundraising (including the annual JCC
5K Race) plus a member of the Temple Board.
In 2007-09, I chaired a volunter commitee for the Ferguson Center for the Arts which is a incredible set of concert halls in Newport News VA at Christopher Newport University. . It is for Community Outreach to bring "Arts for All". I orgainize community and neighborhood groups to attend events at the Ferguson Center. It is very rewarding, as many of the groups are schools and senior citizens. The committee helps them get discounted and sometimes free tickets to many cultural events. Many of them would not have been able to attend with out our help. Operas, concerts, plays etc. Kept me very busy. I still do volunteer with the group sales but with a smaller role.
At the end of summer 1998, my students at camp started to drive me crazy.
I soon realized that I could use this Educational site
to answer the many
I receive for help for local preschools, sunday schools and others.
Chadis Crafts now hosts and sponsors:
Chadis Crafts' Fun Pages
Including: Eileen's Camp Crafts and Other Fun Things!
Eileen's Camp Crafts and Other Fun Things! was
conceived as a site for safe web traveling.
Mainly for teens interested in crafts, fun sites and homework help.
It has grown as a source for teachers of all types:
Sunday School (Christian, Jewish and more!), Bible Camps, Camp couselors, Day Schools,
Librarians, Scouts, preschool, homeschool, elementary and secondary.
It also has become a source for Jewish crafters of all ages as well as
crafters of all religions.
So, it became confusing to use the Camp Crafts title.
BUT Eileen's Camp Crafts have been linked by hundreds of sites and the name refuses to go away.
Therefore I could not just change it.
Thus my business, Chadis Crafts, is paying to keep the ever expanding site online.
But both names have to be used for all of the Camp Crafts fans to not be confused.
There are more of my own Chanukah craft ideas featured in the 2000 article on Shalom Boston's Web site.
If you are planning to
visit Boston or live there,
check them out they really help you get around Jewish Boston and New England.
At first small temples
called asking me to do a Mitvah and set up.
So I would work hard for a few weeks and make some crafts in friendly plastic and polymer.
At the same time as this, some women from our Temple visited a few Jewish stores.
They saw the great "women" kippot/headcoverings.
I mentioned I could make them probably better and may be for less money.
(Eliminating the middle man/woman.)
Chadis Crafts was born.
Why the world wide web?
I love to crochet and there just so many people needing a new or fancy kippot in the Tidewater/Peninsula area. So....
I really enjoy helping people find special things for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and
Weddings and their ritual wear.
I take pride in my work and feel I am making future family heirlooms.
Now with all of the new speciality yarns especially the fun fur,
I quickly got addicted to knitting!
It gives my hands a break from the tight crocheting and little metal needles I use.
Both are great substitutes for house cleaning!
So now I am constantly trying to design new knitted accessories.
I am having fun with all of the colors, textures and combinations of yarns.
All Kippot/Yarmulkas are priced each and shipping is extra.