Nostradamus Advertising has handled a wide range of assignments for Jewish organizations, including advertising, public relations, direct mail and graphic design. We are probably best known for the many prayerbooks we have designed and typeset.
We have been writing copy for Israel Bonds (Development Corporation for Israel) for years. Here is a particularly nice series of promotional advertisements that we wrote.
Creative Director: Barry
Copywriter: Vicki Free Presser
Design: in-house at Israel Bonds
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Since the mid-1980s, we have been designing books for the CCAR Press. Not shown are the book catalogs, posters, direct mail pieces and advertisments we created for them.
We handled the typesetting and production for the Reform Movement's new congregational prayerbook, Mishkan T'filah. We began work in the summer of 1999. After producing nine preliminary versions, the project finally went on press in the summer of 2006. Mishakn T'filah is now available in regular and large print format; in weekday or Shabbat or combined weekday-Shabbat editions; with transliteration or without; in a gift edition or regular binding -- 10 variations in all. The most popular editions are already in their third printing. (Read the New York Times' review.)
|We did the book
and cover design.
|We handled production and typography (Hebrew and English) for this children's machzor. Design and illustration by Neil Waldman. Click to view the interior of the older children's section as well as the younger children's section.||Covers customs, ancient and modern, for every kind of wedding -- traditonal, modern, straight, gay, etc. We did the book and cover design.||We designed the cover and interior, and developed a unique color scheme to help children learn the order of the services. Illus. by Brad Gaber.|
Other book projects for the CCAR:
Gates of Prayer for Weekdays and at A House of Mourning
Gates of Forgiveness
Gates of Prayer for Shabbat
Gates of Prayer for Weekdays
Gates of Prayer for Assemblies
Gates of Awe
Book design, typography in Hebrew and English
The Five Scrolls
Gates of Understanding II
American Reform Responsa
|Zamru Lo: The Next
Generation We coordinated
production of the
new book of liturgical music.
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Congregation Ansche Chesed
Other Jewish Clients
Sholom -- Annual report design
Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion -- Typeset the Service of Investiture and Ordination in Hebrew and English.
Park Avenue Synagoguie -- Typeset the booklet for the Installation of Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, Ph.D. in Hebrew and English.
Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan -- Annual Journal production
Temple Emanu-El (New York City) -- Designed prayerbook for Bicentennial Sabbath Service
Temple Emanuel at Parkchester -- Website design, design of journal cover and logo for 50th anniversary celebration
Union for Reform Judaism (formerly Union of American Hebrew Congregations) -- Art directed Reform Judaism, their national membership magazine
Union for Traditional Judaism -- Designed cover and interior of Tomeikh KaHalakhah (book of responsa), volumes 1 and 2; designed cover and interior of Cornerstone (journal), volumes 1 and 2; designed Hagahelet (newsletter). Also provided public relations services and created direct mail packages.
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A number of these projects would have been impossible without the help of our longtime associates Warren Wolfsohn (Hebrew typesetting) and Wendy Wolf (desktop publishing). Because the actual covers of Derekh HaShatz and Moreh Derekh are simple blind stampings, we created more interesting graphics for use on this web page. The picture of the cantor's hat comes from GotJudaica.com.