About the HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library (HHJPL) LOGO
HHJPL was established in 2006, but something was missing: a logo.
There were three requirements for the design of the logo: One, the logo had to be created from one of my images, either the actual image or a rendering of one. Two, the logo had to include a Magen David (a Star of David). Three, the logo had to be meaningful to me personally. I found the perfect image from the Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
I was born in Stoke, and the cemetery adjacent to the synagogue is the resting place for a number of relatives, including my maternal grandparents who were long-time members of that community. So, Stoke is literally where it all began for me. The colorful stained glass of the original synagogue was transferred to and incorporated into a new synagogue (consecrated September 18, 2006). The eye-catching stained glass features a white Magen David offset by bold red and blue enclosed by a ring golden beads. This was just the image I needed for a logo.
In December 2007, my dear friend, Heidi, wielded her design magic and turned that image into the logo it is today.