One of the many worlds Jess Nora creates in is Judaica, making unique dreidels and genderless beaded kippot. Jess began this series when looking for a yarmulke that they felt connected with them as a nonbinary Jew. When searching for this personal spiritual connection, they couldn’t find something that truly spoke to them, especially as genderfluid, so they decided to begin creating their own. Jess now has a series of genderless kippot available and makes custom ones so that each client gets a piece that truly speaks to them.
Header image design by Orly Zebak. Judaica photos courtesy of Jess Nora.
Jess Nora (they/them, zi/zir) is a disabled, queer, Jewish art activist who works in a variety of media. Jess uses their art to express their lived experience, speaking out against socially accepted ableism and systematic oppression.