Lisa Prawer (The Tallis Lady) has been selling Tallitot (Jewish Prayer Shawls) for over 10 years. It began as an add on for another creative business she owned and grew into one of the largest retail businesses selling tallitot, kippot (yarmulkes), tallit clips and related items. In Bergen County, NJ where Lisa lives with her family, people from the many nearby towns and temples would come to her home and pick out a tallit (Jewish Prayer Shawl) for themselves and/or their child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah. She soon became known as, "The Tallis Lady," with a reputation for extraordinary personal service and quality merchandise.
Motivated by a desire to provide a selection that was not just traditional, Lisa searched tallitot artists worldwide enabling her to carry many beautiful styles, colors and fabrics. She listened to her many customers wanting to be enwrapped in a tallit they loved while praying in their temple's sanctuary.
When she saw that women were not interested in wearing the typical lace head coverings (shmatas), she took classes with a master wire jeweler and began designing her own simple but stunning designs of wire beaded and Swarovski crystal kippot for women - putting her creative tallents to work. Similarly, when more contemporary styles of tallit clips could not be found, Lisa created ones that combined Jewish tradition and new design.
Lisa is always ready to receive your calls and comments. Whether it's at her studio or over the web, she would love to help you design your own kippah, tallit clips, or help you find the tallit that will make you feel the warmth and comfort of wearing a religious garment you love.