Hadassa Scheyer Zusman, who created these works on the application ArtRage, was born in
Koźmin Wielkopolski, Poland. She now lives in Netanya, Israel, and she and her husband
Yacob are parents of three sons and grandparents of six. She has painted as a hobby all
her adult life and is a sculptor as well as a creator of jewelry and Tiffany-style
stained glass. She and her cousin Gail Fishman Gerwin connected for the first time on
Skype two years ago and speak regularly online.
Paterson, NJ, native Gail Fishman Gerwin's memoir Sugar and Sand was a 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize finalist and her second collection Dear Kinfolk, (ChayaCairnPress-www.chayacairnpress.com) earned a 2013 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. Her poem "My Skype Cousin" earned an honorable mention for the 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She leads poetry workshops and is associate editor of Tiferet. Gail and her husband Kenneth are parents of two daughters and grandparents of three boys and a girl.