HONORS and GRANTS

Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 – May 2012

Manhattan Community Arts Fund – Recipient of 2011 Grant for Temporary Shelter

Drisha Institute for Jewish Education – Arts Fellow 2008-2010

National Havurah Committee – Artist in Residence for 2008 Summer Institute

Phi Beta Kappa – National Honor Society for Liberal Arts

Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Sacred Threads – Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA
July 2017

Parenthood: The Life of a Mother/Artist – Solo Exhibition at the Harrison Public Library, Harrison NY
May 1 – June 1, 2017

Nasty Women Art Exhibition – Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NY
January 13-15, 2017

Sewing Stories: A Solo Exhibition – Temple Israel, Omaha, NE
September – December 2015

Follow Your Passion by WCA New York – Riverside Library, Community Room, New York, NY
April 27 – September 2, 2014
February 1-28, 2015

FiberArt Celebration – Lazarus Gallery, United Hebrew, New Rochelle, NY
April 27 – September 2, 2014

City Charms & Sewing Stories by Heather Stoltz and Yona Verwer – The Tribeca Synagogue for the Arts, New York, NY
September 1 – December 15, 2013

Violence – SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA
April – May 2013

Textile Tefilah – Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT
January – March 2013

Provocateur: An Exhibition by WCA New York – Riverside Library, New York, NY
February 2013

Temporary Shelter – Church of the Holy Trinity, Church of St. Frances Xavier, Congregation B’nai Jacob, Congregation Kol Ami of Westchester, Congregation Shaare Zedek, Sixth Street Community Synagogue, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Temple Israel Center White Plains
November – December 2011, February 2012, June 2012, Septemper – October 2012

Context: An Exhibition by The Jewish Art Salon and Oholiav – Columbia/Barnard University Kraft Center for Jewish Life, New York, NY
October – November 2012

Distressed: An Exhibition by WCA New York – Boricua College, New York, NY
May – June 2012

Putting Women Back in the Picture – JOFA’s Celebratory Event, New York, NY
November 2011

Sanctuaries In Time – Columbia/Barnard University Kraft Center for Jewish Life, New York, NY January – March 2011

Text and Texture: Midrash Through Making – Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY
November 2010 – January 2011

A Letter Unread: Drisha Arts Fellows Present a Year of Learning – Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, NY   May 2010

Arts Illuminating Texts: Drisha Arts Fellows – Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, NY
June 2009

SAQA Traveling Exhibits – various galleries, NY    2008 – 2009

Women Made Gallery – Chicago, IL    May – June 2008

International Quilt Festival – Houston, TX    November 2007

Lowell Quilt Festival – Lowell, MA     August 2007

Sacred Threads – Reynoldsburg, OH     June 2007

Surprised by God: Exploring New Approaches to Prayer – New York, NY
Launch event for the Zeek/Hadar issue (Spring/Summer 2007)    May 2007

International Quilt Festival – Chicago, IL     April 2007

JOFA’s 10th Anniversary International Conference on Feminism & Orthodoxy – NY, NY
February 2007

International Quilt Festival – Houston, TX     November 2006

CURATORIAL WORK

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School 
Curated art exhibit for annual tribute dinner honoring Rabbi Avi and Toby Weiss
March 2014

PUBLICATIONS

Quilts and Human Rights
Marsha MacDowell, Mary Worrall, Lynne Swanson, and Beth Donaldson, August 2016
Foreword by Desmond Tutu

Kolot: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism,
Fall 2012
“Temporary Shelter: One Sukkah’s Stories of Homelessness”, p. 19-20

Urban Confustions
Summer Issue 2012
Heather, Joe, John p. 58

Temporary Shelter: An Art Installation about Homeless New Yorkers
Heather G. Stoltz, 2011

Jewish Threads: A Hand’s-On Guide to Stitching Spiritual Intention into Jewish Fabric Crafts 
Diana Drew with Robert Grayson, October 2011
“Heather’s High Holiday Inspiration” p. 104-111

SAQA Journal
Volume  21, No. 1 (Winter 2011), p. 20-21
“Envisioning the Road to Success”

Barchu: A Podium for the Renewal of Prayer in Israel
Professor Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, Mike Nitzan and Naama Daphni-Kellen, editors.
Summer 2010, p. 29
The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge

The Trees and Davvening with Beth Am: A Tu B’Shevat Haggadah
Barak Gale, January 2010, p. 2
Baruch She’Amar: Turning Speech into Action

V’Shinantam L’vanecha: Teach Them Faithfully to Your Children
Leo Baech Day School, 2009, p. 30-31
Miriam

SAQA Journal
Volume 19, No. 2 (Spring 2009), p. 30-31
“My Experience at the Summer Institute”

Practical Matters
Volume 1, Issue 1 (January 2009), p. 1-13
“Re-Imagining Eve”

Zeek Magazine: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture
Spring/Summer 2007, p. 42
The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge

JOFA’s 10th Anniversary International Conference on Feminism & Orthodoxy
New York, NY
Tishrei 5766 (October 2005) used for invitations and programs

Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project
Karey Patterson Bresenhan, editor.  October 2006, p. 259
Tevet 5766 (January 2006)
SELECTED WORKSHOPS

Translating Text into Textile
Central Synagogue, New York, NY, November 2014
Community Synagogue of Rye, Rye, NY, September 2016
Congregation Kol Ami Early Childhood Program, White Plains, NY, January – February 2013, December 2013, November 2016, March 2017
Drisha Institute, New York, NY,  October 2012, February 2012, and October 2010
B’nai Tikvah, North Brunswick, NJ, February 2012 and December 2010
FiberMixedMedia.com, Winter 2012
Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY, Summer  2010
Queens Library, Queens, NY, March 2013
Schluchim Online School for Girls, Brooklyn, NY, November 2010
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Chappaqua, NY, May 2013
Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, Livingston, NJ, December 2014, April 2016
Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY, February 2013, March-April 2014, May 2015, June 2016, October 2016, December 2016
Temple Israel Center Early Childhood Program, White Plains, NY, December 2014
West End Synagogue, New York, NY, September  2010
Woodlands Community Synagogue, White Plains, NY, December 2016

Temporary Shelter
November-December 2011; June 2012; September-October 2012 – Lectures, Discussions and Text Studies

Pomegranate Guild National Convention
November 2011 – Participant in Panel Discussion on Turning your Hobby into a Profession and led workshop on Translating Text into Textile

Turning the Prayer of Your Heart into Art
Bet Am Shalom, White Plains, NY, November 2012
Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY, January, October 2012
Pomegranate Guild of Southern Connecticut, New York, NY, October 2010
Congregation B’nai Sholom, Newington, CT, November 2009
JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) Conference, New York, NY March 2010
This is My Prayer – Va’Ani Teffliati: Jewish Women in Prayer – New York, NY, March 2009

3-Dimensional Fiber Art Elements
FiberMixedMedia.com, Winter 2011

Journal Quilts; Cloth Chronicles
FiberMixedMedia.com, Winter 2013
Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY, January 2013
FiberMixedMedia.com, Fall 2010
Lafayette College, Easton, PA, September 2010

B’nai Abraham Synagogue – Easton, PA
March 2009- Shabbat Across America Guest Lecturer (including hand on workshop for all ages)
November 2006 – Guest Lecturer with hands-on project for children

EDUCATION

Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, New York, NY 2008–2010
Arts Fellow

Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2002–2004
Master of Arts in Jewish Women’s Studies – With Distinction

Lafayette College, Easton, PA August 1996 – May 2000
Dual Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies – Magna Cum Laude