Jubilation Creations® "The joy of creativity without 
            limits."

A 501(c)3 New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation

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A serious crafter from the age of 8, Dr. Judy Weinstein, MD, is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist with fellowship training in Invasive Procedures Radiology. Having practiced medicine for almost 10 years, in late 1996, her entire life was abruptly changed by the development of a severe work-related nerve injury and chronic pain disease, which eventually spread to her entire nervous system. She went from the busy, full life of a physician and active woman to total disability and severe chronic pain. The injury caused such extensive damage that, among other things, she essentially lost the use of her upper body, hands and arms.

Over almost 7 years, Dr. Weinstein began the long and difficult process of overcoming the grief and huge losses she suffered from her own disability. In 2000, Dr. Judy and her husband, Bill Pantaleo, adopted 2 year old Lilia Renée from Russia. Almost 3 years later, Dr. Judy very gradually regained partial use of her hands, immediately turned to nurture her creative self, and fostered the same love of creative endeavors in her very talented, artistic daughter Lilia, as well. Once Dr. Judy discovered beading, she combined the yarns she loved from knitting with her new love of beads, and the idea for her own mixed media jewelry-crafts store, Jubili Beads & Yarns®, (an acronym for Judy, Bill, & Lilia), was born.

From a tiny rental to her current historical building with 2 floors and 4,100 sq. ft, Dr. Weinstein, (aka "The Bead Doctor"), expanded the class offerings to include extensive choices in mixed media jewelry-making techniques, fiber arts, needlework, and flame work glass bead-making and metal smithing. With so many customers telling Dr. Judy how inspiring her story was, "The Bead Doctor" began to realize how powerfully healing, renewing, and positive are the countless wonderful things every person gets from expressing their creativity. Thus began her goal to welcome special needs/disabled individuals to Jubili so that they too, could experience the empowering joys of their own creativity.

The first Jubilation Creations® Special Needs Arts & Crafts classes began in late 2008 with 2 students. Now with 9 weekly arts & crafts students funded through the DDD and 4 students from various group homes, we are once again adding in special needs yoga classes. We hope to bring back group recreational music classes as well. In addition, Jubilation Creations® is now a separate corporation from Jubili Beads & Yarns®, the facility in which we are housed. Our 501(c)3 NJ Non Profit Corporation status was granted us in October 2010.

In the retail store, we welcome individuals from several groups each week who work for Jubili, doing paid piece work &/or volunteer work training. In addition, we host craft activity field trips from special schools and organizations. Responding to numerous parent requests both in NJ and PA, Jubilation Creations® hopes to bring our wonderful classes to other regions as local, as on-site after-school classes for special needs individuals of all ages. We are also pursuing the possibility of offering some of our classes in-home, to fulfill requests from local community parents and organizations.

What began as a "new life" and personal inner healing endeavor for Dr. Judy, has blossomed into an ever-expanding program that is bringing joy and creativity to many others! We welcome your suggestions on how we may grow, as well as your donations of funds, craft and other supplies. Help us expand our reach, and bring "the joy of creativity without limits.." to as many budding special needs craft artists as we can!


 

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Jubilation Creations®, Inc - Classes located at Jubili Beads & Yarns®
713 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108
Director: Dr. Judith K. Weinstein, MD
Phone: 856-240-1558
E mail: drjudy@jubilationcreations.org

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