Joy Krauthammer

Persimmon Drying


Joy Krauthammer

      We West Coast editors could not resist including a video about persimmons in our last issue before retiring. Through the past five years, persimmons and persimmon trees have inspired us. We love the glorious orange globes that hang on the tree’s limbs almost into the winter, the last fruit of the season. The image fits exactly with what we’re doing in this magazine by showcasing the talent and creativity of women over sixty

      The video was made by Joy Krauthammer as she watched her friend, Edith, dry the hachiyah persimmons that came from the small tree in her yard. We thank her for sharing it with us.

Joy Krauthammer is a performing percussionist, poet, photographer, publisher of Joyous Chai Lights, PR consultant, sound healer, spiritual guide, gardener, and visual artist. In Los Angeles she leads women’s life-cycle and healing rituals. She directed Jewish Women’s World, the educational program for a consortium of Los Angeles synagogues.

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