Who Are

The Glass Ribbon Project Team


Gary Rosenthal

Gary Rosenthal has been creating artwork and doing good with his studio since the early 1970’s. Specializing in Judaica, he and his team combine mixed metals with brilliant fused glass, inspired by the Jewish tradition that tells us it’s a blessing – a mitzvah – to make beautiful, functional, art.

Work from the collection has been presented to presidents, celebrities, organizations, and individuals around the world. It can been seen worldwide in many fine galleries, private collections, and museum shops.

The Glass Ribbon Project embodies Gary’s desire to use his artwork to do good – something he has been using his business to do for many years. He is well known in the Jewish community for his work through The Hiddur Mitzvah Project that allows people of all ages to create heirloom objects, raise funds for their causes, and bring communities together.


Meet our team

Cindy Schnabel Berman

Glass Artist/Project Manager

In addition to being an Artist, Cindy is also a Creative Consciousness Coach. She empowers others to discover their unique gifts, listen to their intuition and elevate their soul.

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Shelley Reese

Volunteer Coordinator

Shelley is now the Volunteer Coordinator overseeing groups making glass for Chemo Buddy Strength Stones, sharing stories and fundraising ideas, networking, and helping distribute strength stones. 

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Michael Kelne

Mike worked in advertising, marketing and public relations for AT&T, an advertising agency and as a self-employed consultant for 40 years.

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Michelle Stravitz

Board Member

Together with The Glass Ribbon Project, 2Unstoppable hopes to reduce the feeling of isolation that often comes with a cancer diagnosis.  Michelle knows, from personal experience, the feeling of caring and strength that one of these unique pieces of smooth glass can bring in the most difficult moments.

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