Carly 'Ketzirah' Lesser

Corporate Priestess & Embroiderer of Prayers
Exploring and creating beautiful connections that transform how we see and be in the world.

This is My Story

I was born with the name Carlen Lea Lesser.  My parents immediately called me Carly. I’ve been known as Carmeit, Veruna Wyn, Wired Witch, Chava Chai, and most recently was given the name “Ketzirah,” which is near and dear to my heart.

I’m a Kohenet, fiber artistritualist, poetcultural nerd, and communications professionalSXSW speaker.  I’m also baker, tea drinker, craft beer lover, foodie, and bunny person.

Most important, I’m an explorer and creatrix of connections that transform how we — you and me — see the world and be in the world.

Like all of you, I lead a complex and rich life that I’m trying to make sense of, and the art of connection is the heart of how I experience and make sense of the world.

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My Work

“What does an explorer and creatrix of beautiful connections that transform how we see and be in the world DO,”  you ask?


Corporate Priestess

I earn my living in the corporate world.  But the priestess part of me, is part of me, so I can’t just leave her at home.  I see all work in the world as an opportunity to create tikkun ha-lev, tikkun ha-nefesh,  and tikkun olam.

If you are interested in learning more about this side of my life and work, please visit me on LinkedIn.

Embroiderer of Prayers

Drawing on the long history of women weavers and amulets in Judaism, I primarily create mizrach, personal pocket shrines, amulets, shiviti, segulot, and occasionally other types of art and devotional objects like larger wall hangings and chuppahs.

Visit my shop on Etsy to find a current selection of my available work and my blog on Tumblr to see work in progress.

Interested in a Pocket Shrine? Now taking requests for 2015.

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Other Work

Over the years, I’ve also enjoyed exploring other areas – especially writing, ritual and readings.  While these are no longer my primary focus, I still engage with them, practice, and occasionally provide these services for others.



From poetry, prayers, and spiritual workbooks to my Passover Haggadah, writing has been a core part of my work for years.

Etsy: Haggadah for Passover and Hanukkah Ruby Red Seeds: A Collection of Poetry, Prayer, and Midrash


Weddings, baby namings, and life events large and small — along with seasonal services and observance.  Join me regularly at for Shabbat or Rosh Chodesh services, or contact me to discuss your life-cycle event.

Contact Me for Weddings, Baby Namings, and personal ritual needs.

Check the OneShul Calendar


Intuitive readings are part of how I connect with the world and the Divine. Each month during Rosh Chodesh services, streamed live at, I offer free Mitzvah Card readings.  If you would like a private reading, Mitzvah Card or Tarot, please contact me.

Contact me to schedule a custom reading


Schedule an Archangel Reading

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