Songs of praise, art of resistance at newly open Studio Am

J. The Jewish News of Northern California

BY DAVID A.M. WILENSKY

Early last Tuesday morning, a dozen people gathered to welcome the month of Nisan with song, study and art at Studio Am, the recently opened space of the Jewish Studio Project. JSP’s mission is offering a way into Jewish spirituality and texts through creative endeavors.

Each Rosh Hodesh (the first day of the Jewish month), we sing Hallel, a cycle of several psalms of praise. Typically, this happens during Shacharit (the morning service), but at Studio Am, we sang Hallel on its own. Hallel is also said on festival holidays, such as Sukkot and Passover. Keep Reading...