Interfaith Salon
May
9
12:30 pm12:30

Interfaith Salon

  • STUDIO AM

JSP welcomes Center for Inter-religious and Communal Leadership Education Border Crossing Fellows to the Studio for a day of interfaith text-based learning and reflective art making on the topic of social justice at this pivotal moment for our country.

Creative Commentary: Sing, Torah, Write
May
10
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary: Sing, Torah, Write

  • Studio AM

Join us in the studio for a morning boost of inspiration, connection and refreshment. In Creative Commentary, we'll help make Torah relevant by discussing the week's Torah portion and doing some reflective writing to get the head, heart and imagination going before setting out for the rest of your day.  We begin with singing niggunim (wordless melodies), and then move into learning and writing. Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

 

irRESISTable
May
18
7:30 pm19:30

irRESISTable

  • Stuido AM

Workshop to support all who are working for SOCIAL CHANGE through an EMBODIED and ENERGETIC process of PAINTING and WRITING in COMMUNITY. No experience of any kind necessary! Monthly gathering.

In order to create the world we want to see, we must first imagine it. As the systems all around us fall apart, we need spaces and tools to process the pain and grief, tap into the hope and resilience, and activate our imagination in order to discover the new possibilities that are yearning to emerge.

Join us for irRESISTable - a new biweekly gathering that uses art making as a tool for personal and societal change. Utilizing JSP’s unique methodology, this series combines hands-on art making and reflective writing within a supportive and uplifting communal context. We’ll rock out to great music, paint, write, draw, collage, and compose as we occupy our imagination and shift what is into what could be.

No prior experience of any kind needed. All are welcome. Space, supplies and facilitation provided; bring a curious spirit and your big, beautiful heart

Creative Commentary: Sing, Torah, Write
May
24
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary: Sing, Torah, Write

  • Studio AM

Join us in the studio for a morning boost of inspiration, connection and refreshment. In Creative Commentary, we'll help make Torah relevant by discussing the week's Torah portion and doing some reflective writing to get the head, heart and imagination going before setting out for the rest of your day.  We begin with singing niggunim (wordless melodies), and then move into Torah learning and creative writing.

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! This week will be co-facilitate by the amazing Zohar scholar, Yosef Rosen!

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

 

Singing at Sinai: Spiritual Sounds Colaboratory in Berkeley
May
25
9:00 am09:00

Singing at Sinai: Spiritual Sounds Colaboratory in Berkeley

  • The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Join us for an interactive day of energetic singing, learning and creating! Led by Joey Weisenberg (Creative Director of the Hadar Center for Communal Jewish Music), Rabbi Dorothy Richman and The Jewish Studio Project.

Participant fee: $100. Do you need a little help to attend? Can you offer a little help? If you can pay more to help someone else attend: $120; Discounted fee: $80

Register here!

Questions? Contact: singingatsinai@gmail.com

Stay Tuned: Open Studio Hours Coming Soon!
May
25
Jun 29

Stay Tuned: Open Studio Hours Coming Soon!

  • STUDIO AM

Stay tuned for weekly Open Studio hours during which you are invited to come create and connect at the Studio. Bring a project you are working on or start something new. Paint, collage, write, draw or compose as you get inspired by books from the Studio beit midrash (Jewish learning library) and art supplies! 


Creative Commentary + Hallel!
Apr
26
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary + Hallel!

  • Studio AM

Come learn some Torah and sing your heart out!

8:00am - Hallel singing (songs of praise for the new moon)
8:30am - Parsha study ++ creative writing

Join us in the Studio for a morning boost of inspiration, connection and refreshment. In Creative Commentary, we'll help make Torah relevant by discussing the week's Torah portion and doing some reflective writing to get the head, heart and imagination going before setting out for the rest of your day. The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience required. Tea and breakfast treats provided!

Manifest! Exploring the Omer through Art and Song
Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

Manifest! Exploring the Omer through Art and Song

  • Studio AM

A creative workshop series to count the omer and explore self through singing, meditation, writing, and art making! Co-facilitated by Rabbi Adina Allen & Renna Khuner-Haber and co-hosted by Moishe House East Bay.

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The seven weeks from Pesach to Shavuot encompasses the journey from liberation to revelation. We mark these days as sacred time through the daily practice of counting the omer. Counting the omer helps us ask the big, bold, and beautiful questions about who we are and how we live. It offers a weekly way to help us get in touch with the subtle shifts in our lives, the big changes, the yearnings, strivings, disappointments, hopes, and fears.

For 5 Tuesday evenings between April 25-May 23 we will meet to explore the energy and intention of the week through the power of SONG, MEDITATION, WRITING, and ART MAKING. 

Attendance at all sessions is encouraged and will enhance the experience, and drop ins are also welcome!

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Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
April 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23
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Co-sponsored by Moishe House East Bay

iRESISTable
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

iRESISTable

  • STUDIO AM

In order to create the world we want to see, we must first imagine it. As the systems all around us fall apart, we need spaces and tools to process the pain and grief, tap into the hope and resilience, and activate our imagination in order to discover the new possibilities that are yearning to emerge.

Join us for irRESISTable - a new biweekly gathering that uses art making as a tool for personal and societal change. Utilizing JSP’s unique methodology, this series combines hands-on art making and reflective writing within a supportive and uplifting communal context. We’ll rock out to great music, paint, write, draw, collage, and compose as we occupy our imagination and shift what is into what could be.

No prior experience of any kind needed. All are welcome. Space, supplies and facilitation provided; bring a curious spirit and your big, beautiful heart

The Creative Journey: for Midrasha Seniors
Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

The Creative Journey: for Midrasha Seniors

  • Contra Costa Midrasha

In this session we’ll look at tradition texts and modern poetry on the theme of journeys. We'll then deepen our learning through a creative mapping experience where students chart their journeys through Midrasha and beyond exploring how they have changed along the way and where they’re being called to next.  

Dare to Prepare Passover :: The Art of Liberation
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Dare to Prepare Passover :: The Art of Liberation

  • Urban Adamah

During Passover we read the story of our ancestor's journey out of Egypt. This year prepare yourself for this journey by opening your heart, mind and soul. We'll dive into the the themes of Passover, reflect on how these themes are present in our own lives, and then use the power of creativity to express what lies within us. You'll leave inspired, uplifted, and equipped with new material to share at your Passover seder!

Snacks provided. Open to all – no experience required or expected. Come as you are.

Get your tickets now!

Gallery Opening Reception : Creative Arts Fellowship
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

Gallery Opening Reception : Creative Arts Fellowship

  • UC Berkeley Hillel

Over the course of five sessions, fellows explore the themes of justice and liberation in preparation for Passover through interactive learning and hands-on art making. Join us for the gallery opening reception to witness and celebrate their work. Hear directly from the artists about their work and take away new insights and ideas to bring into your Passover seder. Show will be up in UC Berkeley Hillel staring April 4th through Passover. Open to the public!

Creative Commentary: Parsha Discussion and Reflective Writing
Apr
4
8:15 am08:15

Creative Commentary: Parsha Discussion and Reflective Writing

  • STUDIO AM

Join us in the studio for a morning boost of inspiration, connection and refreshment. In Creative Commentary, we'll help make Torah relevant by discussing the week's Torah portion and doing some reflective writing to get the head, heart and imagination going before setting out for the rest of your day. The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

STUDIO AM Community Work Party
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

STUDIO AM Community Work Party

  • STUDIO AM

The Studio is up and running. It has a name: STUDIO AM (The People's Studio). Programs have begun. Furniture has been procured.

Join us for a special work party and help the studio, which is all of ours, continue to come alive. We'll provide refreshments and tunes to keep us energized while we paint quotes for the walls, fill bean bag chairs, move furniture around, organize supplies, etc. 

Please bring a book to add to the community library and/or a mug, plate or bowl to donate to our kitchen.  

Creative Commentary: Parsha Discussion and Reflective Writing
Mar
28
8:15 am08:15

Creative Commentary: Parsha Discussion and Reflective Writing

  • STUDIO AM

Join us in the studio for a morning boost of inspiration, connection and refreshment. In Creative Commentary, we'll help make Torah relevant by discussing the week's Torah portion and doing some reflective writing to get the head, heart and imagination going before setting out for the rest of your day. The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience required.  

SPECIAL ADDITION: Hallel (songs of praise) for Rosh Chodesh (the new moon) before the session, starting at 7:50am. Come sing your heart out!

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

irRESISTable
Mar
23
7:30 pm19:30

irRESISTable

  • STUDIO AM

In order to create the world we want to see, we must first imagine it. As the systems all around us fall apart, we need spaces and tools to process the pain and grief, tap into the hope and resilience, and activate our imagination in order to discover the new possibilities that are yearning to emerge.

Join us for irRESISTable - a new biweekly gathering that uses art making as a tool for personal and societal change. Utilizing JSP’s unique methodology, this series combines hands-on art making and reflective writing within a supportive and uplifting communal context. We’ll rock out to great music, paint, write, draw, collage, and compose as we occupy our imagination and shift what is into what could be.

No prior experience of any kind needed. All are welcome. Space, supplies and facilitation provided; bring a curious spirit and your big, beautiful heart

Creative Commentary: Weekly Parsha Series
Mar
16
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary: Weekly Parsha Series

  • The Studio

Come make Torah relevant to your life through a creative, inclusive and accessible hands on approach! Each weekly Creative Commentary session leverages JSP’s unique methodology combining text learning of the week's Torah portion with creative arts exploration (such as reflective writing, drawing, painting, collage) in order to activate the imagination and more deeply investigate the questions and themes that arise during study. At the conclusion of each of the books of Torah (e.g., Genesis, Exodus), an art installation of participant creative commentaries will be held at the Studio. Come learn and create in the Studio each week!

irRESISTable
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

irRESISTable

  • The Studio

In order to create the world we want to see, we must first imagine it. As the systems all around us fall apart, we need spaces and tools to process the pain and grief, tap into the hope and resilience, and activate our imagination in order to discover the new possibilities that are yearning to emerge.

Join us for irRESISTable - a new weekly gathering that uses art making as a tool for personal and societal change. Utilizing JSP’s unique methodology, this series combines hands-on art making and reflective writing within a supportive and uplifting communal context. We’ll rock out to great music, paint, write, draw, collage, and compose as we occupy our imagination and shift what is into what could be.

No prior experience of any kind needed. All are welcome. Space, supplies and facilitation provided; bring a curious spirit and your big, beautiful heart.

Creativity and Innovation for Project Accelerate
Mar
7
8:30 am08:30

Creativity and Innovation for Project Accelerate

  • The Studio

Thirty leading social entrepreneurs of second stage Jewish start ups join JSP in the Studio for a special morning of hands on creative exploration and Jewish learning around the theme of creativity and innovation. Participants get a first-hand taste of JSP's unique methodology and tools for bringing this process into their own work.

Dare to Prepare PURIM :: Flip It and Reverse It
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Dare to Prepare PURIM :: Flip It and Reverse It

  • Urban Adamah

Join us for an evening of fantasy, intrigue, and reversal, as we Dare to Prepare for Purim!

In these topsy turvy times we need the potent power of Purim’s playful seriousness and serious playfulness more than ever. 

Through Jewish teachings and hands on creative exploration, we’ll flip aspects of ourselves and our world on their heads and discover what new may be revealed. All are welcome!

This workshop is co-sponsored and hosted by our friends at Urban Adamah!

Get your tix now!

Southern California Creative Community Shabbaton
Feb
24
Feb 25

Southern California Creative Community Shabbaton

  • Jewish Community of Ojai

This one of a kind shabbat of Jewish music, creativity and learning, curated by The Jewish Studio Project, offers an uplifting and inclusive weekend of Jewish music, learning, prayer and creativity designed to bring diverse parts of the Ventura County Jewish community together. The Shabbaton will include a spirited and song-filled Friday night service, a Saturday morning creative Torah study session and a Saturday evening havdalah service and live concert. 

The concert will mark the debut of the uplifting and transcendent Jewish music by The Near and Far -- featuring JSP co-founder, Jeff Kasowitz, and local musicians who appear on the group's brand new album, Arba’im Shanah/40 Years -- recorded over the past year and a half in Oak View.  Details and registration here!

Shabbat Reimagined: Professional Development for the Oshman Family JCC
Feb
17
10:00 am10:00

Shabbat Reimagined: Professional Development for the Oshman Family JCC

  • Oshman Family JCC

In this professional development workshop teachers will explore the concept of Shabbat in Jewish tradition, and the meaning of Shabbat in teacher's own lives, asking such questions as: What is my relationship to rest? How I we rest? Why is rest important? What is restful to me? Through an interactive text learning and discussion centered around seven important themes of Shabbat followed by an exploration of these themes through painting and reflective writing, teachers will activate their creativity and gain the tools to reimagine the Shabbat experience in their classrooms.

irRESISTable
Feb
9
7:30 pm19:30

irRESISTable

  • The Studio

In order to create the world we want to see, we must first imagine it. As the systems all around us fall apart, we need spaces and tools to process the pain and grief, tap into the hope and resilience, and activate our imagination in order to discover the new possibilities that are yearning to emerge.

Join us in the Studio for irRESISTable - a new weekly gathering that uses art making as a tool for personal and societal change. Utilizing JSP’s unique methodology, this series combines hands-on art making and reflective writing within a supportive and uplifting communal context. We’ll rock out to great music, paint, write, draw, collage, and compose as we occupy our imagination and shift what is into what could be.

No prior experience of any kind needed. All are welcome. Space, supplies and facilitation provided; bring a curious spirit and your big, beautiful heart.

"I Am" Senior Seminar for Contra Costa Midrasha
Feb
8
7:00 pm19:00

"I Am" Senior Seminar for Contra Costa Midrasha

  • Contra Costa Midrasha

"I Am" is part I of a two-part creative experience for Midrasha seniors to help them reflect on and express the ways in which their identities have shifted during their time at Midrasha.

"I Am" is a hands-on learning and creative self-identity workshop in which students engage with a range of beautiful and provocative texts (from Rebbe Nachman to Heschel; from Rumi to Beau Taplin) about diversity, identity and purpose and then create “I am” pieces that explore and express their identities using a variety of visual arts materials.

Activating Creativity: Professional Development for the Jewish Education Project
Feb
1
8:30 am08:30

Activating Creativity: Professional Development for the Jewish Education Project

  • American Jewish University

This professional development workshop for the Jewish Enrichment Network Conference will activate imagination, increase creative confidence, and provide teachers with the learning, reflection and tools to facilitate similar creative experiences in their home communities after the conference. 

Kesher & Kehila: Professional Development for Midrasha
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

Kesher & Kehila: Professional Development for Midrasha

  • Contra Costa Midrasha

This professional development workshop for Contra Costa Midrasha teachers will activate imagination, increase creative confidence, and provide teachers with the learning, reflection and tools to facilitate similar creative experiences for their students. This hands-on creative learning experience will explore the concepts of kesher and kehilah. In this session, staff will learn together from traditional and contemporary sources on the theme of community and engage in creative process using visual arts to invite in the imaginationAt the end of this experience, the group will leverage their new ideas and insights through a group discussion of how they might connect students to these concepts in creative and relevant ways.

Dare to Prepare Chanukah: From Darkness to Light
Dec
15
7:30 pm19:30

Dare to Prepare Chanukah: From Darkness to Light

  • Art House Gallery and Culture Center

Presenting...The fourth installment of JSP's Dare to Prepare series!   Come join a growing creative community to connect, play, and see what miracles can happen in the spirit of Chanukah. In this special evening, we'll celebrate the miracle of light that is born out of darkness. Together, we'll explore the darkness, and light up the night with singing, creative writing, celebration, and who could forget the donuts!  See you there!

Journeying into the Unknown for Urban Adamah Fellows
Nov
21
9:00 am09:00

Journeying into the Unknown for Urban Adamah Fellows

"Lech L'cha" "Go forth" is the quintessential call to journey. Just as God beckons Abraham, at different times in our lives, each of us is beckoned out of the familiar and into the unknown. Together we’ll study Jewish texts and modern poetry on the theme of journeys. We'll then deepen our learning through a facilitated movement experience, using our bodies to explore where we’ve come from and where we’re being called to next.

Pop Up Studio: Very Superstitious
Nov
15
5:30 pm17:30

Pop Up Studio: Very Superstitious

  • Peninsula JCC

What are superstitions and why do we use them? What do they say about our fears and longing? What is the relationship between superstition, faith and religion? Join JSP at our pop-up studio during the PJCC Member Mixer to explore these questions and more. Take a DIY journey through provocative Jewish texts and get your hands busy helping to create a communally sourced amulet to be hung in the building afterwards.  

In the Beginning: Professional Development for Temple Isaiah's JQuest Faculty
Oct
30
12:30 pm12:30

In the Beginning: Professional Development for Temple Isaiah's JQuest Faculty

  • Temple Isaiah

This session is designed to empower individuals of any level of Jewish knowledge or arts experience to claim the tradition as their own. By combining art making and Jewish text study this workshop offers a powerful learning experience that creates the conditions for self-discovery and expression within the context of Judaism. This workshop offers cutting edge experiential learning designed to open up access to the vast canon of Jewish texts, ignite the imagination, empower individuals to become inheritors and innovators of our sacred tradition - and, ultimately, to help students do the same!

 

Tent of Creativity at Sukkot on the Farm
Oct
21
Oct 23

Tent of Creativity at Sukkot on the Farm

  • Eatwell Farm

Join JSP at Wilderness Torah's fabulous Sukkot on the Farm festival as we launch the first ever Tent of Creativity in honor of the festival's 10th year! Explore the rich themes of Sukkot through learning, art-making, writing and reflection. The Tent of Creativity will be the home for JSP facilitated workshops as well as self-guided open studio space. 

Come co-create this multi-generational village and enjoy the long weekend with farm-fresh organic food, Shabbat and Sukkot celebrations, bonfires, creative arts, music, learning, kids’ and teen programs, meditation, movement, and more! 

More info on cost and registration available here

Dare to Prepare Sukkot: Pop Up Sukkah Studios
Oct
14
Oct 25

Dare to Prepare Sukkot: Pop Up Sukkah Studios

Join JSP for its Pop-Up Sukkah Studios - this year at several locations around the Bay Area. Drop-In to JCCSF or Urban Adamah for this hands-on DIY experience and add your creative energy and wisdom to their Sukkot. Check out Dare to Prepare Sukkot info here!

JCCSF: Oct. 14th - 25th (Ongoing throughout the holiday)

Urban Adamah: Oct. 23rd, 6pm (During Eat, Pray, Lulav)

Dare to Prepare Yom Kippur: Journey Through AWE
Oct
10
7:30 pm19:30

Dare to Prepare Yom Kippur: Journey Through AWE

  • JCC East Bay

Awe has been described as a feeling in the upper reaches of pleasure and on the boundary of fear, inspired by encounters with the beautiful and the sublime. During these holy days we often try to improve ourselves through self-evaluation and judgement, but a rarely considered path to transformation is through awe itself. Join JSP for a hands-on, multi-sensory journey exploring awe through Jewish text, images, and a variety of art materials. Together we’ll find our way to the true essence of the Days of Awe.


Open and accessible for all - no background or experience necessary!

Check out the full Dare to Prepare series here!

 

Dare to Prepare Rosh Hashanah: The New Year is Hear
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

Dare to Prepare Rosh Hashanah: The New Year is Hear

  • Guava

The High Holidays are right around the corner!  Can you HEAR them? On Rosh Hashanah, we are commanded to hear the shofar as we AWAKEN to the work of this season and to our truest selves. How might we PREPARE to listen to what is calling?

Come kick-off JSP's Dare to Prepare series, and CREATE your intentions for the New Year. We're gathering at Guava to get INSPIRED and to leverage the transformative POWER of this very special time of year. We'll journey through a hands-on, multi-sensory exploration using text, music and mixed media art tools as our vehicles for TRANSFORMATION. ALL are welcome. No artistic background or experience necessary.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Buy your tickets NOW for only $10.  Advance Ticket Recommended.  This event is expected to Sell Out!

Check out the full Dare to Prepare series here!

Pre-Holiday Learning Series for the Urban Adamah Fellowship
Sep
26
Oct 18

Pre-Holiday Learning Series for the Urban Adamah Fellowship

  • Urban Adamah

What is this High Holiday season all about and how can we get the most out of these AWEsome days ahead? Together we'll dive deep into the rich meaning and transformative possibilities the holidays offer us. Through a mix of expressive arts, Jewish learning and personal reflection, these creative experiences will hep us prepare for the holidays with intention.