Creative Commentary
Aug
9
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary

  • 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-facilitated Rabbi Chai Levy & Leora Fridman. 

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

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

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services

For the second year in a row, members of the JSP team will be leading the Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services at JCC East Bay. We're thrilled to announce that we'll be teaming up this year with two powerhouse female musicians and prayer leaders: Kiki Lipsett and Maya Abramson. Save the dates (Sep. 20, 21, 29 & 30) and join us for a run of liturgy-grounded, music-infused, intention-driven and justice-themed high holiday services. More info coming very soon...

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services
Sep
21
9:00 am09:00

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services

For the second year in a row, members of the JSP team will be leading the Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services at JCC East Bay. We're thrilled to announce that we'll be teaming up this year with two powerhouse female musicians and prayer leaders: Kiki Lipsett and Maya Abramson. Save the dates (Sep. 20, 21, 29 & 30) and join us for a run of liturgy-grounded, music-infused, intention-driven and justice-themed high holiday services. More info coming very soon...

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Service
Sep
29
6:00 pm18:00

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Service

For the second year in a row, members of the JSP team will be leading the Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services at JCC East Bay. We're thrilled to announce that we'll be teaming up this year with two powerhouse female musicians and prayer leaders: Kiki Lipsett and Maya Abramson. Save the dates (Sep. 20, 21, 29 & 30) and join us for a run of liturgy-grounded, music-infused, intention-driven and justice-themed high holiday services. More info coming very soon...

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services
Sep
30
9:00 am09:00

Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services

For the second year in a row, members of the JSP team will be leading the Berkeley Community High Holy Day Services at JCC East Bay. We're thrilled to announce that we'll be teaming up this year with two powerhouse female musicians and prayer leaders: Kiki Lipsett and Maya Abramson. Save the dates (Sep. 20, 21, 29 & 30) and join us for a run of liturgy-grounded, music-infused, intention-driven and justice-themed high holiday services. More info coming very soon...


Creative Commentary
Jul
24
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary

  • 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-facilitated Renna Khuner-Haber, Rabbi Margie Jacobs, & Rabbi Adina Allen. 

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

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

Creative Commentary
Jul
12
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary

  • 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-facilitated by Rabbi Yoshi Fenton & Leora Fridman. 

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

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

Svara's Queer Talmud Camp
Jul
2
Jul 6

Svara's Queer Talmud Camp

  • Walker Creek Ranch

Jewish Studio Project is thrilled to be on the staff of Svara: a traditionally radical yeshiva's Queer Talmud Camp this summer, adding a new creative arts component to the beit midrash (house of study).

Creative Commentary
Jun
21
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary

  • 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 duo: Rabbi Adina Allen & writer Leora Fridman

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

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

Brandeis Ethical Creativity Institute
Jun
20
Jun 21

Brandeis Ethical Creativity Institute

The Ethical Creativity Institute combines the emergent fields of design thinking, tinkering, and constructionist education with Jewish traditions and ethical frameworks. Jewish Studio Project is thrilled to be partnering with the Brandeis School to help lead part of this weeklong professional development and curriculum design program.

 

Creative Commentary
Jun
7
8:00 am08:00

Creative Commentary

  • 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 duo: Rabbi Margie Jacobs and author Michael David Lukas!

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

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

Dare to Prepare Shavuot :: Rhythm & Revelation
May
25
7:30 pm19:30

Dare to Prepare Shavuot :: Rhythm & Revelation

  • JCC East Bay

Through an innovative mix of JEWISH WISDOM, COMMUNITY BUILDING and hands on DRUMMING, we'll prepare for the transformative revelations that are possible during Shavuot. JSP is thrilled to be partnering with Yari Mander, drummer and facilitator extraordinaire. who will help lead us through experience of connection and learning through active MUSIC MAKING. 

On Shavuot, we celebrate the receiving of the Torah, a relevatory scripture for the Jewish people. Tradition teaches that the giving of Torah was not a one time deal, but is an ongoing act that happens anew in every generation.

So much is turning in the world today! Together, we'll investigate the radical nature of revelation in our current generation through Jewish text, music-making, and reflection. No experience necessary!

Join us for this final workshop in our 2016-2017 Dare to Prepare Series!

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

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 duo: Jewish Mysticism scholar, Yosef Rosen and local writer Gila Lyons!

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

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

 

Six Days that Shaped 50 Years
May
22
9:30 am09:30

Six Days that Shaped 50 Years

  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

The Jewish Studio Project is pleased to be part of this day-long iEngage conference exploring the legacy of the past and the future of modern Israel. This conference aims to create a pluralistic atmosphere of serious and substantive learning on issues that have significant political ramifications. JSP will be leading a creative arts beit midrash session at the conference.

Registration required.
$25 | $18 Students. Conference fee includes light breakfast and lunch. Dietary laws observed. 
To register: http://bit.ly/2oJ36K8

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

Manifest! Exploring the Omer through Art and Song
May
16
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
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Co-sponsored by Moishe House East Bay

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. Together we'll 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. Amazing local writer Gila Lyons will be facilitating the creative writing this week! All are welcome, no experience required.  

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

 

Manifest! Exploring the Omer through Art and Song
May
9
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.

**********************************
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

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 + 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!

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!