Join us for creative cohort-learning opportunities in one of our multi-session classes or evening workshops.

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Chaos and Creation...Intro to the Jewish Studio Process

The Torah opens with a powerful case for creativity: we are all creative, we are created to create, and our creating creates the world. This four-part series offers a dynamic methodology that weaves together Jewish learning with expressive art-making and reflective writing in an uplifting and vibrant Jewish art studio. Together we’ll explore the power of these tools for social and personal change, allowing us to investigate our sacred texts, surface our questions, and envision new possibilities for ourselves and our world. No prior background or experience necessary. Pre-registration required for this four-part series.  

Chaos and Creation is co-led by an extraordinary mother-daughter team. Rabbi Adina Allen is co-founder and Creative Director of The Jewish Studio Project. Dr. Pat Allen is an artist, writer, art therapist and teacher who developed the Open Studio Process, the foundation of the expressive arts component of the JSP. Her books include Art is a Way of Knowing, Art is a Spiritual Path, and the speculative fiction novel, Cronation.

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artist Salon: Rabbi Elliot Kukla

Join us for a special evening of art and conversation with Elliot Kukla as we explore the intersection of Judaism, illness, dying, justice, disability, and healing. Elliot Kukla is a transgender chronically ill and disabled artist and rabbi, for the past ten years he has provided spiritual care to the sick, dying, and bereaved at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco. His paintings explore the landscape of illness, dreaming, and being in bed, from a spiritual and Disability Justice perspective.

The Artist Salon aims to provide local Jewish artists (especially those underrepresented in communal spaces) an intimate forum to share pieces of their work, reflect on their creative process, the connection between their art and their Judaism, and to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about the diverse ways Judaism and art making can be used to process and amplify issues of healing, community and justice.

Co-sponsored by Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

More information on registration coming soon.