Creative Facilitator Training

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 Creative Facilitator Training

Full Program: May - September 2019

Onsite Training: Jul. 28 - Aug. 1

The CFT is a one-of-a-kind intensive in which you will deepen your experience with the Jewish Studio Process and gain the skills and confidence to facilitate it for others.

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Is this for me?

The CFT is designed to support individuals who have found JSP's approach personally meaningful. It is for those who want to deepen their individual practice and are interested in learning how to facilitate it for others. This program is exclusively open to those who have participated in a JSP Studio Immersive

What is the time commitment?

The CFT spans five months from May - September. There will be 3-months of advance preparation, 5 days onsite at JSP’s Studio in Berkeley, CA, and a culminating mini-practicum in your home community (about 1.5 months to complete). The CFT will conclude with final debrief and celebration via video conference in September.

WHAT are the components of the training?

The training is divided into three sections:

  1. Advance Preparation (May-July)

    • Cultivating Your Independent Practice

      • Weekly personal practice in the Jewish Studio Process

      • Weekly written reflections on personal practice

    • Applying the Process to Your Life

      • Weekly themed exercises in applying the Process to life

    • Learning with a Partner

      • Monthly chevruta sessions via video conference

    • Setting personal goals and mini-practicum brainstorming

  2. Onsite Training at JSP’s Studio (July 28th - August 1st, 2019)

    • Deep-dive into the Jewish Studio Process

    • Exploration of JSP methodology and pedagogy

    • Full-day programming including evening workshops

    • Hands-on facilitation practice

    • Workshopping with feedback

  3. Mini-practicum (August - September)

    • Program design and facilitation in home community

    • Chevruta consultation to prepare for practicum

    • One private coaching session with CFT faculty

    • Final cohort debrief and celebration via video conference

How is this different From The Studio Immersive?

  • While the Immersive is a one-week deep-dive into experiencing the Jewish Studio Process, the CFT is an intensive training spanning 5 months that focuses on JSP’s pedagogy and building facilitation skills.

  • The onsite component at JSP’s studio will be composed of full-days of training, including evening workshops. 

  • Since this training is highly personalized, the CFT cohort will be smaller than a typical Immersive cohort.

Who is on faculty?

The CFT will be led by Rabbi Adina Allen (Co-Founder & Creative Director), Dr. Pat Allen (Sr. Advisor and consulting faculty) and educator Rachel Brodie.

What is the application timeline?

Applications now closed for the inaugural CFT cohort.

Travel, Housing and meals?

  • A travel/housing subsidy is available for participants traveling from outside the Bay Area. JSP staff will provide assistance in identifying housing options and connecting participants who would like to find housing together.

  • Three healthy and delicious vegetarian meals will be provided each day during the onsite training, and all dietary requirements will happily be met.


The fee to participate in the CFT is $2,500. A $500 subsidy towards travel and housing is available for participants traveling from outside the Bay Area. Additional limited scholarship funds will be available. Please indicate in your application if you will require financial assistance.

Have other questions?

Please reach out to JSP Program Manager, Aliza Shapiro, at

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 Ready to Apply?


The development of the CFT is made possible by the generous support of The Covenant Foundation and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah.

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