JSP Marks Transition for East Bay Federation with Ritual
Rachel Brodie Joins Jewish Studio Project Team As Organization Launches First Creative Facilitator Training
“Rabbi Adina Allen of the Jewish Studio Project — itself an illustration, it was noted, of the East Bay Jewish community’s creativity and invention — called all past and present presidents of the Federation and Foundation onstage, where they were vigorously applauded for a full minute.
Allen had been tasked with creating a Jewish ritual to mark the occasion, and found herself ruminating on the “awkwardness” one can feel during times of change. Comparing the East Bay Federation’s transition to Abraham’s painful uprooting from his father’s home in Ur, she asked everyone to stand and recite tefilat haderech, the traveler’s prayer, in unison. It was a powerful yet tender moment.”
Read more about the meaningful ritual and event to honor the legacy and impact of the East Bay Federation.
National Spotlight: Bec Richman
By the end of the summer, the first cohort of fellows in Jewish Studio Projects’s (JSP) Creative Facilitator Training will begin to bring JSP’s groundbreaking methodology to their home communities and organizations across the country. The training is led by JSP’s Co-Founder and Creative Director, Rabbi Adina Allen, Senior Advisor, Dr. Pat Allen, and JSP’s newest hire, Rachel Brodie who is joining the team as Senior Educator in July.
JSP Receives Covenant Ignition Grant!
"In a time when our world feels so broken, it can be healing, empowering, and resilience-building to create. To do something tactile with our hands, and really embody that value of “what else could this be”? To say, “Wow, there is a mess here - what else could this mess be?”. To practice this with materials makes it feel more possible to make actual change. It is a powerful reminder that mess can be transformed."
Read Bec's impact story where she reflects on her Studio Immersive experience (which she attended with her mother) and how her spiritual practice has been impacted. She has even started to weave JSP’s approach into the way she leads her beit midrash (house of study) in Philadelphia!
Jewish Studio Project’s Rabbi Adina Allen Receives 2018 Pomegranate Prize for Emerging Jewish Leaders
The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today, continuing its commitment to support the most creative and innovative approaches to Jewish education.
“It is so inspiring to see the wonderful work our grant applicants bring forward each year,” said Cheryl R. Finkel, Chair of the Board of Directors of The Covenant Foundation. “There is imagination and excitement evident in each and every program design and we can’t wait to see where this latest cohort of grantees take their dreams.”
2018 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to 5 Emerging Jewish Educators
New York, NY – Nov. 14, 2018 - This morning, Rabbi Adina Allen, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Jewish Studio Project (JSP), received the Covenant Foundation’s 2018 Pomegranate Prize, a prestigious award recognizing five rising leaders in the field of Jewish education. The cohort includes educators working in diverse settings across the country from Berkeley to Boston, each bringing fresh promise and deep commitment to continually elevating Jewish learning.
"Wrestling with Faith" - JSP Featured in Jerusalem Post Article!
New York, NY – Nov. 14, 2018 – Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2018 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize ceremony. This year’s cohort includes educators working in myriad settings across the country from Berkeley to Boston, each bringing fresh promise and deep commitment to continually elevating the field of Jewish education.
JSP featured in EJewish Philanthropy!
Every year, rabbis struggle with finding the right words to connect with their followers during this time of the year and to keep it fresh.
JSP is so honored to be featured as one of 8 organizations on the cutting edge of Jewish innovation in EJewish Philanthropy! Thank you to UpStart for your support in making a deep impact with our work over the past three years.
Read the article here: http://bit.ly/2K0YnlK