Judaism Unbound Episode 108: The Jewish Studio Project

"We take two things that have the most baggage for people -- their Judaism and their *stuff* around creativity and art -- and we combine them together! We ask at the beginning of programs, 'How many of you are harboring a memory of your 2nd grade teacher telling you "Stick to math and social studies?"' So many of us have those memories. But that's only one narrow definition of what art can be, that our society has decided on. We're trying to open up those possibilities of what art can be."

JSP is incredibly honored to be featured on the latest podcast episode of Judaism Unbound! Listen to co-founders Adina Allen & Jeffrey Kasowitzgo deep into our methodology, and the importance of engaging ourselves, our tradition, and the world, through creativity!

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Jeff Kasowitz
JSP is in the News - Read our feature in JTA!

BERKELEY, California (JTA) — In the middle of a traditional Friday night service in this artists’ district in the crunchy mecca of Berkeley, California, a group of 40 worshippers paused their prayers to gather around a group of “found objects:” an empty picture frame, fake flowers, a doorknob.

Each attendee then sought out an object that — for whatever reason — they felt called to. They told the group what that object said about the personal journey they were on in life. Then they kept praying.

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Jeff Kasowitz
Can Your Creativity Change the World?

Dear JSP Community,

As a kid, when I faced a problem I couldn't figure out, my mom would ask me, "Have you made art about it yet?" She helped me discover that making art is a powerful way to work through uncertainty and can open up pathways to new insights and possibilities.

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Jeff Kasowitz
Studio Spotlight: Gila Lyons

"Writing is definitely the most powerful and regular spiritual practice in my life, in that it brings me close to myself, to others, and to something much bigger than me and us. It is also powerful to write and share writing in community, to know others in a raw, authentic, and deep way. " 

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Jeff Kasowitz
Introducing: The Studio Immersive

We are so thrilled to launch our first Studio Immersive: a deep-dive into Jewish inquiry and creative process across five days with an intergenerational cohort of committed questioners and explorers in our vibrant creative studio in Berkeley, CA.

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Jeff Kasowitz