Jewish Studio Project’s Rabbi Adina Allen Receives 2018 Pomegranate Prize for Emerging Jewish Leaders

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.

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Jeff Kasowitz
2018 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to 5 Emerging Jewish Educators

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.

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Jeff Kasowitz
We're hiring!

We're thrilled to be adding a new full-time member to our growing team. JSP's new Program Manager will be primarily responsible for program support and logistics, program recruitment and marketing and program evaluation, for both local and national programs. 

Check out the Program Manager job description and apply today.

Please send cover letters, resumes and questions to:
info@jewishstudioproject.org.

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Jeff Kasowitz
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