National Spotlight: Bec Richman
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
Judaism Unbound Episode 108: The Jewish Studio Project
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:
"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!