Reimagine - Life, Death & Creativity
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Reimagine - Life, Death & Creativity

JSP is thrilled to be partnering with Sh’ma Now as part of the Reimagine End of Life festival!

Join us for a creative hands-on “workshop” exploring the traditional—and mysterious—prayer that mourners recite, the “Kaddish”—a prayer that doesn’t mention death or God. What do we experience when we face death through the loss of those we love? Why is Kaddish a plea for a more just and humane world?

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Creative Commentary
Oct
30
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
Nov
1
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Creative Commentary
Nov
20
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Art Journaling: Give Thanks
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Art Journaling: Give Thanks

Art Journaling: Give Thanks

Come explore themes of giving thanks and gratitude during this secular holiday season!

Art journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively in a book. Anything goes in the pages of your art journal: painting, collage, sketching, writing, quotes, poetry, scribbles, anything! All supplies provided, though if you have a journal you are already using, you are welcome to bring it and use it for the class.

No prior experience or workshop attendance necessary, new folks welcome and encouraged.

Debbie Bamberger started art journaling two years ago with no prior art background. She had no idea how transformative it would be, and she wants to share it with everyone! Debbie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two sons.

A note about Studio accessibility: There are three steps into the building and the bathroom is not ADA. If you have other access needs please be in touch directly.

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Creative Commentary
Dec
4
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
Dec
6
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Art Journaling: Calling in the Light
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Art Journaling: Calling in the Light

Art Journaling: Calling in the Light

As the days grow shorter and the light of the fading sun becomes ever more precious, join us to Art Journal and call in the light through creative expression!

Art journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively in a book. Anything goes in the pages of your art journal: painting, collage, sketching, writing, quotes, poetry, scribbles, anything! All supplies provided, though if you have a journal you are already using, you are welcome to bring it and use it for the class.

No prior experience or workshop attendance necessary, new folks welcome and encouraged.

Debbie Bamberger started art journaling two years ago with no prior art background. She had no idea how transformative it would be, and she wants to share it with everyone! Debbie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two sons.

A note about Studio accessibility: There are three steps into the building and the bathroom is not ADA. If you have other access needs please be in touch directly.

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Creative Commentary
Dec
18
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
Jan
3
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Creative Commentary
Jan
8
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Have You Made Art About It Yet? Introductory Hour to Class Series
Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

Have You Made Art About It Yet? Introductory Hour to Class Series

Have You Made Art About It Yet? Introductory Hour

Carl Jung once wrote, often the hands know how to figure out a riddle that the intellect has wrestled with in vain. In this 3-part series, get your hands busy exploring the power of art making as a tool for personal and collective renewal. Each session will draw on the Jewish Studio Process - a unique methodology combining practices from the field of art therapy with a reimagined approach to Jewish learning and spirituality - as a tool for exploring our relationship to self, others and to God.

**This series is open to both newcomers and veterans of the Jewish Studio Process alike! If you haven't yet attended an introductory class to the Jewish Studio Process or a Studio Immersive, please plan to arrive for this Introduction to the Jewish Studio Process session that will occur the hour before the first session of the series.

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Have You Made Art About It Yet? Session 1: Self
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Have You Made Art About It Yet? Session 1: Self

Have You Made Art About It Yet? Introductory Hour

Carl Jung once wrote, often the hands know how to figure out a riddle that the intellect has wrestled with in vain. In this 3-part series, get your hands busy exploring the power of art making as a tool for personal and collective renewal. Each session will draw on the Jewish Studio Process - a unique methodology combining practices from the field of art therapy with a reimagined approach to Jewish learning and spirituality - as a tool for exploring our relationship to self, others and to God.

Session 1: Self

How do we become more conscious of and more open to the voice of our own soul? In this session we'll draw on creative process as a way to slow down, get present, go deep, listen to the call of our intuition and to follow where it calls us.

**This series is open to both newcomers and veterans of the Jewish Studio Process alike! If you haven't yet attended an introductory class to the Jewish Studio Process or a Studio Immersive, please plan to arrive for this Introduction to the Jewish Studio Process session that will occur the hour before the first session of the series.

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Have You Made Art About It Yet? Session 2: Others
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Have You Made Art About It Yet? Session 2: Others

Have You Made Art About It Yet?

Carl Jung once wrote, often the hands know how to figure out a riddle that the intellect has wrestled with in vain. In this 3-part series, get your hands busy exploring the power of art making as a tool for personal and collective renewal. Each session will draw on the Jewish Studio Process - a unique methodology combining practices from the field of art therapy with a reimagined approach to Jewish learning and spirituality - as a tool for exploring our relationship to self, others and to God.


Session 2: Others

How do we explore our feelings, imagine alternatives, and cultivate empathy for the other? In this session we'll explore the power of creative process as a tool to help us navigate conflict and come to better understand ourselves in relationship.


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Creative Commentary
Jan
22
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Have You Made Art About It Yet? Session 3: God
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Have You Made Art About It Yet? Session 3: God

Have You Made Art About It Yet?

Carl Jung once wrote, often the hands know how to figure out a riddle that the intellect has wrestled with in vain. In this 3-part series, get your hands busy exploring the power of art making as a tool for personal and collective renewal. Each session will draw on the Jewish Studio Process - a unique methodology combining practices from the field of art therapy with a reimagined approach to Jewish learning and spirituality - as a tool for exploring our relationship to self, others and to God.


Session 3: God

At its best, we might describe prayer as: a pathway to access deep places within ourselves; a bridge that connects us to community in meaningful ways; an opening to feel the power of something bigger than ourselves. In this session we'll explore the power of art making as prayer practice. We'll ask: in what ways can creative process serve to connect us to the Divine?

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend all 3 sessions, you *MUST* be present at the first class on January 9th!

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Jewish LearningWorks Studio Immersive for Teen Professionals
Jan
28
to Jan 29

Jewish LearningWorks Studio Immersive for Teen Professionals

The Studio Immersive for Youth Professionals is a one-of-a-kind Jewish intensive designed to help Bay Area youth professionals step into their power as educators by accessing and activating their inherent creativity. In this three-part (six- days in total) Immersive you will:

~ Discover the power of your own creativity and learn aspects of Jewish Studio Project’s creative methodology to enhance the creativity of your teen programming.
~ Reconnect to your purpose and passion as an educator through restorative and reflective practices focused on self-growth and gain tools to help your students do the same.
~ Learn an accessible, multi-modal approach to Jewish text learning that invites in intellect, intuition and imagination and allows learners to bring their full selves to the text, regardless of level or experience.
~ Play with the concept of "Identity building" and how creativity supports the process of becoming.


Each day of the Immersive includes the following elements: 
~ Morning spiritual grounding: intention setting and group formation through singing, reflective writing, and creative exercises; 
~ Learning: interactive text study of traditional and contemporary sources; 
~ Creative Process: facilitated art making experience to process and integrate the themes,questions and insights that arise from learning. 
~ Woven into the arc of the Immersive is scaffolded pedagogy and frameworks related to learning and creativity that will serve to build empathy and resilience.

This is a series of two day workshops:
January 28–29, 2020
March 24–25, 2020
April 27–28, 2020

All interested participants should apply to the Studio Immersive for Youth Professionals using this application by Friday, September 13th.

Applicants will be notified by the end of September if their application was accepted. This Immersive requires full participation in the six-day program; please include a short note of support from your supervisor stating that you will prioritize these days as professional development.

The December and March Immersive programs will take place in Berkeley; January will be in San Francisco. In order to encourage participants from all over the Bay Area, we are offering an overnight option on Tuesday nights. Please let us know in your application if you would like us to help find you local housing to lessen your commute.

All participants in the JSP Teen Immersive will be eligible for a $500-$1000 micro-grant to help apply the learning to your teen community. Details on the micro-grant to follow.

To apply for the Studio Immersive, click here.

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
Feb
7
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Creative Commentary
Feb
12
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Creative Commentary
Feb
26
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
Mar
6
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Creative Commentary
Mar
18
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Jewish LearningWorks Studio Immersive for Teen Professionals
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Jewish LearningWorks Studio Immersive for Teen Professionals

The Studio Immersive for Youth Professionals is a one-of-a-kind Jewish intensive designed to help Bay Area youth professionals step into their power as educators by accessing and activating their inherent creativity. In this three-part (six- days in total) Immersive you will:

~ Discover the power of your own creativity and learn aspects of Jewish Studio Project’s creative methodology to enhance the creativity of your teen programming.
~ Reconnect to your purpose and passion as an educator through restorative and reflective practices focused on self-growth and gain tools to help your students do the same.
~ Learn an accessible, multi-modal approach to Jewish text learning that invites in intellect, intuition and imagination and allows learners to bring their full selves to the text, regardless of level or experience.
~ Play with the concept of "Identity building" and how creativity supports the process of becoming.


Each day of the Immersive includes the following elements: 
~ Morning spiritual grounding: intention setting and group formation through singing, reflective writing, and creative exercises; 
~ Learning: interactive text study of traditional and contemporary sources; 
~ Creative Process: facilitated art making experience to process and integrate the themes,questions and insights that arise from learning. 
~ Woven into the arc of the Immersive is scaffolded pedagogy and frameworks related to learning and creativity that will serve to build empathy and resilience.

This is a series of two day workshops:
January 28–29, 2020
March 24–25, 2020
April 27–28, 2020

All interested participants should apply to the Studio Immersive for Youth Professionals using this application by Friday, September 13th.

Applicants will be notified by the end of September if their application was accepted. This Immersive requires full participation in the six-day program; please include a short note of support from your supervisor stating that you will prioritize these days as professional development.

The December and March Immersive programs will take place in Berkeley; January will be in San Francisco. In order to encourage participants from all over the Bay Area, we are offering an overnight option on Tuesday nights. Please let us know in your application if you would like us to help find you local housing to lessen your commute.

All participants in the JSP Teen Immersive will be eligible for a $500-$1000 micro-grant to help apply the learning to your teen community. Details on the micro-grant to follow.

To apply for the Studio Immersive, click here.

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Creative Commentary
Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
Apr
3
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Jewish LearningWorks Studio Immersive for Teen Professionals
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Jewish LearningWorks Studio Immersive for Teen Professionals

The Studio Immersive for Youth Professionals is a one-of-a-kind Jewish intensive designed to help Bay Area youth professionals step into their power as educators by accessing and activating their inherent creativity. In this three-part (six- days in total) Immersive you will:

~ Discover the power of your own creativity and learn aspects of Jewish Studio Project’s creative methodology to enhance the creativity of your teen programming.
~ Reconnect to your purpose and passion as an educator through restorative and reflective practices focused on self-growth and gain tools to help your students do the same.
~ Learn an accessible, multi-modal approach to Jewish text learning that invites in intellect, intuition and imagination and allows learners to bring their full selves to the text, regardless of level or experience.
~ Play with the concept of "Identity building" and how creativity supports the process of becoming.


Each day of the Immersive includes the following elements: 
~ Morning spiritual grounding: intention setting and group formation through singing, reflective writing, and creative exercises; 
~ Learning: interactive text study of traditional and contemporary sources; 
~ Creative Process: facilitated art making experience to process and integrate the themes,questions and insights that arise from learning. 
~ Woven into the arc of the Immersive is scaffolded pedagogy and frameworks related to learning and creativity that will serve to build empathy and resilience.

This is a series of two day workshops:
January 28–29, 2020
March 24–25, 2020
April 27–28, 2020

All interested participants should apply to the Studio Immersive for Youth Professionals using this application by Friday, September 13th.

Applicants will be notified by the end of September if their application was accepted. This Immersive requires full participation in the six-day program; please include a short note of support from your supervisor stating that you will prioritize these days as professional development.

The December and March Immersive programs will take place in Berkeley; January will be in San Francisco. In order to encourage participants from all over the Bay Area, we are offering an overnight option on Tuesday nights. Please let us know in your application if you would like us to help find you local housing to lessen your commute.

All participants in the JSP Teen Immersive will be eligible for a $500-$1000 micro-grant to help apply the learning to your teen community. Details on the micro-grant to follow.

To apply for the Studio Immersive, click here.

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Creative Commentary
Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
May
1
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Creative Commentary
May
13
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Creative Commentary
May
27
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives
Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

A Way with Words: Reflecting On The Way Jewish Values Play Out in Our Lives

Please join Rachel Brodie for an 8-session series utilizing text study, hevruta and reflective writing. In Rachel's words: "I recently picked up Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) and on page four I read this: “The search for meaning is in how you live your life but also in how you describe it and what else is around you… Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values… Being careful and precise about language is one way to oppose the disintegration of meaning, to encourage the beloved community and conversations that inculcate hope and vision.”

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Creative Commentary
Jun
10
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Creative Commentary
Jun
24
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Party in the Sukkah @ Urban Adamah
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Party in the Sukkah @ Urban Adamah

Coming to the Urban Adamah sukkah: Lulav shaking. Dance breaking. Art making. Soul waking!

Celebrate Sukkot where the holiday was born...on a farm! Dance like it's the 2nd Millennium BC. Wine in one hand, lulav in the other. Shofar so good? Here's what's in store for the evening:

7:30 pm: Paint your heart out in the Sukkah with Jewish Studio Project, while enjoying s'mores, a cozy bonfire and craft cocktails by Chochmat HaLev's Maggid Mixologiost, Jhos Singer.

8:30 pm: Community Sukkot Ritual

9:00 pm: Shamati Dance Party - Live Band in the Tent

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For ages 21 and over only. See you on the dance floor!

All wine served at High Holidays will be from Covenant Wines, Urban Adamah's exclusive wine sponsor. 

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Creative Commentary
Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Alumni Event! Community of Practice: Elul
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Event! Community of Practice: Elul

Calling all Studio Immersive and Intro Class alumni! Join us back in the Studio for an evening *just for you*.

"Art gives us the space for attention...to take notice of each other, our own souls, and the still small voice of the Divine who calls us but will not force us to hear if we do not desire to listen" writes author Megan Mitchell.

Join us for a special evening of High Holiday preparation using the Jewish Studio Process. Together we'll draw on creative process as a powerful pathway to open ourselves to hear the voice of that which calls us - and to gain the courage to follow that call. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as we come together as a creative community to prepare for the New Year.

*This program is open to Studio Immersive and Introductory Class alumni only* Please reach out to aliza@jewishstudioproject.org for any questions.

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Selichot Singing
Sep
19
8:30 AM08:30

Selichot Singing

The Hebrew month of Elul invites us into a time of reflection, connection and spiritual preparation as we approach the High Holy Days. For centuries, throughout the month of Elul Middle Eastern Jews have engaged in a practice of early morning singing of liturgical poems known as Selichot as a way to make ready the soul for the Season of Awe. Selichot is a powerful, joyful, communal singing practice in which leadership is shared and is passed spontaneously around the group as the group starts to learn the melodies and words.

We look forward to singing together in sacredness during these awesome days, with special guest Daniella Aboody sharing stories from her Iraqi grandparents', father's experience of Selichot, and her own memories of growing up with this tradition.

There is no cost to join us, so come sing your heart out!


A note about Studio accessibility: There are three steps into the building and the bathroom is not ADA. If you have other access needs please be in touch directly.

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Art Journaling: Elul
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Art Journaling: Elul

Art Journaling: Elul

Join us during this time of reflection as we emotionally, mentally, and physically prepare for the High Holidays through creative expression!

Art journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively in a book. Anything goes in the pages of your art journal: painting, collage, sketching, writing, quotes, poetry, scribbles, anything! All supplies provided, though if you have a journal you are already using, you are welcome to bring it and use it for the class.

No prior experience or workshop attendance necessary, new folks welcome and encouraged.

Debbie Bamberger started art journaling two years ago with no prior art background. She had no idea how transformative it would be, and she wants to share it with everyone! Debbie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two sons.

A note about Studio accessibility: There are three steps into the building and the bathroom is not ADA. If you have other access needs please be in touch directly.

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Creative Commentary
Sep
11
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Art Journaling: Book of Life
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Art Journaling: Book of Life

Art Journaling: Book of Life

After a short summer break, we're back with our fall Art Journaling series! To kick things off, we'll be stitching together simple books and laying down backgrounds as we mentally and emotionally prepare for Elul.

Art journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively in a book. Anything goes in the pages of your art journal: painting, collage, sketching, writing, quotes, poetry, scribbles, anything! All supplies provided, though if you have a journal you are already using, you are welcome to bring it and use it for the class.

No prior experience or workshop attendance necessary, new folks welcome and encouraged.

Debbie Bamberger started art journaling two years ago with no prior art background. She had no idea how transformative it would be, and she wants to share it with everyone! Debbie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two sons.

A note about Studio accessibility: There are three steps into the building and the bathroom is not ADA. If you have other access needs please be in touch directly.

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Creative Commentary
Aug
21
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Creative Commentary
Aug
7
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Creative Commentary
Jul
24
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Creative Commentary
Jul
10
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

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Community of Practice
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Community of Practice

Deepen your relationship with your own inner voice as you make the Jewish Studio Process your own. In this gathering we will be both doing the full Jewish Studio Process as well reflecting on it in real time. All the questions you've ever had about the Process are welcome, including: What if my witness doesn't speak to my intention? What if my technical skills aren't enough for what my image wants? How do I move from text study to image making in a way that's meaningful both to me and to the text? What if I feel like I'm done and there's still time left? What if I'm bored by what I create? What does it really mean to "follow my pleasure"? Build community with others who want to go deeper into this work as together we grow our relationship to ourselves, to one another and to our tradition.

The Jewish Studio Process is a dynamic methodology that weaves together Jewish learning with expressive art-making as a tool for social and personal change, allowing us to investigate our sacred texts, surface our questions, and envision new possibilities for ourselves and our world.

Feel free to reach out to aliza@jewishstudioproject.org directly with questions regarding eligibility. Pre-registration required.

Community of Practice is co-led by an extraordinary mother-daughter team. Rabbi Adina Allen is co-founder and Creative Director of The Jewish Studio Project. Dr. Pat Allen is an artist, writer, art therapist and teacher who developed the Open Studio Process, the foundation of the expressive arts component of JSP. Her books include Art is a Way of Knowing, Art is a Spiritual Path, and the speculative fiction novel, Cronation.

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Art Journaling: Summer Solstice
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Art Journaling: Summer Solstice

Art journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively in a book. Anything goes in the pages of your art journal: painting, collage, sketching, writing, quotes, poetry, scribbles, anything! All supplies provided, though if you have a journal you are already using, you are welcome to bring it and use it for the class.

No prior experience or workshop attendance necessary, new folks welcome and encouraged. 

Debbie Bamberger started art journaling two years ago with no prior art background. She had no idea how transformative it would be, and she wants to share it with everyone! Debbie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two sons.

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Creative Commentary
Jun
12
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

View Event →
Creative Commentary
May
29
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

View Event →
Community of Practice
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Community of Practice

Deepen your relationship with your own inner voice as you make the Jewish Studio Process your own. In this gathering we will be both doing the full Jewish Studio Process as well reflecting on it in real time. All the questions you've ever had about the Process are welcome, including: What if my witness doesn't speak to my intention? What if my technical skills aren't enough for what my image wants? How do I move from text study to image making in a way that's meaningful both to me and to the text? What if I feel like I'm done and there's still time left? What if I'm bored by what I create? What does it really mean to "follow my pleasure"? Build community with others who want to go deeper into this work as together we grow our relationship to ourselves, to one another and to our tradition.

The Jewish Studio Process is a dynamic methodology that weaves together Jewish learning with expressive art-making as a tool for social and personal change, allowing us to investigate our sacred texts, surface our questions, and envision new possibilities for ourselves and our world.

Feel free to reach out to aliza@jewishstudioproject.org directly with questions regarding eligibility. Pre-registration required.

Community of Practice is co-led by an extraordinary mother-daughter team. Rabbi Adina Allen is co-founder and Creative Director of The Jewish Studio Project. Dr. Pat Allen is an artist, writer, art therapist and teacher who developed the Open Studio Process, the foundation of the expressive arts component of JSP. Her books include Art is a Way of Knowing, Art is a Spiritual Path, and the speculative fiction novel, Cronation.

View Event →
Creative Commentary
May
15
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

View Event →
Art Journaling: Mother, Real and Imagined
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Art Journaling: Mother, Real and Imagined

Art journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively in a book. Anything goes in the pages of your art journal: painting, collage, sketching, writing, quotes, poetry, scribbles, anything! All supplies provided, though if you have a journal you are already using, you are welcome to bring it and use it for the class.

No prior experience or workshop attendance necessary, new folks welcome and encouraged. 

Debbie Bamberger started art journaling two years ago with no prior art background. She had no idea how transformative it would be, and she wants to share it with everyone! Debbie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two sons.

View Event →
Community of Practice
Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Community of Practice

Deepen your relationship with your own inner voice as you make the Jewish Studio Process your own. In this gathering we will be both doing the full Jewish Studio Process as well reflecting on it in real time. All the questions you've ever had about the Process are welcome, including: What if my witness doesn't speak to my intention? What if my technical skills aren't enough for what my image wants? How do I move from text study to image making in a way that's meaningful both to me and to the text? What if I feel like I'm done and there's still time left? What if I'm bored by what I create? What does it really mean to "follow my pleasure"? Build community with others who want to go deeper into this work as together we grow our relationship to ourselves, to one another and to our tradition.

The Jewish Studio Process is a dynamic methodology that weaves together Jewish learning with expressive art-making as a tool for social and personal change, allowing us to investigate our sacred texts, surface our questions, and envision new possibilities for ourselves and our world.

Feel free to reach out to aliza@jewishstudioproject.org directly with questions regarding eligibility. Pre-registration required.

Community of Practice is co-led by an extraordinary mother-daughter team. Rabbi Adina Allen is co-founder and Creative Director of The Jewish Studio Project. Dr. Pat Allen is an artist, writer, art therapist and teacher who developed the Open Studio Process, the foundation of the expressive arts component of JSP. Her books include Art is a Way of Knowing, Art is a Spiritual Path, and the speculative fiction novel, Cronation.

View Event →
Creative Commentary
Apr
17
8:00 AM08:00

Creative Commentary

Start your morning with uplifting song, a discussion of the week's Torah portion and some creative writing to get your head, heart and imagination going before setting out on the rest of the day. Each week features a different local Torah scholar and writer. Bring a journal and your favorite mug!

Each week features a different local Torah scholar or writer! 

The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience or registration required.  

If you have a preferred Tanakh and a mug, bring them along!

View Event →
Art Journaling: Opening the Hardened Heart
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Art Journaling: Opening the Hardened Heart

Art journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively in a book. Anything goes in the pages of your art journal: painting, collage, sketching, writing, quotes, poetry, scribbles, anything! All supplies provided, though if you have a journal you are already using, you are welcome to bring it and use it for the class.

No prior experience or workshop attendance necessary, new folks welcome and encouraged. 

Debbie Bamberger started art journaling two years ago with no prior art background. She had no idea how transformative it would be, and she wants to share it with everyone! Debbie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two sons.

View Event →