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Jewish Studio Project (JSP) exists to expand the capacities of individuals and communities to be with challenge and change. Through a unique methodology (the Jewish Studio Process) that combines creative practices from the field of art therapy with Jewish learning techniques and spiritual community building, JSP helps people to cultivate curiosity, navigate uncertainty, sit with discomfort, and process complexity so that right action can emerge. JSP is founded on the belief that creativity exists within each of us and that creativity is a vital resource in the work of social transformation. The creative process is JSP’s central tool for expanding empathy and resilience, supporting the work of dismantling oppression, and drawing forth the new narratives, insights and images that can help bring a more just world into being.
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"As it is Written" — אלקנה Elkanah
"As it is Written" is a JSP series taught by Senior Educator, Rachel Brodie. Each session opens with the study of a passage from the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and is followed by prompts that ask participants to see their own life experiences and concerns mirrored in the characters and situations they've studied. This is followed by an invitation to write midrashim (creative responses to the challenges, gaps and redundancies of the text). The midrashim take many forms from poems to monologues, from essay or journal type reflections to interviews.
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The Art of Possibility: Creative Prompts for Passover 5781/2021
At JSP we invite you to make art as a way to meaningfully connect to the holiday and its themes and to explore what resonance these themes might have for your life today. We’ve designed a series of prompts to support reflection, spark insights and bring pleasure. You can use these prompts whenever you’re ready—before, during or after the holiday. The themes transcend the specific holiday and the creative process is an endlessly vital force.
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The Art of Renewal: Creative Prompts for Elul 5780/2020
At JSP we invite you to make art as a way to meaningfully connect to the holiday and its themes and to explore what resonance these themes might have for your life today. We’ve designed a series of prompts to support reflection, spark insights and bring pleasure. You can use these prompts whenever you’re ready—before, during or after the holiday. The themes transcend the specific holiday and the creative process is an endlessly vital force.
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"As it is Written" — ​​​​​​​אביגיל Avigail
"As it is Written" is a JSP series taught by Senior Educator, Rachel Brodie. Each session opens with the study of a passage from the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and is followed by prompts that ask participants to see their own life experiences and concerns mirrored in the characters and situations they've studied. This is followed by an invitation to write midrashim (creative responses to the challenges, gaps and redundancies of the text). The midrashim take many forms from poems to monologues, from essay or journal type reflections to interviews.
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The Art of Sparking Light: Creative Prompts for Chanukah 5781/2020
At Jewish Studio Project we invite you to make art as a way to meaningfully connect to the holiday and its themes and to explore what resonance and meaning these themes might have for your life today. We’ve designed a series of prompts to support reflection, spark insights and bring pleasure. You can use these prompts whenever you’re ready — before, during or after the holiday. The themes transcend the specific holiday and the creative process is an endlessly vital force.
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The Art of Dwelling: Creative Prompts for Sukkot 5781/2020
At JSP we invite you to make art as a way to meaningfully connect to the holiday and its themes and to explore what resonance and meaning these themes might have for our lives today. We’ve designed a series of prompts to support reflection, spark insights and bring pleasure. You can use these prompts whenever you’re ready, before, during or after the holiday. The themes transcend the specific holiday and the creative process is an endlessly vital force.
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Jewish Studio Project’s Approach to Text Study
The core of JSP’s work is a unique methodology that combines traditional Jewish text study (using a Beit Midrash model) with a structured process of art making (visual and plastic arts as well as creative writing).
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Creativity & Wilderness Source Sheet
Source sheet focused on traditional understandings of the "midbar" (wilderness) and its relationship to creativity.
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Creativity as Spiritual Practice by Rabbi Adina Allen
An article by JSP Co-Founder and Creative Director, Rabbi Adina Allen that provides context for approaching creativity as a spiritual practice and offers some practical suggestions for getting started.
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