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Studio Immersive for Youth Professionals with Jewish Studio Project


  • Jewish Studio Project 940 Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94710 (map)

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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An Outrageously Good Time with Bob Kann
Later Event: February 2
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