Creative Jewish Art Practice
For Jewish Women Clergy
For female-identified rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical/cantorial students
2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:00 am -11:30 am PT// 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Oct 20* , Nov 10, Dec 8 2021; Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, (no session in April), May 11 2022
* Oct 20 session is on 3rd Wednesday
You will receive a Zoom link 2 days before the session.
This event is free but donations of $10-18/ session are welcome and registration is required. Please register in advance.
What to expect:
Ignite your creativity and access your imagination with the Jewish Studio Process!
Gather with colleagues from around the world and across the denominational spectrum. Together we’ll explore the power of this practice to access inner wisdom and insight, strengthen our capacity to process what is and imagine what might be, and help us to feel more connected and whole even in moments of transition and uncertainty.
We will explore, create, and play through:
- conversation with each other and a text
- a facilitated, intuitive use of art materials, and
- a process of inquiry through writing.
The goal of the creative process is not to make beautiful works of art — it is to explore our own inner landscape and engage with whatever is present in our minds and hearts through the experience of creativity. We will engage in art as a spiritual practice rather than learning specific techniques. You may use whatever materials you have at home, but you will need:
- Colored pencils, markers, paints (watercolor, acrylic, gouache), &/or pastels
- Unlined paper, journal with blank pages (heavyweight if using paints), or canvas
- If using paints: brushes, water, paper towel/ rag, sponge
- Paper and pen(s) for writing (you may want to use a blank journal for art and writing)
- If you would like more ideas and inspiration for suggested materials, click here.
Find out more about the Jewish Studio Process and how to bring it to your community here .
What Clergy are saying…
“The facilitator was amazing! She was so kind, welcoming, understanding and made us all feel very comfortable. I found the activity very calming and would love to do it again!”
“I thought the facilitator did a great job in leading the workshop! The space felt very safe and I felt comfortable in it. I think this workshop gave me a new way to take a break from the stress in life and to take some time to reflect and let my mind wander as I draw.”
“I really appreciated the non-judgemental atmosphere that Margie created and reinforced throughout.”
“The session was great, a wonderful process and beginning to support and develop my creativity. It was wonderful is to be a group of female clergy. I appreciated the blessing.”
“I had a really positive experience and look forward to future sessions.”