Creative Practice Studio in a Jewish Paradigm

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Creative Practice Studio in a Jewish Paradigm (6 sessions)
Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning Young Adult/Arts and Culture
Instructor: David Mahfouda
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Dates:  3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 & 4/17, 2024
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $150 Scholarships available

In this six-week Zoom and studio course, we will investigate and reflect on our own relationship with creativity — alongside themes that have accompanied creative practice and the Jewish imagination for millennia. We will read texts that pertain to: the roles that listening, rest, repair, and praise play in spiritual practice and in the creative process; what happens when creations go out of control; the relationship between artistic freedom and spiritual grace; and the poetics of darkness and light. We will also make small, optional weekly experiments in our own lives and artistic practices, to share with the group if we choose. We will draw liberally from Torah, Talmud, and Jewish liturgy, in addition to texts written by Audrey Lorde, Tara Brach, John Berger, Christopher Alexander, and other contemporary authors and artists.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning classes are for learners of all backgrounds.

Canadian and other registrants from outside of the US: please email Cindy Bernstein to complete your registration. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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