2017 Cohort 

Rabbi Adina Allen Studio AM

Rabbi Adina Allen, Co-Founder & Creative Director of The Jewish Studio Project (JSP), is a spiritual leader, writer and teacher. Integrating a lifetime of experience in the creative arts with her rabbinic training, Adina weaves together a love for Jewish text, ritual and prayer, a passion for exploring Judaism through creative modalities, and a warm pastoral presence. Ordained by Hebrew College in 2014, Adina has worked as an educator at Tufts University Hillel and the Brandeis Collegiate Institute and as a chaplain at Hebrew Senior Life. 

Jeff Kasowitz, Co-Founder & Executive Director, is a social innovator, musician and community builder. Jeff has deep background in nonprofit management and strategic planning. He served as Vice President of Strategy and Growth for the national education reform organization City Year where he worked on partnership building, scaling impact and developing organizational culture. He has taught on leadership and collaboration for organizations including the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A guitarist and singer, Jeff writes and performs original music inspired by Jewish texts and liturgy and recently released his first album, Arba'im Shanah. Jeff served as a prayer leader and board member of Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue and was Chief Strategist for The Boston Tree Party. A 2017 Joshua Venture Fellow and past PresenTense and a Environmental Leadership Fellow, Jeff holds MBA and MPH degrees from UC Berkeley. 

The JSP team is excited to introduce Studio Am. With a brand new urban art studio in Berkeley as its home, Studio Am (“The People’s Studio”) lifts up the creative potential in each person and offers an accessible, uplifting and creative pathway into Jewish connection and community. Through creative learning experiences, dynamic ritual and prayer, justice programming and social gatherings, Studio Am engages Judaism creatively to make life more meaningful, our tradition more vibrant and the world more just.  

 

Learn more at www.jewishstudioproject.org/studio-am/

Rabbi Adina Allen & Jeff Kasowitz
Berkeley, CA

JEWISH STUDIO PROJECT

Rabbi Dan Horwitz The Well

Rabbi Dan Horwitz believes deeply in the value and power of community, and that Judaism should above all add meaning to our lives and be a source of joy! He is committed to creating inclusive, empowerment-centric environments, and connecting with individuals and families wherever they may be on their journeys.  

 

The Well is an inclusive Jewish community-building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared to the needs of young adults and those who haven't connected with traditional institutions in Metro Detroit. Our belief is that Jewish community, ethics, values, and spirituality can and should be directly applicable to our lives, and should drive us to positively impact the world around us.

Learn more at www.meetyouatthewell.org

Rabbi Dan Horwitz
Detroit, MI

THE WELL

Rabbi Ari Moffic CoHere

Rabbi Ari Moffic was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2007. She has spent her rabbinate over this decade working with interfaith couples and families, planning their weddings and finding ways to bring Jewish meaning to their lives. She was the first InterfaithFamily/YourCommunity Rabbi, helping to establish a program which is now in eight communities around the country. She is excited to launch Cohere as a new way to affiliate with Judaism.

 

Cohere gives you access to an array of personalized options for Jewish learning and experiences with your family and a network of other Cohere participants. We begin with an initial intake to determine what aspects of Judaism an individual or family is interested in exploring. Then they enjoy regular check-ins as they incorporate new practices and connections in their lives. With support and guidance, we mark Shabbat and holidays in the home with family, long-time friends and new fellowship. 

Learn more at www.coherechicago.com

Rabbi Ari Moffic
Chicago, IL

COHERE