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– creatively jewish –

upcoming trainings

If you are a teacher or staff member from a day school, religious school, or communal organization in Los Angeles, join us for a learning experience like no other.

The trainings are free, thanks to the generous support of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

To register, or for more information, contact Education Director Rachel Cohen at rachel@theatredybbuk.org.

about Creatively Jewish

Creatively Jewish provides a wide array of multidisciplinary workshops and creative approaches to Jewish content for grade school and middle school students and educators. These workshops are developed with, and for, our institutional partners. 

 
Through the utilization of facilitated storytelling, personal narrative exploration, and creative arts-based techniques, we encourage all students to find their own unique relationships to traditions, liturgy, and Jewish experience. We enliven and make personal Jewish learning, fostering a deeper sense of Jewish identity and an excitement for Jewish history and traditions.

For teachers, theatre dybbuk offers a variety of workshops designed to help them gain new tools for student engagement. As we take educators through the steps of a workshop, we pause along the way to illuminate the techniques we are utilizing and to help participants see how they might use them in the classroom to cover a variety of topics. All professional development workshops include techniques and approaches which can be applied to a variety of topics, holidays, and themes.

Workshops Include:

Illuminating Liturgy Through Creation

For students:

We bring to life Jewish prayers through the use of storytelling and personal narrative, aligning students' own experiences with the language of our liturgy.

For Educators: 

We take teachers step-by-step through the process of creating a workshop experience, centered around Jewish prayer and the ways in which to connect it to stories.

Embodying the Days of Awe

For Students: 

Participants learn about the High Holidays through an "on-our-feet" theatrical exploration, using gesture, movement, and text to unpack the Days of Awe in new and illuminating ways.

For Educators:

Teachers receive practical tools and techniques for creating embodied classroom experiences, which speak to the themes present in the High Holidays.

Singing the Talmud

For Students:

Through the investigation of contemporary lyrics, participants learn the ways in which Talmud interprets text. Students use their favorite songs as the jumping off point for debate, commentary, and interpretation.

For Educators:

Workshop attendees learn to combine their student's interests with deep structures within the Jewish tradition.

We can also create a custom workshop tailored to your organization's needs.

To bring Creatively Jewish to your community, please contact us at info@theatredybbuk.org or by phone at 424-298-0894.

 

Past and current Creatively Jewish partners include: Valley Beth Shalom, Temple Judea, Kehillat Israel, University Synagogue, Adat Ari El, SIJCC, Temple Beth Am, Temple Aliyah, Ikar, Temple Etz Chaim, Hebrew Union College, Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah, Temple Beth El San Pedro, and Temple Israel of Hollywood.

 

Creatively Jewish is generously sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.