Rabbi Adina Allen

Rabbi Adina Allen is a spiritual leader, author, and educator. She is cofounder and creative director of Jewish Studio Project (JSP), an organization that is seeding a future in which every person is connected to their creativity as a force for healing, liberation and social transformation. Adina is the author of The Place of All Possibility: Cultivating Creative through Ancient Jewish Wisdom (Ayin Press, 2024).

Articles by Rabbi Adina Allen

A Passover Beyond Words 

The visceral cries of the enslaved Israelites, not their words, was essential to the process of liberation.

Our Tender Yearning Heart

We haven’t yet awoken to the part of us that, through calamity and catastrophe, remains open and ever full of love.

Struggling With Our Shadow 

At this moment of intensifying violence, the Torah offers an insight into how we might open a path towards peace.

The Afterglow of Revelation

In the wake of Shavuot, we might ask ourselves: What have we been tending that we are now harvesting?

Coming Down to Earth

Instead of looking up to the heavens for holiness, what if instead we looked to the earth beneath our feet?

Rededicating Darkness

Darkness is often seen as inherently negative, but Jewish texts offer a more complex understanding.

The Kernel of the Yet-To-Come

The renewal of the yearly cycle of Torah readings invites us to reconsider our foundational stories anew.

Opposites Distract

The inversion of expectations, so central to the Purim story, can be both thrilling and confining.

Dreaming the World into Being

Jewish tradition suggests that dreams awaken the imaginative faculty without which prophecy is impossible.

What Must We Risk?

As the floodwaters rise around us, the story of Noah’s Ark calls on us to ask: What does righteousness look like in our generation?