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This art studio in Berkeley is combining painting and prayer

Rabbi Adina Allen and her husband, Jeff Kasowitz, founded the Jewish Studio Project in 2015 as a way for Jews to access their religion through art. (Ben Sales)

BERKELEY, California (JTA) — In the middle of a traditional Friday night service in this artists’ district in the crunchy mecca of Berkeley, California, a group of 40 worshippers paused their prayers to gather around a group of “found objects:” an empty picture frame, fake flowers, a doorknob. Each… Read more »

A new generation of Jewish delis embraces sustainability

Peter Levitt, co-owner of Sual's Restaurant and Deli in Berkeley, Calif., serving up some of the deli's grass-fed, sustainably produced meat. (Saul's Restaurant and Deli)

BERKELEY, Calif. (JTA) — Can a Jewish deli be a Jewish deli without pastrami? That’s the question Saul’s Restaurant and Deli in Berkeley is facing after refusing the delivery of a truckload of pastrami because it did not meet the deli’s sustainability standards. “We found out it is no… Read more »