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What We Hold: A Youth Audio Project

Sunday, Oct 18–Sunday, Dec 13, 2020

ADMISSION: Free for teens; registration required.

Participate in The CJM’s annual online audio exhibition and let your voice be heard. Teens will join a series of expert-led workshops where they will learn professional skills including story-crafting, interviewing, and audio editing, and use these skills to produce a short audio submission for the What We Hold 2021 exhibition. Multiple dates for each training session will be offered, so you can select the dates and times that work best with your schedule.

Listen to stories from What We Hold 2020 here.


Register for this program by clicking the link below. Registration includes one session of each workshop.


The CJM strives to provide a welcoming and accessible environment to all who attend our digital programming and online content. To request live captioning or American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for Zoom programs, please email access@thecjm.org at least two weeks in advance of the program.


When you register, please select one date/time for each session that works best for you. 

Part 1: Interview Skills

Sunday, October 18 | 2–4pm

Wednesday, October 21 | 4–6pm

Thursday, October 22 | 4–6pm

Part 2: Story Crafting 

Sunday, November 15 | 2–4pm

Wednesday, November 18 | 4–6pm

Thursday, November 19 | 4–6pm

Part 3: Audio Editing

Wednesday, December 2 | 4–6pm

Thursday, December 3 | 4–6pm

Sunday, December 13 | 2–4pm

About the Speakers
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Shaina Shealy

Shaina Shealy is an award-winning journalist producing radio out of PRX's Snap Judgment in Oakland, CA. Many of her stories are driven by her interest in women's health and safety, the Middle East, and food. Shealy is also a journalist fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and reports on stories about engaged spirituality.

In addition to Snap Judgment, Shealy’s stories have been distributed by outlets including Public Radio InternationalNational Public Radio, and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women's Media Foundation, and others.

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Dan Wolf

Dan Wolf is a hip-hop artist who works with rap, theater, personal narrative, and history to give voice to the problematic world we live in. Wolf’s multi-sensory work draws its power from years of experience working, teaching, and performing with the critically acclaimed hip-hop music and theatre collective Felonious. His debut album Blood and Bones, Skin and Scars is a fearless exploration of ideals, values, and vulnerability, and marks his debut as a solo hip-hop musician. His projects have travelled all around the world, from concert halls to museums to schools and memorial sites, where he engages history and culture as prompts to make vital music and theater that can only live in this moment. Wolf is a resident playwright at the Playwright Foundation in San Francisco and the co-founder of the Bay Area Theatre Cypher, a collective of performers who live at the crossroads of hip hop, theater, activism, and community.


Teen Programs are made possible by major support from The Covenant Foundation and U.S. Bank Foundation. These programs are part of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative (Teen Initiative), a project of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation and a consortium of local funders. Additional support is provided by the California Arts Council, Miranda Lux Foundation, and Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation.