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Count on Telling Your Story: Writing Workshops Through the Omer

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2024

'Count on Telling Your Story' is set against a backdrop of what

And you shall tell your children on that day

Mishnah Pesachim 10:5 

  וְהִגַּדְתָּ לְבִנְךָ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא 

מִשְׁנָה פְּסָחִים י:ה



Ritualwell’s yearly Omer campaign guarantees our capacity to provide you with complimentary ritual tools, interactive Jewish learning experiences, and a lively, encouraging community for significant communal and personal occasions in your life. 

You can count on us. Now, we need your support. 

During the counting of the Omer, join Ritualwell for seven free workshops, featuring dynamic facilitators, so you can count on telling your story.

Please consider honoring Ritualwell with a personally meaningful contribution this Omer season so that our community can continue to flourish. Your donation registers you for all of the workshops; you can attend as many workshops as you choose. Click here or scroll to the bottom of the page to register once. 

You can register for the workshops without donating.

Find out information about our In-Person Immersion here.

Wielding a Narrative Arc like a Sword | Karen Webber 
May 20, 2024 
Delve into the world of fairy tales and biblical stories to gather your own story fragments and learn about effective structure for storytelling. Join poet, singer and master storyteller Cantor Karen Webber to discover how to create vibrant characters, settings, powerful conflicts and resolutions in your stories. Discover techniques for reading your work aloud, focusing on dynamics, intonation and lyrical quality. 
Start writing a draft of an original story, inspired by Karen’s masterful prompts.  
What’s a Gender-Sensitive Tanakh Translation, and How to Use It? | Dr. Elias Sacks 
June 3, 2024 
Learn about THE JPS TANAKH: Gender-Sensitive Edition and how this new translation meticulously examines each Bible verse, line, and word to provide gender-inclusive English renderings of references to God and human beings, while also using gender-specific language where historically and linguistically appropriate. Join Dr. Elias Sacks, the Director of JPS, to explore how this translation handles descriptions of humans and God, its faithfulness to the original Hebrew, and updated English renderings that extend well beyond gender considerations. Discover how you can introduce and integrate this new translation into your text study, whether personal or communal. Write a commentary or response to the translation, exploring your own use of gender-sensitive language.
Gynocentric Torah: Re-Writing Our Stories Through the Female Gaze | Rabbi Sivan Rotholz 
June 10, 2024 
Imagine the possibilities of revisiting our sacred texts with a focus on women at the core. In our roles as both readers and creators of innovative midrash, placing women at the center can shift our understandings of the narratives. 
Join Torah scholar and creative writing professor Rabbi Sivan Rotholz for an exploration of texts from a gynocentric approach. Discover new insights, perspectives and imaginings through this unique kind of text study and creative approach. Begin writing an original story, inspired by studying texts through a female gaze. 
Telling the Story of Juneteenth | Yael Navid 
June 17, 2024 
Juneteenth is an important day (and now a federal holiday), recognizing the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth calls each of us to examine the ways that we can work towards greater racial justice today. 
Join scholar and playwright Yael Navid as she shares some of her personal story connected to her Black and Jewish identities and about why Juneteenth is meaningful for her. Discover your own connection to the story of abolition and the fight for racial justice. Write about what Juneteenth and the struggle for racial justice evokes for you. 

Your donation registers you for all of the workshops; you can attend as many workshops as you choose. 

You can register for the workshops without donating.



May 6
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Count On Telling Your Story: A Ritualwell In-Person Immersion

Join us for Count On Telling Your Story: A Ritualwell In-Person Immersion on Sunday, June 9th. Mix and mingle with old and new friends, enjoy delicious kosher-vegetarian food and engage in a variety of creative, thought-provoking sessions exploring rituals, writing, and art.

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