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Dreaming Against the Current: Exploring Spiritual Modalities

December 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST


In this session, we will explore some of Rabbi Haviva’s favorite spiritual companioning modalities, including dreamwork, nature soul work, and inner child work. She will read excerpts from her new memoir, Dreaming Against the Current: A Rabbi’s Soul Journey, as examples of the modalities at work, and participants will be given prompts to begin to do some of that work themselves. There will be time for sharing as well. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with a pencil and notebook for journaling as well as an image from a dream, a significant childhood event you feel changed your life in some way, and a favorite animal, tree, or any other aspect of nature.

Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David is the rabbinic founder of Shmaya: A Mikveh for Mind, Body, and Soul, the only mikveh in Israel open to all to immerse as they choose. Ordained as both a rabbi and an interfaith minister, certified as a spiritual companion (with a specialty in dream work), and with a doctorate on mikveh from Bar Ilan University, she offers mikveh guidance and spiritual companioning for individuals and couples, as well as mikveh workshops and classes for groups. Rabbi Haviva is the author of three spiritual journey memoirs and a novel. Her most recent memoir, Dreaming Against the Current: A Rabbi’s Soul Journey, is about her journey into interspirituality and dreamwork. Her two previous spiritual journey memoirs are titled: Chanah’s Voice: A Rabbi Wrestles with Gender, Commandment, and the Women’s Rituals of Baking, Bathing, and Brightening, and Life on the Fringes: A Feminist Journey Towards Traditional Rabbinic Ordination, a runner up for the National Jewish Book Council Awards. Hope Valley, her debut novel, is about the friendship between a Palestinian and a Jewish woman in Galilee, where Haviva lives. She is also the mother of seven and lives with FSHD, a form of muscular dystrophy, which has been one of her greatest teachers.

The session will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.

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December 21, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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