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Hidden Moments of Holiness: Finding Sacred Potential in the Everyday

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
12-1:30 p.m. EST

Secular ritual is a precious part of our social and communal fabric. Starting or ending work meetings, welcoming a new neighbor, that perfect cup of coffee in the quiet of morning before anyone else is awake: all are moments waiting for rituals of their own. Join Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny for an exploration of ritual that lifts up the otherwise-overlooked moments in our lives. Drawing on the work of the ritual lab at the Stanford Design School, we’ll explore the core elements that define these rituals and identify other “missed moments” that beg for attention.
In this generative session you will have the opportunity to build and launch new personal or communal rituals and to share them with the Ritualwell community. Participants with any background or level of Jewish literacy and ritual crafting are welcome.
This session will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
Hillary ChornyRabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny is the Cantor at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, California. She completed her cantorial investiture, rabbinical ordination, and a Masterʼs degree in Sacred Music at the Jewish Theological Seminary before joining the staff of Temple Beth Am in August, 2014. For several years, Hillary has co-produced the Sacred Sounds Unbound concert series with burgeoning Jewish music artists and the Kol Tefilla conference on prayer experiences with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Hillary is an instructor for first year students at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies. She is an avid writer and is currently enrolled in UCLA’s extension program for a certificate in creative nonfiction writing. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School’s Professional & Lifelong Learning Program, Hillary is committed to the ongoing study and proliferation of ritual in Jewish community and beyond. She currently serves as one of the vice-presidents of the Cantors Assembly, the largest professional body of cantors in the world. She and her husband, Rabbi Daniel Chorny, met in Israel and continue to enjoy learning together with their two children, Ella and Yossi.


January 31
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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Hillary Chorny



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