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Holding Each Other

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2023

Glowing heart on a beach

Take time to pause and pen with the Ritualwell community. Each week, same day, same time.

We’re all holding many emotions and concerns that change day by day, hour by hour. Poetry, prayer and creative expression can bring comfort and provide us with support. Together we will say the Mi Sheberach for healing and Kaddish for the fallen, and pray for the captives.

Bring pen and paper– each week a different poet/liturgist will lead us in an expressive prompt. Pour out your feelings in words, images, doodles or whatever works best for you. We look forward to seeing you. Invite a friend or loved one who might appreciate this comforting space.

Upcoming Gathering: 12/7/2023

Guest speaker:

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is a whiteskinned womn with shoulder length brown hair. She wears a yellow dress and stands in front of green bushes.Gabrielle Ariella Kaplan-Mayer is Ritualwell’s Director of Virtual Content and Programs. She is an author and educator whose work focuses on  spirituality, creativity and disability. She writes a Substack called Journey With The Seasons, a weekly practice of meditative reading with creative self-expression prompts. Gabrielle holds a BFA in theater and creative writing from Emerson College and an MA in Jewish Studies from RRC and is the proud recipient of the 2022 Covenant Award.

Gabrielle is excited to welcome you to this kick-off event for our Now Light/Achshav Or Hanukkah campaign. We’ll write together about where we’re finding light in the darkness.


Upcoming Gathering: 12/14/2023

Guest speaker:

Talia Werber is a white-skinned woman with shoulder length light brown hair and is wearing glasses

Talia is a playwright, poet, visual artist, and student in the ordination program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She founded Briya in 2021, where she facilitates creative writing workshops with a Jewish frame. Based in New York City, Talia is a graduate of Barnard College and Cardozo Law School. A lifelong learner with many creative projects, her work explores: the nexus of creativity and spirituality, feminist mythology and theology, unearthing the ancient. Talia loves to write, cook, lead rituals, read fairy tales, and think about the stories we tell and retell – how we use them to pass on pain and joy, and how we can use them to build justice and peace.





November 2
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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