Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Presence and Absence: Images of the Divine in Kabbalah

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2024

A young tree in bright sunlight
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 2024
12-2:00 p.m. EDT
We live in a time of deep division and loneliness. The Zohar, the 13th- century Kabbalistic work, offers rich and beautiful images to speak to this separation, and equally powerful ways to imagine divine presence, healing, and connection. In this series we will delve into the multifaceted, dynamic Divine through the radical imagination of the Zohar. We’ll bring what we discover into our own creativity through the Jewish Studio Process, a facilitated, intuitive use of art materials and reflective writing. We’ll pay particular attention to the experience of the Shekhinah, the feminine, immanent, indwelling Sacred Presence.
This practice is appropriate for absolute beginners and experienced artists who would like to explore this imagery. The focus isn’t on creating a polished piece of artwork, but rather on deepening your own intuition, insight and voice.
During this series, we will harvest the insights and images that have come onto the page in word and color to write new midrash and liturgy.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
Margie Jacobs is a white-skinned woman with long light brown hair. She smiles at the camera
Margie Jacobs is a Reconstructionist rabbi who has served as a congregational rabbi, regional director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Hillel director, and teacher of mindfulness meditation. In 2020, She completed the first 2-year Jewish Studio Process facilitator training. She has brought JSP to synagogues, Hillels, retreats, conferences, special events, and groups of clergy across the country. Margie works with individuals as a Spiritual Coach and designs websites for clergy and Jewish organizations.
This Immersion is happening in partnership with the Jewish Studio Project.
Jewish studio project logo  


May 21
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,



The Reconstructionist Network

Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.

The Reconstructionist Network