Fridays, October 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 2023
12-1:30 p.m. Eastern
Do you struggle to unplug, put away work and personal demands, and take time to rest and restore your mind, body and spirit?
A weekly welcoming Shabbat ritual can help–whether or not you have an existing Shabbat practice.
Get to know Ritualwell’s NEW Director of Virtual Content and Programs Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer as she leads us through writing prompts and exercises to explore our emotions and energy connected to unplugging, resting and finding tranquility in the midst of our demanding and sometimes challenging lives.
“Shabbat Shalom” is a greeting that we offer to others–but we’ll learn how it can become a mantra that we offer ourselves as we create rituals to bring us a sense of inner calm, quiet and maybe even contentment.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
Gabrielle Ariella Kaplan-Mayer, Director of Virtual Content and Programs at Ritualwell,
is an author and educator whose work focuses on spirituality, creativity and disability. Her personal essays have been featured in Tablet
, Wisdom Daily
and many other publications and she has published several nonfiction books as well as plays for children. Gabrielle is currently working on a memoir about the power of intuition and ongoing conversations with her ancestors. She writes a Substack newsletter 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 the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
. For the last 12 years, she has held various positions at Jewish Learning Venture —an organization based in the Philadelphia suburbs — and has also been part of the education staff at Congregation Mishkan Shalom
, in Philly proper, where she’s been a member for 25 years. She is the proud recipient of the 2022 Covenant Award and currently edits the Jewish Disability Inclusion News
.Gabrielle’s family includes husband Fred, kids George (20) and Jeremy (18) and fur baby Odin (a Saluki rescued from Qatar). She lives in Elkins Park, Pa.