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Verses of Resilience: Poetry & Ritual From the Path of Cancer

October 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Ritualwell, along with our partner Sharsheret, a Jewish breast and ovarian cancer community, invites you to join us for an hour of poetry, prose, and ritual relating to any aspect of the cancer (or other illness) experience.

Come with a piece that you have already written or come to hear others share their stories. We will create the opportunity for everyone to begin writing something personally meaningful and healing through our writing prompts. No previous writing experience necessary–our focus is on the power of expressing personal stories. This session is open to all; please feel free to invite friends, loved ones and those who have provided support.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
Headshot of Melissa Rosen Melissa K. Rosen, Sharsheret’s Director of Training and Education, holds a master’s degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University and has been working in the non-profit sector for over 30 years. Her professional experience includes informal education and programming, advocacy, and community outreach. Melissa has facilitated unique and lasting connections among organizations in the diverse American Jewish community. Melissa oversees community education throughout the country, training health care professionals, Jewish professionals, and Sharsheret’s volunteers. She also manages Sharsheret’s Community Partnerships. Herself a two-time cancer survivor, Melissa has used writing as a healing technique. She is passionate about the Jewish community and cancer support and advocacy.


October 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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