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Writing Our Aging Selves

November 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

12-1:30 p.m. EDT

There are so many new things to pray about as we age! Our memory, skin, mobility, and hair color have all changed, developed, and evolved slowly and noticeably. We accumulate wisdom and peel away shame, caring less about what the world thinks of us and more about what we think about ourselves and the changing world around us. Join instructor Trish Arlin to design your own prayers and rituals of gratitude, worry, anger and hope for the life that is unfolding before you. Write, reflect and share your creative self with the Ritualwell community in this free, open for all session. No prior writing experience is required.

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 trisha arlinTrisha Arlin is a liturgist, writer, performer, and student of prayer in Brooklyn, NY. She has served as a liturgist, scholar, and artist in residence and taught for venues including the National Havurah Committee’s Summer Institute, Ritualwell.org, Haggadot.com, and for synagogues around the country. She is a builder of Bayit’s Liturgical Arts project. Trisha received a BA in Theater from Antioch College in 1975 and an MFA in Film (Screenwriting) in 1997 from Columbia University. In 2009/2010, Trisha was an Arts Fellow at the Drisha Institute. In 2011, she graduated from the sixth cohort of the Davennen Leadership Training Institute (DLTI). Trisha’s liturgy has been used in services, for ritual occasions, and at venues of many denominations nationwide. She is the author of Place Yourself: Words of Poetry and Intention (a collection of liturgy and kavannot). Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, siddurim, and collections of liturgy and can be found online at TrishaArlin.com, Ritualwell.org, and opensiddur.org.


November 2, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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