Written in Moonlight: A Monthly Rosh Hodesh Journey
June 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
One event on November 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on December 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on January 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One event on February 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One event on April 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One event on May 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
One event on June 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Join us for Ritualwell’s inaugural monthly Rosh Hodesh experience! Each month, from October through June, we will gather virtually for ritual and writing in a creative-spiritual liminal space. We will be guided by the ancient Jewish tradition of welcoming each month with the emergence of the new moon. We will honor the wisdom and practices of our foremothers, recalling that Rosh Hodesh has historically been a sacred time for women—and celebrating those women who our tradition lifts up throughout the year—while raising a tent that is wide enough for all who wish to enter. At each gathering, participants will be invited to contribute a short song, prayer, meditation, niggun, poem, story, kavannah, or drash dedicated to the emerging month, followed by teaching, discussion, and writing prompts led by Sivan Rotholz, a ritualist, community builder, and professor of gynocentric Torah and creative writing who believes deeply in the magic of the new moon. People of all genders and backgrounds are welcome. No previous ritual, writing, or Rosh Hodesh experience necessary.
Sivan Rotholz is a professor of gynocentric Torah and creative writing. She has taught at Brooklyn College, Tel Aviv University, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Moishe House, and elsewhere, and has shared her Torah in synagogues and living rooms across the globe. Her writing has appeared in the Jewish Journal, 929, and Ritualwell, among other publications. She is the Education Director for Achayot – Jewish Women Writers, and is pursuing rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.