Brit Beyond Milah: Exploring Baby-Welcoming Rituals

Facilitator: Ritualwell

Program Type: Free, Standalone session

Topic: Liturgy

Zoom

How might we sanctify and honor the traditional brit (covenant) in ways that offer alternatives to traditional milah (circumcision)? Together we will explore issues involved in deciding to circumcise or not to circumcise, including personal experiences around this decision and alternative rituals to circumcision.

Free

Writing Our Aging Selves

Facilitator: Trisha Arlin

Program Type: Event, Free, Standalone session

Topic: Liturgy, Memoir, Poetry

Zoom

Write, reflect and share your creative self with the Ritualwell community in this free, open for all session.

Free

Light the World: Dancing in Community for Hanukkah

Facilitator: Janice Steinberg

Program Type: Free, Standalone session

Topic: Art, Poetry, Spiritual practice

Zoom

We'll kindle our unique candles to music by Jewish singers and composers, followed by prompts for reflection and writing.

Free

Writing Poetry in the Shadow of War

Facilitator: Lynn Levin

Program Type: Free, Standalone session

Topic: Holocaust, Israel-Hamas war, Poetry

Zoom

At all times but especially in a time of war and grief, we need literature to remind us of what it means to be human, what justice demands, where our struggles and conflicts, our strengths and hopes reside. In this free Ritualwell event, we will see how other poets have responded to disasters and conflicts Jews have faced and are facing.

Free
Recurring

Holding Each Other

Facilitator: Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Program Type: Event, Free

Topic: Art, Liturgy, Poetry, Spiritual practice

Zoom

We’re all holding many emotions and concerns that change day by day, hour by hour. Poetry, prayer and creative expression can bring comfort and provide us with support.

Free

The Golden Shovel: Digging in Text for New Meaning

Facilitator: Tzivia Gover

Program Type: Free

Topic: creative writing, dreams, Poetry, Torah

Zoom

Join us to use poetic forms and techniques to bypass the logical brain and discover new levels of meaning and insight in verses from the Torah.

Free

Disability Wisdom and Knowing Ourselves Whole

Facilitator: Rabbi Julia Watts Belser

Program Type: Free

Topic: accessibility, disability, inclusion, JDAIM

Zoom

In recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month and our ongoing commitment to disability inclusion and advocacy, Rabbi Julia will lead us in interactive text study with a spiritual focus.

Free

This is My Jewish Heart

Facilitator: Corie Feiner

Program Type: Free

Topic: Poetry, spirituality, Torah

Zoom

Join us for this free event featuring a guided poetry writing exercise about the stories of our hearts and making our way from a narrow place of anxiety and pain towards inner and outer liberation.

Free
Recurring

Count on Telling Your Story: Writing Workshops Through the Omer

Facilitator: Ritualwell

Program Type: Free

Topic: creative writing, Omer, Poetry, storytelling, Writing, writing workshops

Zoom

Through each week of the Omer, join the Ritualwell community for creative time to explore your story through expressive prompts grounded in Jewish text.
Each of us has a story to tell. We have seven different approaches to writing yours.

Moses, A Stranger Among Us: A Conversation with Rabbi Maurice Harris

Facilitator: Maurice Harris

Program Type: Free

Topic: Moses, Passover, Testament: the Story of Moses

Zoom

Join Rabbi Maurice Harris, seen most recently on Netflix's new docudrama series, 'Testament: The Story of Moses' for a conversation about this complex prophet.

Free

Recurring

Count on Telling Your Story: Writing Workshops Through the Omer

Facilitator: Ritualwell

Program Type: Free

Topic: creative writing, Omer, Poetry, storytelling, Writing, writing workshops

Zoom

Through each week of the Omer, join the Ritualwell community for creative time to explore your story through expressive prompts grounded in Jewish text.
Each of us has a story to tell. We have seven different approaches to writing yours.

Recurring

Count on Telling Your Story: Writing Workshops Through the Omer

Facilitator: Ritualwell

Program Type: Free

Topic: creative writing, Omer, Poetry, storytelling, Writing, writing workshops

Zoom

Through each week of the Omer, join the Ritualwell community for creative time to explore your story through expressive prompts grounded in Jewish text.
Each of us has a story to tell. We have seven different approaches to writing yours.

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Count On Telling Your Story: A Ritualwell In-Person Immersion

Join us for Count On Telling Your Story: A Ritualwell In-Person Immersion on Sunday, June 9th. Mix and mingle with old and new friends, enjoy delicious kosher-vegetarian food and engage in a variety of creative, thought-provoking sessions exploring rituals, writing, and art.

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