In our four weeks together, we will explore ancient ritual practices, honor our queer elders, experiment with Torah and embody ritual. By the end of this program, you will come away with the knowledge and practical tools to build innovative rituals for yourself and your communities, and to have the confidence to lead them.
All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.
To view our full list of online learning opportunities visit: www.ritualwell.org/learn
Chaplain Reed Kolber (they/them/theirs) is a passionate teacher, spiritual counselor, and musician. They have led Gender Spectrum’s online support groups for LGBTQ+ teens living all over the world. With over ten years of experience across Jewish movements and interfaith settings, Reed completed their chaplaincy residency at St. Mary's Medical Center where they focused on bringing yoga, music and spiritual practices to the adolescent psychiatric ward. Reed is a hospice chaplain, certified massage therapist and yoga teacher, and has had a spiritual counseling, life cycle facilitation and bodywork private practice for the past decade. Reed received their Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in Women's and Gender Studies. They studied at Pardes in Jerusalem in a Year Fellowship Program and for two years at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Reed completed a Master’s in Judaic Studies, specializing in Jewish Values, Ethics and Action from the Academy of Jewish Religion in California. Their Master's capstone project received Jewish Innovation grants from Reconstructing Judaism and Clal to support the continuing of the project. Reed currently serves as the Community Manager at the Safety, Respect and Equity Network that promotes gender justice in the Jewish world. Reed lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California with their partner Maggie and their pup Quincy.