Ritualwell Immersions

Ritualwell Immersions are interactive online learning opportunities that offer a deep dive into Jewish topics that touch our everyday lives. Study in-depth with expert rabbis and teachers, participate in rich discussions, create rituals and connect with an online community. Come learn with us!

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.

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Spring/Summer 2021 Schedule

 

Journeying to Sinai: Seven Workshops for the Omer

Join us for a creative, spiritual journey from Exodus to Revelation, with weekly workshops taught by rabbis, poets and spiritual leaders. Workshops include meditation, poetry writing and spiritual practices connected to the kabbalistic theme of each Omer week. We will use this powerful time on the Jewish calendar to journey toward our individual and collective revelation.
 
Led by Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, Sabrina Sojourner, Jake Marmer, Rachel Neve Midbar, Hadar Cohen, Dor & Ophir Haberer, and Joy Ladin
Tuesdays, March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 at 12:00pm–1:00pm ET
 

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Strengthening Anti-Oppression through Spiritual and Embodied Practice

This three-part series will focus on the relationship between our internal workings and how we show up in the wider world. Together we will learn, reflect and engage with embodied practice designed to activate and strengthen our spiritual core as we seek to dismantle oppressions inside and outside of ourselves. 
 
Led by Kohenet Keshira HaLev Fife
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20 at 7:00–8:15pm ET
 

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Rainbow Lev: Jewish LGBTQ+ Teen Leadership Program Spring 2021

Join us for our second cohort of LGBTQ+ Jewish teens across the globe in this five-week leadership series reclaiming and queering Jewish ritual experience. This workshop will give you the skills to use ritual as a tool for empowerment, inspirational change and joyous celebration!
 
Led by Chaplain Reed Kolber
Wednesdays, May 12, 19, 26, June 2 & 9 at 7:00pm–8:30pm ET
All teens, age 13
16 are welcome!
 

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Revelation and Relationship: Receiving Torah in a Time of Global Change

In our time together we'll be exploring a new way to receive Torah – in the broadest sense of the word. We'll begin with an exploration of a new expanded Shavuot practice that will focus on different Jewish texts – moving from the Torah to contemporary liturgy, novels, art, and even films.
 
With Maggid Elias Ramer
Thursday, May 13, at 12:00pm–1:30pm ET

 

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Revealing Ourselves through Poetry: A Pre-Shavuot Reading

Join three dynamic Jewish poets for a reading to celebrate the ways in which poetry creates space for us to receive revelation and to reveal ourselves in the process, as we prepare to enter the holiday of Shavuot. 
 
Featuring Joy Ladin, Jake Marmer, & Rachel Neve-Midbar
Saturday, May 15 at 7:00–8:00pm ET

 

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Hope Valley: A Book Talk with Haviva Ner-David and Amy Gottlieb

Join Rabbi Haviva Ner-David for a reading and discussion of her new novel, Hope Valley, with poet and novelist Amy Gottlieb. Hope Valley is the story of two women who come together to form the unlikeliest of friendships. How the women ultimately come to terms with life’s difficulties, disruptions and disappointments, and with each other, speaks to the enduring strength of the human spirit.
 
Led by Haviva Ner-David & Amy Gottlieb
Thursday May 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM–1:00PM ET
 

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Gates of Awe: Writing New High Holiday Liturgy

Prepare for the High Holidays with an exploration of four treasures from our High Holy Day Machzor with liturgist Alden Solovy.We’ll examine the Unetaneh Tokef (Power of the Day), Vidui (Confession), Kol Nidre (Release), and Avinu Malkeinu (Almighty and Merciful). The sessions will include exploration, conversation, writing, and exchange.
 
Led by Alden Solovy
Wednesdays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14 & August 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM–1:30 PM EST
 

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Past Immersions

For more information about our past offerings, please click here and scroll down to Immersions.

Ritualwell Immersions are produced in collaboration with the Reconstructionist Learning Networks. Visit the Learning Networks homepage to learn more. 

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