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Ritual Writing Well: Online learning for Jewish seekers, creatives & ritual-makers 

Ritualwell offers a gathering space to build vibrant community through online learning events. We cultivate creativity and we support people from diverse backgrounds who want to make Jewish practice their own.  

We welcome all participants—those with established creative practices and those who come seeking inspiration and growth. Bring your curiosity and imagination–our dynamic facilitators are ready to meet you! 

Ignite your Jewish creative spark: 

  • FREE standalone learning sessions with innovative Jewish teachers, writers, liturgists and creative leaders are designed to offer a taste of our Immersions; 
  • Ritualwell Immersions build community, deep engagement and learning in a 4 or 6 week online class; 
  • ADVOT creative community of Jewish ritual innovators, poets and liturgists meet regularly to share work, support and empower each other. 

No prior experience or knowledge necessary. All are welcome!  

Filter by “program type” or “browse by topic” to find topics such as: liturgy, poetry, fiction, spiritual essay, spiritual practice, art, & more! 

ADVOT is Ritualwell’s online community of Jewish writers, poets, liturgists and ritual creators. Enjoy multiple Ritualwell Immersions throughout the year. Access our weekly online writing space, hevruta pairings, online retreats, an anthology, & more!

Browse our many other Ritualwell programs below!

Event Calendar

Recurring

Threading Stones: An Elul Tradition

Facilitator: Sarah Chandler, Annabel Cohen and Éléonore Weill

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: Elul, spirituality

Zoom

For centuries, Jewish women in Eastern Europe measured cemeteries and graves with thread. Join us to learn how to perform these rituals using translated Yiddish ethnographic studies and memoirs. Participants will receive training and resources to host a grave measuring event in Elul or another time during the year.

$250
Recurring

Spiritual Resilience in a Time of War: Inspired by Etty Hillesum

Facilitator: Hila Ratzabi

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: creative writing, Etty Hillesum, Memoir, spirituality

Zoom

Read and discuss Etty Hillesum’s writings as a springboard for creating our own spiritual and writing practices. We’ll explore major themes in her work: creativity, prayer, meditation, love, suffering, acceptance, death, and freedom.

$225
Recurring

Threading Stones: An Elul Tradition

Facilitator: Sarah Chandler, Annabel Cohen and Éléonore Weill

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: Elul, spirituality

Zoom

For centuries, Jewish women in Eastern Europe measured cemeteries and graves with thread. Join us to learn how to perform these rituals using translated Yiddish ethnographic studies and memoirs. Participants will receive training and resources to host a grave measuring event in Elul or another time during the year.

$250
Recurring

Spiritual Resilience in a Time of War: Inspired by Etty Hillesum

Facilitator: Hila Ratzabi

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: creative writing, Etty Hillesum, Memoir, spirituality

Zoom

Read and discuss Etty Hillesum’s writings as a springboard for creating our own spiritual and writing practices. We’ll explore major themes in her work: creativity, prayer, meditation, love, suffering, acceptance, death, and freedom.

$225
Recurring

Threading Stones: An Elul Tradition

Facilitator: Sarah Chandler, Annabel Cohen and Éléonore Weill

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: Elul, spirituality

Zoom

For centuries, Jewish women in Eastern Europe measured cemeteries and graves with thread. Join us to learn how to perform these rituals using translated Yiddish ethnographic studies and memoirs. Participants will receive training and resources to host a grave measuring event in Elul or another time during the year.

$250
Recurring

Spiritual Resilience in a Time of War: Inspired by Etty Hillesum

Facilitator: Hila Ratzabi

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: creative writing, Etty Hillesum, Memoir, spirituality

Zoom

Read and discuss Etty Hillesum’s writings as a springboard for creating our own spiritual and writing practices. We’ll explore major themes in her work: creativity, prayer, meditation, love, suffering, acceptance, death, and freedom.

$225

Recurring

Living with an Open Heart Amidst a Changing Climate

Facilitator: Ora Nitkin-Kaner

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: climate change, creative writing, mindfulness, texts

Zoom

Embark on a transformative adventure with Rabbi Ora Nitkin-Kaner, a climate change chaplain, to move beyond fear and solitude about the climate crisis.

$180
Recurring

Threading Stones: An Elul Tradition

Facilitator: Sarah Chandler, Annabel Cohen and Éléonore Weill

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: Elul, spirituality

Zoom

For centuries, Jewish women in Eastern Europe measured cemeteries and graves with thread. Join us to learn how to perform these rituals using translated Yiddish ethnographic studies and memoirs. Participants will receive training and resources to host a grave measuring event in Elul or another time during the year.

$250
Recurring

Spiritual Resilience in a Time of War: Inspired by Etty Hillesum

Facilitator: Hila Ratzabi

Program Type: Immersions

Topic: creative writing, Etty Hillesum, Memoir, spirituality

Zoom

Read and discuss Etty Hillesum’s writings as a springboard for creating our own spiritual and writing practices. We’ll explore major themes in her work: creativity, prayer, meditation, love, suffering, acceptance, death, and freedom.

$225

We seek to be a fully inclusive community.

People of all backgrounds, ages, genders, identities and levels of Jewish knowledge and creative practice are warmly welcome to our programs. We encourage writers who identify as BIJOC (Black Indigenous Jews of Color), Mizrahi/Sephardi, LGBTQ+, interfaith, low-income and disabled to join us.

Please note that this year we have increased our prices in order to increase the rate we pay our faculty. We continue to offer an array of free programming to be accessible to all. If you have financial need or any questions, please reach out to us at ritualwell@reconstructingjudaism.org.

All our programs take place online. All learning sessions are recorded and made available to registrants. For up-to-date announcements on our programming, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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