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“We all have a name / given by the mountains we climb”
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A ritual for receiving a new Hebrew name after gender transition

Transgender Renaming Ceremony

A beit din ritual for gender transition

Transition Ritual for Rabbah Rona Matlow

I smashed my father’s statues and stood alone in the fragmenting dark

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Traditional blessings for mikveh immersion

Traditional Mikveh Blessings

Name changes can be both liberating and intimidating. Taking a brief moment to recognize the holiness of the act, and to affirm the dignity of the recipient of the new name, can be transformative.

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Jewish Spiritual Autobiography

 Writing a spiritual autobiography helps you to discover how teachers, touchstones, symbols and stories have led you to make meaning and understand the sacred in your personal story. In this immersion, join Ritualwell’s Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, a writer and spiritual director, to map out and narrate your most sacred life experiences. Four sessions starting May 16, 2024. 

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