Ending Relationships

The dissolution of a relationship is heartbreaking. Years of shared love and commitment can turn to bitterness and acrimony. Even friendly separations generate feelings of sorrow and loss. We offer rituals that address these emotions. These ceremonies also remedy the male-female power imbalance inherent in the traditional Jewish divorce procedure.

Latest Rituals

For this independent ritual, no witnesses or rabbi need to be present.
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A ritual of transition between what was and what will be in order to mark a new chapter in life.
A Ritual for Separation/Divorce

Divorce ritual with small group of friends

Divorce Ritual
Ritual for removing wedding ring after partner’s death (could be modified for divorce)
On Taking Off A Wedding Ring

On being un-chosen

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These days, I separate myself from community

Holiness in the Journey: A Prayer for Separation and Becoming

To connect the physical with the mental, emotional, and spiritual, Mayyim Hayyim provides Seven Kavanot (intentions) as a guide to help you slow down, center, and be present in the moment

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Traditional text of a Jewish get/ divorce

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Traditional blessings for mikveh immersion

Traditional Mikveh Blessings

The Reconstructionist Network

Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

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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