Women experience menopause in various ways. For some, it is liberating to be done with their monthly cycles. Others grieve the loss of reproductive potential. Whether the passage into menopause is difficult or joyful, physically or emotionally, these rituals sanctify the changes aging brings to our embodied selves.
Ritual for moving into new phase of life post-childbearing
Source sheet pairing verses from Eicha with voices of immigrant parents separated from their children
Traditional blessings for mikveh immersion
A moving prayer in which the author, working off the traditional kaddish, mourns her inability to birth a child
In this immersion, we will reflect and expand on our personal experiences of identity, using writing exercises and in-depth discussions to think about, challenge, discover, explore, and experiment with different ways to identify ourselves, to consider how those ways connect us to and separate us from others, and how they represent and misrepresent aspects of who we are.
Four sessions, starting June 15th
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