Artists’ Beit Midrash: Biblical Stories Through a Modern Lens
The Streicker Center: Temple Emanuel, NYC 2018/2019 The story of Dinah and Jacob's sons honor killing is a painful and important part of our canon. Since Jewish tradition does not shy away from controversy, we will wrestle with the story to bring our individual understanding of the world to it using Oral Tradition and respond through the creative process in the classroom and in the studio.
Trauma Response & Treatment: What Faith Traditions Can Teach Us
The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute: NYC, April 3 2019 The Jewish faith offers a road map to healing that intuitively understood the neuro-science of today. Built into our prayer practice and ritual experiences Judaism brings self-regulation tools and healing practices that allow us to move through traumatic experience and create containers of safety for ourselves, our clients and our communities.
A 4 Worlds Prayground
JCC Manhattan: Day of Kabbalah Jan 27, 2019 Reb Zalman teaches that a Jewish prayer service takes us on a journey through worlds of existence. From the concrete to the sublime. Following the path allows each one of us to develop a full range of emotions and experiences . Playing in all worlds allows us to gain different perspectives and change our reality. This enables us to leave the physical plane and receive higher consciousness and return with new tools to transform the world. This map is built into the fabric of our siddur. Join us as we uncover Reb Zalman’s teachings and explore these hidden worlds and gather the gifts of this profound journey. Jewish Week Article about The Day of Kabbalah
Spirals of Truth, Circles of Knowing
Private Class: Winter 2019 Jewish life is a cycle of circles. Circles are embedded in Jewish tradition from the dancing to the weekly Torah reading. The constant return is required for our personal and communal development. In this class we will combine the practice of talking circles as a tool to explore the intersection between Torah and the Self. Using this sacred practice, learned from Native Peoples, we will explore Judaism’s primary source text, Torah. Through the power of the group we will develop our personal Oral Tradition as mandated by our sages and welcomed into our modern lives.