Light your inner bonfire on this propitious day of singing, dancing, and rejoicing together!
Come enjoy an autumn gathering with friends and listen to the luscious sounds of MaMuse in a gorgeous house in El Cerrito with views of the bay.
Bonus: we will hold a raffle with some awesome prizes (like an acupuncture session or a raw dessert)! And another bonus: you'll be supporting new babies and families in the Bay Area to receive the support they need!
All ticket sales are tax deductible donations to the Prenatal, Birth & Attachment Clinic's Thrive Family & Community Fund which provides free and reduced rate sessions to families and adults who cannot otherwise access this care. The Prenatal, Birth & Attachment Clinic was co-founded in the Bay Area by Kohenet Elsa Asher.
Our mission is to support parents and babies before and after birth to prevent and resolve challenging birth experiences and build the foundation for lifelong health. We offer care to parents, babies, children and adults to prevent and resolve birth and early childhood trauma.
Children and babies come free, (no childcare is available). We recommend carpooling (check out the guest list on this event to see who you know and could easily ride up with).
Please note: the house is not wheelchair accessible and though there will be some couches and chairs to sit on, most of the seating is on the floor. Please email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any access questions.
Thank you so much for your generosity and support, and we look forward to seeing you there and celebrating!
Only 50 tickets available, with a limited number at various prices, so order yours now!
If you are out of town or live elsewhere and would still like to donate, you can do so here:
MaMuse - “Ma” as in mamma; “Muse” as in the one who inspires
With deep roots in the folk and gospel traditions, and their hearts in the present, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music for the next seven generations to thrive on. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, and backed by inspired drummer (Mike Wofchuck) these two powerful women embody a love for all of life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness. With nine delicious years of co-creation and four full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of ALL BEINGS.
We love MaMuse and are partnering with them because they embody shared values in their music and work!
the story is shaped by the body from which it comes
a workshop for people who want to write about their own body, or someone else's, or the relationship between two bodies, about illness and health and creating out of the visceral and felt senses.
8 weeks, 8 live video conference sessions full of writing, reading "texts" (across genre and medium/form), and workshopping.
full of supportive accountability: private facebook group, check in buddies, and a structure to finish a piece of work.
full of community: people who get it, people making creative work out of an illness experience, people making creative work to get well, people who are telling stories they are afraid to tell and doing it anyway.
tuesdays nights: october 3, 17, 10, 24, november 7, 14, 21, 28
time TBD based on time zones of participants
in exchange for offering feedback this beta run, you can sign up for the whole thing for $97 - later it will be $397.
It's a Jewish tradition to visit graves around the time of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It can be a softening, humbling act.
Up until the early 20th century, many women in Ashkenazi (Central / Eastern Europe) communties made candles during this time, with the specific purpose of contemplating the souls of loved ones - making separate candles for the living and the dead. These same lights would be used to illuminate the synagogues on the eve of Yom Kippur:
We will learn a little about the practices and the yiddish prayers that accompanied them. We will make a simple beeswax, and take time to call to mind someone who we wish to call to mind at this time.
This session may be particularly helpful for those of us who cannot visit a grave, but wish to make space for something like it.
entry by donation
all faiths and genders welcome
candle supplies generously funded by Moishe House Without Walls
Kohenet RuachEl/Rachel Rose Reid is the first European woman to be ordained by Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute.
Celebrating artistry and nurturing activism, Greenbelt Festival is energised by a progressive Christian worldview. It is inclusive, open-minded, participatory and generous in spirit, and always features multi-faith presenters to share their culture and perspective.
This year Kohenet RuachEl is a featured guest on the line up.
For full details of the schedule, see: http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/artists/rachel-rose-reid/
10:30 AM - Faces of Shekhinah: The Feminine Divine in Judaism
If God is beyond gender and definition, why can it cause so much kerfuffle when we speak of Her as She? Has it always been so? Come explore the Jewish Goddess hidden in plain sight, through text study, discussion and song.
6:00 PM - Ma’ariva Aravim
Join us for a twilight circle of accessible, prayerful chant, song and silence, leading us towards relaxation and a night of peaceful sleep
Rachel Rose Reid is a storyteller and the first European woman to be ordained by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute.
6:00 PM - Ma’ariva Aravim
10:30 AM - Saltwater, Circles, Spices: Sephardic Women’s Ritual Lore
Well into the 20th century, the Sephardic Jews of Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania had a living spirituality extending beyond the bounds of many modern understandings of Judaism. We shall learn a little of this ritual work through the eyes of sacred texts, early rabbis, and the women themselves, who sought to sweeten the darkness and heal troubled times.
1:00 PM - Scriptural Reasoning Remixed
Join Rachel Rose Reid, Abdalhamid Evans and Simon Jones as they discuss the songs that move them spiritually and the special meanings why.
6:00 PM - Ma’ariva Aravim
"And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands [...] of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen." (Exodus 35:25)
In the ancient World, weaving was often considered a sacred and magical act, worthy of wonder and mythology. In the modern World, some of us rediscover these crafts for pleasure, and find a meditative, spiritual quality in the flow and focus required.
This session will involve some learning about the holiness of weaving in Jewish oral and written histories, and a practical activity to see if we can find meditation in the act of it.
Weaving experience/skill not required.
Led by Kohenet RuachEl
Entry by donation
Hosted by Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation
Kohenet Rachel Rose Reid, and Sadeh Founder and Talia Chain are co-hosting Sadeh's first farming retreat. Our guest educators include Kohenet Sarah Chandler, and Rav Kohenet Rabbi Jill Hammer Read on to find out more!
Sadeh, which means Field, is currently the UK's only Jewish farm. Sadeh cultivates community, grows food, and sows the seeds of change through farming and outdoor education, and to strengthen the Jewish community’s voice and commitment to environmental issues.
Would you love to try out farming, growing vegetables and getting your hands dirty? Are you interested in finding out how Sadeh can nourish your mind, body and soul? Your week will include farm work, Jewish learning, and skill sessions. This program suits team players who are willing to work hard! Please email email@example.com for an application form if you would like to apply.