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SoulCandle Making & Contemplation


  • Alyth Alyth Gardens London NW11 7EN UK (map)

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.

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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. 

Earlier Event: August 25
Greenbelt Festival, England