All sessions take place on Mondays from 7-8.30pm unless otherwise stated.
You can read more about each of these courses further down, but here's the basic schedule:
Doorway and Sharing Circles (for Cottage Residents only)
Our time in the cottage begins and ends at the edges of Winter. Our Cottage Residents will be part of special opening and closing Doorway Circles, and regular Sharing Circles, to our hopes and lay the foundations for making our winter cosy, connected, and nourishing.
7-8.30pm, Sunday 8 November 2020; Sharing Circles, and Closing Circle, dates TBC.
At the Bedside: Jewish Customs & Folklore of Birth & Birthing
Learn about Jewish customs around birthing and being born into the world from across the Jewish diaspora, with song, ritual, discussion, and room for practical ideas and adaptation to modern circumstances including. This course makes no assumption that attendees wish to be parents, and focuses on our relationship with this liminal doorway through which we have all entered life.
4 week course: 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2020
In the Wild Woods: Jewish Ways with Winter Solstice
Learn about Jewish customs around Winter Solstice, including midrashim (folklore), Earth-centred practices, women’s practices, and the stories of the ancestresses we raise up at this time. This course will be a three-part series to help us prepare for the darkest time of year and the return of the light. It will culminate in a Jewishly-rooted ritual to mark the Solstice.
3 week course: 7, 14, 21 December 2020
The Book Nook: The Wonder Women of the Tanakh
From tactical change-makers to fiery queens, from vulnerable daughters to wise women, let us encounter women of our ancient tradition. We will meet these women in all their boldness, vulnerability, leadership and complexity. Sessions include text study, as well as an embodied or meditative practice to connect to the medicine of each ancestress.
4 week course: 11, 18, 25 January + 1 February 2021
The Hearth: A Course in Ritual Craft
Sessions include gaining knowledge of ritual-making throughout Jewish history, practical ritual design and leadership skills, chevrutah study (in pairs) and the opportunity to lead and workshop your own ritual.
8 week course: 15, 22 February + 1, 8, 15, 22 March 2021
plus time for chevrutah (learning in pairs) and 2 mentoring sessions to be arranged with you to support your confidence / creation of ritual
The Kitchen Table: Kabbalat Shabbat
Bringing in the Day of Rest in community, with devotional song, meditation and connection.
Every Friday, 6.30-7.45pm