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    EVENTS TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE

    KABBALAT SHABBAT WITH YELALA

    Zoom | 18.30-19.45 UK Time | Every Friday

    In this time of physical disconnect, let us choose connection... We may not be able to go out into the apple orchards to welcome the Shabbat like the sixteenth century Jewish mystics, but we can convene in this Online Orchard, to sing in the Day of Rest with chants, meditations, and wordless melodies.
    When you email us, please share a short personal memory of something calming, so we know you are a real human being.
    This event is offered free of charge. If you are feeling abundant, we would appreciate
    a donation towards our work.
    This event is open to all, regardless of whether or not you are able to donate.

    SHEVAT FULL MOON CIRCLE: TU BISHVAT SEDER

    Zoom | Sunday 16 January | 19.15-20.30 GMT

    In the middle ages, kabbalists - Jewish mystics - devised a festive meal to celebrate the New Year of the Trees and journey through the four kabbalist worlds (layers of existence). We invite you to a Tu Bishvat seder Yelala-style, delving into a different seder of four worlds, exploring our relationship with ancient, mythic, personal and communal memories of trees, along with song, sacred foods and storytelling, rejoicing in the Earth’s produce as she begins to wake up from her slumber.

     

    Difficult financial circumstances are not a barrier to participation, please contact us if you are unable to afford our supported ticket price, so that we can welcome you.

    ADAR I FULL MOON CIRCLE: PURIM KATAN

    Zoom | 19.15-20.30 UK Time | Tuesday 15 February | 19.15-20.30

    The Jewish leap year contains a whole additional lunar month of Adar.
    During Adar I we celebrate Purim Katan. The festival of Purim celebrates a specific story of communal salvation, but Purim Katan has often been taken as a chance to commemorate local stories with the same theme.

    Our full moon circles are tapestries of song and celebration. For this one, we will learn more about Purim Katan, and combine it with our own tales and memories of resilience and survival against all odds.

     

    Difficult financial circumstances are not a barrier to participation, please contact us if you are unable to afford our supported ticket price, so that we can welcome you.
     

    ADAR II FULL MOON CIRCLE: PURIM

    Zoom | 19.00-20.30 UK Time | Wednesday 16 March | 19.15-20.30

    Having kindled our own sacred fools, we join together in the communal festival of sacred foolery! We will embody the joyful, life-affirming energy of Purim, celebrate the heroines Vashti and Esther, and rejoice that Spring is here!
     

    Difficult financial circumstances are not a barrier to participation, please contact us if you are unable to afford our supported ticket price, so that we can welcome you.

  • Your own Yelala Event

    We often work in partnership with co-hosts. These events can be private for you and your friends / participants, or open to the public - it's up to you. We make some basic agreements, and then you can promote to your heart's content. If the event is open to the public, we will help you to promote the event, too.
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    We have been guests at music festivals, faith communities, interfaith events, meditation groups, podcasts, Red Tent & Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) groups, retreats, & private homes. We are happy to participate in single or multi-gendered gatherings, and Jewish, multi-faith, or secular groups.
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    In Devotional Circles we learn accessible chants & song based on ancient Hebrew liturgy, and enter soulful, song-filled meditation together. Occasionally we also run rituals online, from Tu b'Shevat seders to moments
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    In Learning Circles we can explore a rich variety of sessions based on the creation and history of Jewish rooted ritual, feminine archetypes* and narratives in a Jewish context, and we can adapt our teachings to suit all levels of Jewish knowledge. We use song, study of sacred and anthropological texts, and invite embodied exploration, and personal reflection.
    *Archetypes are based on the Netivot wheel, created by the Kohenet Institute as a tool for finding feminine representation in Jewish text & history.

     

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    If you think you'd like us to make a ritual for you, please click Ritual + Ceremony in the menu at the top of the page.

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