Climate Justice Seder
London | 17 April 2019
a ritual action, exploring how the mythology of Passover can act as inspiration to our work in demanding Climate Justice.
Kabbalat Shabbat with Yelala
London | Friday 12 April 2019
| inclusive sabbath song & meditation |
vegetarian stew (please bring delicious side dishes to share!)
| sacred text exploration | all welcome |
What is Yelala?
Shavuot:Where You GoI Will Go
London | 2 June 2019
| song, story, art & ritual | tending intergenerational relationships |
Yelala: Women's Retreat
21-24 March 2019
** Applications are closed, but we are accepting applications to the waitlist **As Winter flips into Spring, Purim - the Jewish festival of Sacred Foolery, Power Reversals and the Uprooting of the Gender Binary - shows up to shake us into our deepest selves. Join Yelala co-founders Kohenet Rachel Rose Reid and Tzova Yael Tischler for a exploration of the ways in which Purim can provide us with the strength, embodiment, spiritual nourishment and humour to meet our topsy-turvy world. We’ll be also be joined by Rav Kohenet Rabbi Jill Hammer to explore sacred texts, and professional Clever Idiot Lucy Hopkins, who will initiate us in the ways of sacred clowning and holy foolery. Scrumptious meals will be created by Josie Cowgill, author of the Vegetarian Comfort Food cookbook. Our base will be the Sadeh, the UK’s only Jewish farm.Sacred Clowning | Embodied Ritual | Reclaiming Lost Ancestors | Campfire Storytelling | Devotional Song |Exploring the Feminine Divine in Judaism | Countryside Walks | Delicious Meals | Shabbat |
In our three days together, through a weave of ritual, song, learning and spiritual practice, we will explore the Jewish-rooted feminine archetypes and faces of the Divine Feminine that manifest most strongly at Purim. We will co-create an intergenerational sisterhood of women/femmes who are placing their narrative in the centre of what it might mean to be Jewish. We are looking for people who have the intention of making shifts when they return home, whether that's in your personal practices or shared in wider circles of community.
Thursday dinner-Sunday lunch, 21-24 March 2019, Sadeh Farm, Orpington, Kent.
Spaces limited to 15-20 women / femmes.Cost £175-225 depending on income.Got questions? See the FAQs, then get in touch if you need.
Questions about Yelala & the Jewish Women's Retreat
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Devotional or Learning Circles
Devotional and Learning Circles are created in partnership with a volunteer co-host who finds a room and invites a minimum of ten guests. Circles have been held at music festivals, faith communities, meditation groups, Red Tent & Rosh Chodesh groups, & private homes. They can be held in single or multi-gendered space, and Jewish, multi-faith, or secular space.In Devotional Circles we learn accessible chants & song based on ancient Hebrew liturgy, and enter soulful, song-filled meditation together.In Learning Circles we explore feminine archetypes and narratives in a Jewish context, through song, study of sacred and anthropological texts, handcrafting or other embodied exploration, and personal reflection.Find a space at an existing Circle or get in touch to co-host your own.Archetypes are based on the Netivot wheel, created by the Kohenet Institute as a tool for finding feminine representation in Jewish text & history. Subjects have included: Soul Candle-Making & Contemplation - Ashkenazi women's rituals for the Living & the Dead; Ritual Medical Lore of Sephardi Women; In the Weaver's Hand - the weaver as a symbol of Divine strength; By the Sweat of Your Brow - How Field, City & Exile Shaped Jewish Cultures.
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