A Magic / Havdalah Ritual for Rebellion
24 November 2018
marking the need for rest & for action
Sufi Shekhina Song Circle
27 November 2018
| chant & song in Hebrew & Arabic | Dhikr | Embodied devotion |
What is Yelala?
Experiential and sacred text learning based on work from the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute.
6-9 December 2018
| experiential learning | fire-making | song
Yelala is an ancient Hebrew word which is commonly understood as mournful wailing. In fact, it is a loud cry of any kind - sorrow, rage, joy, ecstasy.
This is Jewish-rooted, earth-centred sharing of empowering, embodied practice and marginalised wisdom from Biblical antiquity to the present day.Some is for specific groups, and some is for anyone who feels drawn to it.
Yelala is a body of work & gathering of likeminded souls based in the UK, & gently curated by Kohenet Rachel, the first woman outside of North America to be ordained by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute and Tsova (Kohenet-in-training) Yael Tischler.
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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