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Tradition & Innovation

A Kavannah for Women on Rosh Hodesh

Women were given the new moon celebration.

Because we held onto our jewels,
Refused to participate in an act that profaned G-d and our emergent nation
And produced the golden calf.

This is the lesson we are taught.

But what of the women who danced under the moon? 
Who, in soul and bone, felt the changing of time and tide?

Many moons have graced the earth.
And many women have moved with them for millennia.

What if we were to suddenly give ourselves the new moon?
Place it in our orbit and from here seek out tradition and G-d?

The view is different from us:
Of our world and the worlds beyond our reach.

The new moon is a new universe for women, pulling us to the center of who we are and the People we wish to become.

 

Prayer

Ingredients of Prayer: Writing Contemporary Liturgy

What makes a prayer a prayer? What are the varieties of ways to encounter prayer in our daily lives and make it our own? How do I write my own prayers? Join acclaimed liturgist Alden Solovy in a playful and inquisitive exploration of the ingredients of prayer. Connect with other seekers and write your own prayers in a safe and supportive environment. Classes meet online through Zoom and begin October 16th. All are welcome!

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