Rosh Chodesh Circle: Intergenerational
Urban Adamah and At The Well are excited to invite you to a brand-new monthly series: Rosh Chodesh on the Farm! Rosh Chodesh is the first day of every new lunar month in the Jewish calendar. For thousands of years, Jewish women have gathered during the new moon to connect, support, witness, learn, and celebrate living the rhythms of their lives alongside the moon’s renewal and the Hebrew calendar. At The Well is a women's health and wellness organization rooted in Jewish wisdom, on a mission to unify practices of health and holiness by empowering women’s circles (aka Well Circles) to gather each new moon (aka Rosh Chodesh!). In this special partnership, we’ll breath new life into this ancient ritual by inviting people to gather around certain themes that connect us to body, mind, spirit, and earth. Each month will be dedicated to forming different groups of individuals based around shared identities and/or professions: herbalists and farmers, birth workers, visual artists, movement workers, and one cohort that will specifically explore what it means to be an intergenerational community. These cohorts will meet twice in 2019 at Urban Adamah and will be encouraged to continue meeting as a group beyond the program. These gatherings are open to all who feel called to be there and we are partnering with local leaders in these realms to share their wisdom and create a network of individuals who identify with and are interested in this work. We invite all menstruators, women, femmes, and female-identifying people of all ages and abilities to join in this special ritual of warmth, love, and empowerment.The Cohort Schedule:January 8th (2nd of Shevat): Herbalists and FarmersFebruary 5th (30th of Shevat): IntergenerationalMarch 7th (30th of Adar 1): Body Worker and MovementApril 7th (2nd of Nissan): Birthworkers and Jewish Birth practicesMay 7th (2nd of Iyar): Artists and Creative ExpressionTickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Online registration will close one hour before the program starts. No one turned away for lack of funds. Accessibility Notes: This event will be held in our ADA accessible and heated yurt. We have one accessible parking spot in our lot, however please leave time to find street parking if needed, as our lot fills up quickly. If you anticipate needing special assistance, please email YXJpIHwgdXJiYW5hZGFtYWggISBvcmc=. FM receivers are available for those hard of hearing.About the facilitators: Sarah Waxman is the passionate Founder of At The Well. She has been a student of sociology and holistic medicine, a national champion athlete at the University of Pennsylvania, an instructor of yoga and mindfulness, a dancer, and a passionate member of the Jewish community. In her free time, you can find her on the dance floor.
Susan Berrin is editor of Celebrating the New Moon: A Rosh Chodesh Anthology and A Heart of Wisdom: Making the Jewish Journey from Midlife through the Elder Years. She is Editor-in-Chief of Sh’ma, a pluralistic monthly journal of contemporary Jewish ideas. Susan lives at the seam of a diverse group of communities in Berkeley.Becca Heisler is a Rosh Chodesh enthusiast who loves singing and connecting with the rhythms of the earth. She is a program coordinator and youth mentor at Wilderness Torah. Becca is passionate about Jewish tradition, Jewish community, and working with women and girls in the wilderness.Ari Eisen is the Public Programs and Retreat Center Director at Urban Adamah. She is passionate about experiential outdoor education and programming as tools for personal transformation, healing, and community building.
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