Our bodies and our spirits are connected. Birth, illness, grieving, and dying, as well as traumatic events like natural disasters and the Holocaust, raise core spiritual questions in all of us. On May 16, join Jewish artists, rabbis and spiritual directors at the Contemporary Jewish Museum as they offer workshops, readings, and new rituals to help us move toward a greater sense of wholeness.
The day’s events will offer something for everyone, whether you prefer to participate or listen, engage your mind or your senses, probe your own difficult journey or gain insight into a close friend or family member’s efforts to heal.
11:10 Mark Haviland offers a body-based workshop. Move your arms and legs; flex your muscles; connect body to spirit.
11:10 Chemo Siddur! Jewish Milestones’ artist will provide scissors, paper, glue and spiritual guidance to help you craft a page responding to your own illness or that of someone close to you.
1:00 Welcome and lecture by Prof. Diane Wolf, U.C. Davis
2:00 Poetry of the Body: A reading by poets Julia Bloch, Hannah Stein, and Chana Bloch
2:00 Text Study: Maimonides on Healing with Rabbi Jon Sommer
3:00 Interactive presentation by the Playback Theater
3:15 Body Image: A workshop with Spiritual Director Karen Erlichman and Rabbi Natan Fenner
4:30 Closing Healing Ritual
For just $10, you get access to all this, plus full admittance to the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibits and a free copy of Zeek magazine’s special issue on healing. All workshops on May 16 will be offered on a first come, first serve basis to ticket holders. Get your tickets now by going to http://cjmhealingconference.eventbrite.com
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