2 2021

Opening to Revelation with Rabbi Shefa Gold

10:00AM - 12:00PM  


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$ Cost $ 18.00

Opening to Revelation with Rabbi Shefa Gold

On Sunday, May 2, just two weeks before the holiday of Shavuot when Jews around the world will be celebrating the revelation of Torah, the Havurah Synagogue will be hosting a workshop with Rabbi Shefa Gold, from 10 AM – noon, titled Opening to Revelation. In counting the days of the Omer, the counting of the fifty days from the second night of Passover, the holiday of liberation, to Shavuot, we are preparing ourselves to become the vessels for G-d’s Presence and messengers for the Divine Word. G-d instructs Moses to tell us to make ourselves holy for the Day of Revelation, to wash our garments and get ready! In this workshop of preparation for Shavuot, we will use the modalities of study, chant and holy conversation to prepare ourselves as channels for the Divine flow of Revelation that is available in each moment of radiant presence.

Rabbi Shefa Gold is a leader in Aleph: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She is the director of C-DEEP The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Shefa composes and performs spiritual music, has produced ten albums, and her liturgies have been published in several new prayer-books. She teaches workshops and retreats on the theory and art of Chanting, Devotional Healing, Spiritual Community Building, Meditation, and trained Chant Leaders in Kol Zimra, a two year program for rabbis, cantors and lay leaders. She is a resource faculty for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and a fellow for CLAL’s Rabbis without Borders. She was recently named “One of the 33 most Inspiring Rabbis in America,” by the Jewish Forward. Her new project is called SOULIFT, a one week immersion in spiritual practice designed to lift us into the Soul perspective. Shefa combines her grounding in Judaism with a background in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Native American spiritual traditions to make her uniquely qualified as a spiritual bridge celebrating the shared path of devotion. She is the author of Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land, and In the Fever of Love: An Illumination of the Song of Songs and Are We There Yet? Travel as a Spiritual Practice, published by Ben Yehuda Press, and The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love published by Jewish Lights.

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Sponsor: Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland, OR