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Sunday, March 19 • 10:00 - 10:45
Creating Community: (Re)Inventing Rituals for the Contemporary Jewish Life Span

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Bored with synagogue services? Want to be part of something but not quite sure what? If you find yourself feeling deeply individual but hopelessly communal, this workshop is for you. Come discover what awaits you when you merge your life and community through the creation of Jewish ritual in your home or synagogue. Using traditional sources and historical records of Jewish communal healing praxis, we will look at new ways for you to get closer to Judaism while cultivating a supportive mainline Jewish community. Like the Maggid, the traditional Jewish teller of tales, you will be able to spin silk from sorrow and prune purpose out of life's perplexity. Furthermore, you will be able to enhance your own experience of Jewish life cycle while inching forward your community with life-giving ritual.

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Devon Spier

Devon Spier is a rabbinical student and spiritual entrepreneur. She spends half her week studying at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York and the other half creating rituals for the Jews of Southern Ontario to make meaning out of their lives. Devon has helped individuals and communities ritualize break-ups and quarter-life-crises, marriages and later-in-life b'nei mitzvot. Her approach bridges Jewish tradition with the spiritual hunger... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00 - 10:45
L1 27th Floor

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