Grantee Work: Winter 2022


Thursdays, April 28 - June 9; 1-2:30 pm ET.  In Spring 2022, the Communal Loss and Adaptation Project (a Project of SVARA) will host a virtual queer Jewish spiritual bereavement support group for people who are mourning individual losses, in an era of pandemic and climate crisis. These losses do not have to be pandemic or climate related, but we will tend to individual grief within the context of this era of vast global change. For more information

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Yiddish Tkhines & Spontaneous Prayer with R' Noam Lerman. February 14-March 14, Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. ET.  Did Rebbe Nachman learn hisbodedus, the practice of praying and conversing with G-d in the woods, from his grandma? Come explore the history and practice of Yiddish Tkhines, Ashkenazi supplications that were once regularly written and prayed by women, trans, and gender non-conforming people. Registration can be found here, and please email for available scholarships.

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Cultivating Courage: Facing the Impacts of Racism in Ourselves and in Society

Wednesday, February 16th at 7pm EST / 4pm PST On Zoom

It takes courage to challenge racism, whether on the systemic level or in interpersonal relations or within our own minds and hearts. This session will offer Mussar and Torah wisdom for developing courage and applying it to dismantling racism.  

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For those who want to be an antiracist white Jews, join the Jewish Bridge Project for the Jewish Justice Circle: Awakening to Whiteness, an intimate and spiritual deep dive into racial and economic justice, settler colonialism, white supremacy and Christian dominance in the U.S.  Will run on Thursdays from March through June.  For all the information and to apply, see here.

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Join us for Creative Rest (Jan 20th 6-7:15 ET // 3-4:15 PT)

Come relax into reverie, rest and replenish, and unwind into the pleasure that the creative process has to offer. Designed to nourish and resource those on the frontlines of social change work, this free, drop-in series features inspiring movement leaders and opportunities for spiritual connection and exploration through the creative arts. We are thrilled to have Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife as this month's guest presenter. Register here!



The God Fellowship is an online 3-month training offered through Malchut to awaken consciousness for personal transformation and collective healing.  Weekly classes are facilitated by Hadar Cohen who guides an exploration of the 3-fold foundations of the human condition - consciousness, energetics, and devotion.

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Four-part virtual Liberating Mussar learning series on the middot (our deepest spiritual values) with Rabbi Susan Goldberg beginning March 6th. Learn this spiritual wisdom and discipline of transformative practices linking our inner lives, relationships, communities, and the world around us. The series will be once a month at 10am PT on Sunday on Zoom. Have any questions and/or want to learn more? Join a Rise Up connected Liberating Mussar Info Session Tuesday March 1st from 6-6:45PM with Rabbi Susan and the Nefesh community.



Ilana Sumka will be speaking on a panel, “How Faith Leaders Can Help or Hurt Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking: Lessons from Northern Ireland” on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 2-3 pm ET.  This is sponsored by Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative.  For more info and to register see this link.



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