Reimagining Life: Ritual and Story to Lift our Spirit
The coronavirus pandemic has shaken many of us to the core. Illness, loss and fear surround us. For many, daily routines are disrupted, weekly practices are cancelled or moved online, celebratory milestones have been postponed, and our grieving rituals transformed by the rules of social distancing. The very acts of living, loving and losing are being reconfigured every day.
- How do we reorient ourselves in the midst of so much uncertainty?
- How do we welcome with compassion all of the many feelings that are surfacing during this period of overwhelm and shutdown?
- How do we look ahead to better times while staying present to what is possible, right here, right now?
- What wisdom and practice does Judaism have to ground us through this time and beyond?
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz (Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA), Rabbi Jenny Solomon (Beth Meyer Synagogue, Raleigh, NC), and Reimagine founding board chair, psychologist – and JCC member – Dr. Jeannie Blaustein in reimagining what it means to live, lose and love during this period. Through song, ritual, story and text, we will create spaces to reconnect with our own deep knowing, our own inner strength, and the wisdom of our tradition.
This event will be hosted by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan as part of their 16th annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot, revelatory night of study, film, music, dance, yoga, and more in celebration of Shavuot.