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Tending to the Jewish Ancestral:Emergent on Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Memorial Day

Mon, April 17th, 2023
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

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Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, gives rise to a pain, felt individually but shared collectively, among those who identify as Ashkenazi Jews, and those who have connections to the genocide perpetrated against Jews and other minority groups during WWII.

In this gathering, we will engage our own experience with how we process grief; our connection to our ancestors; what would it mean, and take, to release, nurture, heal; and what practical daily practices support this way of being.

Rami Efal, former executive director of the Zen Peacemaker Order and residential Zen student, and current rabbinical and cantorial student, will guide us in learning what the mystical Jewish tradition, Zen Buddhism, and other methodologies have to teach us, practice meditation and absorptive prayer, and consider orienting towards a shift of consciousness that the Ancestral:Emergent may mean, and reveal.

Students interested in attending an informal dinner with Rami after the talk, please email Rabbi Seth at smw4.

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