P L A Y S H O P   D E S C R I P T I O N S (coming soon!)

Session A: 1:30 – 2:45pm 

Spirituality in Nature
with Leanne Grossman

Tap into your spiritual essence through the peace of being in nature. Join naturalist Leanne Grossman on a two-mile hike through the woods and environment surrounding Bort Meadow. An easy to moderate up and down trail. Kids welcome. We will meet in the meadow right behind the bathrooms. Bring water. Wear sturdy shoes.

Dancing with the Divine Feminine 
with Rabbi Shifra Tobacman

It’s Shabbat. It’s Renewal. It’s the Kehilla Retreat. It’s Shekhina Time! Join us for a co-creative hour of spiritual and liturgical exploration, as we rest more deeply into the beauty of Bort Meadow, and consider what Divine Presence is for us when viewed through the lens of feminist, feminized and other-gendered Jewish expressions of our connection to Spirit/God/Goddess/One-ness. Open to people of all genders!

Spiritual Awakening: Teachings of the Ba’al ShemTov
with Rabbi Burt Jacobson

Israel Ba’al Shem Tov was the founder of Hasidism, the 18th century movement of Jewish Renewal.
We will explore the Ba’al Shem’s teachings about awakening to the path of the spirit.

Session B: 3:15 – 4:30pm 

Know your Roots
with Rabbi Dev and Jenna Stover-Kemp

Description coming soon

Drawing from Nature
with Leah Korican

Drawing is a wonderful way to deeply connect with the visual world. We will take our inspiration from the landscape around us; zooming in on details or meditating on a larger landscape. No prior experience is necessary. You will be gently guided in techniques for seeing and drawing whether you draw all the time or have not drawn since kindergarten. All ages are welcome.