Managing Our Fears with Rabbi Shefa Gold
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About The Event
Hundreds of years ago, the Baal Shem Tov (a great sage and the founder of Hasidism) developed a process for his difficult age that deals with how we face and move through adversity.
Thursday, April 2, at 9:15 p.m. we will meet on Zoom to chant, meditate, and support each other through these times of adversity. This week we will focus on "Managing Our Fears"
We will begin by opening to the resources of blessing, and then experience this 3-part process:
Hachna’ah (being humbled, surrendering, Yielding)
Havdalah (discerning God’s Presence in the midst of it)
Ham’takah (Sweetening our Bitterness)
We will connect with each other, open up our inner resources, calm down our nervous systems, and enter in to the possibilities and opportunities of this unprecedented time. Please join me.
Rabbi Shefa Gold
Click HERE to download the Blessing for the Meditation
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Rabbi Shefa Gold is a leader in Aleph: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She is the director of C-DEEP The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
Shefa composes and performs spiritual music, has produced ten albums, and her liturgies have been published in several new prayer-books. She teaches workshops and retreats on the theory and art of Chanting, Devotional Healing, Spiritual Community Building, Meditation, and trains Chant Leaders in Kol Zimra, a two-year program for rabbis, cantors and lay leaders. She is a resource faculty for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and a fellow for CLAL’s Rabbis without Borders. She was recently named “One of the 33 most Inspiring Rabbis in America,” by the Jewish Forward.
Her new project is called SOULIFT, a one-week immersion in a spiritual practice designed to lift us into the Soul perspective. Shefa combines her grounding in Judaism with a background in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Native American spiritual traditions to make her uniquely qualified as a spiritual bridge celebrating the shared path of devotion.
She is the author of Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land and In the Fever of Love: An Illumination of the Song of Songs and Are We There Yet? Travel as a Spiritual Practice, published by Ben Yehuda Press, as well as, The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love, published by Jewish Lights.