Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, WI Invites You to a Weekend with…
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone
Thursday, March 31-Saturday, April 2
“Renewing Our Jewish Legacy: Ancient Practices for a New Era”
Drawing on the ancient practices of Jewish meditation, music, and mysticism, Rabbi Firestone will lead an experiential weekend of prayer, study, celebration, and conversation.
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado.
Widely known for her groundbreaking work on Kabbalah and depth psychology and the re-integration of the feminine wisdom tradition within Judaism, Rabbi Firestone lectures and teaches embodied spiritual and ancient wisdom practices that are particularly honed to assist us at this critical time in world history.
Thursday, March 31:
Jewish Meditation for Everybody
7:00-9:00 p.m. – Location to be announced.
In Rabbi Tirzah’s first session we will explore four different styles of Jewish meditation based on ancient Jewish texts and practices.
Friday, April 1:
Shabbat Potluck and Kabbalat Shabbat Services – “Cutting Edge Judaism: Reb Zalman and a Judaism for a New Era”
6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:15 p.m. Service – At the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive (Landmark Auditorium)
Rabbi Tirzah will lead the service and speak about Reb Zalman’s revolutionary ideas, leading prayers in the style he developed.
Saturday, April 2:
Shabbat Morning Services with a Dvar Torah by Rabbi Tirzah
9:30 a.m. Services – At the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive (Landmark Auditorium)
Potluck Lunch and Study Session with Rabbi Tirzah
12:00 p.m. – At the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive (Landmark Auditorium)
Rabbi Tirzah will lead a text study on Aish Zara (the strange fire that Aaron’s sons brought before Adonai)
Havdalah and Dessert: Teaching Tales from our Mystical Tradition
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Location to be announced.
At Rabbi Tirzah’s last session she will lead Havdalah and tell Hassidic stories. This event is family friendly! Please eat dinner ahead of time and bring a dessert to share.
The weekend is free and donations are welcome. For more information or if you are coming from out of town and would like to stay at a member’s home, Contact Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, 608 257-2944, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.shamayim.org/