Do I have to be Jewish to attend this retreat?
This retreat is open to people of all backgrounds and affiliations. However, please note that there will be a significant proportion of spiritual practice and teachings drawn from Jewish tradition, and the event will be based around the celebration of Shabbat over Friday evening and Saturday. The practices are super fun, user-friendly and something that can be applied to your life no matter your background. Please feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions.
Is this retreat for women only?
This retreat is open to all genders. We believe that the Divine Feminine has been suppressed in our society for all people no matter their gender, and we intend to work on liberating that feminine element no matter what bodies we are born into. If you find the notion of the 'feminine' challenging to relate to, this retreat may not be the one for you.
What practices of Shabbat, Kosher and other Jewish traditions will be accommodated on this retreat?
This retreat is a pluralist event designed to be welcoming of all people of all backgrounds and practices. However, due to the range of practices out there, we know we won't be able to please everybody. Please carefully fill out your application form and indicate your practices there so we can make our decisions with the group in mind, to the best of our ability. All food will be vegetarian and cooked with kosher ingredients. Shabbat will be practiced in varied ways throughout the retreat, but please note that there will be live music throughout. If you have specific questions or needs, please reach out and we will do our best to make you comfortable to the extent of what is possible with our program.
A few other notes...
This retreat is a deep dive into personal growth, transformation and spiritual practice. It will require you exiting your comfort zone, in the sweetest, gentlest way possible. Please come prepared and open to explore. This is a participatory event, but you will not be forced to do anything you don't want to! We invite you to come with a beginner's mind, ready to consider yourself an active participant rather than a passive observer. Please email any questions to rishe at thegene-sis.com