Rishe Groner of The Gene-Sis joins Hevria for a creative transition from 5778 into 5779, with embodied movement and meditation.
Last summer, we began the journey in. This past summer, we've spent the season traveling around, inviting all to experience.And now, we're bringing it back to Brooklyn where it all began, as we embark on a one year experiment of monthly Shabbos experiences.
Is it possible that the Messianic reality of utopia is really about feminine empowerment, nonhierarchy and moving past the gender binary?
embodied, ecstatic morning prayer with dance and movement to celebrate and bless our country, in its challenges and in its blessings, on the morning of July 4th.
dress to sweat. bring water. ritual items welcomed and encouraged.
requires entrance to Aleph Kallah 2018.
Kick off your festival by settling into space, letting go of the week's challenges and sloughing off the city with meditation, candlelighting ceremony, singing, dancing and a delicious potluck dinner to build community and celebrate our heritage of Shabbat
We'll gather in community to greet the Shabbat Bride - the Divine Feminine, with a festival favorite - Goddess Shabbos. Please bring a potluck dish to share, your own plate and eating utensils, and an open heart to share this transformational experience with friends old and new. Join us for opening prayers, candlelighting and meditation, or come just in time for dinner and get to know one another in advance of this magical weekend.
NoMadico festival, presented by the Meso Creso crew, presents a weekend of fun frolicking and adventurous delights. To purchase your ticket to NoMadico, visit https://nomadicofestival.com/
Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend camping festival by settling into space, letting go of the week's challenges and sloughing off the city with meditation, candlelighting ceremony, singing, dancing and a delicious potluck dinner to build community and celebrate our heritage of Shabbat
Find us down at the Wellnest in the Future Clear Pyramid just before sunset (around 7.30pm), where we'll gather in community to greet the Shabbat Bride - the Divine Feminine, with a festival favorite - Goddess Shabbos. Please bring a potluck dish to share, your own plate and eating utensils, and an open heart to share this transformational experience with friends old and new. Join us for opening prayers, candlelighting and meditation, or come just in time for dinner and get to know one another in advance of this magical weekend.
We'll be heading over to the Wellnest dome after dinner for Ecstatic Dance and sound healings with the rest of the Wellnest crew!
Elements Lakewood Camping Festival, produced by the NYC BangOn! crew, presents a weekend of fun frolicking and adventurous delights. To purchase your ticket to Elements, visit https://www.elementsfest.us/
Alcohol Policy: Note that the Elements festival rules do NOT permit glass in the festival grounds, and will only allow one twelve-pack of beer (canned) and 1.5 L box of wine. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to the Shabbat dinner within these guidelines, remembering to Leave No Trace!
Celebrate Revelation and the opening of Divine wisdom on Mount Sinai with a Torah and tea session, featuring insights from YOU! Bring a thought, a word of wisdom or a question for us all to ponder, along with a vegetarian or dairy potluck dish.
Private address. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Join an all-night learning event with a dance break
Start your morning off right with the unique teaching and insights of Rishe Groner!
Sunday, April 15, 11:30am-1pm
SoulHacks: A Tangible Approach to Personal Growth Through Sefirat HaOmer
On Rosh Chodesh Iyyar, we enter into week three of our 49-day journey, with that expanding into Tiferet: compassion, balance and truth. Come for an embodied, open-hearted take on this tradition with daily SoulHacks as you get your Omer on!
For more information on SoulHacks please visit:
Light breakfast will be served
Suggested donation: $5
Join Rishe Groner of The Gene-Sis for a week of heart-opening embodied classes, workshops, prayers and singing circles at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT, nestled in the Berkshire Mountains.
Classes will include:
#SoulHacks: A Daily Practice based on Sefirat Haomer
MIriam's Timbrel + Miriam's Dance: Text-based study and embodied dance magic!
Gratitude is the Medicine: Modeh Ani as Mission Statement
Spilling Blood, Spilling Wine: Exercising Compassion over our enemies' downfall
Awakening the Shechinah: The Kabbalist Feminist Approach to Liberation!
Children's Programming - Where Our Feelings Live; Children's Seder & Kabbalat Shabbat
You are invited to meet the person you've always wanted to be. The magic being embodying Divine light. The part of you that lives with no shame or embarrassment. The one who can cry, laugh, be vulnerable and share in community. The one who nurtures but doesn't caretake. The one who receives but isn't needy. The one who expresses without fear and listens without judgement.
Empower yourself with Jewish mystic wisdom and embodied practice. A weekend to go deep and greet your inner Divine Feminine.
On March 16 - March 18, 2018, join us for a weekend of exploration, meditation, movement and liberation. Located in the Catskills, just 2.5 hours from New York City, we'll spend time understanding our own sense of empowerment and oppression, Divine feminine and masculine, based on Kabbalah, Jewish tradition, mystic texts and traditional practices. We'll eat delicious vegetarian food, relax in the sunshine, chant, dance, drum, connect, and meet our truest, freest selves.
Applications are due Feb 27th. All accepted applications will need to pay the fees ($108 - $180) by March 5 to confirm their spot.
Apply here >> https://goo.gl/forms/xqO2RRqxASUdugJ32
For more information visit www.thegene-sis.com/retreat
“Awaken, awaken! The time has come to sing your song”
— Kabbalistic Liturgy of Friday Night Shabbat Prayer, "Lecha Dodi"
Embodied and text exploration of the Divine Feminine in Kabbalah
Immersive Shabbat experience
Musical prayer services
Organic vegetarian food
Intentional eating and food blessing ritual
Chant, song and drumming
Movement meditation and sacred dance
Personal spiritual direction
Celebration and liberation
Healing & bodywork available
... and much more!
Step into nature
Get away for the weekend in a large rustic farmhouse in Lexington, NY (near Hunter, NY), just 2.5 hours away from NYC. Enjoy the spacious grounds, cozy living spaces, and breathtaking views away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Sing, dance and pray
Our way is to experience life with embodied practice that is alive, mindful and spirited. Join Rishe Groner of The Gene-Sis and Miriam Eisenberger of Mindful Element for prayer, chant, meditation, and movement in safe spaces.
Explore new ancient things
We'll examine ancient traditions through the lens of what's new, bringing back practices from Judaism and bringing them into our bodies for a daily spiritual practice that works in our urban lives. We'll channel our ancestors and honor our bodies, liberating the Divine Feminine from oppression across generations.
“Thank You, Rishe and Miriam, for creating such sacred, beautiful, and inspiring space. Looking forward to sharing more ceremony together in the future. ”
— Brooke Novick
“I must say. Yesterday’s event was filled with spiritual gratification. Every person had something to share and scripture and worship for the Divine felt so much alive. Miriam Eisenberger Rishe Groner you two are a power house goddess Duo. I can’t wait to attend the next one to worship, dance, and sing!”
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Purim: Night of One Thousand Faces comes to favorite Brooklyn nightclub House of Yes, and we'll be there reading Megillah with a dramatic performance piece as well as various backroom readings throughout the night. Join us for a memorable Purim of mishteh v'simcha!
The earth is frozen, the trees are bare, but in the depths of the ground, the sap is rising. It's in the midst of the winter that Jewish tradition celebrates the "New Year for Trees" on "Tu B'shvat", the 15th of Shvat.
This year on January 31st we also witness the Super Blood Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse, on the full moon of Tu B'shvat. We'll join together to bless the earth and our connection to it, with sacred ceremony established by Kabbalists, the "Tu B'shvat Seder". We'll sip from the ceremonial four cups of wine, eat the symbolic fruits of each of the four dimensions, and feast on the produce of the land of Israel and the land we live on, with meditation, intention, discussion and song.
Donation: $18 / $20 at door.
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Facilitated by Rishe Groner and Miriam Eisenberger
Brought to you by The Gene-Sis and Mindful Element
Eating Meditation | Music | Food Tastings | Earth Blessing | Dancing
*This event has been subsidized by Moishe House Without Walls*
Join Repair The World and The Gene-Sis along with the local community to celebrate abundance, explore deeper meanings, and gather in gratitude with a ritual-based, intentional Thanksgiving Seder. (One week ahead of time, so plenty of time to get home to your family!)
Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av. The summer full moon, the grape harvest, a day of ecstatic joy and celebration in ancient Israel. Maidens would gather in the fields dressed in white, and dance in the vineyards to meet their beloveds. Shortly after the period of mourning "the Ninth of Av" commemorating Jewish destruction and tragedy, this is a day for celebration, and is celebrated to this day as a Festival of Love.
Join us for an evening of ceremonial ritual journeying into the depths of the nature of "Love", that is both human and divine. We will drink cacao ceremonially, explore heart-opening meditation, songs and chants, and move our bodies in a guided dance journey, delving into the lyrical esotericism of Song of Songs, an ancient Biblical poem of human and divine love.
We will be experiencing magic, expansion, heartbreak and ascension through movement, meditation, chant and song, with the sacred cacao spirit to nurture us, hold us and open our hearts into the highest expression of Divine love.
Doors open 7pm. Please be on time to settle into space for our opening ritual at 7.30pm.
We are honored to be opening the sacred space that is The Dance Temple, and look forward to blessing it with gratitude and abundance.
Energy Exchange: $25 - $35 sliding scale.
**** Important Info *****
Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com in order to ensure there is space and cacao for you.
Please respect the space and come prepared to journey with intention and openness. Please advise if you are taking any medications or if you are pregnant or have a heart condition, which react with cacao which affects blood flow to the heart.
Feel free to bring flowers or any other sacred objects you'd like to add to our altar space.
Dress comfortably to sweat, and bring a refillable water bottle with you. Eat lightly beforehand but please do not fast - we will be dancing until late and you may get hungry!
This event is open to people of all backgrounds, religions, genders and beliefs. We invite you to respect and appreciate the cultures from which we draw our rituals and songs, which are varied and done with sacred intention.
The Chassidim of yestseryear crafted the worldless niggun for the purpose of connecting to God to higher spirit - and to themselves, through the journey of transformation that is music. We'll explore music as medicine and find the inner meditation in Nigun, from Chabad and other Chassidic traditions, with modern applications to our own personal journeys.
This workshop is part of the Let My People Sing! weekend retreat at Isabella Freedman in Falls Village, CT. It requires registration with the retreat and will be held on Sunday at 9.15am.
The work of our time is to harmonize and integrate our internal masculine and feminine elements, understanding our own shadows and bringing them to the light so we can learn the lessons and move forward. We’ll explore the underpinnings of this sacred struggle through Kabbalah and other ancient goddess myths, and journey into our own experience with guided meditation, drumming and a bass-driven dance into the depths.
This workshop at Gratitude Migration: Summer Dream 2017 requires purchase of a 3-day festival pass to Gratitude Migration and will take place on Sunday morning at the Mind-Body-Spirit domes by Archimedes Designs.
Join Rishe to learn about Gratitude: the everpresent medicine that is our social currency for a new society, at the School of Dreams at Gratitude Migration Summer Dream.
The body possesses endless wisdom, stored in every limb and every muscle, released when we move and flow into who we are. We dance to meditate, to pray and to awaken, as we move into receiving the Torah with revelation, joy, and full expression of creative manifestation: Malchut of Malchut, on the 49th day of the Omer. Wake up with a fully immersive, embodied dance journey as we receive the Torah with our bodies as well as our souls. Let's dance like God is watching. (dress comfortably, bring water!)
Rishe Groner is a writer, teacher and creator of embodied spiritual experiences based on Jewish traditions from Chassidic and Kabbalistic sources. She is the founder of The Gene-Sis, a movement geared towards culturally appropriating Judaism with intentional embodied practice.