#Soulhacks: Gratitude/hod @ CAY
May
20
8:00 PM20:00

#Soulhacks: Gratitude/hod @ CAY

For the fourth year running, Rishe Groner of The Gene-Sis presents #SOULHACKS, a 49-step process to ultimate transformation, exploring each Sefirah week-by-week with practical, tangible tips to work on every single day. Each week, we'll explore the energy of that sefirah, from Opening the Heart (Chesed) to Manifesting Creatively (Malchus). 

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#SoulHacks: Yesod/Grounding @ CAY
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

#SoulHacks: Yesod/Grounding @ CAY

e-Sis presents #SOULHACKS, a 49-step process to ultimate transformation, exploring each Sefirah week-by-week with practical, tangible tips to work on every single day. Each week, we'll explore the energy of that sefirah, from Opening the Heart (Chesed) to Manifesting Creatively (Malchus). 
Join us on Mondays at 8 PM (some alternative dates apply, check the schedule!) for learning, discussion, creative readings, and lots of practical tools. Snacks too!

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#soulhacks: Expression & Communication/Malchus @ CAY
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

#soulhacks: Expression & Communication/Malchus @ CAY

Spring is here! Motivation abounds! Don't you just want to be a better human when the sun shines? To let go of the grime and hack your way back to being a Soul, not just an angsty New Yorker? Sefiras Haomer is here, and it's the perfect time to brush up on what these fancy Sefiros really mean; what they stand for in our bodies (like chakras!); and how we can tap into the power of this time period to become the bestest people - nay, SOULS! - we can be. 

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#SoulHacks: Stamina/Netzach @ CAY
May
13
8:00 PM20:00

#SoulHacks: Stamina/Netzach @ CAY

Spring is here! Motivation abounds! Don't you just want to be a better human when the sun shines? To let go of the grime and hack your way back to being a Soul, not just an angsty New Yorker? Sefiras Haomer is here, and it's the perfect time to brush up on what these fancy Sefiros really mean; what they stand for in our bodies (like chakras!); and how we can tap into the power of this time period to become the bestest people - nay, SOULS! - we can be. 

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#SoulHacks: Balance/Tiferet @ CAY
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

#SoulHacks: Balance/Tiferet @ CAY

Spring is here! Motivation abounds! Don't you just want to be a better human when the sun shines? To let go of the grime and hack your way back to being a Soul, not just an angsty New Yorker? Sefiras Haomer is here, and it's the perfect time to brush up on what these fancy Sefiros really mean; what they stand for in our bodies (like chakras!); and how we can tap into the power of this time period to become the bestest people - nay, SOULS! - we can be. 

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#SoulHacks: Defining Boundaries (Gevurah) @ CAY
Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

#SoulHacks: Defining Boundaries (Gevurah) @ CAY

Spring is here! Motivation abounds! Don't you just want to be a better human when the sun shines? To let go of the grime and hack your way back to being a Soul, not just an angsty New Yorker? Sefiras Haomer is here, and it's the perfect time to brush up on what these fancy Sefiros really mean; what they stand for in our bodies (like chakras!); and how we can tap into the power of this time period to become the bestest people - nay, SOULS! - we can be. 

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Mar
29
to Mar 31

Retreat: Judaism through Dance, Meditation & Music

Moishe House Peer Led Retreats presents:

Judaism through Dance, Meditation and Music

An Immersive Retreat Experience

March 29 - 30, Portland, Maine

To register, go to http://bit.ly/judaismdance

Educator Rishe Groner of The Gene-Sis will lead us through an embodied Shabbat prayer experience, meditation, Ecstatic Shacharit (dance as prayer), ritual creation, and a musical and dance-filled Havdallah!

There will be overnight accommodations (for one or two nights) and food provided.

Contact Andrea Levinsky at andrealevinsky1 at gmail dot com

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Purim Decompression: Shaleshudis, Havdalah & Melave Malka
Mar
23
5:30 PM17:30

Purim Decompression: Shaleshudis, Havdalah & Melave Malka

"..and there was light and joy and gladness and honor.... so may it be for us." - THE BOOK OF ESTHER X HAVDALAH LITURGY

Shake off and integrate the weirdness, upside-down-ness, and party hangovers of Purim with a peaceful final hour of Shabbat, celebrating rest, relaxation and integration. Ease up on the hangover with sweet snacks, soulful singing, and the chance to talk through and process our learnings from Purim's insanity.

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Purim in Crown Heights
Mar
21
8:00 AM08:00

Purim in Crown Heights

Kavod Minyan and Minyan Atara are excited to announce a a joint PURIM CHAGIGA (with egalitarian davening by Minyan Atara).

Date: Purim MORNING 5779, Thursday March 21st, 2019
Time: 8am to Noon
Address: Repair the World NYC, 808 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn NY 11216

8:00am Traditional Egalitarian Shacharis (organized by Minyan Atara)
8:30am Community Megillah Reading
9:00am Boozy Brunch Seudah, with a menu of Bagels & Shmears, Hamentashen, Coffee and Mimosas
10:00am Mishloach Manos & Care Packet Packing Party: As a group, we will pack care packets to distribute to the homeless AND pack mishloach manos gift baskets to distribute within the community
11:00am Megillah Reading THE SECOND TIME

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Mar
7
8:30 PM20:30

Niggun as Medicine: A Meditative Journey

“Music is the pen of the soul” - Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

Have you ever struggled to find the words for a particular feeling, a mode of expression that can take it from festering deep within and into the outside, letting the energy free? Have you ever wondered how it might feel to allow spontaneous joy, deep yearning, or complete awe and gratitude erupt from inside? The Chassidic niggun has long been a tool for spiritual transformation, enabling the deepest desires and struggles of the soul, heart and mind to manifest themselves through song.

Join us in Harlem for a journey into niggun, the Hasidic melodies of old, as we integrate them into our personal self-improvement through a journey of meditation that won’t require you to clear your mind, sit in silence (for more than a few minutes, anyway…) or even know how to sing on key. All it takes is an open heart and desire to learn.

We will be focusing on niggunim from the Chabad-Chassidic tradition, known for their complexity and spiritual focus. Light refreshments served.

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Shabbrunch: Sacred Rejuvenation Mini Retreat
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Shabbrunch: Sacred Rejuvenation Mini Retreat

Sink into your weekend with the ultimate ancient ritual guaranteed to get you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to shine as your highest self.

Why Shabbrunch?

Rest
Leave the drama at the door, and sink into a sensuous experience of delight. Learn to experience the moment through mindfulness meditation and chant, and feast on a nourishing Shabbat brunch.

Recalibrate
Let your anxieties and fears be gone, and equip yourself with tools for the week ahead, by discovering ancient sacred text with lessons for life through storytelling and discussion.

Rejuvenate
Reenter your highest self with a meditation-based movement experience, dancing our way into the peak of our restful selves.

This mini-retreat will focus on showcasing tools and methods for living a more stress-free life in deep presence. With a mix of meditation, chanting, movement and sacred text study, we'll explore the various aspects of Shabbat/Sabbath/Shabbos as a chance for connecting with our own truth outside of the noise of daily life.

"The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space... on the Sabbath we try to become attuned to holiness in time. It is a day on which we are called upon to share in what is eternal in time, to turn from the results of creation to the mystery of creation..." - ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL

This event has been generously subsidized by Moishe House Without Walls and UJA ArtsXBrooklyn. Investment includes meditation, study, movement and nourishing brunch. Email the organizers rishe@thegene-sis.com for partial scholarship and work-trade options.

Facilitated by:

Miriam Eisenberger Mindful Element
Miriam Eisenberger, LCSW believes that Mindfulness practices are accessible to anyone once they are given some good introductory guidance. For years, she has studied with many great teachers from Buddhist, Jewish, and Mindfulness meditative traditions and enjoys integrating these varying perspectives into her teachings. Miriam is a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience in the field of mental health and group work. She helps to run and frequently teaches at the Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn, has collaborated with a variety of other organizations to create meditative offerings, and is a certified Mindfulness Teacher through The Mindfulness Training Institute.

Rishe Groner The Gene-Sis
Rishe Groner is a spiritual educator, writer, ritualist and Rabbinical student in Brooklyn, New York. Rishe is founder of The Gene-Sis, a movement towards embodied Jewish spirituality exploring the Divine Feminine. She hosts events in Brooklyn and has taught at retreats, conferences, festivals and synagogues, incorporating dance, meditation, niggun, chant and physical practice. With over 18 years of Jewish educational expertise, Rishe believes in leveraging existing and emerging frameworks for spiritual engagement to bring Jewish ritual to seekers, creating sacred spaces in the nightlife and wellness communities to help alleviate shame and trauma from the collective historical experience of being Jewish, while offering ancient traditions to people of all backgrounds to live a more nourishing and meaningful life. Rishe is also an experienced marketing and management strategist, with ten years of experience in corporate and non-profit marketing on Madison Avenue and Wall Street, and now leverages this experience to fuse ancient mystical teachings with contemporary strategy for sustainable shifts in the world today.

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Feb
17
12:45 PM12:45

Post-Patriarchal Strategic Planning: A Kabbalistic Model @ Limmud NYC

Fresh from Madison Avenue with many a Hasidic twist, we'll learn practical ways for revamping your next brainstorming or planning sessions using tactics based on a Kabbalistic model that could revolutionize the way we work. Get ready for hands-on exercises and embodied activities. Learn how to communicate, collaborate on and co-create projects that succeed collectively.


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Feb
16
8:30 PM20:30

Niggun as Meditative Journey @ Limmud NYC

Niggun as Meditative Journey: A Transformative Practice

Explore the opportunity to dig deep into the recesses of our beings through the framework of niggun, the mysterious world-shifting chant of the Hasidim of Eastern Europe. Taught by a student of this tradition since birth, join us to uncover the mystical aspects of niggun and apply them to our personal lives through an ongoing practice of self-discovery.

Requires separate registration for Limmud NYC.

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Feb
1
2:00 PM14:00

Creating Our Own Candlelighting Ritual @ Rabbinic Students Retreat

Lighting Shabbat candles has been a ritual honored by millions of women for millennia. What is the origin of this sacred tradition, and how are the various ways it has been practiced for centuries? How can we honor those rituals of our ancestors, and add more meaning to our own practice today?

Join Dr Katja Vehlow and Rishe Groner to explore our own identities around ritual, the history of candlelighting in Rabbinic and Jewish tradition, and to create our own personal ritual for the Friday evening service at this retreat.

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Goddess Shabbos @ Nomadico Festival

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/

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