Saturday, May 30, 6-9 p.m. on Zoom
Join our creative conclusion to the holiday of Shavuot on Saturday, May 30. There is something for everyone as we use the Sephirot of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as a launching point for teaching on a variety of Jewish topics.
According to Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), Sephirot are attributes of the Devine that manifest themselves in the world (think Shakras). Each Sephirah will be presented by a distinguished rabbinic scholar or artist, who will use it to teach about an aspect of Judaism. The program will end with a communal Havdalah ceremony.
To make this a true Seudah (third meal on Shabbat), the learning will be embellished with recipes for food and drink that inspire each attribute.
Pre-Registration is required. Please sign up HERE to participate. Suggested donation per participant is $18.
Please help underwrite this program if you are able:
— Adopt a Sephirah for $36
— Embrace the Kabbalistic Tree of Life for $118. (Underwriters at this level will receive a thank-you gift of Rachel Kann’s new book, “How to Bless the New Moon: The Priestess Paths Cycle and Other Poems for Queens”)
Thank you in advance for your generous investment in creative, collaborative Jewish experiences!
Zoom information will be emailed to you upon registration.
We invite you to share recipes that “capture” essential qualities of individual Sephirot. For example, if you choose the attribute of Gevurah (Justice / Discipline), consider sharing a recipe that requires focus in its preparation or something that is very healthy. If you choose the attribute of Chesed (Lovingkindness), you might make food you associate with giving comfort, like noodle soup.
To view a copy of our Seudah of Sephirot recipe booklet click here.
The Sephirot are:
- CHESED – Lovingkindness/Benevolence
- GEVURAH – Justice/Discipline
- TIFERET – Compassion/Harmony
- NETZACH – Endurance/Fortitude
- HOD – Eternity/Grace
- YESOD – Foundation/Bonding
- MALCHUT – Queendom/Sovereignty
Please send your recipe(s) to Joy@JewishCollaborativeOC.org so we can post recipes for people to prepare ahead of time to eat and “share” visually during our sensual Seudah. Let your imagination run wild!
Click here for a shareable flyer.