Soul Candles for the Days of Awe - Seattle Workshop, October 5th, $150-$300
After a three year hiatus, Rebekah Erev and Jonah Aline Daniel are offering the Soul Candles Workshop this fall in Seattle, WA. With joyous hearts we invite you to join in this work.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Join Rebekah Erev and Jonah Aline Daniel for a full weekend of activities these High Holiday, delving deeply into Shabbat Shuvah and the practice of making Soul Candles to honor the dead and bless the living in the coming 5780.
*Core Event: October 5th 2019, Seattle, WA 2pm- 8pm closing with Havdallah w/ optional morning activity 10am-12pm measuring and wrapping wicks in a local cemetery (a part of the ritual of Soul Candles) *Cost: $150- $250 sliding scale, with partial scholarships available for low income, people with disabilities and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). No BIPOC will be turned away for lack of funds.
*LOCATION: Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108 ADA Wheelchair Accessible
*The workshop will be co-sponsored by Kadima Reconstructionist Community
More about Soul Candles: There are vast and diverse teachings and uses of candles in Judaism. Every where that candles have been used, they have also been made. In this workshop we will draw from Russian and other Eastern European traditions of making "Soul Candles" during the Days of Awe (the Jewish High Holy Days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.) We invite you to come co-create in our own holy queer tent of prayer. Soul Candles are made to both honor ancestors and protect the living. Burned during Yom Kippur and throughout the year, their lighting awakens the souls of ancestors and calls on them to pray for the wellbeing of the living. This candle making tradition has been passed down through "tkhines," Yiddish collections of prayers by and for women. Obscured historically by Patriarchy and Christian Dominance, we bring the tkhines of Jewish women into our lives and hold them up to shine brightly. More about the weekend: Save the date for Shabbat Shuvah (the shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) Schedule: *October 4th 5pm Queer Mikveh Facilitated by Rebekah Erev and Zoh Lev Cunningham, Madrona Beach Seattle, WA. *October 4th 7:30 pm Shabbat Shuvah Potluck Dinner (location TBA) *October 5th 10am-12pm Wick measure and wrapping (local jewish cemetery, exact location TBA) *October 5th 2pm-8pm Formal Soul Candles Workshop (Bethany UCC 6230 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108) closing with Havdallah observance
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