A Ritual Workshop for Women
with Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute
Rabbi Jill Hammer and Taya Shere
at Chochmat HaLev
Thursday August 15, 6-10 pm,
$40 general public $30 Chochmat members
Join us for a lush experience of ritual, text-study, experiential learning, music, spirit-journey, sisterhood and sacred play. We’ll explore traditional and contemporary priestess paths, uncover ancient and mystical Jewish conceptions of the Goddess and receive inspiration toward embodying Her in our own lives.
As we reflect on our past year and prepare to move into the new, we reflect on our experience of and service to the sacred and find new ways of connecting.
About the Kohenet Institute:
Kohenet is the Hebrew word for “priestess.” The Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute reclaims powerful shamanic models of sacred service based on Jewish women’s spiritual leadership roles throughout the centuries, from biblical prophetess-priestesses to Talmudic healers and magicians to kabbalistic dream interpreters to modern feminist ritualists. By opening to the sacred feminine in Jewish sources, in the world around us, and in our own lives, we evolve an embodied, earth-based, and feminist Jewish practice. The Kohenet Institute engages prayer, ritual, text study and experiential learning to give women tools of spiritual leadership they can use in their own communities.
Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD is an author, educator, midrashist, and ritualist. She is the co-founder of Kohenet: The Hebrew Priestess Institute, and the Director of Spiritual Education at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic Jewish seminary. She is the author of Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women, The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons, and The Omer Calendar of Biblical Women, as well as many essays, articles, stories, and poems. She is also the co-author, with Taya Shere, of the forthcoming The Hebrew Priestess.Taya Shere (www.holytaya.com) plays passionately in the realms of transformative ritual and embodied vocalization. She is co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute and serves as a congregational rabbi. Her chant albums Torah Tantrika, Halleluyah All Night and Wild Earth Shebrew have been heralded as “cutting-edge mystic medicine music”. She is co-author, with Rabbi Jill Hammer, of the forthcoming book The Hebrew Priestess.