I had the incredible honor of being on a writing retreat in Santa Fe last week with Natalie Goldberg and Rob Wilder called “A Sense of Place.” Natalie has written many books about the art and practice of writing, including “Writing Down the Bones” and “The True Secret of Writing,” and we learned about writing as a spiritual practice. This really applies to all forms of creative expression, including the construction of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle or Sanctuary) that begins in great detail in Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19). This weekend, Bonai Shalom is proud to be hosting The Jewish Studio Project, which is an amazing opportunity for Jewish creative expression. This episode is a brief exploration of the relationship between creativity, spirituality, ritual and imagination.
Saturday, July 24th, at 6:00 pm. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to celebrate Havdalah together, but it’s now safe and what was once routine is suddenly quite special – we are basking in the happiness of returning to what we previously took for granted!
Tisha B'av, the saddest day in Jewish history, the day that both Temples were destroyed, starts this Saturday night, July 17, beginning at 8:27 pm.