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.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Rabbi Matthew Ponak, author of the newly released book "Embodied Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism for All People." Rabbi Matthew shared his journey into religion and spirituality as he learned to find a balance between the two.
If you have a teen currently in the 8th grade who is seeking a group of Jewish peers, NaviG8 at the Boulder JCC is the place for them. Learn more about the information session coming in January.