Exploring Elul

Exploring Elul

Come explore learning text in a short, embodied spiritual dive based on the practices of the Jewish Studio Project (JSP) led by Kohenet Elyza Richmon HaLev, community member and JSP Fellow. We will learn the process together in our mini-session: from study time in Beit Midrash to hevruta (partnered learning) discussion followed by a free flow meditation through craft. Typically this process involves paper with pen/pencils or paints (these will be provided at our session); some people use their keyboard or guitar, collage materials or clay and you’re welcome to bring any of those or other materials that you’d like to work with during the creative practice time. No artistic skills required, just a willingness to come play! We will gather for a potluck afterwards featuring seasonal Sephardi and Mizrahi recipes. Optional: bring a dish to share! Thanks to Susan Barocas at the Jewish Food Experience for providing these all vegan recipes.


As we move through this month of Elul, in preparation for the Renewal that we work towards now and during the Days of Awe (from Rosh HaShanah to Yom Kippur) we will begin our time by creating a community centerpiece, an altar. Optional: For this, please bring a small item that represents T’shuva (Return/Reorientation) to you, to boost the power and presence of our work on this day and to carry with you into 5783. Also if you can bring a piece of cardboard ~12”x12” to create a flat surface upon which to work!

Looking forward to co-creating into this new year, together.

Note: the Studio Process requires focused time making it inaccessible to some children. If you are interested in volunteering to provide childcare during this event, please contact [email protected]See www.carolinajewsforjustice.org/calendar for more information on public health and safety expectations and understandings. 

This event will follow a community text study led by Noah Rubin-Blose and Esther Mack. You can learn more and sign up for the text study at this link

September 18, 2022 at 5:15pm - 8pm
NW Durham - details provided upon registration below
Noa Borkan · · 781-201-9185

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