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- organizer Breath Lab at Hebrew College
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PASSOVER, SACRED GENDER & SELF-LIBERATION
Wednesday, March 31, 7-8:30pm ET
Join Breath Lab for the full moon of the Hebrew month of Nisan, as we celebrate Passover, the Jewish people’s festival of freedom. Back in the fall, in the Book of Genesis, we learned that God is both Zachar (Male) and Nekevah (Female) — we also learned that human beings, created in God’s image, hold these two sacred aspects of Self. Now, as we step inside the story of Exodus, God reveals both energies in unison, acting as both Ish Milchama, the Man-of-War archetype of the Plagues, and as Imanu, our Sacred Mother, birthing the Israelite Nation across the sea’s parted canal.
What could this mean for our own personal liberation? Led by a team of four fabulous teachers—Adele, a doula and midwife-in-training; Eliza and Jeremy, a pair of advanced embodiment teachers; and Joey, a rabbinical student at Hebrew College—we will turn to Jewish text, along with embodied practice, to name, discuss, and tune ourselves into the “sacred feminine” and “sacred masculine” energies we all hold. May freedom speedily follow!
Breath Lab, a center for Jewish embodiment, is a project of RUACH. RUACH nurtures creative, traditionally rooted Jewish practice, and is a member of Hebrew College’s planned new campus.
A Note on Inclusion
Participants will choose one aspect to focus on for the workshop, in either a Sacred Feminine or Sacred Masculine breakout room. Folks of all genders (cis, trans, queer and non-binary) are enthusiastically welcome, and will be invited to choose the space that speaks to them in the moment. The only way from gender constriction to gender liberation is together!
Jeremy Falk empowers people through transformational breath and embodiment practices backed by 15 years of experience and over 1,000 hours of training in movement sciences, meditation, and positive psychology. He’s traveled the world studying wellness and has been honored for his accessible approach with Ambassadorships for Lululemon, Fitbit, and Yoga Journal. You can learn more at jeremyfalk.com and by connecting with @jeremyfalkyoga on Instagram.
Joey Glick is a current rabbinical student at Hebrew College in Boston. Joey has helped to start and has been an eager participant in masculinities groups at Hebrew College and Vassar College. A native of Pittsburgh PA, Joey is a big fan of the banjo and stew.
Adele Moss has been a professional doula since 2014. She is currently training as a homebirth midwife at Birthwise Midwifery School. In addition to birth work, Adele participates in the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston where she performs the ritual of preparing bodies for burial. She enjoys teaching traditional Jewish texts that explore our relationship to birthing and dying.