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Jun 7 2019 - 4:00pm
Shavuot Retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
$260 per person (includes meals). Limited to 25 Participants.
This special opportunity prioritizes Western MA and Southern VT/NH residents until April 15th. After that, registration will be open to the larger community.
On our journey to liberation we each arrive at Sinai the Mountain of Revelation on our way to the Promised Land. Shavuot celebrates that moment where we can make ourselves available to the Spirit of Guidance and receive Torah, wisdom for the journey. In our mystical understanding of this day, it is the time when we come under the chuppah, the marriage canopy, and connect ourselves with God through Torah. Torah becomes our Ketubah, our marriage contract or covenant.
On this contemplative, ecstatic, experiential retreat, we will each find our Torah, and take it into our own depths so that it can be a guiding force on the journey.
The Shavuot Retreat site is unique. Located in the hills of western Massachusetts, on private land, retreatants will either commute or camp, and get to integrate the joys of this special rural location with their Shavuot experience.
More Info or to Register: [email protected]
More Info on Rabbi Shefa: www.rabbishefagold.com
This event is supported in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Jun 7 2019 - 4:45pm
Shelburne Mikvah is Back! All are invited to a watery immersion to mark the freshness of Shabbat. Our first Mikvah of the season is happening this Friday, May 31, at 4:45. These Deerfield River Immersions (co-ed- with swimwear), are brief and refreshing; our ceremony is simple . The River shares her power with all who dare.
Please RSVP to [email protected] if you can make it. If you can't, remember the words of the Seer of Lublin and feel free to immerse yourself in the 'Rivers of Fire', the holy rivers of prayer and intention. Once, the Holy Seer had no Mikvah or River to immerse within. And yet, his beard was dripping wet when his students came. Why? "I did my immersions in the River of Fire; one for getting rid of the schmutz of the week, another for claiming the holy garment that is Shabbat".
FYI- our custom is to immerse three times: 1. to rid ourselves of the schmutz from the week, 2. to bring in Shabbat blessing and 3. To bring in a blessing for our soul filled world.
Directions to Gardeners Falls from Greenfield: Rt 2 West, cross the Deerfield River and take a left on State Street, Follow past Bridge of Flowers and McCuskers; Bear left onto Conway Street, follow Conway St zigzagging through town (about 1 mile) and first left is Gardners Falls Rd. Follow road around the curve and park immediately on left (about 200ft). When looking at River, walk left until you see the stairs. Follow on down to the river.