Loss and Transformation

Monday, October 19, 2020 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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Do you feel helpless, given all that is going on in our world today? We invite you to awaken to a new and deeper awareness of the tools within you for coping emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically with climate disruption, pandemic, rising levels of hatred, other global concerns, as well as challenges in your personal life. We will focus on the inter-connections between personal and communal loss and between loss and transformation and the possibility of moving from chronic toxic stress or a recognition and deepening of our resilience skills and positive growth. We will explore and connect various kinds of “sacred texts”: the texts of the Earth, our lives, of our communities, and the texts of our tradition, as a way to find deeper connections to and among all of them. Participants should bring one or more of their favorite sacred texts, as we allow memories and feelings to flow and honor creativity, personal expression and our individual journeys.


About the leader(s)

Katy Allen

Rabbi Katy Allen  is the founder and rabbi of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, which holds services outdoors all year long, and the co-founder and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network-MA. She is a board certified chaplain and a former hospital and hospice chaplain and now considers herself an eco-chaplain. She received her ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY in 2005 and lives in Wayland, MA with her spouse, Gabi Mezger, who leads the singing at Ma'yan Tikvah.