Yizal Mayim: Water Flowing Through Seasons

An online course with Beit Kohenet

sunset over hudson river
  • May 1, 2024 2:00 PM
  • May 8, 2024 2:00 PM
  • May 15, 2024 2:00 PM
  • May 22, 2024 2:00 PM
  • June 5, 2024 2:00 PM


with Kohenet Shamirah Bechirah

Wednesdays 3-4:15pm EST // May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5

How can ritual-weaving support us in bridging the gap between our own lives and the ancient relationships with water of our spiritual ancestors?

This course is for anyone interested in how ancient texts inform modern day rhythms of Jewish life. Participants will explore how the Jewish calendar and our holiday cycle is built on the flow of water. Together, we will track the role of water throughout the Torah and how ancient Israelites’ relationship with water evolved to influence modern Jewish rituals. We will cover cycles of rain in the middle east, prayers for rain vs. dew, how water shows up in liturgy, embodied practices related to water, and more. Then, we will each design rituals to compliment the rhythms of contemporary spiritual life.

The class will be taught via Zoom and can also be accessed via phone. All sessions will be recorded; you can take the class even if the time block does not work for you. For scholarship opportunities, please reach out to liviah@beitkohenet.org.