May 3, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“Judaism, the Natural World, and You!” with Rabbi Daria Jacobs-Velde
Judaism developed out of a deep connection to the wondrous cycles of birth, death, and the rhythms of life on this planet. Yet most of us live so deeply immersed in the world of “disconnection” that we do not even see its impact on us. In today’s children – whose lives are generally even more disconnected from these rhythms- we can see the drastic impact of such a lifestyle with rising rates of suicide, obesity, mental health issues, and numerous other challenges. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or prefer -or need – to be inside, come to this experiential workshop to learn some of the theory behind the importance of deep nature connection as well as simple practices to help connect you and your loved ones to Judaism and the natural world.
If possible, log on via a phone or lap top so that you can be somewhere outdoors during this time. You’ll need a good wifi connection for the live Zoom session.
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Facilitated by Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb from Adat Shalom
Daria Jacobs-Velde, co-Rabbi at Oseh Shalom, had a winding journey to the rabbinate, and to MD. Along the way she lived in four states and two countries (Japan and Israel), and found that Judaism and connecting to one’s Jewish roots can be a powerful pathway to tapping into one’s potential for a) being more fully alive, b) facing fear and discomfort, and c) sharing one’s gifts. In her personal and professional life she particularly enjoys deepening in these ways, and supporting others in doing so as well.