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Are you seeking opportunities to connect to your Jewish identity and practice in ways that feel authentic? Join CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection, along with groundbreaking educators, musicians, artists and clergy from the two partner cities for an afternoon of interactive learning, exploration and rediscovery of Judaism.

Through innovative workshops offered by BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, Hebrew College and Jewish Arts Collaborative, you’ll connect with other young adults from Boston and Haifa and explore new ways to apply Jewish wisdom to your daily life.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend two of the following 30-minute workshops:

  • “Slytherin Torah: Jewish Identity Beyond Bloodline” with Akiva Nelson
    As assimilation and intermarriage become more prevalent throughout the global Jewish community, is it possible to rethink Jewish identity beyond bloodline?
  • “The Breath of Life: Ancient Israel & Yogic Breathing Practice” with Yaakov Ginsberg-Schreck
    We’ll examine the nature of the breath in Torah—and engage in a brief neshama/breath practice ourselves—with an eye toward uncovering ancient Israelites’ experience of Nishmat Hayyim (the breath of life).
  • “Sacred Work: Activism as Spiritual Practice” with Rabbi Lila Kagedan
    Join a conversation about the Jewish role in leading the fight for social, economic and environmental justice and explore the connection between social justice work and sacred work.
  • “Delightful Desayunos: Practicing Shabbat, Sephardic-Style” with Sara Gardner
    Discover the Sephardic custom of desayuno, the meal traditionally eaten after Shabbat morning services. Learn what this tradition can offer us in our lives and pick up some great recipes and tips to make your own desayuno extra delicious.
  • “Between Shamaim (Heaven) and Eretz (Earth)” with Ariel Magal
    When the world was created, which came first, the Shamaim or the Eretz? What are the implications of the answer to that question on our lives, between sanctity and secularism?
  • “Create Your ‘Jewish Identity’ Self-Portrait” with Israel-based mosaic muralist Mia Schon
    Mia’s paper mosaic workshop will guide you in a step-by-step process to create your own custom portrait using supplies from home. This workshop is for all levels. Beginners are welcome! All you need is a glue stick, a pair of scissors and a magazine.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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