This interactive class is intended for climate activists and all those struggling to deal with national and global events. It is designed to awaken within participants new and deeper awareness of the tools at their disposal for coping emotionally, spiritually and psychologically with climate disruption, rising levels of hatred and other global concerns, as well as challenges in their personal lives.
Sessions 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 post-traumatic stress disorder to post-traumatic growth.
Exercises will involve exploring and connecting four kinds of “sacred texts”: the texts of the Earth, the texts of our lives, the texts of our communities and the texts of our tradition as a way to find deeper connections to and among all of them, along with options for exploring vehicles for activism.
This class is part of Open Circle Jewish Learning at Hebrew College.
For information and questions, contact email@example.com. Scholarships are available.
About the instructor:
Rabbi Katy Z. Allen is one of the co-conveners of the Jewish Climate Action Network and is also the founder and spiritual leader of Ma’yan Tikvah. She began her career as a biology teacher and later became a writer and editor of educational materials. Rabbi Allen received a masters of arts in Jewish studies from Hebrew College in 1999 and rabbinic ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, N.Y., in 2005. She served as the rabbi of Temple Tifereth Israel of Winthrop before founding Ma’yan Tikvah. Rabbi Allen served for 10 years as a staff chaplain at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and then worked in hospice for two years before retiring from health-care chaplaincy. She considers herself an eco-chaplain and writes about matters of the spirit and the world at mayantikvah.blogspot.com.+ More... - Less...
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