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  • SpringFestivalofLearningClassSchedule|May14th,2017

    JoinLehrhausJudaica&UrbanAdamahforadayoflearningandcelebrationonthefarm.Intheafternoon

    workshopsandclassesofferedbyleadingteachersinBayAreaonJewishtradition,mindfulness,socialjustice,andfarming/theenvironment.

    KeynoteSpeakerRabbiDavidIngberIsJudaismRelevantAnymore?

    4:00-5:00pm|MainTent1:00-1:50pm

    Teacher ClassTitle ClassDescription Location

    RabbiDavidIngberIsMonotheism

    Idolatry?OnBeingaJewishPanentheist

    IsMonotheismIdolatry?FindoutinaspecialclasswithRabbiDavidIngberfromRomemu.

    MainTent

    ProfessorDeenaAranoff

    Mother'sMilk:ChildrearingandtheProductionofJewish

    Culture

    Thisclasswillasktheage-oldquestion:WhataccountsforthepersistenceofJudaismthroughtheages?Asapartial

    answer,wewillexplorethewaysinwhichtheearliestphasesofchildrearingfunctionasamechanismbywhichsomeofthemostrobustaspectsofJewishcultureareproduced.

    Yurt

    ProfessorNaomiSiedman

    TranslatingBacktoEarth

    AmongtheeffectsofBiblicaltranslationhasbeentoobscuretheconnectionsbetweenHebrewandadistinctive

    worldview,inwhichthebody,theearth,andthephysicaluniversearemorepresent.Whatwoulditlookliketoreversethisprocess,mobilizingtheresourcesofHebrewtoconnectourselveswithadifferentperspectiveontheplanetandour

    placeonit?

    GrassyLawn

    RabbiAdinaAllen WaterasTorah

    Whatdoeswaterhavetoteachus?Inaneraofclimatechangeandwaterchallengesweoftenrespondbyimposingourintellectualideasasclimatefixes.Rarelydoweafford

    ourselvestheopportunitytolearnfromtheelementsthemselvestoseewhattheymighthavetosay.Inthismulti-mediasessionwe'lldiveintoJewishteachingsonthepowerofwaterandwillthenexplorethemovementsandmessagesofwateritselfthroughahandsoncreativeexperience.Allare

    welcome!

    FutureRetreatCenter

    RabbiNatanMargalit

    CounteringtheCultureofControl

    We'lllookattheecologyofancientCanaanandhowithelpedtheIsraelitesbuildaland-basedcultureof

    relationshipandresponsibility:counteringthecultureofcontrolintheirsuperpowerneighbors:Egyptand

    Mesopotamia.We'llcomparetheirsituationwithourcurrentculturetoseewhatwecanlearnaboutourownecologyand

    economy.Onlythosewhoare21+canattendclassesatthewinery.

    CovenantWinery

  • 2:00-2:50pm

    Teacher ClassTitle ClassDescription Location

    DanielMattTheWedding

    CelebrationoftheZohar'sHero

    WewillexploretheZohar'sdramaticdescriptionofthedeathofRabbiShim'on,sonofYohai,whichaccordingto

    Kabbalisticlegend,tookplaceonLagBaOmer.AccordingtotheZohar,athisdeathRabbiShim'onunitedwithShekhinah,

    thefemininedivinepresence.

    MainTent

    MelitaSilberstein&JenMyzel GaiaSongs

    Jewishconnectiontotheearthrunsdeep.OnMother'sDay,joinusinsongandprayeraswerememberandcelebrateourEarthmother.Wewillincludepracticestoopenourvoicesas

    wellasexercisestohelpusgetintouchwithGaiaconsciousness.Borrowingfromconceptsineco-psychologyaswellasJoannaMacy's'TheWorkthatReconnects'.Wewill

    providesongsheetsforaparticipativeexperience.

    Yurt

    RachelBrodie JewishHairUntangled

    Sexandgender,servitudeandrebellion,mourningandrebirth;hairisimbuedwithmoresymbolismthananyotherpartofthehumanbody.Jewishculturalassociationswith

    hairincludebetrayal-by-hair(EsauandSamson),rulesabouthair(cuttingandcovering),andcustomssuchasgettinga

    haircutonLagBaOmer.Incelebratingthisquirkyholidaywewillstudyanddiscussthemanymeaningsofhairin

    traditionalandcontemporarycontexts.

    GrassyLawn

    SkyBuenavista&PlantingJustice

    PermacultureandRelationships

    Permacultureisasystemofagriculturalandsocialdesignprinciplesusedtocreateharmonyinnaturalsystems

    practicedbymillionsallovertheword.Buthowdoweuseofpermacultureprinciplestosupporthumanrelationshipsandcommunities?JoinSkyBuenavistaasheshowshowPlantingJusticeisusingpermaculturetobuildstronger,healthier

    communities.

    FutureRetreatCenter

    JehonGrist

    WisdomintheWine:Production,Use(andAbuse)intheAncientWorld

    ExplorehowtheBiblicalworldmadeandenjoyedtheirwineaswelltextsthatrevealtheromance(andoccasional

    hangovers)associatedwiththefruitofthevine.Onlythosewhoare21+canattendclassesatthewinery.

    CovenantWinery

  • 3:00-3:50pm

    Teacher ClassTitle ClassDescription Location

    RabbiTsiporahGabai

    MizrahiRituals&Celebrations

    ExplorethebeautyofMizrahiritualsandcelebrations!Thisinteractiveexperiencewillincludetraditionalclothing,songs,

    andmore!

    MainTent

    ShlichatTzibburJulieBatz&Lior

    Tsarfaty

    ChantingtotheCore

    Engaginginactivismcanbothenlivenanddepleteoursoulenergy.Wellexploretextandchantstohelpusreturntoourcenter,replenishourenergy,andstrengthenourspiritual

    core.

    Yurt

    RabbiPeretzWolf-Prusan

    BrachaDancingorTheDanceofGratitude

    Brachot/Blessingsareapathwaytoachievinganattitudeofgratitude.WhoknewtheTalmudcouldbeinteractiveand

    fun?

    GrassyLawn

    MaggidZeligGolden TheHeartofFire

    TodayonLagBaOmerwekindlespecialbonfiresinhonorofShimonbarYochai,thegreatmysticsaidtohaveauthoredtheZohar,thegreat"illuminated"mysticaltext.Fromancientdaystotoday,fireisthecentralsymbolandpowerfulportalformysticalanddivinerevelation.JoinMaggidZeligonajourneyofstory,ancienttextstudy,anddiscussionaboutthemysticalpoweroffire,Jewishtraditionsaroundfire,andwecanaccessthepoweroffiretodayforrevelationandhealing.

    FutureRetreatCenter

    CovenantWinery TourandTastingofCovenantWinery

    CovenantWineryisakosherwinerythatoperatesinbothBerkeleyandIsrael.JoinCovenantWinerystaffforatourof

    theirfacilitiesandatasteoftheirawardwinningwine!Thisclassislimitedto40peopleandis21+.

    CovenantWinery