The Sacred Space of Teaching
Spiritual Audacity / Tallit

The Sacred Space of Teaching

Yesterday evening we finished a four-day tallit making class at a local synagogue. Eighteen students participated, most of them around bar and bat mitzvah age, but some as young as eleven and also several adults. Yesterday’s class was dedicated to finishing tying the tzitzit, which we started the week before. So much positive energy. Every … Continue reading

Synagogue Sews a Colorful Fabric Sanctuary: A Tent of Abraham and Sarah
Communities / Sparks of Inspiration

Synagogue Sews a Colorful Fabric Sanctuary: A Tent of Abraham and Sarah

The world doesn’t have enough sanctuaries; calm, protected spaces to pray, meditate, and enjoy a cup of tea with a friend. One creative Jewish community in New York’s mid-Hudson valley, the Beacon Hebrew Alliance, built such a sanctuary inside their synagogue earlier this year by enclosing part of a multi-purpose room with fabric. They call … Continue reading