The Jewish New Year is right around the corner, with Rosh HaShana falling on September 6! We are now in the Hebrew month of Elul, the month of preparation for the New Year.
This coming year in the Jewish calendar is a Shmita year, which comes every seven years, as a chance for fields to lie fallow for rest and renewal in the ancient agricultural system in the land of Israel. In our modern lives, we have an opportunity to observe the Shmita cycle symbolically – as a mindful, creative, reflective spiritual practice. Observing Shmita in this way gives us a chance for personal or professional rest and resetting, to reflect on the past seven years of growth in our lives, and to mindfully transition into the next seven year cycle of growth that is to come.
Join us Thursday, August 19th 1pm-2:30pm EST, for Preparing for Shmita: A Mindful Elul Workshop co-sponsored by Hazon.
What you can expect:
- Learning and discussion about the Jewish calendar, the seven year Shmita cycle and the month of Elul
- Guided meditation (no experience necessary)
- Creative expression
- Ritual and Intention setting for the Jewish New Year
- A digital copy of our Mindful Shmita Workbook with creative activities for you to use throughout the Shmita year
You’ll leave this gathering feeling renewed, with a refreshed and supported vision of the year to come.
Participants in the workshop will also be invited to participate in a year-long Mindful Shmita cohort to share their experiences of their practice throughout the year.
We’re offering this program at a sliding scale so this experience is accessible to all