MONTHLY FAITH ROUNDTABLE: The Power of Ritual

Date: 
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
CONNECT: 127 West 127th St, Room 432; Harlem NY 10027

 

Faith Roundtable: The Power of Ritual
Third Thursdays of Every Month
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 West 127th St, Room 432 

This month’s roundtable is about the healing power of ritual. We are pleased to welcome special guest Rabbi Sara Luria, the Executive Director and Founder of Immerse NYC, a mikveh (a traditional Jewish ritual immersion in living water) project that helps women heal from trauma and mark life transitions like marriage, birth, divorce, illness, death and mourning. Rabbi Luria will discuss ritual healing through water. If you are interested learning more about how rituals can be used for healing, please join us.
 
All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. 

Join us on the third Thursday evening of every month for our ongoing Faith Roundtable. In collaboration with New York City‚Äôs diverse faith communities the Roundtable creates and strengthens response to gender and family violence. 

RSVP appreciated but not required.

 

Guest Bio: Rabbi Sara Luria
Founder and Executive Director, Immerse NYC

Sara’s experiences as a community organizer, birth doula, and hospital chaplain inspire her work as the founder and executive director of ImmerseNYC, a pluralistic, spiritually¬≠-focused, relationship-¬≠based, grassroots¬≠-energized community mikveh project. As a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in NY (ordained 2013), Sara was a Tisch Leadership Fellow and is currently the Program Director for the fellowship, working alongside Rabbi Dr. Larry Hoffman to train and inspire rabbinical/cantorial students to become visionary congregational leaders.


Before rabbinical school, Sara participated in the JOIN for Justice community organizing fellowship in Boston and worked in Jewish education in the Bay Area. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and currently lives back in her hometown of Brooklyn with her husband Isaac and their 3 young children.
 

 
Monthly Interfaith Theological Roundtable is an ongoing supportive, educational and healing space to discuss the practical, pastoral, theological and spiritual challenges of addressing intimate violence in faith based contexts.

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