Bay Area: June 7th, 2019

feminism all night is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary! We are excited to bring back the magic. Come join us, whether you have been to all 3 or are only recently hearing about this now!

FAN
is a public gathering to delve deep into feminist learning. Come join to expand awareness, connect with community, and shift the political tides towards justice.

soulful prayers welcoming the Divine
nourishing Shabbat dinner made with love
workshops on feminism all night long


Dinner is $8/person, workshops are free. No one turned away for lack of funds, let us know if $$ is prohibitive.
*All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Help us care for community by volunteering to make this event as magnificent as it can be. We would love your lending hand!


Come for all // Come for part

Schedule:

6:30 - 8:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00 pm
9:30 - 10:45 pm
11:00 - 12:15 am
12:30 - 1:45 am
2:00 - 3:15 am
3:30 - 4:00 am

Kabbalat Shabbat : ritual // prayer
Shabbat Dinner
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Communal Closing Ritual

Session 1: 9:30 - 10:45 pm

The Revelation Cafe
Daniella Aboody

Welcome to The Revelation Cafe, an ongoing unstructured space held throughout Feminism All Night. Come lounge, sip on homemade chai & herbal elixirs, connect with fellow comrades of this revolution we are co-creating right here and now, and allow for the radical dialogue stirring within you to organically flow. Thank you for making this space inclusive and inviting to all.

everyone, and especially inclusive to Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi jews, people of color, and queer folks.

Daniella Aboody is a queer, embodied, heart-centered Mizrahi-Jewish soul dedicated to holistic healing, justice and love. She is a dancer, doula, budding herbalist, educator and ritual artist. She is passionate about bringing Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi and wider diasporic Jews together & to the forefront..

FAT: A Seen, Unheard Social Identity
Daniela Sirkin & Rachel Barach

Do you avoid using the word ‘fat’? Are you curious about the ‘ism’ that fuels a $70 billion dollar diet, “health” and body-transforming industry? This discussion will lift the veil on a social identity that intersects with class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, etc. Join us for a life-changing conversation and body revolution. Everyone welcome.

Everyone. Seriously.

Rachel and Daniela have both been on years-long journeys to overcome entrenched body shame and symptomatic eating disorders. Inspired and supported by one another, their journeys have transformed from one of body acceptance to body activism, bringing the truth of fatphobia and sizeism and its impact on all genders into the public and into their work as a certified eating psychology coach and actress committed to body diverse media.

The Light of Creation: A Midrashic Exploration through Artand Writing
Miriam Kanani

We will be exploring the concept of the original light that was created at the beginning of the world, also known as the light of creation. We will explore how this light lives within each of us and write our own midrash about the origin of this light, and create a beautiful piece of art that is a reflection of this radiant light.

Everyone!!

Miriam Kanani, M.A. has a true passion for Jewish Education, Leading Ceremonies and Song, and working with youth. She loves leading Jewish rituals and bringing her joy of Judaism to children and adults alike.

spiritual justice: resting in our royalty through ritual
Hadar Cohen

the majestic unfolding of infinite moments in divine timing. race. gender. violence. colonization. every form of supremacy. yet, still somehow here.in this workshop, we will lay bear the truth of all truths - through&through it all, we exist in this realm & in all realms. with ritual, prayer, experience we will collectively contemplate the harmony between spirituality & justice.

open to all who have experienced oppression

Hadar Cohen is a Jerusalemite feminist artist, writer, and dancer based in Oakland, CA. She organizes spiritual feminist gatherings including feminism all night - a public community gathering manifesting a space for feminist discourse. Hadar is a graduate of Cooper Union, where she studied Electrical Engineering, and alt*div, a alternative divinity school centering the intersection of justice and spirituality. Hadar writes bi-monthly about feminism and Jewish time in a newsletter called in loving faith. (tinyletter.com/hadarcohen)

White | Woman | Shame | Blame | Game
Elena & A-Ro

Moving past guilt in service of becoming stronger anti-racist humyns

This workshop explores the ways shame and guilt - particularly as internalized by female-identified and assigned people - intersect with white fragility and vigilance and can make us, as white women, less resilient and capable as anti-racists. How does our guilt and shame and lack of self-assurance make us fragile and terrified of "messing up" with race, and thus afraid to speak out or over-react when being called out/in? How does it make us hyper vigilant of other white people, severing ties with them rather than leveraging our access and privilege to build bridges and educate? This workshop focuses on working out the experiences of white-identified women and AFAB folks of all genders. Anyone from any racial background is absolutely welcome, but should be aware that we are working on healing internalized toxic whiteness in the space.

Elena (she) is a white, cis-gendered woman, a creative maven and a group facilitator. She is training in restorative justice, coaching, conflict mediation and Hakomi somatic psychotherapy. She loves songwriting, rites of passage work and sardines.Annie-Rose London (they/she) is a white ashkenazi Jewish social artist who seeks to create raucous experiences of joy and pleasure to counteract systems of oppressive mind control. They draw together the fields of ecological design, community arts, and social justice through facilitation and performance. Their earnest irreverence is inherited from a lineage of Jewish and Queer healers. They have called themself a performance artist, a clown, a ritualist, an educator, an activist – today they call themself happy to meet you. They have served as the executive director of Berrett-Koehler Foundation and currently facilitates leadership development and creative practice in partnership with InterPlay, The Arts and Social Change Jam, and Earth Activist Training Social Permaculture Trainings.

Two Options (still honing)-- a) Earth as Mother: Literal or Figurative? b) Drawing Power from your Feminine Lineage
Sammy Kanofsky

Description coming

Anyone and everyone!

Sammy is a writer, translator, facilitator, and consultant devoted to living her life (play)fully. Her creative and relational work creates opportunities for authentic, soulful connection, communication, anxiety release, and transformation. She feels most inspired at the nexus of mindfulness, spirituality, and deep ecology, and leans on deep connection with mother earth to return home.

Farminism: Ecofeminist Space, Place, and Knowing
Molly A Brodsky

Where do feminism and agriculture intersect? Is the phrase 'Mother Earth'-- and it's connotations-- liberatory or oppressive? Is the kitchen a place of expression or enslavement? Is it feminist to be vegan? In this workshop, we'll begin to explore some of these questions around the intersections of gender and our food system, considering our current, past, and future understandings of domestic work, sustainable agriculture, and knowledge systems. We'll be exploring some text, engaging in dialogue, and taking steps outside of traditional conversation to 'know' and express as an ecofeminist.

Anyone and everyone interested

Molly is an educator, organizer, and coziness-enthusiast who spends her time reading ecofeminist theory and hoarding the best Craigslist furniture finds. One day, Molly woke up and asked, "what do farming and feminism have to do with one another?" and that one question led her to a two year research project working with self-identified feminist farmers in the United States and India. Molly is passionate about community-centered research, equitable knowledge systems, and understanding the connections between food politics, urban space, and gender.

Feminist Activism
Eva Orbuch

Activism means to many different things to different people and it is so needed in our world today, but it can often end up perpetuating the same patterns created under patriarchal structure, such as being depleting, highlighting sole leaders rather than the collective, etc. What if we could do activism in a different way? What would feminist activism look like? This workshop will explore ways to learn from the principles of feminism to transform activism, such as making it supportive to activists' wellbeing rather than depleting. Activists and non-activists welcome. Brings your experiences and perspectives to share so we can co-create feminist activism together.

everyone

Eva is a weaver of community, a connector, a community organizer, educator, and ritual creatrix. She has been engaged in political activism and community organizing since she was in high school, and has been on a journey of figuring out how to make it supportive to wellbeing rather than depleting, which is where feminism comes in!

One God, No Masters: The Ecstatic Anarchy of Jewish Prayer
Binya Kóatz

We all know: the Jewish tradition contains exultations of violence and war and conquest.Yet, our tradition also claims an equally powerful, vibrant and *opposite* strain as well: leftist, pacifist, anarchist, and revelatory.From the denigration of armies to the delegitimization of kings, this is a strain that desperately calls for amplification - especially now.Together, let's SING and LEARN and ENVISION (with art!!!) the world that our psalms lay out - one where we are accountable to one Divine source, and no Earthly Kings!~~~credited to the long lineage of witches, prophetesses and other ungovernable women who make our lives possible today!

all genders and all faiths

binya comes swirling into this generation from an incredible line of women who've been causing trouble and exuding beauty across many continents and cultures, for many centuries upon centuries.

"Pleasure Activism" In Practice: How to Make the Revolution Irresistible
Lauren Matt

Centering pleasure to construct and reimagine the future, adrienne maree brown's, "Pleasure Activism," is an accessible, critical, and highly useful paradigm to understand one's purpose in resistance by providing tools for the un-learning and re-education necessary to engage with and reconstruct our current socio-political landscape. When do you feel most satisfied and alive? How do you understand pleasure and why is it important to prioritize? How do you embrace change as an individual & as a movement? Based in works from brown, Audre Lorde, and other lineages of queer women of color, together we will co-define pleasure, examine eroticism as a critical tool of political rebellion & re-imagination, and co-conspire to anchor pleasure in your activism and life.

This workshop is intended for people of all genders & identities, since Pleasure Activism is a paradigm intended for anyone invested in creating change, anyone who is dissatisfied, oppressed by, and experiences violence in our current culture, and anyone who understands/seeks to understand the power in pleasure. I recognize that ways in which my irreducible identities (mainly listed above) both limit and expand my ability to facilitate a space where people of all gender identities & intersecting identities in general can feel comfortable engaging in, and while holding a space open to people of all genders, will prioritize the voices and perspectives of people of marginalized identities (mainly qtpoc).

Lauren is a Sexuality Health Educator invested in realizing the limitless potential of pleasure. Since living in the Bay Area, Lauren has experienced ample pleasure from, including and not limited too; smelling blooming flowers in Oakland, comprehensively teaching young people about consent & sex, participating in radical, queer jewish community, and suddenly being considered as punctual since moving from the East Coast. Currently, Lauren's Pleasure Activism consists of envisioning and cultivating a culture of consent, and she is excited to witness how this work will continue to evolve in the future & beyond.

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven & Intersectionality
D’vorah K’lilah

Learn how the Ancient Near East practice of making and offering cakes for the Queen of Heaven connects the peoples of the three Abrahamic religions. Explore a contemporary intersectional offering practice through co-created ritual, and taste some cakes (vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian, gluten-ful options).

Jews, Muslims, Goddess-honoring folx

Kohenet D’vorah K’lilah wanders the paths of pre-rabbinic Judaic ways, and writes about her adventures in “Flowers of Torah”, a siddur dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.

Headcovering, Halacha, & Subversion
Sarie Hale-Alper

Who gets to wear what? And why? Let’s learn and discuss the halacha and the tradition of head covering among Jews. We’ll focus on how Jewish women today are interpreting the traditions that guide these customs. Bonus: at the end we’ll try out tichel wrapping.

everyone, but the halachic sources and a lot of the examples are about women so people should be prepared for that language

Sarie is a perpetual shul hopper. She has found joy in all sorts of Jewish communities but has the fondest feelings toward the Yerushalmim hippies she hung out with for a summer. An alumna of Wellesley College, she has also studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NY and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Hebrew still needs help.

Boundary Setting for Self-Preservation: A skill-building workshop
Suzanne Amor

Having trouble navigating a relationship with a partner, friend, family member, boss or fellow activist? Interested in developing a better understanding of yourself? Want to become a better communicator? Want to create new relationships that are equitable, safe, and thriving? From a feminist empowerment and trauma-informed perspective, this workshop is going to concentrate on a transformative tool for building healthy relationships: boundary setting. Come learn!

All Genders

Suzanne Amor has been doing work related to gender equity advocacy, survivor support, and abuse prevention since 2012. They are a certified sexual assault and domestic violence counselor. They are currently the Community Outreach Program Manager at Shalom Bayit -- a grassroots feminist organization which aims to prevent gender-based violence in the Bay Area Jewish community.

Session 2: 11:00 - 12:15 am

The Revelation Cafe
Daniella Aboody

Welcome to The Revelation Cafe, an ongoing unstructured space held throughout Feminism All Night. Come lounge, sip on homemade chai & herbal elixirs, connect with fellow comrades of this revolution we are co-creating right here and now, and allow for the radical dialogue stirring within you to organically flow. Thank you for making this space inclusive and inviting to all.

everyone, and especially inclusive to Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi jews, people of color, and queer folks.

Daniella Aboody is a queer, embodied, heart-centered Mizrahi-Jewish soul dedicated to holistic healing, justice and love. She is a dancer, doula, budding herbalist, educator and ritual artist. She is passionate about bringing Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi and wider diasporic Jews together & to the forefront..

FAT: A Seen, Unheard Social Identity
Daniela Sirkin & Rachel Barach

Do you avoid using the word ‘fat’? Are you curious about the ‘ism’ that fuels a $70 billion dollar diet, “health” and body-transforming industry? This discussion will lift the veil on a social identity that intersects with class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, etc. Join us for a life-changing conversation and body revolution. Everyone welcome.

Everyone. Seriously.

Rachel and Daniela have both been on years-long journeys to overcome entrenched body shame and symptomatic eating disorders. Inspired and supported by one another, their journeys have transformed from one of body acceptance to body activism, bringing the truth of fatphobia and sizeism and its impact on all genders into the public and into their work as a certified eating psychology coach and actress committed to body diverse media.

The Light of Creation: A Midrashic Exploration through Artand Writing
Miriam Kanani

We will be exploring the concept of the original light that was created at the beginning of the world, also known as the light of creation. We will explore how this light lives within each of us and write our own midrash about the origin of this light, and create a beautiful piece of art that is a reflection of this radiant light.

Everyone!!

Miriam Kanani, M.A. has a true passion for Jewish Education, Leading Ceremonies and Song, and working with youth. She loves leading Jewish rituals and bringing her joy of Judaism to children and adults alike.

spiritual justice: resting in our royalty through ritual
Hadar Cohen

the majestic unfolding of infinite moments in divine timing. race. gender. violence. colonization. every form of supremacy. yet, still somehow here.in this workshop, we will lay bear the truth of all truths - through&through it all, we exist in this realm & in all realms. with ritual, prayer, experience we will collectively contemplate the harmony between spirituality & justice.

open to all who have experienced oppression

Hadar Cohen is a Jerusalemite feminist artist, writer, and dancer based in Oakland, CA. She organizes spiritual feminist gatherings including feminism all night - a public community gathering manifesting a space for feminist discourse. Hadar is a graduate of Cooper Union, where she studied Electrical Engineering, and alt*div, a alternative divinity school centering the intersection of justice and spirituality. Hadar writes bi-monthly about feminism and Jewish time in a newsletter called in loving faith. (tinyletter.com/hadarcohen)

White | Woman | Shame | Blame | Game
Elena & A-Ro

Moving past guilt in service of becoming stronger anti-racist humyns

This workshop explores the ways shame and guilt - particularly as internalized by female-identified and assigned people - intersect with white fragility and vigilance and can make us, as white women, less resilient and capable as anti-racists. How does our guilt and shame and lack of self-assurance make us fragile and terrified of "messing up" with race, and thus afraid to speak out or over-react when being called out/in? How does it make us hyper vigilant of other white people, severing ties with them rather than leveraging our access and privilege to build bridges and educate? This workshop focuses on working out the experiences of white-identified women and AFAB folks of all genders. Anyone from any racial background is absolutely welcome, but should be aware that we are working on healing internalized toxic whiteness in the space.

Elena (she) is a white, cis-gendered woman, a creative maven and a group facilitator. She is training in restorative justice, coaching, conflict mediation and Hakomi somatic psychotherapy. She loves songwriting, rites of passage work and sardines.Annie-Rose London (they/she) is a white ashkenazi Jewish social artist who seeks to create raucous experiences of joy and pleasure to counteract systems of oppressive mind control. They draw together the fields of ecological design, community arts, and social justice through facilitation and performance. Their earnest irreverence is inherited from a lineage of Jewish and Queer healers. They have called themself a performance artist, a clown, a ritualist, an educator, an activist – today they call themself happy to meet you. They have served as the executive director of Berrett-Koehler Foundation and currently facilitates leadership development and creative practice in partnership with InterPlay, The Arts and Social Change Jam, and Earth Activist Training Social Permaculture Trainings.

Two Options (still honing)-- a) Earth as Mother: Literal or Figurative? b) Drawing Power from your Feminine Lineage
Sammy Kanofsky

Description coming

Anyone and everyone!

Sammy is a writer, translator, facilitator, and consultant devoted to living her life (play)fully. Her creative and relational work creates opportunities for authentic, soulful connection, communication, anxiety release, and transformation. She feels most inspired at the nexus of mindfulness, spirituality, and deep ecology, and leans on deep connection with mother earth to return home.

Farminism: Ecofeminist Space, Place, and Knowing
Molly A Brodsky

Where do feminism and agriculture intersect? Is the phrase 'Mother Earth'-- and it's connotations-- liberatory or oppressive? Is the kitchen a place of expression or enslavement? Is it feminist to be vegan? In this workshop, we'll begin to explore some of these questions around the intersections of gender and our food system, considering our current, past, and future understandings of domestic work, sustainable agriculture, and knowledge systems. We'll be exploring some text, engaging in dialogue, and taking steps outside of traditional conversation to 'know' and express as an ecofeminist.

Anyone and everyone interested

Molly is an educator, organizer, and coziness-enthusiast who spends her time reading ecofeminist theory and hoarding the best Craigslist furniture finds. One day, Molly woke up and asked, "what do farming and feminism have to do with one another?" and that one question led her to a two year research project working with self-identified feminist farmers in the United States and India. Molly is passionate about community-centered research, equitable knowledge systems, and understanding the connections between food politics, urban space, and gender.

Feminist Activism
Eva Orbuch

Activism means to many different things to different people and it is so needed in our world today, but it can often end up perpetuating the same patterns created under patriarchal structure, such as being depleting, highlighting sole leaders rather than the collective, etc. What if we could do activism in a different way? What would feminist activism look like? This workshop will explore ways to learn from the principles of feminism to transform activism, such as making it supportive to activists' wellbeing rather than depleting. Activists and non-activists welcome. Brings your experiences and perspectives to share so we can co-create feminist activism together.

everyone

Eva is a weaver of community, a connector, a community organizer, educator, and ritual creatrix. She has been engaged in political activism and community organizing since she was in high school, and has been on a journey of figuring out how to make it supportive to wellbeing rather than depleting, which is where feminism comes in!

One God, No Masters: The Ecstatic Anarchy of Jewish Prayer
Binya Kóatz

We all know: the Jewish tradition contains exultations of violence and war and conquest.Yet, our tradition also claims an equally powerful, vibrant and *opposite* strain as well: leftist, pacifist, anarchist, and revelatory.From the denigration of armies to the delegitimization of kings, this is a strain that desperately calls for amplification - especially now.Together, let's SING and LEARN and ENVISION (with art!!!) the world that our psalms lay out - one where we are accountable to one Divine source, and no Earthly Kings!~~~credited to the long lineage of witches, prophetesses and other ungovernable women who make our lives possible today!

all genders and all faiths

binya comes swirling into this generation from an incredible line of women who've been causing trouble and exuding beauty across many continents and cultures, for many centuries upon centuries.

"Pleasure Activism" In Practice: How to Make the Revolution Irresistible
Lauren Matt

Centering pleasure to construct and reimagine the future, adrienne maree brown's, "Pleasure Activism," is an accessible, critical, and highly useful paradigm to understand one's purpose in resistance by providing tools for the un-learning and re-education necessary to engage with and reconstruct our current socio-political landscape. When do you feel most satisfied and alive? How do you understand pleasure and why is it important to prioritize? How do you embrace change as an individual & as a movement? Based in works from brown, Audre Lorde, and other lineages of queer women of color, together we will co-define pleasure, examine eroticism as a critical tool of political rebellion & re-imagination, and co-conspire to anchor pleasure in your activism and life.

This workshop is intended for people of all genders & identities, since Pleasure Activism is a paradigm intended for anyone invested in creating change, anyone who is dissatisfied, oppressed by, and experiences violence in our current culture, and anyone who understands/seeks to understand the power in pleasure. I recognize that ways in which my irreducible identities (mainly listed above) both limit and expand my ability to facilitate a space where people of all gender identities & intersecting identities in general can feel comfortable engaging in, and while holding a space open to people of all genders, will prioritize the voices and perspectives of people of marginalized identities (mainly qtpoc).

Lauren is a Sexuality Health Educator invested in realizing the limitless potential of pleasure. Since living in the Bay Area, Lauren has experienced ample pleasure from, including and not limited too; smelling blooming flowers in Oakland, comprehensively teaching young people about consent & sex, participating in radical, queer jewish community, and suddenly being considered as punctual since moving from the East Coast. Currently, Lauren's Pleasure Activism consists of envisioning and cultivating a culture of consent, and she is excited to witness how this work will continue to evolve in the future & beyond.

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven & Intersectionality
D’vorah K’lilah

Learn how the Ancient Near East practice of making and offering cakes for the Queen of Heaven connects the peoples of the three Abrahamic religions. Explore a contemporary intersectional offering practice through co-created ritual, and taste some cakes (vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian, gluten-ful options).

Jews, Muslims, Goddess-honoring folx

Kohenet D’vorah K’lilah wanders the paths of pre-rabbinic Judaic ways, and writes about her adventures in “Flowers of Torah”, a siddur dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.

Headcovering, Halacha, & Subversion
Sarie Hale-Alper

Who gets to wear what? And why? Let’s learn and discuss the halacha and the tradition of head covering among Jews. We’ll focus on how Jewish women today are interpreting the traditions that guide these customs. Bonus: at the end we’ll try out tichel wrapping.

everyone, but the halachic sources and a lot of the examples are about women so people should be prepared for that language

Sarie is a perpetual shul hopper. She has found joy in all sorts of Jewish communities but has the fondest feelings toward the Yerushalmim hippies she hung out with for a summer. An alumna of Wellesley College, she has also studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NY and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Hebrew still needs help.

Boundary Setting for Self-Preservation: A skill-building workshop
Suzanne Amor

Having trouble navigating a relationship with a partner, friend, family member, boss or fellow activist? Interested in developing a better understanding of yourself? Want to become a better communicator? Want to create new relationships that are equitable, safe, and thriving? From a feminist empowerment and trauma-informed perspective, this workshop is going to concentrate on a transformative tool for building healthy relationships: boundary setting. Come learn!

All Genders

Suzanne Amor has been doing work related to gender equity advocacy, survivor support, and abuse prevention since 2012. They are a certified sexual assault and domestic violence counselor. They are currently the Community Outreach Program Manager at Shalom Bayit -- a grassroots feminist organization which aims to prevent gender-based violence in the Bay Area Jewish community.

Session 3: 12:30 - 1:45 am

The Revelation Cafe
Daniella Aboody

Welcome to The Revelation Cafe, an ongoing unstructured space held throughout Feminism All Night. Come lounge, sip on homemade chai & herbal elixirs, connect with fellow comrades of this revolution we are co-creating right here and now, and allow for the radical dialogue stirring within you to organically flow. Thank you for making this space inclusive and inviting to all.

everyone, and especially inclusive to Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi jews, people of color, and queer folks.

Daniella Aboody is a queer, embodied, heart-centered Mizrahi-Jewish soul dedicated to holistic healing, justice and love. She is a dancer, doula, budding herbalist, educator and ritual artist. She is passionate about bringing Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi and wider diasporic Jews together & to the forefront..

FAT: A Seen, Unheard Social Identity
Daniela Sirkin & Rachel Barach

Do you avoid using the word ‘fat’? Are you curious about the ‘ism’ that fuels a $70 billion dollar diet, “health” and body-transforming industry? This discussion will lift the veil on a social identity that intersects with class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, etc. Join us for a life-changing conversation and body revolution. Everyone welcome.

Everyone. Seriously.

Rachel and Daniela have both been on years-long journeys to overcome entrenched body shame and symptomatic eating disorders. Inspired and supported by one another, their journeys have transformed from one of body acceptance to body activism, bringing the truth of fatphobia and sizeism and its impact on all genders into the public and into their work as a certified eating psychology coach and actress committed to body diverse media.

The Light of Creation: A Midrashic Exploration through Artand Writing
Miriam Kanani

We will be exploring the concept of the original light that was created at the beginning of the world, also known as the light of creation. We will explore how this light lives within each of us and write our own midrash about the origin of this light, and create a beautiful piece of art that is a reflection of this radiant light.

Everyone!!

Miriam Kanani, M.A. has a true passion for Jewish Education, Leading Ceremonies and Song, and working with youth. She loves leading Jewish rituals and bringing her joy of Judaism to children and adults alike.

spiritual justice: resting in our royalty through ritual
Hadar Cohen

the majestic unfolding of infinite moments in divine timing. race. gender. violence. colonization. every form of supremacy. yet, still somehow here.in this workshop, we will lay bear the truth of all truths - through&through it all, we exist in this realm & in all realms. with ritual, prayer, experience we will collectively contemplate the harmony between spirituality & justice.

open to all who have experienced oppression

Hadar Cohen is a Jerusalemite feminist artist, writer, and dancer based in Oakland, CA. She organizes spiritual feminist gatherings including feminism all night - a public community gathering manifesting a space for feminist discourse. Hadar is a graduate of Cooper Union, where she studied Electrical Engineering, and alt*div, a alternative divinity school centering the intersection of justice and spirituality. Hadar writes bi-monthly about feminism and Jewish time in a newsletter called in loving faith. (tinyletter.com/hadarcohen)

White | Woman | Shame | Blame | Game
Elena & A-Ro

Moving past guilt in service of becoming stronger anti-racist humyns

This workshop explores the ways shame and guilt - particularly as internalized by female-identified and assigned people - intersect with white fragility and vigilance and can make us, as white women, less resilient and capable as anti-racists. How does our guilt and shame and lack of self-assurance make us fragile and terrified of "messing up" with race, and thus afraid to speak out or over-react when being called out/in? How does it make us hyper vigilant of other white people, severing ties with them rather than leveraging our access and privilege to build bridges and educate? This workshop focuses on working out the experiences of white-identified women and AFAB folks of all genders. Anyone from any racial background is absolutely welcome, but should be aware that we are working on healing internalized toxic whiteness in the space.

Elena (she) is a white, cis-gendered woman, a creative maven and a group facilitator. She is training in restorative justice, coaching, conflict mediation and Hakomi somatic psychotherapy. She loves songwriting, rites of passage work and sardines.Annie-Rose London (they/she) is a white ashkenazi Jewish social artist who seeks to create raucous experiences of joy and pleasure to counteract systems of oppressive mind control. They draw together the fields of ecological design, community arts, and social justice through facilitation and performance. Their earnest irreverence is inherited from a lineage of Jewish and Queer healers. They have called themself a performance artist, a clown, a ritualist, an educator, an activist – today they call themself happy to meet you. They have served as the executive director of Berrett-Koehler Foundation and currently facilitates leadership development and creative practice in partnership with InterPlay, The Arts and Social Change Jam, and Earth Activist Training Social Permaculture Trainings.

Two Options (still honing)-- a) Earth as Mother: Literal or Figurative? b) Drawing Power from your Feminine Lineage
Sammy Kanofsky

Description coming

Anyone and everyone!

Sammy is a writer, translator, facilitator, and consultant devoted to living her life (play)fully. Her creative and relational work creates opportunities for authentic, soulful connection, communication, anxiety release, and transformation. She feels most inspired at the nexus of mindfulness, spirituality, and deep ecology, and leans on deep connection with mother earth to return home.

Farminism: Ecofeminist Space, Place, and Knowing
Molly A Brodsky

Where do feminism and agriculture intersect? Is the phrase 'Mother Earth'-- and it's connotations-- liberatory or oppressive? Is the kitchen a place of expression or enslavement? Is it feminist to be vegan? In this workshop, we'll begin to explore some of these questions around the intersections of gender and our food system, considering our current, past, and future understandings of domestic work, sustainable agriculture, and knowledge systems. We'll be exploring some text, engaging in dialogue, and taking steps outside of traditional conversation to 'know' and express as an ecofeminist.

Anyone and everyone interested

Molly is an educator, organizer, and coziness-enthusiast who spends her time reading ecofeminist theory and hoarding the best Craigslist furniture finds. One day, Molly woke up and asked, "what do farming and feminism have to do with one another?" and that one question led her to a two year research project working with self-identified feminist farmers in the United States and India. Molly is passionate about community-centered research, equitable knowledge systems, and understanding the connections between food politics, urban space, and gender.

Feminist Activism
Eva Orbuch

Activism means to many different things to different people and it is so needed in our world today, but it can often end up perpetuating the same patterns created under patriarchal structure, such as being depleting, highlighting sole leaders rather than the collective, etc. What if we could do activism in a different way? What would feminist activism look like? This workshop will explore ways to learn from the principles of feminism to transform activism, such as making it supportive to activists' wellbeing rather than depleting. Activists and non-activists welcome. Brings your experiences and perspectives to share so we can co-create feminist activism together.

everyone

Eva is a weaver of community, a connector, a community organizer, educator, and ritual creatrix. She has been engaged in political activism and community organizing since she was in high school, and has been on a journey of figuring out how to make it supportive to wellbeing rather than depleting, which is where feminism comes in!

One God, No Masters: The Ecstatic Anarchy of Jewish Prayer
Binya Kóatz

We all know: the Jewish tradition contains exultations of violence and war and conquest.Yet, our tradition also claims an equally powerful, vibrant and *opposite* strain as well: leftist, pacifist, anarchist, and revelatory.From the denigration of armies to the delegitimization of kings, this is a strain that desperately calls for amplification - especially now.Together, let's SING and LEARN and ENVISION (with art!!!) the world that our psalms lay out - one where we are accountable to one Divine source, and no Earthly Kings!~~~credited to the long lineage of witches, prophetesses and other ungovernable women who make our lives possible today!

all genders and all faiths

binya comes swirling into this generation from an incredible line of women who've been causing trouble and exuding beauty across many continents and cultures, for many centuries upon centuries.

"Pleasure Activism" In Practice: How to Make the Revolution Irresistible
Lauren Matt

Centering pleasure to construct and reimagine the future, adrienne maree brown's, "Pleasure Activism," is an accessible, critical, and highly useful paradigm to understand one's purpose in resistance by providing tools for the un-learning and re-education necessary to engage with and reconstruct our current socio-political landscape. When do you feel most satisfied and alive? How do you understand pleasure and why is it important to prioritize? How do you embrace change as an individual & as a movement? Based in works from brown, Audre Lorde, and other lineages of queer women of color, together we will co-define pleasure, examine eroticism as a critical tool of political rebellion & re-imagination, and co-conspire to anchor pleasure in your activism and life.

This workshop is intended for people of all genders & identities, since Pleasure Activism is a paradigm intended for anyone invested in creating change, anyone who is dissatisfied, oppressed by, and experiences violence in our current culture, and anyone who understands/seeks to understand the power in pleasure. I recognize that ways in which my irreducible identities (mainly listed above) both limit and expand my ability to facilitate a space where people of all gender identities & intersecting identities in general can feel comfortable engaging in, and while holding a space open to people of all genders, will prioritize the voices and perspectives of people of marginalized identities (mainly qtpoc).

Lauren is a Sexuality Health Educator invested in realizing the limitless potential of pleasure. Since living in the Bay Area, Lauren has experienced ample pleasure from, including and not limited too; smelling blooming flowers in Oakland, comprehensively teaching young people about consent & sex, participating in radical, queer jewish community, and suddenly being considered as punctual since moving from the East Coast. Currently, Lauren's Pleasure Activism consists of envisioning and cultivating a culture of consent, and she is excited to witness how this work will continue to evolve in the future & beyond.

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven & Intersectionality
D’vorah K’lilah

Learn how the Ancient Near East practice of making and offering cakes for the Queen of Heaven connects the peoples of the three Abrahamic religions. Explore a contemporary intersectional offering practice through co-created ritual, and taste some cakes (vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian, gluten-ful options).

Jews, Muslims, Goddess-honoring folx

Kohenet D’vorah K’lilah wanders the paths of pre-rabbinic Judaic ways, and writes about her adventures in “Flowers of Torah”, a siddur dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.

Headcovering, Halacha, & Subversion
Sarie Hale-Alper

Who gets to wear what? And why? Let’s learn and discuss the halacha and the tradition of head covering among Jews. We’ll focus on how Jewish women today are interpreting the traditions that guide these customs. Bonus: at the end we’ll try out tichel wrapping.

everyone, but the halachic sources and a lot of the examples are about women so people should be prepared for that language

Sarie is a perpetual shul hopper. She has found joy in all sorts of Jewish communities but has the fondest feelings toward the Yerushalmim hippies she hung out with for a summer. An alumna of Wellesley College, she has also studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NY and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Hebrew still needs help.

Boundary Setting for Self-Preservation: A skill-building workshop
Suzanne Amor

Having trouble navigating a relationship with a partner, friend, family member, boss or fellow activist? Interested in developing a better understanding of yourself? Want to become a better communicator? Want to create new relationships that are equitable, safe, and thriving? From a feminist empowerment and trauma-informed perspective, this workshop is going to concentrate on a transformative tool for building healthy relationships: boundary setting. Come learn!

All Genders

Suzanne Amor has been doing work related to gender equity advocacy, survivor support, and abuse prevention since 2012. They are a certified sexual assault and domestic violence counselor. They are currently the Community Outreach Program Manager at Shalom Bayit -- a grassroots feminist organization which aims to prevent gender-based violence in the Bay Area Jewish community.

Session 4: 2:00 - 3:15 am

The Revelation Cafe
Daniella Aboody

Welcome to The Revelation Cafe, an ongoing unstructured space held throughout Feminism All Night. Come lounge, sip on homemade chai & herbal elixirs, connect with fellow comrades of this revolution we are co-creating right here and now, and allow for the radical dialogue stirring within you to organically flow. Thank you for making this space inclusive and inviting to all.

everyone, and especially inclusive to Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi jews, people of color, and queer folks.

Daniella Aboody is a queer, embodied, heart-centered Mizrahi-Jewish soul dedicated to holistic healing, justice and love. She is a dancer, doula, budding herbalist, educator and ritual artist. She is passionate about bringing Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi and wider diasporic Jews together & to the forefront..

FAT: A Seen, Unheard Social Identity
Daniela Sirkin & Rachel Barach

Do you avoid using the word ‘fat’? Are you curious about the ‘ism’ that fuels a $70 billion dollar diet, “health” and body-transforming industry? This discussion will lift the veil on a social identity that intersects with class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, etc. Join us for a life-changing conversation and body revolution. Everyone welcome.

Everyone. Seriously.

Rachel and Daniela have both been on years-long journeys to overcome entrenched body shame and symptomatic eating disorders. Inspired and supported by one another, their journeys have transformed from one of body acceptance to body activism, bringing the truth of fatphobia and sizeism and its impact on all genders into the public and into their work as a certified eating psychology coach and actress committed to body diverse media.

The Light of Creation: A Midrashic Exploration through Artand Writing
Miriam Kanani

We will be exploring the concept of the original light that was created at the beginning of the world, also known as the light of creation. We will explore how this light lives within each of us and write our own midrash about the origin of this light, and create a beautiful piece of art that is a reflection of this radiant light.

Everyone!!

Miriam Kanani, M.A. has a true passion for Jewish Education, Leading Ceremonies and Song, and working with youth. She loves leading Jewish rituals and bringing her joy of Judaism to children and adults alike.

spiritual justice: resting in our royalty through ritual
Hadar Cohen

the majestic unfolding of infinite moments in divine timing. race. gender. violence. colonization. every form of supremacy. yet, still somehow here.in this workshop, we will lay bear the truth of all truths - through&through it all, we exist in this realm & in all realms. with ritual, prayer, experience we will collectively contemplate the harmony between spirituality & justice.

open to all who have experienced oppression

Hadar Cohen is a Jerusalemite feminist artist, writer, and dancer based in Oakland, CA. She organizes spiritual feminist gatherings including feminism all night - a public community gathering manifesting a space for feminist discourse. Hadar is a graduate of Cooper Union, where she studied Electrical Engineering, and alt*div, a alternative divinity school centering the intersection of justice and spirituality. Hadar writes bi-monthly about feminism and Jewish time in a newsletter called in loving faith. (tinyletter.com/hadarcohen)

White | Woman | Shame | Blame | Game
Elena & A-Ro

Moving past guilt in service of becoming stronger anti-racist humyns

This workshop explores the ways shame and guilt - particularly as internalized by female-identified and assigned people - intersect with white fragility and vigilance and can make us, as white women, less resilient and capable as anti-racists. How does our guilt and shame and lack of self-assurance make us fragile and terrified of "messing up" with race, and thus afraid to speak out or over-react when being called out/in? How does it make us hyper vigilant of other white people, severing ties with them rather than leveraging our access and privilege to build bridges and educate? This workshop focuses on working out the experiences of white-identified women and AFAB folks of all genders. Anyone from any racial background is absolutely welcome, but should be aware that we are working on healing internalized toxic whiteness in the space.

Elena (she) is a white, cis-gendered woman, a creative maven and a group facilitator. She is training in restorative justice, coaching, conflict mediation and Hakomi somatic psychotherapy. She loves songwriting, rites of passage work and sardines.Annie-Rose London (they/she) is a white ashkenazi Jewish social artist who seeks to create raucous experiences of joy and pleasure to counteract systems of oppressive mind control. They draw together the fields of ecological design, community arts, and social justice through facilitation and performance. Their earnest irreverence is inherited from a lineage of Jewish and Queer healers. They have called themself a performance artist, a clown, a ritualist, an educator, an activist – today they call themself happy to meet you. They have served as the executive director of Berrett-Koehler Foundation and currently facilitates leadership development and creative practice in partnership with InterPlay, The Arts and Social Change Jam, and Earth Activist Training Social Permaculture Trainings.

Two Options (still honing)-- a) Earth as Mother: Literal or Figurative? b) Drawing Power from your Feminine Lineage
Sammy Kanofsky

Description coming

Anyone and everyone!

Sammy is a writer, translator, facilitator, and consultant devoted to living her life (play)fully. Her creative and relational work creates opportunities for authentic, soulful connection, communication, anxiety release, and transformation. She feels most inspired at the nexus of mindfulness, spirituality, and deep ecology, and leans on deep connection with mother earth to return home.

Farminism: Ecofeminist Space, Place, and Knowing
Molly A Brodsky

Where do feminism and agriculture intersect? Is the phrase 'Mother Earth'-- and it's connotations-- liberatory or oppressive? Is the kitchen a place of expression or enslavement? Is it feminist to be vegan? In this workshop, we'll begin to explore some of these questions around the intersections of gender and our food system, considering our current, past, and future understandings of domestic work, sustainable agriculture, and knowledge systems. We'll be exploring some text, engaging in dialogue, and taking steps outside of traditional conversation to 'know' and express as an ecofeminist.

Anyone and everyone interested

Molly is an educator, organizer, and coziness-enthusiast who spends her time reading ecofeminist theory and hoarding the best Craigslist furniture finds. One day, Molly woke up and asked, "what do farming and feminism have to do with one another?" and that one question led her to a two year research project working with self-identified feminist farmers in the United States and India. Molly is passionate about community-centered research, equitable knowledge systems, and understanding the connections between food politics, urban space, and gender.

Feminist Activism
Eva Orbuch

Activism means to many different things to different people and it is so needed in our world today, but it can often end up perpetuating the same patterns created under patriarchal structure, such as being depleting, highlighting sole leaders rather than the collective, etc. What if we could do activism in a different way? What would feminist activism look like? This workshop will explore ways to learn from the principles of feminism to transform activism, such as making it supportive to activists' wellbeing rather than depleting. Activists and non-activists welcome. Brings your experiences and perspectives to share so we can co-create feminist activism together.

everyone

Eva is a weaver of community, a connector, a community organizer, educator, and ritual creatrix. She has been engaged in political activism and community organizing since she was in high school, and has been on a journey of figuring out how to make it supportive to wellbeing rather than depleting, which is where feminism comes in!

One God, No Masters: The Ecstatic Anarchy of Jewish Prayer
Binya Kóatz

We all know: the Jewish tradition contains exultations of violence and war and conquest.Yet, our tradition also claims an equally powerful, vibrant and *opposite* strain as well: leftist, pacifist, anarchist, and revelatory.From the denigration of armies to the delegitimization of kings, this is a strain that desperately calls for amplification - especially now.Together, let's SING and LEARN and ENVISION (with art!!!) the world that our psalms lay out - one where we are accountable to one Divine source, and no Earthly Kings!~~~credited to the long lineage of witches, prophetesses and other ungovernable women who make our lives possible today!

all genders and all faiths

binya comes swirling into this generation from an incredible line of women who've been causing trouble and exuding beauty across many continents and cultures, for many centuries upon centuries.

"Pleasure Activism" In Practice: How to Make the Revolution Irresistible
Lauren Matt

Centering pleasure to construct and reimagine the future, adrienne maree brown's, "Pleasure Activism," is an accessible, critical, and highly useful paradigm to understand one's purpose in resistance by providing tools for the un-learning and re-education necessary to engage with and reconstruct our current socio-political landscape. When do you feel most satisfied and alive? How do you understand pleasure and why is it important to prioritize? How do you embrace change as an individual & as a movement? Based in works from brown, Audre Lorde, and other lineages of queer women of color, together we will co-define pleasure, examine eroticism as a critical tool of political rebellion & re-imagination, and co-conspire to anchor pleasure in your activism and life.

This workshop is intended for people of all genders & identities, since Pleasure Activism is a paradigm intended for anyone invested in creating change, anyone who is dissatisfied, oppressed by, and experiences violence in our current culture, and anyone who understands/seeks to understand the power in pleasure. I recognize that ways in which my irreducible identities (mainly listed above) both limit and expand my ability to facilitate a space where people of all gender identities & intersecting identities in general can feel comfortable engaging in, and while holding a space open to people of all genders, will prioritize the voices and perspectives of people of marginalized identities (mainly qtpoc).

Lauren is a Sexuality Health Educator invested in realizing the limitless potential of pleasure. Since living in the Bay Area, Lauren has experienced ample pleasure from, including and not limited too; smelling blooming flowers in Oakland, comprehensively teaching young people about consent & sex, participating in radical, queer jewish community, and suddenly being considered as punctual since moving from the East Coast. Currently, Lauren's Pleasure Activism consists of envisioning and cultivating a culture of consent, and she is excited to witness how this work will continue to evolve in the future & beyond.

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven & Intersectionality
D’vorah K’lilah

Learn how the Ancient Near East practice of making and offering cakes for the Queen of Heaven connects the peoples of the three Abrahamic religions. Explore a contemporary intersectional offering practice through co-created ritual, and taste some cakes (vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian, gluten-ful options).

Jews, Muslims, Goddess-honoring folx

Kohenet D’vorah K’lilah wanders the paths of pre-rabbinic Judaic ways, and writes about her adventures in “Flowers of Torah”, a siddur dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.

Headcovering, Halacha, & Subversion
Sarie Hale-Alper

Who gets to wear what? And why? Let’s learn and discuss the halacha and the tradition of head covering among Jews. We’ll focus on how Jewish women today are interpreting the traditions that guide these customs. Bonus: at the end we’ll try out tichel wrapping.

everyone, but the halachic sources and a lot of the examples are about women so people should be prepared for that language

Sarie is a perpetual shul hopper. She has found joy in all sorts of Jewish communities but has the fondest feelings toward the Yerushalmim hippies she hung out with for a summer. An alumna of Wellesley College, she has also studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NY and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Hebrew still needs help.

Boundary Setting for Self-Preservation: A skill-building workshop
Suzanne Amor

Having trouble navigating a relationship with a partner, friend, family member, boss or fellow activist? Interested in developing a better understanding of yourself? Want to become a better communicator? Want to create new relationships that are equitable, safe, and thriving? From a feminist empowerment and trauma-informed perspective, this workshop is going to concentrate on a transformative tool for building healthy relationships: boundary setting. Come learn!

All Genders

Suzanne Amor has been doing work related to gender equity advocacy, survivor support, and abuse prevention since 2012. They are a certified sexual assault and domestic violence counselor. They are currently the Community Outreach Program Manager at Shalom Bayit -- a grassroots feminist organization which aims to prevent gender-based violence in the Bay Area Jewish community.

All Night Long

The Revelation Cafe
The Revelation Cafe
Daniella Aboody

Welcome to The Revelation Cafe, an ongoing unstructured space held throughout Feminism All Night. Come lounge, sip on homemade chai & herbal elixirs, connect with fellow comrades of this revolution we are co-creating right here and now, and allow for the radical dialogue stirring within you to organically flow. Thank you for making this space inclusive and inviting to all.

everyone, and especially inclusive to Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi jews, people of color, and queer folks.

Daniella Aboody is a queer, embodied, heart-centered Mizrahi-Jewish soul dedicated to holistic healing, justice and love. She is a dancer, doula, budding herbalist, educator and ritual artist. She is passionate about bringing Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi and wider diasporic Jews together & to the forefront..

FAT: A Seen, Unheard Social Identity
FAT: A Seen, Unheard Social Identity
Daniela Sirkin & Rachel Barach

Do you avoid using the word ‘fat’? Are you curious about the ‘ism’ that fuels a $70 billion dollar diet, “health” and body-transforming industry? This discussion will lift the veil on a social identity that intersects with class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, etc. Join us for a life-changing conversation and body revolution. Everyone welcome.

Everyone. Seriously.

Rachel and Daniela have both been on years-long journeys to overcome entrenched body shame and symptomatic eating disorders. Inspired and supported by one another, their journeys have transformed from one of body acceptance to body activism, bringing the truth of fatphobia and sizeism and its impact on all genders into the public and into their work as a certified eating psychology coach and actress committed to body diverse media.

The Light of Creation: A Midrashic Exploration through Artand Writing
The Light of Creation: A Midrashic Exploration through Artand Writing
Miriam Kanani

We will be exploring the concept of the original light that was created at the beginning of the world, also known as the light of creation. We will explore how this light lives within each of us and write our own midrash about the origin of this light, and create a beautiful piece of art that is a reflection of this radiant light.

Everyone!!

Miriam Kanani, M.A. has a true passion for Jewish Education, Leading Ceremonies and Song, and working with youth. She loves leading Jewish rituals and bringing her joy of Judaism to children and adults alike.

spiritual justice: resting in our royalty through ritual
spiritual justice: resting in our royalty through ritual
Hadar Cohen

the majestic unfolding of infinite moments in divine timing. race. gender. violence. colonization. every form of supremacy. yet, still somehow here.in this workshop, we will lay bear the truth of all truths - through&through it all, we exist in this realm & in all realms. with ritual, prayer, experience we will collectively contemplate the harmony between spirituality & justice.

open to all who have experienced oppression

Hadar Cohen is a Jerusalemite feminist artist, writer, and dancer based in Oakland, CA. She organizes spiritual feminist gatherings including feminism all night - a public community gathering manifesting a space for feminist discourse. Hadar is a graduate of Cooper Union, where she studied Electrical Engineering, and alt*div, a alternative divinity school centering the intersection of justice and spirituality. Hadar writes bi-monthly about feminism and Jewish time in a newsletter called in loving faith. (tinyletter.com/hadarcohen)

White | Woman | Shame | Blame | Game
White | Woman | Shame | Blame | Game
Elena & A-Ro

Moving past guilt in service of becoming stronger anti-racist humyns

This workshop explores the ways shame and guilt - particularly as internalized by female-identified and assigned people - intersect with white fragility and vigilance and can make us, as white women, less resilient and capable as anti-racists. How does our guilt and shame and lack of self-assurance make us fragile and terrified of "messing up" with race, and thus afraid to speak out or over-react when being called out/in? How does it make us hyper vigilant of other white people, severing ties with them rather than leveraging our access and privilege to build bridges and educate? This workshop focuses on working out the experiences of white-identified women and AFAB folks of all genders. Anyone from any racial background is absolutely welcome, but should be aware that we are working on healing internalized toxic whiteness in the space.

Elena (she) is a white, cis-gendered woman, a creative maven and a group facilitator. She is training in restorative justice, coaching, conflict mediation and Hakomi somatic psychotherapy. She loves songwriting, rites of passage work and sardines.Annie-Rose London (they/she) is a white ashkenazi Jewish social artist who seeks to create raucous experiences of joy and pleasure to counteract systems of oppressive mind control. They draw together the fields of ecological design, community arts, and social justice through facilitation and performance. Their earnest irreverence is inherited from a lineage of Jewish and Queer healers. They have called themself a performance artist, a clown, a ritualist, an educator, an activist – today they call themself happy to meet you. They have served as the executive director of Berrett-Koehler Foundation and currently facilitates leadership development and creative practice in partnership with InterPlay, The Arts and Social Change Jam, and Earth Activist Training Social Permaculture Trainings.

Two Options (still honing)-- a) Earth as Mother: Literal or Figurative? b) Drawing Power from your Feminine Lineage
Two Options (still honing)-- a) Earth as Mother: Literal or Figurative? b) Drawing Power from your Feminine Lineage
Sammy Kanofsky

Description coming

Anyone and everyone!

Sammy is a writer, translator, facilitator, and consultant devoted to living her life (play)fully. Her creative and relational work creates opportunities for authentic, soulful connection, communication, anxiety release, and transformation. She feels most inspired at the nexus of mindfulness, spirituality, and deep ecology, and leans on deep connection with mother earth to return home.

Farminism: Ecofeminist Space, Place, and Knowing
Farminism: Ecofeminist Space, Place, and Knowing
Molly A Brodsky

Where do feminism and agriculture intersect? Is the phrase 'Mother Earth'-- and it's connotations-- liberatory or oppressive? Is the kitchen a place of expression or enslavement? Is it feminist to be vegan? In this workshop, we'll begin to explore some of these questions around the intersections of gender and our food system, considering our current, past, and future understandings of domestic work, sustainable agriculture, and knowledge systems. We'll be exploring some text, engaging in dialogue, and taking steps outside of traditional conversation to 'know' and express as an ecofeminist.

Anyone and everyone interested

Molly is an educator, organizer, and coziness-enthusiast who spends her time reading ecofeminist theory and hoarding the best Craigslist furniture finds. One day, Molly woke up and asked, "what do farming and feminism have to do with one another?" and that one question led her to a two year research project working with self-identified feminist farmers in the United States and India. Molly is passionate about community-centered research, equitable knowledge systems, and understanding the connections between food politics, urban space, and gender.

Feminist Activism
Feminist Activism
Eva Orbuch

Activism means to many different things to different people and it is so needed in our world today, but it can often end up perpetuating the same patterns created under patriarchal structure, such as being depleting, highlighting sole leaders rather than the collective, etc. What if we could do activism in a different way? What would feminist activism look like? This workshop will explore ways to learn from the principles of feminism to transform activism, such as making it supportive to activists' wellbeing rather than depleting. Activists and non-activists welcome. Brings your experiences and perspectives to share so we can co-create feminist activism together.

everyone

Eva is a weaver of community, a connector, a community organizer, educator, and ritual creatrix. She has been engaged in political activism and community organizing since she was in high school, and has been on a journey of figuring out how to make it supportive to wellbeing rather than depleting, which is where feminism comes in!

One God, No Masters: The Ecstatic Anarchy of Jewish Prayer
One God, No Masters: The Ecstatic Anarchy of Jewish Prayer
Binya Kóatz

We all know: the Jewish tradition contains exultations of violence and war and conquest.Yet, our tradition also claims an equally powerful, vibrant and *opposite* strain as well: leftist, pacifist, anarchist, and revelatory.From the denigration of armies to the delegitimization of kings, this is a strain that desperately calls for amplification - especially now.Together, let's SING and LEARN and ENVISION (with art!!!) the world that our psalms lay out - one where we are accountable to one Divine source, and no Earthly Kings!~~~credited to the long lineage of witches, prophetesses and other ungovernable women who make our lives possible today!

all genders and all faiths

binya comes swirling into this generation from an incredible line of women who've been causing trouble and exuding beauty across many continents and cultures, for many centuries upon centuries.

"Pleasure Activism" In Practice: How to Make the Revolution Irresistible
"Pleasure Activism" In Practice: How to Make the Revolution Irresistible
Lauren Matt

Centering pleasure to construct and reimagine the future, adrienne maree brown's, "Pleasure Activism," is an accessible, critical, and highly useful paradigm to understand one's purpose in resistance by providing tools for the un-learning and re-education necessary to engage with and reconstruct our current socio-political landscape. When do you feel most satisfied and alive? How do you understand pleasure and why is it important to prioritize? How do you embrace change as an individual & as a movement? Based in works from brown, Audre Lorde, and other lineages of queer women of color, together we will co-define pleasure, examine eroticism as a critical tool of political rebellion & re-imagination, and co-conspire to anchor pleasure in your activism and life.

This workshop is intended for people of all genders & identities, since Pleasure Activism is a paradigm intended for anyone invested in creating change, anyone who is dissatisfied, oppressed by, and experiences violence in our current culture, and anyone who understands/seeks to understand the power in pleasure. I recognize that ways in which my irreducible identities (mainly listed above) both limit and expand my ability to facilitate a space where people of all gender identities & intersecting identities in general can feel comfortable engaging in, and while holding a space open to people of all genders, will prioritize the voices and perspectives of people of marginalized identities (mainly qtpoc).

Lauren is a Sexuality Health Educator invested in realizing the limitless potential of pleasure. Since living in the Bay Area, Lauren has experienced ample pleasure from, including and not limited too; smelling blooming flowers in Oakland, comprehensively teaching young people about consent & sex, participating in radical, queer jewish community, and suddenly being considered as punctual since moving from the East Coast. Currently, Lauren's Pleasure Activism consists of envisioning and cultivating a culture of consent, and she is excited to witness how this work will continue to evolve in the future & beyond.

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven & Intersectionality
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven & Intersectionality
D’vorah K’lilah

Learn how the Ancient Near East practice of making and offering cakes for the Queen of Heaven connects the peoples of the three Abrahamic religions. Explore a contemporary intersectional offering practice through co-created ritual, and taste some cakes (vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian, gluten-ful options).

Jews, Muslims, Goddess-honoring folx

Kohenet D’vorah K’lilah wanders the paths of pre-rabbinic Judaic ways, and writes about her adventures in “Flowers of Torah”, a siddur dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.

Headcovering, Halacha, & Subversion
Headcovering, Halacha, & Subversion
Sarie Hale-Alper

Who gets to wear what? And why? Let’s learn and discuss the halacha and the tradition of head covering among Jews. We’ll focus on how Jewish women today are interpreting the traditions that guide these customs. Bonus: at the end we’ll try out tichel wrapping.

everyone, but the halachic sources and a lot of the examples are about women so people should be prepared for that language

Sarie is a perpetual shul hopper. She has found joy in all sorts of Jewish communities but has the fondest feelings toward the Yerushalmim hippies she hung out with for a summer. An alumna of Wellesley College, she has also studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NY and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Hebrew still needs help.

Boundary Setting for Self-Preservation: A skill-building workshop
Boundary Setting for Self-Preservation: A skill-building workshop
Suzanne Amor

Having trouble navigating a relationship with a partner, friend, family member, boss or fellow activist? Interested in developing a better understanding of yourself? Want to become a better communicator? Want to create new relationships that are equitable, safe, and thriving? From a feminist empowerment and trauma-informed perspective, this workshop is going to concentrate on a transformative tool for building healthy relationships: boundary setting. Come learn!

All Genders

Suzanne Amor has been doing work related to gender equity advocacy, survivor support, and abuse prevention since 2012. They are a certified sexual assault and domestic violence counselor. They are currently the Community Outreach Program Manager at Shalom Bayit -- a grassroots feminist organization which aims to prevent gender-based violence in the Bay Area Jewish community.