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!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
(Inspired by and adapted from Joanna Macy's "Council of All Beings" exercise from The Work that Reconnects)
Come for a multi-media, interactive, participatory, revolutionary experience of channeling the wisdom of our collective feminist ancestors! Be they blood ancestors, gurus, north stars, prophets, or other divine feminine beings who've inspired your feminist evolution, we need their loving council to face the challenges of uprooting patriarchy and composting its dying tendrils for the nourishment of our dreams of liberation in action! In this work/play-shop, we'll combine deep listening, visionary journaling/drawing, and theatrical persona work to access and share messages from the ones who came before us. Our journey will culminate in a council-style sharing circle complete with masks and costumes to help answer the question "What is needed from us to bring about the Great Turning?"
Some art supplies, writing instruments, costumes, and mask-making materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own to add to the mix!
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.
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!
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.
Moving past guilt in service of becoming stronger anti-racist humyns
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
Verenice will offer 3 sessions during the event (please sign up in advance by emailing feminismallnight.com with “healing session” in the subject line)
30 mins each
1st session: 9-9:30
2nd session: 10:50-11:20
3rd session: 12:20-12:50
"As I became more and more aware of how I could show up for my own inner needs, I began to experience the ability to be increasingly present and perceptive to others.
Now, I embrace my truths as a listener, repeater, pointer, highlighter, reminder, friend, voice, companion, observer, channel, and time traveler. I am just is, present, open, and grounded. I am you. I am me. I am we. I am us. I am they. I am flow. I am love. I am compassion. I am understanding. And ultimately, I am my own healer. It’s through this portal, I can help you access yours more often also. I am also forever learning.
I deeply believe that YOU are your own healer. You possess the wisdom, the drive, the focus, intention and the energy required to be able to respond to situations in a grounded, integrative way that holds compassion and understanding. The more you channel that energy the more your surroundings start to shift every time you align yourself to your intentions. Together we will co-create a space that will allow that wisdom to unfold."
Verenice Berroa Torres is a certified Hypnotherapist- (HCH Institute) specializing in regression therapy, inner child work, inner family systems/ parts work, accessing higher self/ inner knowing, communicating with ancestors, discovering and learning from your spirit guides and spirit animals, grief, life transitions and communicating with the body. She is trained in Energy Medicine, Subtle Body Energy Awareness and trauma resolution (Luminous Awareness Institute).