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April 10 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Judaism and Magic: Amulets, and Demons, and Incantation Bowls OH MY!

Throughout time, Jews have been magic practitioners. We find magic interwoven in the mezuzah that hangs on the doorposts of our house, in the spices we smell during havdalah, in the lulav we shake to bring on the rain.

While Patriarchy has long obscured much of ancient and old Jewish rites associated with magic of the everyday, a thread of resistance has always woven through. Together we will explore different ways magic shows up in our tradition in the form of amulets, incantation bowls, Jewish astrology, and so much more. This class is for you if you are excited to explore and try out some of these less well known elements of the Jewish tradition.

Sessions will be held on April 10, 17, 24, May 1 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Weitzman. We will also have a special final session at Molly’s house for Havdallah on May 11th. Cost is $36 for the series with no one turned away for lack of funds.


Tribe 12 connects people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow. We welcome people who identify as Jewish, whose partner is Jewish, or who are exploring Judaism. Tribe 12 seeks to include all individuals regardless of gender or identity expression, religious history and practice, and financial circumstances. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including disabled individuals, to engage fully. If you require any accommodations please see our page on accommodations. Feel free to contact us with any questions at info@tribe12.org


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Weitzman Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

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