You are invited to a two-day weekend workshop called “The Work that Reconnects”. It is designed to help us discover and experience our innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life — transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action.
Based on the work of environmental author Joanna Macy and offered thousands of times around the world, The Work that Reconnects is a transformational group process that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. In these times of climate chaos, rampant inequality, systemic racism, and other daily catastrophes, there is a tension between our desire to take urgent action and our need to process reality on a deeper level.
We often experience despair, anger, fear, and burnout as we navigate this tension, and at times it feels easier to turn away and close ourselves off. Yet it is through reconnection with ourselves and others, and acknowledging the reality of these times, that we can find hope and the courage to continue.
Rooted in Jewish wisdom and involving live music, this experiential workshop can help us see with new eyes… and build joyful community along the way.
Location: The Backyard of Rabbi Mordechai Liebling and Lynne Iser, 1016 W. Upsal St, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Organic, gluten-free, vegetarian lunch provided both days.
This is an outdoor gathering. Vaccination required. Masking protocols will be based on current guidance.
We will meet both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. As this is a true community journey, we ask that participants commit to the full workshop. If Oct. 16 + 17 are rainy, the rain date is Oct. 30 + 31.
With respect to Shabbat observance: non-amplified live music will be involved. There will be some optional writing. There is an eruv around all of the Mt. Airy neighborhood. Please reach out if you need a walkable place to stay.
Suggested donation is $18-54; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Spots are limited and pre-registration is required – Register today!
For questions, please email Vivian at VLehrer@gmail.com.
Facilitated by the extraordinary Rabbi Mordechai Liebling and Lynne Iser; hosted by Yoni Stadlin and Vivian Lehrer; and generously sponsored by Schusterman Family Philanthropies, The Shalom Center, Tribe 12, and Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action.