Tending to Our Inner Fire as We Prepare
for Chanukkah and the Coming of Winter
Through the building of a sacred bonfire with Wilderness Guide Rachel Ruach, exploring contemplative nature connection with Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde, text study with Rabbi Daria Jacobs-Velde, and crafting oil-burning chanukkiot (Chanukah menorahs) with Yael Raff Peskin, we will have a special opportunity to prepare for the season of winter and Chanukkah, the Festival of Lights and Re-dedication.
Adults $54, Children $36, Family (3+ people) $120
Everyone welcome - some work/trade available
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT EVENTBRITE
or mail payment to ZMANIM, PO Box 2774, Sebastopol, CA 95473
RHYTHM OF THE DAY
10:00 - 10:30 am Arriving on the land / Avodah b'Adamah
10:30 - 11:00 am Opening Fire Circle
11:15 - 12:15 pm Contemplative Nature Connection Activity
(Separate options offered for adults and children. Adults can also participate in children’s activities.)
12:30 - 1:15 pm Lunch - Bring Your Own Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 pm Nature Craft - making oil-burning chanukkiot (Chanukah menorahs)
2:40 - 3:00 pm Closing Circle
After the Closing Circle, participants are welcome to stay at Ocean Song for the rest of the afternoon.
WHAT TO BRING
Materials for crafting an oil-burning chanukkiah will be provided (included in registration fees). If you would like to adorn your chanukkiah with special items of personal significance, please consider bringing the following:
A piece of wood to serve as the base (It should be large enough to hold nine tea lights).
Items from nature to affix to the base (small shells, stones, etc.). There will also be time upon arriving at Ocean Song to search for some items there to use.
- Water bottle, and thermos for tea (optional)
- Camping chair or picnic blanket
- Lunch and snacks
- Warm clothes, walking shoes
- Appropriate rain gear - We will have access to the barn for basic shelter, but be prepared to be outside regardless of weather!
NOTE: Due to environmental concerns, dogs are NOT allowed at Ocean Song.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Yael at 707.829.8341 or Rabbi Josh at 508.494.1631