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Rekindle: A Shabbat Studio is a forum of learning, sharing, community building and radical amazement. The Studio included a range of formal and informal activities (including peer-led happenings and sessions, open space discussions and workshops) all designed to facilitate connections between Shabbat innovators – the movers and shakers of creative Shabbat programming around the world – and catalyze a community of practice.
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Tuesday, January 12
 

1:00pm

Get Your Hands Dirty at Coastal Roots Farm
Tuesday January 12, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Farm

4:00pm

Registration Opens!
Tuesday January 12, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tent

5:30pm

Erev Rekindle Welcome Party!
Tuesday January 12, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tent

6:30pm

Let's start the show…
Tuesday January 12, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

7:30pm

Dinner - with special guest, Michael Hebb on Tablemaking
Guest Speakers
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Michael Hebb

Founder of Death Over Dinner, Seder2015.org, and Drugs Over Dinner; Teaching Fellow at University of Washington
Michael Hebb is an innovative and influential cultural figure, entrepreneur and activist, described by the New York Times as an “underground restaurateur, impresario and provocateur.” He believes that the dinner table is one of the most effective (and overlooked) vehicles for changing the world. Since 1997 Michael has been staging invitation-only salons and dinners where guests from multiple disciplines and various backgrounds... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

9:30pm

 
Wednesday, January 13
 

7:30am

Breakfast available
Wednesday January 13, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Barn 2, Dining Room

8:00am

Morning Practices: Eyes of the World: A Guided Meditation at the Farm High Point
Mountain climb like Moses! Together we'll take an introspective look out at the Ocean from this property's indigenous High Point with ancient insights. (No experience necessary...and the climb is more of a beautiful scenic walk...flip flops will due) [meet at Barn 2 to walk up].

Guest Speakers

Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
High Point

8:00am

Morning Practices: Four Worlds Practice
A gentle morning journey from body awareness through heart opening, mind expansion and time for silence and mediation via simple Hebrew chanting aligned with morning prayer. If there is a minyan (group of 10), Mourner’s Kaddish will be said before we conclude (no experience necessary- we will have all chants written out and transliterated).

Guest Speakers
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Rabbi Lee Moore

Director of Jewish and Organizational Learning, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
Rabbi Lee weaves ancient wisdom with group dynamics and practical knowledge to advance the collective project of evolving Jewish life and community. She joined the Lippman Kanfer team in the Fall of 2010, having been ordained that year from Hebrew College Rabbinical School. She has especially contributed to the foundation's conceptual work on models such as Jewish fluency, Jewish Sensibilities and Applied Jewish Wisdom. She developed the Jewish... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Tent

8:00am

Morning Practices: Morning Harvest w/ Coastal Roots Farm Team
Rise & Shine on Coastal Roots Farm.  Assist in the harvest of veggies that will be donated to local food banks.

Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Farm

8:00am

Morning Practices: Yoga with a Jewish Twist
Looking for a new way of getting into that Shabbat "flow?"  Come experience a uniquely Jewish take on movement, breathing, and guided meditation that will leave you Sabbath-ready.

Guest Speakers
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Jenna Reback

Writer, Freelance
Jenna writes about many things in many different formats. She was part of the writing staff on the recent Netflix TV show "Jessica Jones," and writes under a pen name for a prominent women's lifestyle blog. She is currently working on her first novel, and hopes to no longer be working on it by the time this retreat starts. Jenna lives in Los Angeles. When she's not working or hanging out at Ikar, her beloved synagogue, she's most likely... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Yoga Studio

8:15am

Leichtag Foundation Property Tour
Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
Meet at Barn 2

9:15am

Morning Circle
Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Various Locations

9:45am

Session 1: Creating Awesome Shabbat Experiences for 'Bad Jews'
For many Jews without much Jewish education or experience, Shabbat dinner and services can be confusing (why the hand-waving around the candles?), embarrassing (when you talk to people after the hand-washing and they don’t respond and everyone gets all awkward about it), and alienating (I suck at Judaism, I don’t belong!), and they walk away feeling like “Bad Jews.” In this session, we’ll discuss creating Shabbat experiences that engage “Bad Jews” and leave everyone feeling like “Kickass Jews.”

Guest Speakers
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Sarah Hurwitz

Special Assistant to the President, Senior Policy & Strategy Advisor to the Council on Women and Girls, Senior Presidential Speechwriter, The White House
I grew up outside of Boston; currently live in Washington, DC; was briefly a lawyer at a big DC firm; and have been a speechwriter on a number of political campaigns.  I now work as a speechwriter in The White House and spend a lot of my time outside of work learning about Judaism and thinking about how to make it more meaningful and accessible to modern Jews.  I love hiking, staying up way too late reading, convincing people to see... Read More →
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Justin Korda

Executive Director of ROI Community, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Justin Korda is the Executive Director of ROI Community and has been with ROI since its inception in 2005. Growing up in Montreal, Canada, he saw how young people can truly be instruments for change, thereby setting the stage for a life of Jewish activism. Justin believes in the importance of making Judaism accessible to a new generation of Jews who live in a secular world that competes for their interest. In 1999, he led the first... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Tent

9:45am

Session 1: Give an F in 2016
It's enough with the "don't give an f" memes of 2015.  Friday night dinner can be the antidote to apathy - providing the opportunity to care, get involved and make a difference by sharing what's important to you with the people you love. How might we support dinner hosts so that they can articulate their intention in terms of how their guests will feel at the end of the night? What do you give an F about? You have 52 chances.

Guest Speakers
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Amy Goldsmith

Campaigns Manager, Repair the World
Born and raised in Boston, Amy has since relocated to NYC but maintains a healthy appreciation for eating ice cream in the winter. She has a BA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University and while in college she co-founded Climate Summer- a community organizing internship for young adults to promote climate action in New England. | | Amy is currently the Campaigns Manager at Repair the World, where she works to... Read More →
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Aliza Kline

Founding Executive Director, OneTable
Aliza Kline is a dynamic leader, and social entrepreneur; serving as the founding executive director of OneTable (onetable.org) a new online and in-person hub for millennials to end their week with intention and create unique Shabbat dinners, and Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center in Boston, an international model for re-imagining Jewish ritual open to the full diversity of the Jewish community. In 2009, Aliza was awarded an... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Barn 2, Dining Room

9:45am

Session 1: There's some Shabbos in your Pickle Juice
Pickling figures heavily into Jewish eating traditions. From New York delis, to Shawarma stands in the Negev, pickled foods add bright flavors to dishes, and preserve precious harvests long after the growing season. For many Jews throughout history, pickling was a matter of survival, now we have the luxury of pickling for pleasure. Come learn and discuss how to pickle, what to pickle, and why!

Guest Speakers
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Jonathan Posner

Founder, Wandering Foods Productions, LLC
Jonathan Posner, founder of Wandering Foods Productions LLC, is a trained cook who has worked in many of Chicago's top restaurants. He founded Wandering Foods in 2015 out of realization that Jewish food was deserving of, and in dire need of a renewed reverence paired with enhanced culinary technique. Wandering Foods's mission is to breathe some youth and life back into Jewish cuisine, and in doing so keep Jewish food in conversation with the... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Farm

9:45am

Session 1: Was Shabbat created in Bereishit the Beginning
This close Text study will explore how the revolutionary idea of the Shabbat may have ironically been an "after thought" occurring as a result of a lack of occurring. Come and be a part of the creation or creativity process, enabling you to encounter the Shabbat again for the first time.

Guest Speakers
avatar for Shalom Orzach

Shalom Orzach

Senior Educator & Consultant, The iCenter
Shalom is a senior educator and consultant for the iCenter. Prior, he served as the AVI CHAI Project Director and Director of Education in the Shlichut and Israel Fellows unit for the Jewish Agency. He has a rich background in camping, running various camps in England where he grew up and later serving as the Education Director at Ramah Poconos. He has served as a consultant for the Foundation for Jewish Camp, Jim Joseph Foundation and the Jewish... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Library

10:45am

Recreating Recreation: Sabbath for the Rest of Us, with Amichai Lau-Lavie
How we keep and/or mark the Sabbath has evolved over generations - from do or die to DIY. Explore the core narratives, laws and legends that depict the lesser known but important recent changes that enable a radical redefinition of what Sabbath is and how more of us can make it our own.

Guest Speakers
avatar for Amichai Lau-Lavie

Amichai Lau-Lavie

Founding Director Storahtelling Inc, spiritual leader of Lab/Shul
Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founding director of Storahtelling Inc and the spiritual leader of Lab/Shul. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performer, he was hailed by Time Out New York as “Super Star of David,” an “iconoclastic mystic,” and as “one of the most interesting thinkers in the Jewish world” by the New York Jewish Week. He is currently a rabbinical student at the... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 10:45am - 12:45pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

12:45pm

Survey says… Lunch
Wednesday January 13, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

2:00pm

Session 2: Freshly Squeezed Farm-to-Table Cocktails
Learn to make two different cocktails from ingredients found right here on the farm. Participants will get hands-on, using their senses of smell, taste and touch to shake up some drinks. We'll use the space as a forum for talking about flavor inspirations from the world around us.

Guest Speakers
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Liz Alpern

Owner, The Gefilteria
Liz Alpern is a leader in the Jewish food world. She is the owner of Brooklyn's Gefilteria and the author of the forthcoming cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto (Flatiron Books, 2016). Liz holds an MBA from CUNY Baruch's Zicklin School of Business and was featured in the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 List in the Food and Drink Category. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, community and of course, delicious food.


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Farm

2:00pm

Session 2: Meshuneh Shabbes: Queering Shabbat
How can the torah of LGBTQ people bring richness and vibrancy to your Shabbat practice? To queer Shabbat is an invitation to discover unexpected and unlikely meaning, practice, and rituals and uncover the possibilities of a deeper, more liberatory Shabbat practice, for LGBTQ people and our allies.

Guest Speakers
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Joanna Ware

Boston Regional Director, Keshet
Joanna Ware is Keshet's Boston Regional Director, overseeing Keshet's community-building, education, and advocacy work in Greater Boston. While at Keshet, Joanna has built powerful communities of LGBTQ Jews and allies across Massachusetts and the country working in support of full justice and equality for LGBTQ people. Joanna holds a Bachelor's degree from Antioch College in Gender studies and Middle East studies, is an alumna of the JOIN for... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hub Conference Room

2:00pm

Session 2: Tablemaking Panel: Leveraging the Power of The Table
Tablemaking Panel moderated by Michael Hebb

Moderators
avatar for Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb

Founder of Death Over Dinner, Seder2015.org, and Drugs Over Dinner; Teaching Fellow at University of Washington
Michael Hebb is an innovative and influential cultural figure, entrepreneur and activist, described by the New York Times as an “underground restaurateur, impresario and provocateur.” He believes that the dinner table is one of the most effective (and overlooked) vehicles for changing the world. Since 1997 Michael has been staging invitation-only salons and dinners where guests from multiple disciplines and various backgrounds... Read More →

Guest Speakers
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Chaya Bindell

NuRoots Fellowship, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
Chaya Bindell is Assistant Director of the NuRoots Fellowship in West Hollywood. She gets to frequent her favorite yoga joints and juice bars in the neighborhood meeting with WeHo's life coaches, meditation teachers, tarot card readers, screen writes and movie producers to share ideas of how to revitalize Jewish life in LA. Chaya loves to throw a good party and believes in the magic of a beautifully set table filled with seasonal farm to table... Read More →
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Adam Carver

Principal (Investor), MESA Ventures
Adam is a venture capital investor in New York and it's the greatest job he's ever held. MESA invests in early stage tech startups with the vision and wherewithal to create truly iconoclastic companies. As a leader in the startup community, Adam co-chairs NYCVC.org, the central networking body for New York venture capital funds. Through NYCVC and other activities, Adam has initiated a variety of events geared to cultivating collaboration among... Read More →
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Tanya Greenberg

Project Manager, The Shabbos Project
Tanya Greenberg is a 27 year old new immigrant to Israel from South Africa. Since moving to Israel, Tanya has settled down in Tel Aviv working for the Shabbat Project in Israel. Her role involves heading up the operations in Israel as well as a global call centre which runs from the centre of Tel Aviv in Israel bringing the Shabbat project to the world in 7 languages (English, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Turkish). Tanya has a... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

2:00pm

Session 2: Why does an All Powerful G-d Need a Day to Rest Anyway?
Learn the deep secrets and chasidic insights to Shabbat through a text-based study of classical works. Explore the dual tensions of the mundane and the spiritual, and how to bring transcendence through uniting them. No experience required.

Guest Speakers
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Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone

Social Media Editor, Chabad.org
Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone is the social media editor for Chabad.org. He is the founder of Tech Tribe, where he curates exceptional experiences and events for Jews in tech and digital media, including #openShabbat, a series of unplugged networking events and Shabbat meals at SXSW in Austin and in New York City. Mordechai is a fan of craft beer, good coffee, quality haberdashery and fine writing utensils. He lives in the last remnants of... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Makers Space

2:45pm

Take a deep breath
Break time

Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Wherever you are

3:00pm

The Art of Storytelling, with special guest, Lea Thau
Guest Speakers
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Lea Thau

Director at Story Central; Creator, Producer, and Host of
Lea Thau is a Peabody Award-winning producer and director. She is the producer and host of the podcast Strangers,  created in partnership with KCRW, the NPR affiliate in Los Angeles. Strangers is also part of the groundbreaking podcast network Radiotopia from PRX. With more than 10 million downloads, the show is popular with fans and critics alike. Slate named an episode... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

5:00pm

6:30pm

Cocktail Party
Wednesday January 13, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ranch House Patio

7:30pm

Dinner (wear white)
Wednesday January 13, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

9:00pm

Tisch in the Tent
Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Tent

10:30pm

Noshpitality: Radical Jewish Hospitality Workshop
You're the star bar tender at this mixology workshop, a OneTable special blend of spirits and spirituality. Our featured cocktail will be "The Second Soul," the perfect addition to your next Shabbat dinner. L'chaim!

Wednesday January 13, 2016 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Ranch House Living Room

11:00pm

Late Night Session: Sabbath Sex- The Double Mitzvah Myth (penetrated), with Amichai Lau-Lavie
Friday Nights are the traditional Jewish slot for getting it on. Where did that come from and what can we do with it to upgrade our psyco-sexual semitic lives?
Late night session with drinks and snacks. No demonstrations.

Guest Speakers
avatar for Amichai Lau-Lavie

Amichai Lau-Lavie

Founding Director Storahtelling Inc, spiritual leader of Lab/Shul
Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founding director of Storahtelling Inc and the spiritual leader of Lab/Shul. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performer, he was hailed by Time Out New York as “Super Star of David,” an “iconoclastic mystic,” and as “one of the most interesting thinkers in the Jewish world” by the New York Jewish Week. He is currently a rabbinical student at the... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Tent
 
Thursday, January 14
 

8:00am

Morning Practices: Letting the Light In: A Morning Meditation and Chanting Session
We will greet the day with meditative morning blessings, and dive in to a short sitting meditation focused on breath. No previous meditation experience necessary.

Guest Speakers
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Grace Gleason

Leadership Fellow, Mishkan Chicago
Grace is a Chicago native who hopes to share her deep love and wrestling with the Jewish tradition through serious learning and connected davening. She taught Shabbos-inspired yoga classes to students at the University of Chicago for two years, has served as Mishkan Chicago's Leadership Fellow - leading services, programs, and working with the Justice Team - since September 2014, has worked as a Jewish educator in diverse settings across... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Tent

8:00am

Morning Practices: Morning Harvest w/ Coastal Roots Farm Team
Rise & Shine on Coastal Roots Farm.  Assist in the harvest of veggies that will be donated to local food banks.

Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Farm

8:00am

Morning Practices: Shabbas Yoga
An all-levels vinyasa yoga class that will help newbies get in touch with their mind and body, and experienced yogis build a sweat. We will have a motivating soundtrack and a chance to take our thoughts into our body.

Guest Speakers
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Debra Gittler

Founder and Executive Director, ConTextos
Debra Gittler is founder and executive director of ConTextos, an educational NGO established in El Salvador and the USA. ConTextos' mission is to transform the educational experience so students go beyond rote, mechanical learning to develop authentic literacy skills such as deep-thinking, interpretation, analysis and creativity. El Salvador is now the most violent country in the world; ConTextos works in schools, prisons and juvenile... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Yoga Studio

8:00am

Morning Practices: Women's Circle: Processing Through Ritual Sharing
We will create a sacred women's circle where each woman will be invited to meet her own reflection in the essence of the others. This is an opportunity to be witnessed as we speak truth and to hold space without any expectation of advice or solution. Rich and deep in its simplicity, this is a chance for us to share and process whatever is present and emerging as we make our way through the Rekindle experience. You can be part of the radical amazement simply by (really) showing up!

Guest Speakers
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Keshira haLev Fife

Emerging Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) and Lifecycle Ceremony celebrant, Keshira haLev Ceremonies
Keshira haLev Fife is an emerging Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) whose life work is to serve as a bridge between people of various faiths and cultures. She does this through her work as a registered marriage celebrant and guide of life-cycle rituals as well as through the facilitation of Kesher Kabbalat Shabbat events which are musical, connective and reflective. Kesher is an independent, Jewniversal community which seeks to honour Jewish tradition... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Library

8:00am

8:30am

Leichtag Foundation Property Tour
Thursday January 14, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am
Meet at Barn 2

9:30am

Morning Circle
Thursday January 14, 2016 9:30am - 9:40am
Barn 2

9:45am

Session 3: #TreatYoSelf: A Modern Take on Shabbos
Parks and Recreation + Heschel's book, the Sabbath + Self-Care = A modern take on Shabbat. Come put the pieces of this equation together for an out-of-the-box Shabbos brainstorm.

Guest Speakers
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Ellie Spitz

Community Mobilizer, Mishkan Chicago
Ellie Spitz graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Highest Honors in Human Development and Family Studies and dual minors in Sociology and Jewish Culture and Society. She then graduated from Washington University in St Louis as a Master of Social Work, where she worked as the Interim Coordinator and Graduate Fellow for LGBT* Student Involvement and Leadership. Ellie's passion for intersectional work and dialogue about... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Barn 2, Dining Room

9:45am

Session 3: Ancient Ties, A Modern Table: Shabbat in Africa & Beyond
Join us for a little education and a lot of celebration around the diverse Shabbat tables around the world, starting with our experiences in East and Southern Africa. Explore how you can create your own unique experience, drawing on distinct Jewish cultures across the globe. The music and the mezze plates may differ - but the magic is still the same.

Guest Speakers
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Jenn Green

Assistant Director, NuRoots Community Fellowship (Venice/Santa Monica), The Jewish Federation
Jennifer Yael Green has over eight years of experience working in cross-cultural outreach, education, and communications. She currently serves as the Assistant Director for the NuRoots Community Fellowship in Venice/Santa Monica. She's lucky enough to spend her days within a mile of the beach, meeting one-on-one with young adults and working to build a soulful, meaningful and creative Jewish community of 20 and 30-somethings. Jennifer graduated... Read More →
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Elizabeth Kurtis

West Coast Regional Manager, JDC Entwine
Elizabeth is thrilled to make the move to San Diego and to continue to grow and deepen our West Coast Networks. She is a former JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow in Gondar, Ethiopia. She worked on JDC projects in the region focused on providing access to education, water and public health initiatives, with an emphasis on teaching English and leading programs at JDC-supported schools. Since returning from Ethiopia, Elizabeth has... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Barn 2, West Side Alcove

9:45am

Session 3: God-Optional: DIY Shabbat Theology w/ Amichai Lau-Lavie, Ezra Bookman, & Shira Kline
God? Bless? You? WTF?? Lab/Shul's Shira Kline, Ezra Bookman, and Amichai Lau-Lavie give a backstage tour of our radical approach to creating original poetic liturgical translations for sincere believers, questioners, agnostics, atheists, and the rest of us.

Guest Speakers
avatar for Ezra Bookman

Ezra Bookman

Program Associate, Lab/Shul
Ezra Bookman is proud to be originating the position of Program Associate for Lab/Shul in New York City. Raised by a Rabbi and Jewish educator in Miami, Florida, he grew up surrounded by passionate and creative expressions of Judaism. He is is excited to bring this energy to the Lab/Shul community, creating fresh engaging pathways with which to experience the joy of Jewish life. Ezra earned his B.F.A in Theater Studies at Southern Methodist... Read More →
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Shira Kline

Owner, ShirLaLa
Shira Kline is an internationally acclaimed, award winning performing artist recognized as a "revolutionary educator" and named one of the "new re-engineers of Jewish life." She is a founding co-creator of Storahtelling and Lab/Shul with which she is a Ritual Leader and Musical Director. On the road, Shira works with a diverse array of Jewish communities to enliven rituals, holiday celebrations, and love for Jewish life and prayer. The product of... Read More →
avatar for Amichai Lau-Lavie

Amichai Lau-Lavie

Founding Director Storahtelling Inc, spiritual leader of Lab/Shul
Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founding director of Storahtelling Inc and the spiritual leader of Lab/Shul. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performer, he was hailed by Time Out New York as “Super Star of David,” an “iconoclastic mystic,” and as “one of the most interesting thinkers in the Jewish world” by the New York Jewish Week. He is currently a rabbinical student at the... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Ranch House Living Room

9:45am

Session 3: Laughing our Parsha Off
In this workshop we will meet a part of parshat hashavua, parshat bo, and find our connection to it through theater and comedy. What was Moses thinking? Did Aaron help or interrupt? And what happened in the Hebrew and Egyptian homes during all that?

Guest Speakers
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Gady Weissbart

Manager, Balagina Theatre
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Gady studied in some of the best yeshivot in and around jerusalem - netiv meir, horev and otniel. Though he has left the religous world his yeshiva days are always part of his art. After graduating the nisan nativ acting school in Jerusalem he moved to Tel Aviv to perform at the cameri theatre on two productions- "a midsummers night dream" and "rashumon", but returned to Jerusalem after a year to found the comedy... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Tent

9:45am

Session 3: Shabbat-sana! An Intro to Two Spiritual Practices
Shabbat-sana = Shabbat + Shavasana. Shavasana is the final pose in a yoga practice, and much like Shabbat, is a time for relaxation, resting and deeply incorporating the practice on a cellular level. We would like to invite you to pause, reset and integrate our time at Rekindle through mindfulness meditation and the Hasidic practice of hitbodedut, or unscripted personal prayer. We’ll have a chance to integrate the ideas, conversations and experiences we’ve shared together.

Guest Speakers
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Rabbi Ariel Burger

Designer, PJ Library Adult Learning, Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Ariel Burger is a teacher, rabbi and artist, and currently works for PJ Library designing a new Adult Learning initiative. For the previous six years he directed the Commission on Life and Learning at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, creating strategies for educational and organizational change across the Greater Boston area. There he developed innovative strategies for complementary education, teen engagement, synagogue leadership and... Read More →
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Rabbi Malka Packer

Director, InterfaithFamily/Atlanta
Malka Packer currently serves at the director of InterfaithFamily/Atlanta (www.interfaithfamily.com/Atlanta). She was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Pennsylvania in 2014 and was the recipient of the Reconstructionist Student Association Prize for Spiritual Enrichment in the RRC community. Malka's passion is creating inspiring and relevant rituals and ceremonies and invigorating Jewish practices. Inclusivity is at the... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Yoga Studio

10:45am

Session 4: Awaken Your Senses: Toast and Taste the Jewish World
Spices play a role in Jewish life whether it is for cooking or ritual.  Come enjoy some global aromas and make take home packs in savoury and spicy.  A use your senses experience.

Guest Speakers
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Lisa Barkan

Founder & Director, Jerusalem Village
Lisa Barkan, originally from New Jersey, has been living in Jerusalem since her Aliyah 28 years ago. A serial social entrepreneur since her first trip to Israel in 1983, Lisa has over 30 years of experience in high tech and non-profit marketing and project development/management. After working in Israel/Zionist activism, Lisa served in the Foreign Investors Department, JDA recruiting technology companies to Jerusalem's technology parks. She... Read More →
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Marcella Campbell

Managing Editor, Be'chol Lashon
Marcella graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in English. She holds an M.A. in Literature from San Francisco State University, with particular focus on the memoirs of early 20th-century Jewish American women writers. Prior to working with Be'chol Lashon, Marcella was an editor, copywriter, social media and content manager, and marketing consultant with Silicon Valley startups in the parenting and education spaces. As a Jew of color... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Ranch House Patio

10:45am

Session 4: Dinner by Design
Through an interactive workshop focusing on immersion / market research and “human centered design” we will explore new ways of introducing Shabbat dinner. Gain insights into OneTable’s millennial population, and learn helpful tips on how to embrace human centered design in your own work.

Guest Speakers
JB

Jamie Betesh

Market Research Consultant, Jamie Betesh
Jamie Betesh is a brand strategy and research consultant who designs, leads and implements insights plans that uncover constituent truths and translates them into actionable strategies. Through qualitative and quantitative research, she helps organizations understand their audience better, to ultimately serve them better. Her current and past work has informed program and product development, marketing and communications plans, and social... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Hub Conference Room

10:45am

Session 4: Eruv: Defining and Expanding the Boundaries of Shabbat
Creating communities includes defining their boundaries, and on a physical plane, Eruvs make up the boundaries of Shabbat communities. Come learn what an eruv is, how it's made, and what it means - through the lense of engineering, urban planning, and Jewish law. We'll also look at (and play with!) some case studies, and a text study to unlock a mystery of Kiddush - which is related.

Guest Speakers
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Hart Levine

Director of Heart to Heart & The Beis Community, OU
Hart Levine hails from Greenwich Village and currently lives in Hudson Heights, NYC. After 13 years of Jewish day schools and a year of yeshiva in Israel, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 with a degree in bioengineering. While in college, Hart began a grassroots student movement to include Jewishly uninvolved students into the fabric of Shabbat and Jewish life, winning Penn Hillel's inaugural award for "innovative Jewish... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Makers Space

10:45am

Session 4: Pray.Play.Ground
Ritual and creativity deconstructed: How does this ritual best live? An artist process of exploring ritual through viewpoints of space, time, story, sound, feeling, and shape. 

Guest Speakers
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Shira Kline

Owner, ShirLaLa
Shira Kline is an internationally acclaimed, award winning performing artist recognized as a "revolutionary educator" and named one of the "new re-engineers of Jewish life." She is a founding co-creator of Storahtelling and Lab/Shul with which she is a Ritual Leader and Musical Director. On the road, Shira works with a diverse array of Jewish communities to enliven rituals, holiday celebrations, and love for Jewish life and prayer. The product of... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Yoga Studio

10:45am

Session 4: Technology Panel: Plug In to Unplug
How can dating apps and snapchat help us connect with Judaism? Join us for a panel discussion exploring technology's capacity to both deepen and challenge our experiences of Shabbat. Moderated by Eileen Levinson. 

Guest Speakers
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Aliza Kline

Founding Executive Director, OneTable
Aliza Kline is a dynamic leader, and social entrepreneur; serving as the founding executive director of OneTable (onetable.org) a new online and in-person hub for millennials to end their week with intention and create unique Shabbat dinners, and Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center in Boston, an international model for re-imagining Jewish ritual open to the full diversity of the Jewish community. In 2009, Aliza was awarded an... Read More →
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Elyse Greenberg Kort

Project Director, See3
Elyse Greenberg Kort is an experienced social media and program manager who is thrilled to be joining See 3 team as a Project Director. In this role she will be leading the strategy, design and implementation of major initiatives. Originally hailing from the Queen City (Cincinnati, OH), Elyse studied Communications and Marketing at American University in Washington D.C. When she isn't at the office you can find Elyse playing with her puppy... Read More →
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Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone

Social Media Editor, Chabad.org
Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone is the social media editor for Chabad.org. He is the founder of Tech Tribe, where he curates exceptional experiences and events for Jews in tech and digital media, including #openShabbat, a series of unplugged networking events and Shabbat meals at SXSW in Austin and in New York City. Mordechai is a fan of craft beer, good coffee, quality haberdashery and fine writing utensils. He lives in the last remnants of... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Barn 2, Dining Room

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday January 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

1:15pm

Open Space
Thursday January 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Barn 2, Dining Room

2:30pm

3:45pm

Take a deep breath
Break time

Thursday January 14, 2016 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Wherever you are

4:00pm

Rekindle Havdallah (Closing)
Thursday January 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tent