Everything is God

On the last day of January there was an event in Boston titled “Everything is God: A Boston Jewish Spiritual Woodstock“. (A similar event will happen in San Francisco on February 11. See Facebook.) Here is the description of the Boston even from its Facebook page:

LEARN: at an expert panel featuring Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, recently named a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature for her memoir Surprised by God; Jay Michaelson, recently named to the “Forward 50” list of “the men and women who are leading the American Jewish community into the 21st century;” and Seth Castleman, a former Buddhist monk who is being ordained as a rabbi this year. The panel will be introduced by Dr. Bernard Steinberg, President and Director of Harvard Hillel.

The panel will discuss the “new Jewish culture” and the new forms of Jewish spirituality emerging in the 21st century, how such forms resemble and differ from past ones, how the act of spiritual writing has evolved in the last twenty years, and what it means that Jews are post-denominationally and cross-culturally creating their own religious and secular approaches to Jewish spirituality.

CONNECT: The most exciting aspect of the evening will be the “Spiritual Woodstock” fair of contemporary organizations working and creating new spiritual and religious forms within the New Jewish Culture. The fair will provide an opportunity to encounter this new flowering of Jewish spiritual creativity firsthand, meeting directly with some of its leading institutions, including GesherCity, Keshet, Eden Village Camp, Kirtan Rabbi, the Kirva Institute, the Tremont Street Shul, Nehirim, and many others.

CELEBRATE the publication of the new book by Forward and Huffington Post columnist Jay Michaelson entitled Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism at a kosher reception with plenty of time to mingle and connect, and a performance by Boston Jewish hip-hop star Rakia.

Jewschool recorded and posted a lot of the event here.

The book’s/author’s website: everythingisgod.com

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