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Soul Candles: Honoring Ancestors in Elul

Hosted By: Recustom

This High Holiday season, create your own prayer to communicate with your Biblical, pop cultural, and personal ancestors. Join Kohanot (Hebrew Priestesses) and educators Sarah Chandler and Annie Cohen on a time-traveling adventure to reconnect with and reclaim often-forgotten ancestral folk traditions, as we learn together about the Eastern European practices of grave measuring, soul candles, and traditional women’s prayers.

In the spirit of folk tradition that these practices represent, everyone is welcome to join. You will walk away with a customized prayer as well as resources for additional ancestral rituals.

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Kohenet Shamirah aka Sarah Chandler

Sarah Chandler aka Kohenet Shamirah is a Brooklyn-based Jewish educator, artist, healer, and poet. She teaches, writes and consults on a national level on issues related to Judaism, earth-based spiritual practice, mindfulness, dreamwork, and farming. An advanced student of Kabbalistic dream work at The School of Images, Sarah is the founder and lead trainer for "Soft as a Rock: Public Speaking for Sensitive Souls." (softasarock.com)
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Kohenet Annie Cohen

Kohenet Annie Cohen is a second year PhD student in Modern Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a Kohenet in training. She is originally from the UK where she completed a BA and MRes in History. Her current research focuses on the history of the Eastern European Jewish left.
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The Recustom community of meaning & care is designed to help you make Jewish rituals your own. Their online platforms allow you to discover and create Jewish rituals that honor all of life's meaningful moments in any way that feels comfortable for you.
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