Reclaiming Our Cultures & Narratives: A Sephardi-Mizrahi Retreat

May 3 – May 5, 2024

Let us convene in song, prayer, harvest and stories from the four corners of the world where our ancestors’ paths have taken us and carved intricate lineages within. We will celebrate our crafts, our know-hows, the ways of the lands we have walked and set roots in for hundreds, sometimes thousands of years.

Guided by the teachings of Judeo-Arab singer Laura Elkeslassy and Rabbi Tsipora Gabai, we will welcome the Shabbat together in the tradition of our ancestors. We will rest, eat and sing piyutim together, collect the herbal secrets and magic of our grandmothers, map our stories of belonging, loss, exile and recovery.

Shabbat will end with a Havdalah and a Sephardic Songs jam around the fire.

Program – subject to change:

WEDNESDAY MAY 1st 2024PRE RETREAT ZOOM WORKSHOP

6:00 am – 7:30pm: Zoom Workshops w. Laura Elkeslassy: preparing to co-lead Kabbalat Shabbat!

 

FRIDAY MAY 03 2024 – RETREAT AT URBAN ADAMAH!

03:00 PM – 5:00 PM Check in and Welcome

05:00 PM – 6:00 PM Workshop: Mapping our Stories w. Arielle Tonkin

06:30 PM – 8:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat w. Laura Elkeslassy and Rabbi Tsipora Gabai

08:00 PM Dinner 

 

SATURDAY

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM Breakfast

10:00 PM – 11:30 PM Sephardic Herbalism w. Daniele Fogel

12:30 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch and rest

02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Piyutim Workshop w. Laura Elkeslassy

03:30 PM – 04:30 PM Rest

05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Reclaiming kin with SWANA Relatives

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM Dinner and Havdalah

08:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sephardic Songs jam around the fire

 

SUNDAY

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM Breakfast

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Workshop: Interweaving Arabic – Hebrew and folk music w. Laura Elkeslassy

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Weaving the next steps for our community

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch and closing

1:30 to 2:30 Checkout

PRICING

My fee and part of someone else’s fee: $350-$500

Standard rate: $300

Limited Scholarship $250

 

If you would like to attend and are not in a position to afford this price range, please contact us at events@urbanadamah.org