Friday, May 22, 2009

Rosh Chodesh Sivan

Speaking Sunday, May 24th, at 3:30 pm at

Afikomen Judaica's New Moon Celebrations
3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley CA 94705, (510) 655-1977.

This monthly series of readings takes place around the time of the New Moon, which is Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of each Hebrew month.

Each month's unique character will be highlighted in the readings being presented on that day.

Date: May 24 Hebrew Month: Sivan Characteristic: Revelation

Readers' Bios:

Lisa Alcalay Klug is an award-winning journalist and author of Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, a 2008 National Jewish Book Award Finalist. She is a contributor to the New York Times, Forward, and many other publications and was recently named Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month. She has been on an extended book tour across North America since August, 2008 and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Dr. Maya Angelou's program on Oprah Radio.

Diane Sherman is a poet, artist, dancer and yogi. She has been searching for the sacred most of her life, only to find it in her own backyard, in the small moments, in the ones we tend to throw away: watching spider make her web, seeing sunflowers wither and fade at summer’s end, washing dishes, sitting with her cat in the sun. Diane has been writing since she was a teenager, but is just now bringing her poetry out into the world. In 2009 she created poemcards™ which combine her art and poetry in postcard form and is working on her first book of poetry.

Yiskah Rosenfeld has taught classes in Jewish text, ritual, and creativity to youth and adults for 18 years. An award-winning poet, her poems and essays appear in many publications including Lilith Magazine, Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism, Bridges Feminist Journal, Kerem, and Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Yiskah participated in the Arad Arts Project in Israel and served as writer-in-residence at the Brandeis Collegiate Institute. With an MA degree in jurisprudence from UC Berkeley and an MFA in poetry from Mills College, Yiskah is now on a mysterious and meandering path to becoming a rabbi.

If you are a poet/writer and would like to participate please contact: Jenny Overman: overman (dot) jenny (at) gmail (dot) com

Come on out and enjoy!

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