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SIMCHAT CHOCHMAH ~ A Sage-ing Journey & Ritual
In honor of mentors: Remembering Savina Teubal, z"l, and Recognizing Marcia Cohn Spiegel.
Wagner Women's Winter Retreat, American Jewish University / Brandeis Bardin
March 23, 2008 16 Adar II 5768 - Women's History Month
with Joy Krauthammer (in workshop collaboration with AriellaShira Lewis)
ELEMENTS of a Simchat Chochmah ~ Joy of Wisdom Ceremony
￢ Community Participation ~ Rejoicing
￢ Telling Your Story ~ Past & Future Visions
￢ A Title and/or Change of Name
￢ Acknowledgment & Acceptance of Mortality
￢ Receiving & Giving Blessings
￢ Legacy, Planting
￢ Kavanah - Covenant - Commitment
8 Holy QUESTIONS for a Simchat Chochmah
￢ What is your soul purpose, your life’s Divine mission? How do you live this purpose?
￢ How do you reveal your expression of your soul’s celebration of life?
￢ What are the fruits of your life time, and have you harvested them?
￢ What have you learned and shared in life to leave as your legacy?
￢ Knowing you are created in the Divine image, what are the spiritual blesSings you give to others?
￢ What work are you beginning and nourishing for your Sage-ing ‘seed’ dream?
￢ As an Elder, how can you manifest your Joy of Wisdom, your gifts, in our world?
￢ How do you connect to the highest and deepest spiritual potential within your soul?
I bless you, as I bless myself, to pull off any boulder from your well-spring of joy, and go to joy.