$72 – $120

Creating Rituals: A Professional Development Retreat

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Dayspring Retreat Center

11301 Neelsville Church Road

Germantown, MD 20876

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Join Rabbi Sarah Tasman and Naomi Malka for a retreat and professional development training on Creating Rituals for Life Transitions. Learn about different elements of ritual creation, how to fill your "spiritual toolbox" for creating new rituals, and consider the big or small milestones for which new rituals might be created. Participants will also receive guidance on creating their own ritual during this retreat.

For clergy, ritual facilitators, lay leaders, mikvah guides, Jewish professionals and educators, yoga & meditation teachers, social workers, therapists, chaplains, coaches, teachers and anyone interested in ritual creation.

The retreat will include:

  • Mindful Exercises
  • Learning and Discussion
  • Silent Lunch
  • Time to relax or take a walk and explore over 100 acres of the DaySprings fields and paths
  • Reflection and guidance on transition and the creation of ritual

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We recommend you arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 to allow time to walk from the parking area to the Lodge and to settle in by 10. The program will be 10am-2pm. There is an option to stay at DaySprings until 5pm if you would like to extend your afternoon and take some time for a personal retreat. Walk the many acres, sit by the lake, read, write in your journal or read.

Please dress in comfy clothing/layers, outdoor walking shores, bring a journal, water bottle and your own lunch.

About your Retreat Leaders: Rabbi Sarah Tasman leads The Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity and is a spiritual coach, Jewish educator, life cycle officiant and ritual creator. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA and completed her 200 Hour Yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Sarah is a co-creator of the Beneath the Surface Program at Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikvah and Educator Center, workshop for bat mitzvah girls and their mothers. Naomi Malka is the Director of the Adas Israel Community Mikvah, creator of Tevila bTeva: immersion in nature, a program that introduces outdoor immersion to Jewish summer camps and creator of “Bodies of Water,” a program for Jewish women and girls ages 10 and up to learn about Mikvah as a tool for positive body image and healthy decision making from a Jewish perspective.

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The Mikvah is a ritual bath and a place for marking transitions in a Jewish setting. Immersing is the Mikvah is a powerful way of letting go of the past, feeling grounded in the present, and setting an intention for the future. Learn more about this ancient ritual as well as other ways of mindfully acknowledging changes in your life.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Directions to Dayspring Retreat center are here. We will help to facilitate ridesharing for those who are interested.

Once you have passed the main gate onto the DaySprings property, please follow signs for DaySprings (not Wellsprings which is a different facility), continue past the white house on your right and continue on the gravel road through the woods, following signs for Silent Retreat / Inn and Lodge Parking. After you park, there is a 5-minute walk to the Lodge where we will be meeting. Following signs (you will pass the Inn which looks like two dorm buildings on your left) and continue on the path till you get to the Lodge which has a slanted roof and overlooks the beautiful rolling hills and fields of the main property.

What should I bring into the event?

Bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottle (there is a refrigerator and microwave that you can use)

Journal

Writing Utensil

Layers / Jacket, walking shoes (we will be outdoors for part of the day)

Coffee/Tea will be provided


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Should you have any questions about this retreat, please email Rabbi Sarah Tasman at rabbisarahtasman@gmail.com

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Dayspring Retreat Center

11301 Neelsville Church Road

Germantown, MD 20876

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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