On Friday, Jane Blumenthal, Lucinda Kurtz, and Gabrielle Pescador are leading a Kabbalat Shabbat service using the Kohenet Siddur. From the Kohenet website:
Siddur HaKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook is a Jewish prayerbook with a myriad of possibilities for connecting with the Source of Life, however you understand or experience Her. In Siddur HaKohanot, find creative and traditional Jewish rituals and prayers. Explore an earth-honoring, woman-honoring spirituality with deep roots in Jewish tradition. Siddur HaKohanot includes Shacharit, Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’arivah services that balance traditional liturgy and creative language and readings.
Siddur HaKohanot primarily uses feminine-gendered Hebrew God-language and person-language. Masculine and gender-neutral language also appears. Names for Goddess/God change throughout the siddur as the prayers unfold. This reflections devotion to the Shechinah in Her many guises, and a commitment to the paths through which She is embodies. The siddur also reflects a deep spiritual connection to the four elements / four worlds of Jewish tradition. While Siddur HaKohanot most obviously appeals to women on an earth-centered path, it is created for people of all genders who wish to honor the Divine feminine.We will be providing the text of prayers and chants for participants, so don’t worry if you don’t have a copy of the siddur. This service takes place in Zoom.
We hope you can join us, Friday, July 30th, at 6:30 PM.
Pardes Hannah is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 969 5783 3289