9 2022

Beshert: Mystical Connections (4 sessions)

Yiddish for “destiny,” the word beshert is used to refer to an intended soulmate, a true love. Join Rabbi Getzel Davis on a search for the spirituality of encountering one's beloved. We will wonder together with surprising ancient wisdom about questions of queerness, interfaith status, and non-romantic beshert relationships. Dive into teachings from the Zohar, Rabbi Isaac Luria, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Martin Buber, Jacques Derrida, Rabbi Menachem Froman, and bell hooks. This class welcomes partnered and unpartnered folks of all ages, faith backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Rabbi Getzel Davis works with couples both individually and in groups to envision, plan, enrich and repair their partnerships at all stages of their lives together. In addition, he serves as a rabbi and chaplain at Harvard University and is a certified trainer of other clergy in Prepare-Enrich premarital counseling. In addition, he founded Unorthodox Celebrations, which has, since 2016 helped almost 3000 Jews (and those who love them) find inspiring and relatable officiants for their weddings, bnei mitzvah, and baby namings.

Sponsor: ZIVUG, Hebrew College