I Am My Beloved’s, and My Beloved Is Mine

Turning Toward Love

The centerpiece of the Jewish worldview is that no matter how far or how long we may have strayed from the path of connection, kindness and love, we can always return. And as we turn towards forgiveness and love, forgiveness and love turn to greet us, with open arms. It is never too late to turn.

The Hebrew term for this act of turning, or returning, is Teshuvah. During this intensive, we will assist each other to fulfill the mitzvah of Teshuvah. We will create a holy space of confidentiality and care. We will study Jewish wisdom together. We will listen to one another with compassion. We will write and reflect, and plan concrete steps for moving forward in our lives. We will allow thoughts and emotions to flow, creating a space for the unexpected within and around us, and preparing ourselves to turn towards each other and the world with renewed openness and love.

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