Everything is God: A Jewish Spiritual Woodstock

Everything is God:
A Jewish "Spiritual Woodstock"
Thursday, October 29, 2009; 6-9pm
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York
(between 5th&6th aves - subway: 123FLVNRQW456 to 14th st)
$5 in advance/$7 at door

(Co-sponsored by Tel Shemesh, which will have a table at the event and will also be selling Rabbi Jill Hammerís books. Kirtan Rabbi Cd's with Shoshana Jedwab's drumming will be available at another table.)

Join YIVO, The Forward, and Zeek, together with over twenty cosponsoring organizations, for a unique evening of discussion, connection, and celebration in honor of the new book by Forward and Zeek columnist Jay Michaelson, Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism.

Learn about new forms of Jewish spirituality & community with Dr. Caryn Aviv (New Jews), Dr. Jonathan Brent (YIVO), Rabbi David Ingber (Romemu), Jay Michaelson, & Rabbi Michael Paley (UJA).

This fascinating panel discussion will explore how the generation of the iPod has begun to develop new responses to the crises of modernity and post-modernity. Neo-Hasidic hip-hop, independent prayer groups, the Jewish food movement, eco-kashrut, GLBT/queer Jewish organizations, and "integral Judaism" are some examples of this newest wave of Jewish spiritual reinvention. Are these developments new -- or do they replay, in contemporary form, crises in Jewish identity we have seen in the Jewish past? Are they to be welcomed, or feared? This panel is a unique meeting of leading scholars of Jewish culture, and Jewish spiritual leaders.

Connect at a "county fair" of Jewish innovators including:
Altshul, AJWS-AVODAH Partnership, Brooklyn Jews, Bklyn Meditation Center, Eden Village, Hasoferet, Hazon, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Isabella Freedman, Jewschool, Kehilat Hadar, Kirtan Rabbi, Kohenet, Kol Zimrah, Limmud NY, Makom@the JCC, Mechon Hadar, Mimaamakim, Moishe House, Moving Traditions, Nehirim, New Shabbat Table, Romemu, Shemspeed, Tel Shemesh, & Zeek.

Meet the people responsible for this new flowering of Jewish spiritual creativity!

Celebrate with musical performances by Darshan and DJ Dreamkote, a kosher reception and book signing, and poetry by Hasidic slam poet Matthue Roth.

Schedule of Events:
6-7pm Welcome and County Fair
7-8pm Panel Discussion
8-9pm County Fair, Reception and Book Signing
9pm Musical Performance

Tickets are on sale now at www.everythingisgod.com

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