rabbi lynn's rabbinic jubilee
In 5733, when there were only 7 women rabbis in the world, Rabbi Lynn stood on the bimah at Temple Beth Or of the deaf for the first time as a rabbi serving the Jewish community. This coming year marks 50 years of activist-artist rabbinic life!
To celebrate this milestone, Rabbi Lynn will share a series of offerings over the course of 5783 that reflect the roads she’s traveled and what she’s learned in her work carving paths for revolutionary prophetic voices and new expressions of Judaism within a more just world.
rabbinic jubilee offerings
Way of the Mishkan: Ceremonial Guide to Indigenous Solidarity and Reparations Teshuvah
Way of the Mishkan is a ceremonial guide for re-envisioning Jewish solidarity. The book includes frontlines stories, prayer, art and ceremonial recipes from the Torah of Nonviolence. Way of the Mishkan tells stories of witness and beautiful resistance from Palestine, Turtle Island, Iran, Honduras, New Mexico and more, and reflects Rabbi Lynn's love of illuminated manuscript as a pathway into Jewish imagination. Way of the Mishkan will be published this winter, pre-order to come!
Magidah on Sacred Ground
In the lineage of the oral tradition, Paul Ford and Rabbi Lynn bring together performance art and ritual in a theater piece about my life of work in art, justice and global community. Magidah will be offered as part of the Jubilee Shabbaton.
You are invited to bring Rabbi Lynn to your community in 5783 for an immersive Shabbaton full of intergenerational ritual, theater, storytelling, mural-making, feasting and dancing!
In addition to Magidah, the Jubilee Shabbaton basket of offerings can include the following:
jubilee shabbaton basket of offerings
Freilekh Shabbat, a Sabbath of Dance
Did you know there were 14 Hebrew words for dance in the Torah? So what are we doing sitting on our tuchuses? To welcome Shabbat, learn four dances you can take with you into your communities. Spend the evening learning the Jewish processional, round dance, chasidl and freylekh, accompanied with stories of dance in Jewish culture. will integrate Jewish dance culture into Jewish ceremonial life
Teshuvah / Reparations and Landback Workshop
Shomeret Shalom is an earth loving, non-binary, diasporic, justice-centered, art-filled accountable solidarity practice rooted in a torah of nonviolence. Through this lens, explore the Way of the Mishkan and the Judaism of the future through text study and chevrutah. Specific themes and texts offered will be curated based on each host community’s needs and interest.
Magidah Performance Piece
Read above for more information.
Grassroots Community Art Build
Let’s work together to create mural art that honors and celebrates the community’s life, culture and vision. This piece can be a community mural, a protest banner, or an illuminated manuscript or illustrated prayer.
As part of the weekend, Rabbi Lynn would love to support local direct actions and community organizing for racial justice, indigenous land return, gender justice and Palestine solidarity.
If you would like to bring Rabbi Lynn to your community, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read below for dates and locations. We will work with each community to make sure all events are accessible.
Rabbinic jubilee events
Rosh Hashanah with Backyard Mishkan
September 25th, 4:30pm PST
For members of Backyard Mishkan, Ohlone land, Berkeley, CA
Click here to learn more and sign up via the $18 level on Patreon
Jubilee Shabbaton and Magidah Performance, Tewa Land, New Mexico
September 30th-October 1st, performance to follow
Tewa Land, ABQ, NM. Shabbaton will be focused on Indigenous Landback Teshuvah for the new year, 5783. All events will be outdoors. Email me to learn more
More dates TBA.
Get in touch if you want to bring Rabbi Lynn to your community!