I Remember You: Yizkor for Father’s Day – A Virtual Art-Making Ritual
June 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PMFree
A virtual art-making ritual
Facilitated by Karen Erlichman
Father’s Day can elicit a mix of emotions, not all of them welcome amidst the customary breakfast-in-bed, cards and flowers, which are gifted to the living. Seeds of healing are deeply held in the spiritual practice of grieving and remembering in community.
We invite you to this creative Yizkor/Remembering without qualifying your relationship with your parent. You are welcome to join this virtual gathering whether you were estranged or entwined, seen or unseen by the parent who is no longer living. Using aspects of JSP’s unique methodology, we will draw on our inherent creativity in service of our memories, love, loss and longing and whatever else surfaces. This hands-on session will include music, exploration of poetry, creating through art or writing and will conclude with Mourner’s Kaddish. We hope you will share this invitation with friends who might be interested in joining us.
This program is offered free of charge and will take place on Zoom with closed captions.
A Note about Materials: Any paper and pen will be sufficient. Any additional materials that you have on hand are welcome.
Karen Lee Erlichman, D.Min, LCSW is a trained facilitator of the Jewish Studio Process. She provides psychotherapy, spiritual direction, mentoring and supervision, and is a faculty member in the Kol Dodi Jewish Spiritual Direction Training Program at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She is the incoming co-chair of the Professional Advisory Group for the Spiritual Care Services Department at UCSF Medical Center. Karen is also a founding advisor for the Embodied Jewish Learning Network. Her writing has been published in numerous journals, blogs and anthologies, including Feminist Studies in Religion, Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, ritualwell, and Tikkun.