Hello Holy Blossom community!
My name is Sharon Neiss Arbess. I am on the Board at Holy Blossom Temple. I am also a writer. I’m excited to invite you to Women of Holy Blossom’s Lilith Salons, which I will be facilitating.
You may know that Lilith Magazine is a quarterly publication of “bold reporting and memoir, original fiction and poetry, and a lively take on tradition, celebrations and social change… Independent, Jewish & frankly feminist, Lilith’s mission is to be the feminist change agent in and for the Jewish community: amplifying Jewish feminist voices, creating an inclusive and positive Judaism, spurring gender consciousness in the Jewish world and empowering women, girls and trans and nonbinary people of every background to envision and enact change in their own lives and the larger community.”
You may not know that after each issue readers all over the world gather to discuss the various themes and topics that were raised in that issue. These gatherings are called salons.
What is a Lilith salon? It’s an informal get-together for a lively conversation spurred by each new issue of Lilith magazine. The magazine itself is the stimulus for encounters with new ideas and new people. Just as in the magazine’s pages, you’ll encounter women like and very unlike yourself. The same is often true for the connections forged at Lilith Salons.
What is it like? The conversations are more free-flowing than a book group (with fewer pages to read), more feminist than your typical social action group, less spiritual than a Rosh Chodesh group, and more participatory than a lecture.
Women of Holy Blossom (WHB) will host four salons in 2023, one for each issue. All will be via zoom. The dates are:
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 7:00 pm ET
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 7:00 pm ET
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm ET
Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm ET
If you are interested in participating, you will be committing to all four.
The capacity for the salons is 10 participants. Please RSVP to [email protected] (subject line: Lilith Salon), by Feb. 15, 2023, to reserve your place, secure your subscription, and receive the zoom link. Include your full name and preferred email. We will hold a place for the first 10 to do so.
WHB will cover the cost of your subscription to Lilith Magazine for the 2023 year. Your magazines will be sent directly to Holy Blossom Temple. We will email you when they are available for pick up. You can also request a digital copy.
As this is a WHB program, it is geared to those who identify as female, are comfortable in female spaces, seek female experiences, and/or wish to raise up female voices.
I’m looking forward to bringing you together for these salons and our stimulating conversations! See you there.