Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
Led by Roseanne Barr and Taya Shere
with Special Guests Mehnaz Afridi, Beejhy Barhany, Geraldine Barr, Haifa Bint-Kadi, Brandi Brown, Erika Davis, Sabrina Sojourner, Ariel Vegosen, and Y-Love
Experience Purim as it was meant to be—The Revelation of the Queen, as Roseanne Barr and a dynamic group of women leaders explore the concept of female divinity in the Age of Aquarius, complete with interfaith friends, meditation, Megillah reading, and abundant merriment. Discover new wrinkles in the mysteries contained within the Book of Esther, who She was, and what She represents to us. Explore the Queen, her lineage, her power as the InDwelling Priestess, as we study her and the words of the book of Esther for Meaning and Direction.
This is an adults-only retreat open to participants of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. The weekend will be an opportunity to learn, have fun, and celebrate Purim in community with Roseanne and friends. As befitting for Purim, humor will permeate the weekend, but please note that this is not a Roseanne Barr comedy show.
Friday, March 14, 2014
- Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Queen
- Unraveling the Mysteries of The Book of Esther:
- Exploring the Queen, her Lineage, & her Power as Indwelling Priestess – Roseanne Barr, Brandi Brown, and Taya Shere
- Sacred Priestess Dance & Late Night Meditation with Roseanne
Saturday, March 15, 2014
- Debt Release Through the Lens of Shmita
- Muslim Perspectives on Queen Esther – Mehnaz Afridi & Haifa Bint-Kadi
- Jewish Diversity: LGBTQ Jews & Jews of Color – Erika Davis
- Sheba meets Esther: Purim in the Ethiopian Jewish Community – Beejhy Barhany
- Gender Blending: Purim & Beyond – Ariel Vegosen
- Exploring Female Divinity in the Age of Aquarius – Roseanne Barr, Geraldine Barr, and Taya Shere
- Megillah Reading – Sabrina Sojourner (with commentary from Roseanne & Taya)
- Purim Spiel
- Y-Love Performance
- Adloyada Costume Dance Party
Sunday, March 16, 2013
- Hike to Overlook
- 2nd Megillah Reading
- Matanot La’evyonim – JoinTogether to Make Packages for the Food Bank
- Purim Seudah
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All-inclusive rates start at $380 per person. Click the “register now” button above for information, room rates, and to register online. Online registration is for full credit card payments only. If you would like to pay in installments, pay by check, or apply approved financial aid, please call 800.398.2630 x4. Please review our lodging options and rates prior to calling.
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