From Chanukah to the Solstice: Going Fallow in the Shmita Year

Nov 30, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021

Tuesdays, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, and 12/21 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm ET

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In the temperate world, the earth is moving into a time of quiet as the days grow shorter and darker. It is also Shmita, a year to let the land lay fallow, reduce economic activity, and resist urgency. It is a time of stillness and introspection. During Chanukah and the Solstice, we can reconnect with ourselves, taking in much needed spiritual nourishment, so that we can emerge renewed and ready to serve the world.  

In four weekly sessions, Rabbi Robin Damsky guides us in melody, earth-based practice, learning, and meditation to discover what this season can bring to us. During this series, we will tune to the interplay of natural cycles and the Jewish calendar, tend to our inner selves, engage in a process of renewal, and prepare to connect with the world anew.

We invite you to join us regardless of your experience with meditation or text study.
This journey is designed as a four part series and you are welcome to join any or all of it.

Rabbi Robin DamskyRabbi Robin Damsky, identified by Kenissa (, as an innovator redefining Jewish life, has just launched Limitless Judaism, her new online project of learning, earth planting and tending, movement, meditation, and melody in practice that draws the lines of connection between our physical bodies, our spiritual expression and Gaia, our earth-cosmos. Embracing this connection, we heal and grow ourselves as we heal and grow our planet.

She is also the founder and director of In the Gardens, a nonprofit that enhances personal and planetary well-being through organic, edible garden design, mindfulness practice and the Mindful Gardens Project ℠. Robin is co-chair of Hazon’s Rabbinical Advisory Board.

Program Fee: Providing nourishing, Earth-based Torah requires resources, so please pay at the highest tier at which you are able. We are offering tiered payment options at $18, $36, $72, and $180. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All payments to this program are tax-deductible.

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