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DAY TWO Cultivating Culture - GREENHOUSE (room two) - Shared screen with speaker view
Anika Rice
12:12
Welcome! name, pronouns, where are you?
Emily Nadel
12:20
emily nadel she/they , boston
Maya Simkin (they/them)
12:22
hi yall!! i'm maya (they/them) zooming from London!
Hannah and Will
12:25
Hannah (she/her) and Will (he/him) from the porch in Anika’s house!
Anika Rice
12:30
Anika, she/her, Madison WI / HoChunk native lands
Gwyneth Krepcio
12:43
Hello! I’m Gwyneth (she/they) coming in from Cherokee land also know as Asheville NC
jesseskchaffer
12:43
Jesse. He/Him, Chicago
Rachel Albert, she/her/hers
12:43
Rachel Albert, she/her. Colorado! / Cheyenne & Ute land
scott
12:45
Scott. West Haven Vermont
Jenna Hopp (she/her)
13:00
Hey! Jenna: she/her residing on Arrohatec Land (Central Virginia)
Zach (he/him)
13:01
Zach Goldberg, he/him, Lenape, haudenoshonee, shawnee, Susquehanna lands, central pa
Marina Belotserkovskaya
13:04
Marina (she/they) Atlanta / Cherokee & Creek Land
Elliot Moonstone (they/them)
13:09
i dont know how i did that
Sarah Rovin (she/her)
13:11
Sarah (she/her) Massachusetts land
Lucy Zwigard
13:13
Hi!! Lucy, she/her, calling in from Ås Norway, Sámi land
K Greene
13:22
Hi all. I'm K, (he/they/ki/kin) Mohawk/Lenape/Mohican land in the Hudson Valley, NY.
George Wilde
13:28
George (he/him) + Liat (she/her) New Orleans, LA / Chitimacha/Houma
Eva (she/they)
13:39
Eva (she/they) tuning in from Columbia SC - Cherokee and Congaree land
thomasbainbridge
13:47
Tom (he/him) and Juli (she/her) Jamestown Ohio, Shawnee land
Keo (they/them)
13:50
Keo - they/them Ho-Chunk land- Madison, WI
Sophie
13:54
Sophie, any/all pronouns, karankawa/sana/coahuiltecan land
Sarah Elisheva
14:05
Sarah, Lenni Lenape land (Philadelphia)
Elliot Moonstone (they/them)
14:07
elliot, they/them , barnardsville nc, Cherokee land
Alex Tuchman
14:12
Alex Tuchman (he/him) Floyd, Virginia
Jessie Zelisko (she/her)
16:41
Jessie, she/her, coming from Bulbancha aka New Orleans: Houma, Bayagoula, Chitimacha, Atakapa Ishak, Tunica Biloxi land
Daniel Nahum
16:46
Daniel, no preference on pronouns but I use (he/his), from Bogota, Colombia but live in Brookfield, VT, Abenaki land.
Sarah Elisheva
17:09
and the slidey thing lets you look at the screenshare and gallery view at the same time :)
Susan Parry
18:06
Susan Parry from Camp Hill PA (suburbia) and home of the Susquehannocks.
Nesh Littman
18:17
hi y’all, Neshama & Cole in Durham NC, both they/them. we’re painting a wall as we listen..happy to turn on the camera! 🤓
Shira (she/her) Vancouver/Coast Salish land Stanford-Asiyo
18:43
Shira- I live on the unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Shani (she-her)
19:14
If you hover your mouse over your box, click the three dots you can rename yourself with pronouns
Anika Rice
21:54
Name, Pronouns. How do you use calendars? On the daily? Throughout the month or year? Through what medium? What functions do they serve?
Anika Rice
24:16
How do you use calendars? On the daily? Throughout the month or year? Through what medium? What functions do they serve?
Anika Rice
25:33
How do you use calendars? On the daily? Throughout the month or year? Through what medium? What functions do they serve?
Eva (she/they)
29:30
One minute left in breakout groups!
tzomi (they/them)
33:01
If you don’t already know it, check out this amazing planner/calendar that centres the jewish year and dates
tzomi (they/them)
33:01
https://www.goldherring.com/product/the-jewish-planner-5781/
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
33:10
balancing work calendars with personal/reflection/gratitude calendars
Sarah Elisheva
33:23
I can't decide whether to use goldherring or golden dreams of olam haba
Elena (she/her) Toronto
33:37
yess! also https://radicaljewishcalendar.bigcartel.com/ for those that prefer wall calendar
Eva (she/they)
33:37
Goldherring calendar is so good! Much recommended
Lucy Zwigard (she/her)
34:02
Moon as calendar ! To keep track of time (jewish months) :)
nina they/she
34:45
https://www.hebcal.com/ this site allows you to add jewish calendar overlay onto your google calendar or other online calendar
Susan Parry (she/her)
34:57
We talked about seasons and months. Elena and Jesse were teaching me about the Jewish Calendar. I'm not Jewish by practice, but ancestry so would love to learn more
Elliot Moonstone (they/them)
36:42
the Mayan calendar is beautiful... today is “yellow solar star”
Sarah Elisheva
37:08
I love hebcal
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
37:44
and you said these slides will be shared with us afterwards?
Sarah Rovin (she/her)
38:32
North with winter
tzomi (they/them)
38:35
winter is north
Shani (she-her)
38:41
EAST IS SPRING!
tzomi (they/them)
38:49
because in this hemisphere it’s coldest,
Susan Parry (she/her)
38:59
that's great! yes, winter is north simply becaue visually that's what we're used to
Nesh Littman
40:05
it’s interesting to add spacial references to this discussion of time!
Sarah Rovin (she/her)
44:11
Was our last leap year 2 years ago?
Sarah Elisheva
44:41
yes
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
44:44
I love the “pregnant year” thing, that’s awesome
Sarah Elisheva
44:46
and next one is next year
scott
45:09
Is each Adar Bet (leap Adar) the same size?
Shani (she-her)
45:50
Yes Scott! It’s the same length following the moon cycle
scott
48:43
Thanks
Susan Parry (she/her)
49:34
can we get these slides please?
Sarah Elisheva
50:18
btw there is a mini holiday called purim katan on the day that would be purim in adar 1 in leap years
Sarah Elisheva
50:40
there's no set practice, but friends/communities of mine have started creating stuff
Eva (she/they)
56:00
For those just tuning in - You've been assigned to breakout group named after a Jewish holiday. You have another 10min to talk about it and how it might be linked to the agricultural calendar!
Anika Rice | she/her
01:04:06
Please identify someone from you group to share back about your holiday / discussion!
Sarah Elisheva
01:06:03
tzomi - temple was destroyed in av but I think the siege started in tevet?
Susan Parry (she/her)
01:06:18
that was really getting interesting! thanksPassover group!
tzomi (they/them)
01:06:21
riiight thank you!!
Sarah Elisheva
01:06:44
also - didn't get a chance to mention this but while current Judaism doesn't have an exact direct solstice thing, there was a thing about that in the apocrypha
sandi
01:06:59
I nominate Jennifer to share for Passover ;)
Sarah Elisheva
01:07:05
cause the solar focus kind of "lost" and we went with lunar instead but
Sarah Elisheva
01:07:08
lemme grab the link
Anna (she/her)
01:07:27
for those interested, Seasons of Our Joy by Arthur Waskow is a great book about holidays and seasons/cycles
simone (they)
01:07:46
thanks Sarah Elisheva, that's really interesting
Sarah Elisheva
01:07:58
https://www.thetorah.com/article/jewish-calendar-in-jubilees-a-solar-year
Sarah Elisheva
01:08:07
the text is called Jubilees
Sarah Elisheva
01:08:29
as my friend said, there's an alternate universe where we went with this and Judaism has big solstice celebrations!
tzomi (they/them)
01:08:33
*gregorian calendar is christian, not secular
Sarah Elisheva
01:08:59
but, even still, I do feel like Chanukah and Shavuot are solstice-y
Justin (he/him)
01:10:37
we mark solstices and equinoxes. tekufot ha'shanah. turns of the year. we do not mark them ritually but they mark our rituals. Pesah and Sukkot are calculated in relation to them.
emily nadel she/they
01:11:29
i like thinking of passover / sukkot as equinoxes in major key and purim / yom kippur as equinoxes in minor key
Sarah Rovin (she/her)
01:11:46
Oh I love that!
Elena (she/her) Toronto
01:11:57
I’ve also noticed those similar vibes! thanks Sara Elisheva
Hannah (she/her) and Will (he/him)
01:12:34
Makes sense then why Mardi Gras begins on Fat Tuesday!
scott
01:13:07
Shavuot has a strong connection to weening livestock and dairy. Not sure about Purim
simone (they)
01:13:39
@emily that's great - love the major / minor key metaphor :)
Sarah Elisheva
01:13:40
@justin thank you!!
Sarah Elisheva
01:13:46
@emily ooh I really like that
Shani (she/her)
01:13:51
LOVE THAT
Elena (she/her) Toronto
01:14:47
that is so cool about the cleaning for chametz!!
Sarah Elisheva
01:14:51
maybe purim itself doesn't have the dairy connection but it is connected to carnival/mardi gras/fat Tuesday some other way, like maybe it borrowed from them or they borrowed from each other
Sarah Elisheva
01:15:14
i'd be interested in hearing what purim is like in communities that weren't in Christian countries and whether that looks different
scott
01:15:38
So cool. Never thought of Pesach cleaining as good agricultural or miller practice. So much of Jewish law is early agricultural advice.
Justin (he/him)
01:15:43
Nowruz, Persian new year. Zoroastrian roots
Sarah Elisheva
01:15:52
ty!!
Sarah Elisheva
01:16:49
someone the other day described Vayikra as a homesteading manual
Mollie Rose [she]
01:17:14
https://omerharvest.com/category/yael-raff-peskin/
nina they/she
01:17:14
Anyone have a good book/text for counting the omer?
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
01:17:22
thanks mollie!
Mollie Rose [she]
01:18:00
so sorry for the a**zon link: https://www.amazon.com/Counting-Omer-Simon-Jacobson/dp/188658723X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493066054&sr=8-1&keywords=omer+counting
jennifer lapidus (she/her)
01:18:28
right, 49 days!
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
01:18:41
yes Mollie! that was the one SJ gave me last year!!
Shani (she/her)
01:18:50
Goldherring is also coming out with an Omer book this year!
Sarah Rovin (she/her)
01:19:16
the Jewish Planner people are making an omer counter this year!
simone (they)
01:19:56
^^^ooooh for this coming omer!?!
tzomi (they/them)
01:19:57
Just thinking about how in Islam they have done away with the leap year that keeps calendar dates tied to seasonality, which is actually helpful for making it relevant to a spiritual rhythm in any latitude/hemisphere
Susan Parry (she/her)
01:20:06
love that livestock/dairy connection
emily nadel she/they
01:20:49
is shavuot also the wheat harvest?
Shani (she/her)
01:21:05
Yes Emily!
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
01:21:13
thanks Elena!
Sarah Elisheva
01:21:29
@tzomi someone in my first breakout had an idea about making local calendars that would have holiday at the "right" time for each place
Zach (he/him)
01:21:37
Yes switch from barley to wheat harvest
Sarah Elisheva
01:21:38
holidays
Zach (he/him)
01:22:04
wheat being seed of expansiveness
Sarah Elisheva
01:22:06
tu b'av is the beginning of the grape harvest!!!!!
Sarah Elisheva
01:22:53
that's why you go dance in the vineyards
Sarah Elisheva
01:22:58
yeah :)
Sarah Elisheva
01:23:15
AHHHH I love that!!!
tzomi (they/them)
01:23:24
also swapping wives or husbands to help with infertility issues at tu b’av
Shani (she/her)
01:23:31
The community would come together to harvest grapes under the Full moon!
Sarah Elisheva
01:23:31
oh whoa
Sarah Elisheva
01:23:39
oooh I did that this year!!!!
K Greene
01:23:43
Zach: I would love to hear more about that.
nina they/she
01:23:51
@tzomi Wow!
Justin (he/him)
01:23:52
some Bedouin in Jordan and Syria still have coupling rituals on the full moon of August
Eva (she/they)
01:23:59
The dancing or the swapping? hahaha
Sarah Elisheva
01:24:23
i was staying on a farm and got presents for all the animals. chew toys for the dog, watermelon for the pigs, and corn for the ducks and geese and chickens
Zach (he/him)
01:24:31
K- of course!
Sarah Elisheva
01:25:14
oh to be clear when i said i did that this year i meant i celebrated the new year of the animals not that i wife swapped lol
Zach (he/him)
01:25:15
Yom Kippur - DEATH/COMPOST!
Susan Parry (she/her)
01:25:21
Hahaha!
Sarah Elisheva
01:25:28
yom kippur is also the end of the grape harvest
Anika Rice | she/her
01:30:16
https://jamboard.google.com/d/1eoPE7EMiyjg1K6jLDLJ4gLD9zMnXgbV2zr1-QX6fHbs/viewer?f=0
Rachel (she/her), Colorado
01:32:19
i’ll take one
emily nadel she/they
01:33:58
what is ‘rites of passage?’
Sarah Elisheva
01:34:02
i liked pesach as birth
Sarah Elisheva
01:34:16
purim doesn't feel birth-y to me
julialevine
01:35:37
Are these recording available after the fact?
simone (they)
01:35:44
Zach can you share the name of that podcast?
Shani (she/her)
01:35:45
Yes
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
01:36:44
I’m a birth/death doula so I’m really loving all these connections
Zach (he/him)
01:36:45
Jewish Ancestral Healing
Sarah Elisheva
01:37:15
maybe purim is pregnancy
Zach (he/him)
01:37:28
Def recommend at least the episode on jewish plant magic
Sarah Elisheva
01:37:34
i really like the idea of tu bishvat as conception btw
emily nadel she/they
01:37:58
^ cool to think of stages of pregnancy in tu’bshvat & purim
Jenna Hopp (she/her)
01:38:28
i love that podcast!!! the episode by jo kat kentz speaks of an ancestral trauma map is also really good
Shani (she/her)
01:39:01
THANK YOU ANIKAAA!
tzomi (they/them)
01:39:02
thank you everybody!! gotta run
Anika Rice | she/her
01:39:54
-Share with you group – What did you learn? What surprised you?-How do/can you connect with this system in your daily life?-What would you add to or change about this session? (if you’d like, email me feedback at anikamrice@gmail.com !)
Anika Rice | she/her
01:45:39
Handout on Drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A_qnXFJfyAS_aUUVCEtoNW7iL_Eq_D4e/view
Anika Rice | she/her
01:46:09
Handout on Drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A_qnXFJfyAS_aUUVCEtoNW7iL_Eq_D4e/view
Sarah Elisheva
01:46:27
oh is there a whole folder?
Rachel (she/her), Colorado
01:46:46
thank you!
Susan Parry (she/her)
01:46:54
very informative- thanks!
Lucy Zwigard (she/her)
01:46:59
Yes !
Jenna Hopp (she/her)
01:46:59
YES
Susan Parry (she/her)
01:47:01
Yes
Rachel (she/her), Colorado
01:47:09
for sure!
Elena (she/her) Toronto
01:47:10
Shani yes if it was queer :)
Sarah Rovin (she/her)
01:47:19
Thank you so much Anika!!! This was such a lovely session
Lucy Zwigard (she/her)
01:47:20
THANK YOU ANIKA !! <3
Sarah Elisheva
01:47:24
ohhh and the class could focus on like the holiday it was near
Daniel Nahum & Julie Halterman (he,him) - (she,her)
01:47:28
Thank you very much!
sandi
01:47:36
thank you!
Sarah Elisheva
01:47:44
like the session in tevet about tevet and session in shvat about shvat
David Shaerf (he/him/his)
01:47:46
Thank you so much, Anika! This was awesome
Sarah Elisheva
01:47:51
to like embody the learning
Sarah Elisheva
01:49:26
oh reminds me of monthly mikveh...
K Greene
01:49:59
Thanks all! Beautiful foundation.
nina they/she
01:51:16
Thanks everyone!
Jenna Hopp (she/her)
01:52:37
This was great-thank you!
Gwyneth Krepcio (she/they)
01:52:48
I’m gonna head out, thanks for everything!! see some of y’all at lunch!!
simone (they)
01:53:08
thank you so much Anika and everyone!
Lex Berman (she/her)
01:53:12
Thank you!