October 20, 2020

Cozy Up With At-Home Ritual This Winter

Posted by Custom & Craft

The High Holidays are over, but Haggadot.com’s creative, innovative Jewish ritual workshops are now available as a customizable experience. Choose one of the topics below, or collaborate with our team to design a one-of-a-kind gathering for your community.  


Creating Sacred Space At Home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have adapted to accommodate a range of needs. With access to our usual sacred spaces like synagogues limited, we have the opportunity to transform a small corner of our homes into an altar, a spiritual sanctuary. This guided and interactive workshop will share practical mindsets and adaptable tools that empower participants to create intentionally sacred space in their homes, and to build authentic rituals around using that space. 


Seasonal Seders

The Passover seder is one of the most beloved Jewish traditions for good reason: it’s interactive, playful and open to creative interpretations. These meals with meaning have also served as inspiration for celebrating other holidays - Rosh Hashanah, Tu Bishvat and even Juneteenth. As we experience deep changes in how we gather, what opportunities might the seder provide for reimagining other celebrations? In this workshop we will collectively design a community seder for the event of your choice.


DIY Blessing Books

Get your creative juices flowing as you find a more authentic connection to the practice of blessing. Together, we’ll write our own blessings and intentions, then turn them into a simple book. No experience necessary, but please bring your craft materials. 


Designing Jewish Rituals

What role does design play in our connection to tradition? How might we design transformative moments together? Learn the basic principles of design thinking, and how they can help us understand the building blocks of our Jewish rituals. In this session, breakout groups will work together to redesign a Jewish ritual to fit their current needs. Available as a 90-minute Zoom session or a virtual weekend hack-a-thon. 

Dates for these workshops are available now for fall and winter 2020, and fees are negotiable. Please contact Rebecca Missel, Director of Partnerships, at [email protected] to learn more. 

We can’t wait to create ritual with you!