Getting Ritual: Making Meaningful Jewish Moments

Getting Ritual: Making Meaningful Jewish Moments
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Rabbi Lisa Greene

Rabbi | North Shore Congregation Israel

"I had begun my marriage under a chuppah, I had begun it in a Jewish way. I needed to end my marriage in a Jewish way too." A rabbi shares her intentional journey towards the creation of a ritual to t... See more

Themes: Ritual, Tradition
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What Do You Wear To Get Divorced?

I stood in front of the mirror talking to my father and my grandmother, debating what to wear. Grandma Ruth said, ""You need pearls with that, dear."" Dad reminded me to put on lipstick. ""Look like a million bucks! What about an elegant black suit?"" I argued, ""I can NOT wear black!""

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Tekes Ishur V'shleimut: A Ritual of Affirmation and Wholeness after Divorce

This ritual was created by Rabbi Lisa Greene in consultation with Laura Milsk in 1995. I. Laura [person experiencing the divorce] About this ritual and how it relates to where I am in my life. II.

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A ritual for ending a marriage

When a Jewish marriage has ended, there is an act that brings closure to the marriage -- the granting of a גט / a ""get,"" a legal document of release. (Here's some basic information about how that usually works.) What...

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Rabbi Lisa  Greene, 

Rabbi | North Shore Congregation Israel

Rabbi Lisa Greene is a rabbi and a mother of three. Both roles challenge, inspire, teach, and make her laugh. For 19 years, Rabbi Greene has served North Shore Congregation Israel, in Glencoe, Illinois where she partners with phenomenal colleagues and members of her community to learn, teach, create experiential learning opportunities, and make sacred time and space happen in new and traditional ways. She was ordained by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1995 and has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Rabbi Greene is a long-time summer camp faculty member at the URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute and brings her finance background to serve the Central Conference of American Rabbis. She's written for the Huffington Post, Wisdom Daily, Reform Judaism blog and her personal blog, Intersections, which reflects on the intersection of sacred and ordinary in daily life.