Browsing the "Ma’Yan Tikvah" Tag

string(0) "" Loading...

Find Solace Outside: Meditations Led by Rabbi Katy Allen

These are challenging times. The barrage of bad news may make you anxious. The growing threats to our planet, health, family, friends, neighbors and legal system are scary. It’s hard to trust our leaders and our sources of information. The world seems to be spinning and many of us want the ride to stop; or, at […]

February 1st

Live Event: “Becoming a Peace Maker” With Rabbi Katy Allen

The volatile presidential election and surprising victory of Donald Trump has sparked divides between families and friends, violence and hateful rhetoric. Many of us are reacting to the world with anger, fear, hopelessness and disgust right now. Overcoming these emotions may seem overwhelming, but it’s possible and necessary. On Friday, November 18th at 2pm EST/11am […]

November 17th

DC Church Claims Bike Lanes Violate Religious Freedom

A lot of religious organizations do a lot of great work to protect the environment. From Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, to small congregations making the choice to go green and connect to nature, the faithful show their dedication to the people and world around them in a myriad of ways. Well, at least they should show their dedication; […]

October 20th

Answering Our Prayers Before We Speak Them

By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, originally posted on Ma’yan Tikvah’s Divrei Earth Connections. Everything is about connections. Connections across space. Connections across time. Connections in thought and spirit. Connections between. Connections among. Just connections, nothing else. That’s what prayer is about. That is what faith is about. That is what life is about. In this week’s parashah, […]

November 17th

Al Chet — Confession for the Earth

By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, originally posted on Ma’yan Tikvah’s Divrei Earth Adapted from the traditional Jewish High Holiday liturgy and works by Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Rabbi Daniel Nevins (which I found at neohasid.org), and, at the suggestion of Rabbi Judy Weiss, material from the Jewish Climate Action Network of Boston created with the help of Gary Rucinski. Note: Hyperlinks […]

October 1st

WATCH: Why Pray Outside?

It’s hard to deny the divine, unearthly feeling looking at the high ceilings and bright, colorful windows of churches like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. And as I ran my hands along the pillars of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul or reverently walked along the ruins of Israel’s ancient synagogues, I felt a tie to the many […]

July 24th

Why Pray Outside?

EdenKeeper is excited to announce “Why Pray Outside?”, a new event on July 18, 2014 at 12:00pm PST with Rabbi Katy Z. Allen of Ma’yan Tikvah, a congregation without walls, in Wayland, Mass. Allen is a “nature chaplain” — a term she invented. In a broad sense, nature chaplaincy can mean anything having to do […]

July 15th