Poetry as Spiritual Practice 3-session online course with
Rabbi Pamela Wax
Hosted by Path With Heart
TUESDAYS: July 12, 26, and August 9 9:30 am - 11:00 am PST (12:30 - 2:00 pm EST)
Rabbi Pam Wax
$72 for 3-session Course
This course is for anyone with a desire to inhabit the world of poetry – either as a more informed reader or writer of the form. Beginners welcome!
The Write Prescription: Poetry as Spiritual Practice
Tuesdays: July 12, 26, and August 9
9:30 am - 11:00 am PST (12:30 - 2:00 pm EST)
$72 for series
Our sessions will be recorded and sent to all registrants after the session. You will be sent the Zoom link to join the session upon registration.
Both reading and writing poetry can be a spiritual practice. In each session, we will discuss select poems that address a broad spectrum of spiritual questions and concerns. Following each poem/discussion, Pam will offer a prompt for a short generative writing exercise to elicit your own spiritual memories and connections. By the end of the three sessions, you will have nine drafts toward a body of work that reveals and enhances the sacred in your life.
About Rabbi Pam Wax
Pamela Wax is a poet and rabbi. Her first book of poetry, Walking the Labyrinth (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2022) was just published to wide acclaim. Poet Jessica Greenbaum wrote of it, "If you want to know the powers of poetry to transform experience— and how a rabbi transforms grief—follow the thread of Wax’s revelatory intellect through this accomplished, complex, and spiritual book." Pam's second book of poetry, Starter Mothers, will be published in 2023. Her poems have won awards from Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Oberon, Paterson Literary Review, and the Robinson Jeffers Tor House and appear in many publications.
Pam has served as a hospital chaplain and congregational rabbi. After 19 years, she is on the cusp of retiring her position as the spiritual care coordinator at Westchester Jewish Community Services in White Plains, NY, where she has run a spiritual healing center, offering pastoral counseling and spiritual journeying opportunities for writers, meditators, and seekers. She has been a devoted teacher and student of Mussar for over 20 years and has served as a scholar-in-residence at congregations throughout the United States. Pam lives in North Adams, MA, and the Bronx, NY with her husband Chaim Bronstein. Wherever she is, she walks labyrinths!
Join Rabbi Pam Wax for this 3-session course.
About Path with Heart
Path With Heart was founded by Rabbi Jill Zimmerman. We create welcoming, inclusive spiritual experiences that open hearts and build community. Our courses, workshops, and High Holy Days integrate spirituality, and mindfulness with Jewish texts and teaching. Rabbi Jill weaves poetry and music in all she does. She is absolutely delighted to have this new course taught by her colleague Rabbi Pam Wax as our latest offering. Rabbi Jill is the spiritual leader of Hineni, an ongoing Jewish spirituality & mindfulness community.