The Women of the Bible Workshop at Ghost Ranch

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Our week together exploring the Women of the Bible was wonderful.  Rabbi Paula Winning of NYC was our surprise co-teacher, as Rabbi Mindy Portnoy who was scheduled to co-teach could not attend. Several of the children and grandchildren joined us, making this a truly inter-generational event. The workshop was interfaith as well.

One of our participants Linda Anderson Little, of St Louis, is a Lutheran Pastor and as I stood next to her during our little Shabbat lighting service with Rabbi Winning, I felt a beautiful Shekina-like presence emanating from her. Spirit surely is one! Everyone loved the hands-on mono-printing technique we used to create our art and the teachings were great!  Of course, Ghost Ranch is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places to spend time.  I am up there for at least 3 weeks a year alone painting as it is one of my greatest spots for inspiration and regeneration. For me, sharing this place with the women in our workshop was so poignant and touching and amplified the special feeling and spirituality of the land and sky at Ghost Ranch.

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