The Women of the Bible Workshop at Ghost Ranch

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 monoprinting technique we used to create out 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.

Workshops at Ghost Ranch

I will be co- teaching a workshop at Ghost Ranch with an amazing woman Rabbi, Mindy Portnoy of Temple Sinai in Washington DC. Mindy is  a well-known author of 5 Children’s books
The workshop is entitled: Pages in Our Book of Life, From our Biblical Ancestors to Our Descendants. June 21-27, 2010. Ghost Ranch is in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1 hour from Santa Fe. Georgia OKeeffe the famous painter lived on the ranch at one time. It is a gorgeous, mystical setting for such a workshop. Through art and writing we will delve into the archetypes of the Women of the Bible and discover the similarities from our foremothers, and among ourselves. We will create family heirlooms that can be handing down to daughters and grandchildren. Go to to sign up for our workshop!

JUDITH from my Women of the Bible Series