Jewish Water Ritual: Reclaiming the Simchat Beit Hashoevah

The Simchat Beit Hashoevah was an immense water libation festival celebrated in Ancient Israel over Sukkot,l to beseech Divinity for rain. This year, after a sweltering summer, we feel even greater kinship with our ancestors and their great need for rain to fall in its proper season to ensure the health of the year to come. Join us at Sadeh to find our own way to celebrate the harvest on this land and to draw forth a year of blessings and bounty.

Our time will begin with a little work on the land and learning, followed by our own re-imagining of the Simchat Bet Hashoevah, complete with libations, and lunch!

The event will be co-facilitated by Kohenet Initiate Yael Ishtar & Kohenet Rachel Rose Reid Yelala.

🥕 Date: 30th Sept

🥕 Time: 11am - 3pm

🥕 Place: Sadeh farm, Skeet Hill House, Skeet Hill Lane, BR6 7QD

Rooted in Jewish values, Sadeh cultivates community, grows food, and sows the seeds of change. Through the rich and diverse heritage of Jewish farming, Sadeh expresses these values by engaging and reconnecting Jews with their traditions.

Sadeh is committed to integration, through inspiring positive social action and teaching Jewish values in the context of the land. Combining the study of halacha with the celebration of moments of wonder out in nature, we provide a space to apply Jewish law creatively and with meaning.

A growing a community, Sadeh is a place where all Jewish people can work together with other faiths and communities on the common goals of learning, preserving our environment and social justice.