Let Justice Well Up Torah Study Series for Jewish Women of Color
Mayyim Hayyim is thrilled to announce year three of “Let Justice Well Up,” an initiative by and for Jewish women of color, to provide a sense of welcome, empowerment, and connection as well as healing and support within the Jewish community.
The Torah study series will offer a space for Jewish women and non-binary people of color, led by Erica Riddick, and at a highly subsidized rate for participants, to build relationships with one another and delve into our sacred texts without feeling the need to check part of themselves at the door.
About the series
Join Mayyim Hayyim’s Jewish non-binary and women of color text study space where we will look at Torah text alongside secular sources, explore text study through the Jewish Studio Process creative practice, and weave wisdom from our intersectional identities in ways that bring us to Torah and Torah to us. These interactive sessions approach text study with the belief that our lived experiences prepare us for study. Each of the five monthly sessions are designed for learners of all backgrounds and can be taken individually or as a series.
You will need materials for the creative practice sessions which can be as simple as crayon and paper for drawing, an instrument for creating music, or your body for creating movement, sound, and other kinds of creative power.
- February 14: Destruction of the Black Body Temple: Creative Practice for Justice
- March 13: Waters of Ritual: Intersectional Jewish Ritual for Modern Times
- April 10: Bilhah & Zilpah in Modern Times: Ancient Womanist Wisdom for Justice
- May 8: Waters of Home
- June 12: Listening: Creative Practice for Justice
- July 3: Choose Your Own Adventure: Demystifying Text Study & Closing Siyum
- You do not need to participate in all 6 sessions
- Series is offered at a sliding scale of $0-$54
Let Justice Well Up is one part of Mayyim Hayyim’s commitment to DEI and anti-racism work. As a part of this work, Mayyim Hayyim is dedicated to creating space for Jews of color to engage with mikveh with other Jews of color. This program is open to those who specifically identify as Jewish women or non-binary people of color, Sephardi, Mizrahi, and Indigenous Jewish women or non-binary people. If you have questions about this, or if you do not identify as a Jewish woman or non-binary person of color but are interested in a similar program open to all Jewish women, please reach out to our Programs team.
erica riddick (she/they) is a passionate educator / ritualist, founding director of Jews of Color Sanctuary, and creator of the Bilhah Zilpah Project. erica is the Jewish Women’s Archive 2022-2024 Twersky Education Fellow. erica is a facilitator of the Jewish Studio Process, Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out, and co-facilitator of Changemakers through Realize Change. These projects balance the work of Design Theanthropic, a residential design and renovation initiative, and community action researcher on projects within the Jewish community.
Let Justice Well Up is generously funded by The Miriam Fund.