First Fruits, Revelation and Renewal

Money and Creation


This is a time of spiritual preparation in our Jewish calendar, when we traditionally “number our days” from the Festival of Freedom until Shavu'ot: the Festival of First Fruits and Revelation.  


As we emerge slowly into longer daylight and sunnier weather, you are warmly invited to join us for one or more of our upcoming events — the “first fruits” of this year's group programs offered by WAYS OF PEACE:




Who's Robbing God, and What Can We Do About It?

A Taste of "Generous Justice"


Tuesday, June 3rd at 10:30 pm in Brooklyn, NY / Free and open to all


This session is part of the all-night Shavu'ot Across Brooklyn, and will introduce Nedivut Tzedek / Generous Justice (see below).  Find out what happens when Occupy Wall Street and Move Your Money meet a potent gathering of prophets and rabbis — and come prepared for surprises!  Learn more



And When I Die: The Musical!

      A Funeral Planning Cabaret


Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 pm in Brooklyn, NY / Free and open to all


This unique seminar-in-song offers a non-sectarian introduction to advance directives, funeral consumer choices and your next steps.  Learn more



Three Legs or One Foot:

Rebalancing Our Jewish Communities     


Monday, August 4th through Sunday, August 10th in Rindge, NH

Registration now open


A retreat-based exploration of best practices in Jewish and interfaith caring community development.  Practical, accessible applications of Jewish values and experience to help to restore caring as an integration of kindness and justice.  Learn more



Nedivut Tzedek / Generous Justice

A New Jewish Peer Support Network for Just Giving


WAYS OF PEACE has received an Innovation Fund grant to launch a new network of Jewish generosity circles.  Nedivut Tzedek / Generous Justice is an initiative to renew our Jewish culture of “spiritual finance” as rooted in the flow and circulation of wealth.  It offers authentic, time-tested resources and support for bringing our money into harmony with our highest values — no matter what we earn.  Learn more


With many blessings for the Season of Revelation and beyond,




Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips