Hanukkah: A Dedication of Light Rising Out of the Darkness
Hanukkah is often called “the festival of light” is a commonly held celebration for Jews around the world near the time of Christmas. Come and learn why Hanukkah has been celebrated since 174 B.CE. and why spinning tops, potato pancakes, and nine candles are central to this celebration for millions around the world. As an added bonus, we will also see why during the same twenty-five days in December, five other worldwide traditions are celebrated with similar focus, ritual and fanfare on the same theme of light. Now is your chance to hear a talk about Hanukkah from someone who is a Shamanic Priest and who grew up in the Reform Jewish tradition, Oy!
Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark is a licensed social worker since and an ordained minister of Shamanic Practice. He is the owner and lead practitioner of a mental health center in Roseville, Minnesota. Since 1991, he has been providing holistic psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. Jeffry currently leads classes and monthly groups for men who seek personal transformation through greater care, compassion, and consciousness. Jeffry grew up within the Reform Jewish tradition in St. Paul, Minnesota and has enjoyed studying and experiencing other faith traditions. He is the proud father of two amazing sons with whom he loves to attend Camp Unistar. He is currently a member of the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church