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NEW Online, Drop-In Caregiver Support Group and Death Café


Shalom from the AriYael Jewish Healing Center, As Rabbi Dan Goldblatt nears the end of his tenure at Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, CA, new things are bubbling up from the wellspring of our Healing Center’s intention to serve those in need of Comfort, Support and Shalom. At the OHALAH Jewish Renewal Rabbinic Conference in Denver this January, Rabbi Dan and Zoë attended a wonderful workshop taught by Rabbi Deni Marshall, LCSW of Einstein Community Jewish Services in Sacramento, CA on “Caring for the Caregiver.” Rabbi Deni will be offering her workshop through our Healing Center, soon. [...]

NEW Online, Drop-In Caregiver Support Group and Death Café2024-02-05T08:34:26-08:00

Artist’s Statement


The original artwork found throughout the AriYael website was created by Cooky Goldblatt between 2015-2020. Cooky Goldblatt, Artist’s Statement, January 2023: I am deeply engaged with bold, saturated color. Each of my original, digital artworks is a vibrant, abstract statement that is gathered by observing and processing our beautiful and confusing world, in a search for positivity, possibility and sparks of beauty. Each work is a visual improvisation with no set destination. There is instead...potential. I trace my affinity for abstract art to my years as a classical cellist and playing and composing “songs without words,” priming me for exploration without [...]

Artist’s Statement2024-01-31T06:50:43-08:00

Counting The Omer – A Jewish End of Life Doula Perspective


Counting The Omer - A Jewish End of Life Doula Perspective Counting The Omer - A Jewish End of Life Doula’s Perspective by Zoë Goldblatt (Delivered to a national group of Jewish Doulas over Zoom on behalf of Shomer Collective, May 2, 2023) We are in the period between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot where there’s a tradition called Counting the Omer. As a quick Hebrew lesson, the word Shavuot is the plural of Shavua, which means week. So “Shavuot” gives us a sense of time being parsed and measured. I’d like you to reflect on your [...]

Counting The Omer – A Jewish End of Life Doula Perspective2023-11-27T10:24:09-08:00

Healing Haiku


These Haikus were born, among others, at a quiet crossroad bordering a large open field on all sides. Working with people and their families at end of life for nearly two and a half decades and sitting with my own end-of-life diagnoses, I am now leaning into writing Haikus to help me process the myriad emotions that emerge and recede in this rich and fleeting moment. –Ellen Goldblatt, Spiritual Care Provider and Chaplain, Seattle, WA Endless Love Within Reach out, reach in, take in Breath Unfold Mystery Listening Deeper Connecting to the Other Merging with the One Invite You Inside [...]

Healing Haiku2023-11-27T10:45:16-08:00


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