This listing shows Rabbi Shefa’s scheduled events.

See the Workshop Descriptions page for information about various workshops that Rabbi Shefa offers. To schedule an engagement, please contact Rabbi Shefa Gold through the Contact Us page.


February 5 – March 3
Online course on Chant: 4 half-hour video classes, online discussion of practices, one phone call a week, and daily inspirations.
Sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) Prayer Project
For information, download the flyer.
To register, visit the registration site for the Prayer Project. REGISTRATION CLOSED as of 1/27.

February 24 – 26
Nevei Kodesh
Boulder, CO
For information, see the Nevei Kodesh website or contact Ziva at

March 5th
1 – 5 PM
Workshop: Building the Holy Place
San Diego JCC
La Jolla, CA
For information, download the flyer or visit the San Diego JCC site. To register, contact David Rafsky at (cell: 619/846-3102) or Rhonda Mason at

March 8
7:30 PM
EnCHANTed Circle (led by Kol Zimra Graduates)
Nahalat Shalom
Albuquerque, NM

March 24 – 25
Friday, March 24 evening: Kabbalat Shabbat service in Salem, OR.
Saturday, March 25 at 10 AM: Shabbat morning service at Beit Am Jewish Community in Corvallis, OR. See the website for information or call the office at 541/753-0067.
Saturday, March 25 in late afternoon/early evening: session and Havdalah service in Eugene, OR.
More details TBA.

March 26 – 29
RRA Convention
Portland, OR
See Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association site for more information.

March 31 – April 1
People of God: A Sacred Prism, an Interfaith Retreat
Omaha, Nebraska
A two-day experiential (reading of sacred texts, music, prayer methods, and storytelling) prayer retreat given with Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat and The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah, TSSF. Activities at Temple Israel and Countryside Community Church.
Details: For information and to register, see the retreat page online.

April 12
7:30 PM
EnCHANTed Circle
Nahalat Shalom
Albuquerque, NM

April 24 – 30
Kol Zimra Alumni retreat (KZ Alumni only)
Santa Fe, NM
See the KZ Alumni page for information. Contact Nadya at to register.

May 10
7:30 PM
EnCHANTed Circle
Nahalat Shalom
Albuquerque, NM

May 15 – 21
Ecstatic Meditation Retreat: A week of Hebrew Chant and Deep Silence
Fitzgerald Center in Jemez Springs, New Mexico
For information or to register online, visit the Aleph site .

June 14
7:30 PM
EnCHANTed Circle
Nahalat Shalom
Albuquerque, NM

July 10 – 16
Ruach Ha’Aretz 2017: L’takken Olam
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
A week-long retreat featuring classes with Jewish Renewal teachers, musicians and artists, and teachers from other faith traditions.
For information and to register, visit the Ruach Ha’Aretz page at the Aleph site.

July 24 – 30
Kol Zimra 9.3
Santa Fe, NM
Visit for details.

September 8 – 10
Bend, Oregon
For information, contact