Secrets My Grandmother Told Me is a transmission of ancient Canaanite, indigenous mysticism, predating Judaism, then evolving to include Lurianic and Chassidic Kabbalah, passed down the maternal line. Wisdom School engages spiritual seekers across the gender spectrum and from any faith tradition. Participants experience personal growth by solidifying their connection to the collective. While new insights are transmitted as we continue to evolve, with new threads woven in with each generation, this ancient wisdom is ageless.
Secrets My Grandmother Told Me is at its core about relationship — with ourselves, others, our planet, and the divine. Wisdom School honors each individual and their gifts. We are all unique and we are all essential to the whole.
This program seeks to share the wisdom, understanding, and compassion initially passed from generation to generation both verbally and non-verbally… often in the kitchen.
ENCOUNTERING THE TREE OF LIFE
with Rabbi Nadya Gross & En-Kohenet Ruach D’vorah Grenn, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, • 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Eastern
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 9TH CIRCLE – CLICK HERE
- applications are reviewed as they are submitted; applicants who are found appropriate for Wisdom School will then be invited to submit a spiritual autobiography.
- applications are considered on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled – APPLY NOW
- final date for applications: March 25, 2024 unless cohort fills sooner
- final decisions on acceptance: April 10, 2024
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The journey unfolds through four 6-month parts, each beginning with a retreat and continuing with 5 monthly Zoom gatherings on Thursday afternoon. The first and third retreats will be held at Sunshine Mountain Lodge in Allenspark, CO, the second and fourth retreats are virtual.
Participants will be matched with a spirit buddy at each retreat, and will be expected to meet at least once each month between group gatherings to practice the relational kabbalah that is being taught and share the story that is unfolding. An online discussion group will facilitate sharing among the whole circle; spirit buddies will check in at least once each month with the whole.
Participants will meet privately with Reb Nadya at least once during each 6-month section.
INITIATION – in person Thur, May 16 – Mon, May 20, 2024
Monthly Gatherings – Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, 2024 ~ at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Mountain time
IDENTIFICATION – virtual Sun, Dec 15 – Tues, Dec 17, 2024
Monthly Gatherings – Jan 16, Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, 2025 ~ at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Mountain time
CO-CREATION – in person Thur, Jun 5 – Mon, Jun 9, 2025
Monthly Gatherings – Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, 2025 ~ at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Mountain time
INTEGRATION – virtual Sun, Dec 7 – Tues, Dec 9, 2025
Monthly Gatherings – Jan 15; Feb 19; Mar 19; Apr 16; May 28, 2026 ~ at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Mountain time
Tuition for this program is on a sliding scale, based on your ability. We ask that you keep in mind that when you pay at the higher end of the scale, you allow others who cannot afford the highest price to still participate in our programming. Yerusha is committed to ensuring that cost is never a deterrent, while also compensating our staff and faculty with dignity. Thank you for helping us to live by our values.
Nadya serves as co-Rabbi of Pardes Levavot in Boulder and as co-Founder and Chief Programming Officer of Yerusha. She offers spiritual direction to individuals and couples. Nadya has been living and loving on the path her Savta opened to her with her beloved, R’ Victor Gross, and their four beautiful children for 50 years.
Rabbi David Curiel
Rabbi David Curiel joins the Wisdom School faculty with a diverse background a passion for spiritual formation. With extensive experience in leading prayer and meditation, and spiritual guidance, he has nurtured souls for over a dozen years. As a Rabbi and Mashpia Ruchani – spiritual director – from the ALEPH Ordination Program, and a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP), specializing in body-based trauma healing, he brings a unique perspective and new practices to this work.
“Wisdom school was exactly what I needed and didn’t really know it. And I think that will be true for you. Wisdom school is gentle and makes big waves. It will transform how you think of yourself, what you feel about G!d, how you receive. I go to Wisdom School for deeply resonating prayer, connection with the true hearts of others, inward journeys that open doors and clear out rotten debris. There is always soothing for pain and a comfort in shared longings. There is authenticity, receiving, embodiment of the divine. I learned a creation story I can embrace and a co-creation imperative that empowers me.. Savta and Reb Nadya are the finest teachers and living models that you can have.”
— Me’ira Gale – SMGTM5
“Wisdom School broadened my horizons and gave me confidence in my own inner wisdom. Reb Nadya is a gifted teacher and guide and a conduit through which Savta’s teachings are shared with grace, ease and love. Her respect and compassion for her students is like a gentle breeze on a summers’ day. Her presence is enriching, engaging and illuminating. Reb Nadya is Love!”
— Shelley [Shoshana Batya] Goldberg – SMGTM5
- Members of SMGTM 1 – 7, your new page is here.