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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

Wagner Women Weekend by Joy Krauthammer ©

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LEV EISHA annual retreat  2018
photos and 2 collages © Joy Krauthammer
Holy Spirit

Photos and collage, Joy Krauthammer ©

Photos and collage, Joy Krauthammer ©

Photos by participants in Lev Eisha's 2018 Nature Photo Walk with guide Joy Krauthammer
Poster by Rose Ziff

Lev Eisha closing circle
© Joy Krauthammer   2.27.2017

Lev Eisha @ Wagner Women Weekend 2014
Mothers and Daughters, and Best Friends, Purple Wardrobe, Drums and Farm
photos and collage  by Joy Krauthammer ©

Collage above:
Top: Myrna & Robin;  Marion, Louise, Annie;  Joy, Rabbi Toba
Middle:  Carol & Gabriel;  Edith & Lynn;  Joy, Annie, Louise

Lev Eisha Talleisim
Wagner Women Weekend 2014
published in Lev Eisha site
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer 

Lev Eisha @ Wagner Women Weekend 2013
Lots of mothers & daughters, and sisters, and friends
and Figs for Tu B'Shvat from Joy
photos and collage  by Joy Krauthammer ©

Lev Eisha @ Wagner Women Weekend 2012
Figs for Tu B'Shvat from Joy
photos and collage  by Joy Krauthammer ©

COLLAGE above:  
That's Gabe Goldman (upper left), the Brandeis-Bardin naturalist taking some of us women on a nature walk on the 3,200 acres!
Lots of trees, and loved the nursing cows. I loved mooing with the cows. They only stared at me. 

Each year I see different animals: horses, rattle snake, wolf? or mountain cat, and noisy gorgeous PEACOCKS that live in trees.
If you can't figure out the dark photo, that's a couple women wearing in their fanny packs and pockets, the Fig tree barren branches I donate.  I cut down from my 32 year old FIG tree, 100 branches with beautiful tips to give to the women for Tu B'Shvat, the Birthday of the Trees. Each year I do this and there are lots of new fig trees planted. Where Gabe is standing, there will be new fig trees.

Ruth Shapiro, metal artist 
(middle right), is displaying the Hamsa copper pendant that I made in workshop with her expertise assistance. I added hearts and Mogen Dovids. I LOVE BEING JEWISH.

Join us next year at this joyous and restful Shabbaton organized by AJU's Judy Uhrman, and led by Rabbi Toba August and Cantor Cindy Paley. 
I love serving as Sounds of Joy percussionist with my drums and crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls.  - Joy

Wagner Women's Weekend 2011
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer

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