Recent Conversations and Upcoming Events
Watch the CCAR Press virtual book launch for Longing from Jan. 18, 2023.
Watch the interview with Merle Feld on the Seekers of Meaning podcast, a program of Jewish Sacred Aging hosted by Rabbi Richard Address.
Watch the conversation between Merle Feld and Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein hosted by Applied Jewish Spirituality.
Inviting Merle Feld to Your Community
In my own life I have discovered connections between spiritual exploration and growth; self-empowerment and the search for identity; attention to the inner world of creativity and the call to embody activism; an awareness of aging, and a sense of wonder and gratitude in the everyday. It is these passions that I bring to others in my teaching.
The world has changed quite a bit, and so have I, since I first led the life of a busy scholar-in-residence, enjoying traveling to communities in different regions of the United States and countries abroad. While now I meet virtually with participants, learners, seekers, I continue to delight in the meaning making of our connections. I relish the imaginative work of creating readings, programs, workshops, and then offering my poetry as the springboard to share with others, to listen, to inspire, to open hearts.
I invite you to contact me: Begin by describing your community/book group/synagogue/ writing circle: What do you care about? What are your questions? How do you hope to deepen connections? Let me construct a program from what I hear and discern as you speak. What emerges may take the form of a poetry reading on a particular theme, or focus on just a few evocative poems, close text study, perhaps some participant journaling, and intimate ensuing conversation.
Some topics which have inspired connection in the past:
The Journey of a Spiritual Life
Holy Moments Every Day
Our Families, Ourselves
Faith and Doubt: How We Talk with God
Making Shabbos, the Ancient Tradition of Jewish Performance Art