Wendy Elisheva Somerson

Healing Groups

Fall 2021/ 5782

Ruach: A Body-Based Jewish Healing Group

The space will be held in a feminist, anti-Zionist, and anti-racist framework.


Anyone who identifies as Jewish is encouraged to apply, especially Jews who don’t feel “Jewish enough” or feel “too Jewish,” Mizrahi, Sephardic, and Jews of color, queer Jews, working class and poor Jews, and disabled Jews.  

Self: We will start by deepening our ability to feel, including our bodily sensations and emotions, and we will learn how to strengthen the connective tissue between our values and our actions.


Spirit/ Ruach: We will strengthen our relationships with spirit and ancestors through ritual and practice. 


Community/Kehilla: We will increase our ability to show up with accountability inside of conflict and in solidarity with one another.

In this group we will also:


  • Create and embody commitments/kavanot around our healing.
  • Learn somatic practices to deepen our sense of agency and resiliency. 
  • Connect with each other through practicing both one-on-one and in the larger group.
  • Connect to holiness through practices in a Jewish frame.


Please email Wendy if you have any questions: wsomerson(at)gmail.com


We will meet  every Thursday night on ZOOM for ten weeks from 5-7 pm PST  from September 30th-December 9th.

We will meet on: September 30th, October 7th, October 14th, October 21st, October 28th,  November 4th, November 11th, November 18th (skip November 25th), December 2nd and December 9th


Participants are committing to attending all sessions.


The cost is $85/ session or total: $850. Payment plans and a few scholarship spots are availablePlease indicate in your application if you are applying for a scholarship spot. 


Participation is limited and application is required for this group.

To apply, please fill out this online application by September 5thI will get back to you by September 20th.


This group is facilitated by Wendy Elisheva Somerson with teaching assistance by Zoh Lev Cunningham.  


You can read more about Wendy here.


I lead body-based healing groups for social justice activists, organizers, and cultural workers.


We formed during the pandemic to respond to isolation and find ways to feel more centered, connected, and resourced.


We focus on building the necessary skills to reconnect with ourselves, our sense of spirit, and each other.