Wendy Elisheva Somerson

Healing Groups

Spring 2021/ 5781

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 March 25th through May 27th.


We will meet on: March 25th, April 1, April 8th, April 15th, April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, May 27th.


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 February 22ndI will get back to you by the first week of March. 


This group is facilitated by Wendy Elisheva Somerson.  

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.