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The Omer

The Omer is counted from 16 Nisan (sundown on Sunday, March 28) thru 5 Sivan (ends at sundown on Sunday, May 16)

Information

Counting the Omer (Aish)

Guide to Counting the Omer (Devotaj Sacred Arts)

How to Count the Omer (My Jewish Learning)

Events

Have You Made Art About It Yet? Omer Edition! (Jewish Studio Project) 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22

Recharge + Release: Lag B’Omer Celebration (Ritualwell) 6 – 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 29 $36

Tools & Community Spaces

P.O.P., the Pandemic Omer Project (MN JCC & JCreate)

This year, TC Jewfolk’s JCreate community & the Minnesota JCC invite you to develop a creative practice around this ancient Jewish tradition. Seven Jewish artists and creatives will introduce a theme for each week and provide daily prompts for you to use as imaginative jumping-off points during this sacred time. Look out for the prompts at sundown on Sundays, then use #POP5781 to share daily or select responses with the community.

Counting the Omer E-List (Temple Israel)

A daily e-mail that includes a reflection from Jewish sources. E-mail [email protected] to subscribe.

Counting With Friends (Shir Tikvah)

Listen at your own pace with a track for each day. You’ll hear different community members share their Torah followed by counting.

Embodied Omer Practice (Mitsui Collective)

15-minute sessions, Monday-Friday, featuring guest practitioners

Glow Up/Count Down (Lab/Shul) 10 – 11:30 a.m. Sundays. $8-18/session

A weekly series with Rami Avraham Efal, Lab/Shul’s Rabbinic Fellow, of meditation, teaching, prayer and contemplative creative art-making, exploring personal and universal principles in the depth of Presence.

Grounding, moving, counting, shifting: Connecting with land, water, and body through the Omer (J-Pride) look for updates throughout the month on Instagram and Facebook

We will have multiple synchronous and asynchronous spaces over the 49 days of the Omer. You’ll have chances to join Miriam and many others in text study, an exploration of the Omer (what even is it?) and the ritual counting of days; gentle body movement work; a documentary viewing and writing workshop; and performances by local artists!

Ideas for Omer counters (Darchei Noam)

Journeying to Sinai: Seven Workshops for the Omer (RitualWell) 11 a.m. Tuesdays, March 30 – May 11. $36+

Weekly workshops taught by rabbis, poets and spiritual leaders. Workshops include meditation, poetry writing and spiritual practices connected to the kabbalistic theme of each Omer week. We will use this powerful time on the Jewish calendar to journey toward our individual and collective revelation.

My Omer: 49 Steps to Personal Refinement (Meaningful Life Center)

Mobile App Features Include
• Omer reminder, blessings, and daily meditations
• Updates at sunset for new day
• Keep track of your count with the Omer Count Log
• Daily blessing in English, French, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish
• Daily meditations and exercises to enhance your personality and relationships
• Built in private journal for recording notes and progress

© The Jewish Museum, New York

The Omer Oracle: Steeping in the Sephirot as a Path of Transformation (Nomy Lamm and Taya Mâ Shere) $49

An online portal that offers a divinatory card for each of the 49 days of the Omer, connecting you with specific emanations of the sacred inherent in each day. A gorgeous card arrives each day to your email inbox, plus a special link to a portal where you can see and engage the Omer Oracle deck in full.

The Omer Workbook: A 49 Day Self-Care Immersion (Gold Herring) $8-25 digital and physical options

The workbook includes an introduction to the Omer counting season, 7 teaching pages for each week of the Omer, and 49-day pages with space and prompts for journaling, art, movement, connecting with friends and family, and taking action in your community.

On the Way to Har Sinai: Counting the Omer 5781 (Office of Rabbi Sacks)

The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust is delighted to present the 5781 Omer calendar. Each of the 49 days holds a life-changing idea by Rabbi Sacks zt”l, sourced from his Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha.

Sex & the Sephirot: A Pleasure Journey Through the Omer (Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute) $275

This multi-week journey includes weekly teachings delivered by audio and text, three collective video calls which are a combination of teaching and personal check-in’s, and optional chevrutah connection with a classmate.

#SistersCount (Naomi Less with Adath Jeshurun Congregation)

49 days of short videos shared on Instagram from female identifying Jewish musicians, linking each day of the Omer to a musical and spiritual teaching. Every week, there will be an Instagram live “show” with Hazzan Dulkin and Naomi Less previewing the week ahead. Follow @naomiless1, @joannadulkin, and @adath_jeshurun

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