Interview: “The Space Between Us”

With host Jovelyn Richards on her KPFA/94.1FM Women’s Magazine radio program out of Berkeley, California

Dr. D’vorah Grenn was interviewed Monday May 2, 2022 by Host Jovelyn Richards on her KPFA/94.1FM Women’s Magazine radio program “The Space Between Us” (out of Berkeley, California). Jovelyn, a playwright, educator and captivating storyteller describes the show as focusing on “the things that bring women together and pull us apart, all the worlds between us and how we can create that center for ourselves where we can all come together.”

Women’s Magazine presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerista, womanist perspective.

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS in 2022

We launched a Women’s Leadership Program in 2022, to celebrate THE LILITH INSTITUTE’S 25th Anniversary.

Our second cohort starts March 19, 2023. Applications are now being accepted through November 7!

We walk with you through a 6-month virtual journey which will give you:

  • Guides and teachers who care about your success—as you define it
  • New ways to envision leadership as sacred and transformative, as you define your own leadership style
  • A deeper embodied spiritual connection to self, and in turn others
  • A faculty experienced in supporting women through discussions and studies which stimulate shifting perspectives and often personal transformation
  • Witnessing of your ideas and experience by a diverse, caring community
  • Teachings that can provide you with a greater capacity to plan, vision, lead, organize & grow the work you want to do—or already do
  • Tools to develop or expand your spiritual or self-care practice/s
  • Maps to help you assess how your work is related your passions and whether it is in alignment with your values

Our program will run March through September 2023. An average of two live classes per month will be offered, and all are recorded in case you cannot attend one of the meetings. There will also be an optional monthly group connection call on Zoom, with occasional special guests. 

LILITH INSTITUTE - CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN 2022

The amazing Teachers and Guides who have joined us for this journey:

Iyanifa Luisah Teish, ritual priestess, author, educator, activist and storyteller

Dr. Judy Grahn, poet, writer, cultural theorist and co-founder, lesbian feminist movement

Dr. Dianne Jenett, educator, scholar, grandmother, artist, writer

Yeshe Matthews, founder and Mandala Priestess of the Mt. Shasta Goddess Temple

Artist Shiloh Sophia McCloud, co-founder, Musea; creator, Intentional Creativity Method

Maura McCarley Torkildson, author, educator and life coach

Klaudeen Shemirani, founder, SoulBody Wisdom – Coaching, Healing & Rituals

Monica Rodgers, Founder, The Revelation Project podcast, truth-teller, writer

Monette Chilson, feminist scholar, author and Founder of WomanSpirit Reclamation

Miriam J. Katz, founder, School of Hebrew Shamanism and shamanic healer

Past Events

Lilith Dialogues Speaker Series

~2022~

In our Lilith Dialogues Speaker Series, we learned about women’s contributions across time and so our own history, from a variety of teachers, spiritual leaders, activists, healers, ritualists, authors and other creative artists. Recordings of past presentations are available; contact info@lilithinstitute.com to order.

JUNE 12, 2022: Marguerite Mary Rigoglioso, Ph.D. and Founding Director of Seven Sisters Mystery School, authored The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece and Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity. She spoke on her latest book, The Mystery Tradition of Immaculate Conception: Mary and the Lineage of Virgin Births.

MAY 1, 2022: Susan Rubin, playwright and producer, storyteller, feminist activist, prolific writer and author of The Road Not Taken, talks about Lilith and her play Eve 2.0.

APRIL 24, 2022: Elka Eastly Vera, spiritual practitioner, gives a look into how she interweaves elements of the natural world with useful practical and spiritual grounding tools.

FEBRUARY 27, 2022: Kohenet Ketzirah Lesser – “The Rise of the Golem/et” – Join Kohenet/Priestess Ketzirah, creator of Devotaj Sacred Arts, for a discussion about the mythology of the golem and Kohenet Ketzirah’s work with it as a 21st century tool for support, empowerment, and protection.

JANUARY 23, 2022: Dianne Jenett Ph.D.Mandisa Amber–These two powerhouse scholar-practitioners conducted a cross-cultural discussion of how we honor our ancestors, community ritual, Nature reverence, embodied practices and more!

~2021~

DECEMBER 12, 2021: Janet Stickmon Janet is the Founder of CenterJoyPWR: Strategies for Healing Racial Battle Fatigue, a group coaching program designed for professionals of color who are experiencing racial battle fatigue and want to center joy in their lives.  CenterJoyPWR®  is made accessible to employee resource groups in businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions–as well as the communities of color they serve–in order to:  1) examine the emotional and physical impact of racial battle fatigue, 2) explore and practice strategies to help heal its effects, and 3) equip them with the tools to reconnect with joy in their personal and professional lives.

NOVEMBER 7, 2021: Judy Grahn, poet, cultural theorist and co-founder of the lesbian feminist movement talks about her new book Eruptions of Inanna: Justice, Gender and Erotic Power!

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021: What Would Lilith Do? Dr. D’vorah Grenn and Dr. Vivien Monroe discussed how this question can relate to a variety of circumstances, and looked at a few relevant excerpts from Glennon Doyle’s bestselling book, Untamed.

October 1, 2021: The Sacred Feminine in Judaism, a 4-part series with Ner Shalom – Ancient Roots Presentation by Kohenet D’vorah Grenn.

March 2021: Meeting Lilith, Starting a Dialogue with Ner Shalom in Cotati, CA.

TALKING TO GODDESS 2021-2022

BLESSING / ORACULAR CIRCLE

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MONTHLY TALKING TO GODDESS BLESSING / ORACULAR CIRCLE co-led by D’vorah and Anne Key of Goddess Ink. This is a free offering; to register/receive the Zoom link, please write to info@lilithinstitute.com. Anne Key is a priestess, writer, educator, burlesque dancer and co-founder of the independent press Goddess Ink.

December 5, 2021: 4pm Pacific time
January 9, 2022: 4pm Pacific time
February 13, 2022: ***NEW TIME: 4pm Pacific time ***  Guest co-priestess: Kohenet Annie Matan
March 13, 2022: 10am Pacific time
April 10, 2022: 4pm Pacific time
May 8, 2022: 4pm Pacific time
June 12, 2022: 4pm Pacific time