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Lilith, The First Resister: A Model For Transformation & Liberation

with Kohenet D’vorah Grenn, Ph.D

Mondays 12pm Pacific:  Jan. 22, 29 and February 5, and 12, 2024

How and why has Lilith, the first woman before Eve in Jewish and other mythologies, been demonized across the millennia? Are women still ostracized or punished for embodying Her qualities today? Join us for a presentation, experiential study and interactive discussion of this powerful figure, who moved from one only maligned in Talmudic and later Jewish texts to one re-visioned in the 1970s as a positive role model, a woman taking control of her own life. As we continue redefining for ourselves what love, self-sovereignty, sexuality and respect can look like, She can provide the inspiration and courage needed to keep changing our patriarchal culture.

Secrets My Grandmother Told Me: A Wisdom School in partnership with The Lilith Institute: A Center For Feminist Spirituality present:


Held Annually on Zoom

Watch for our next class coming this Fall!

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life can be interpreted as both the map of how Creation came into being, and the Divine image in which all of Creation and Humankind are formed. This four-week course introduces the Tree of Life as a blueprint for living, as interpreted through a female Kabbalist tradition.


See my 6-7 minute YouTube conversations with Reb Nadya Gross about the Divine/human qualities on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, from Manifestation to Creativity, HERE!

We had a great time teaching this class in the beautiful RED TENT constructed by Kohenet Shoshana Bricklin and her amazing team. Thanks to our wonderful students!


What a wonderful honoring of our Sacred Mother, and all those who mother others, biologically or otherwise.

Lilith Dialogues Speaker Series


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 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!


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.



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 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