April 12, 2011 

"From Constriction to Freedom - 
A Journey to Our Spiritual Home" 
The Women’s Interfaith Institute in the Berkshires will host Rev. Cheryl Ann Luft, MSS, Movement Therapist and Educator, for a universal passover experience. Through words, imagery and music, she will guide participants to move and experience the journey of Exodus which is told in the Passover story. Together, the group will travel this journey creating a deeper and more personal understanding of this timeless and relevant path.  No previous movement experience is needed and all are welcome to participate.

Rev. Cheryl Ann Luft is Jewish and an ordained ecumenical, interfaith minister, specializing in practical spirituality and worship for special populations.  When not donning her robe, she is a movement therapist and educator working with dance in Jewish populations, movement classes for the general public and private work with individuals.

WBCR-LP   was host to an interview with Jan Hutchinson and JoAnne Spies on Barbara and Graham Dean's show that aired the night before the program.
Thank you, B & G!

"Poetry as Soul Rescue"
 led by poet Jan Hutchinson

 Thursday March 17, 2011

       I crack my mind
          above the page,
          and sunny side up
          it lies there
          looking for God.

As part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Artists, Women's Interfaith Institute will host a poetry reading interwoven with a presentation on how poetry (all art for that matter) can center us, save us, get us beyond ourselves. Jan Hutchinson's poetry is direct, accessible, and quirky. It asks the big questions but dances laughingly away from all dogma and certainty.

Jan Hutchinson studied psychology as an under-graduate and literature and creative writing in graduate school.  She has lived in the Berkshires for thirty-five years, working and raising a family.  In the last decade, her study, inner life and creative work have coalesced into a focus on how the writing of poetry can be a lifeline, rescuing us, and a buoy helping us to float.

          The net of laughter
          waiting beneath
          the nervous highwire
          is Grace.

Come join us for this wome's monthly potluck  program and bring a friend.

$5-10 Suggested donation
(to support our programs)

Free for members