Wednesday, June 19

 Women's Interfaith is honored to host Francesca Margulies as our June program presenter.
Francesca Margulies
Remembering Who We Are Through the Art of Eurythmy                                                                                                                                   presented by Francesca Margulies

'I feel myself within myself. Myself and the world are one.'
Rudolph Steiner

Eurythmy is an art of movement that expands the way we think and feel about ourselves and the world. Developed by Rudolf Steiner, creator of Waldorf world-wide education, Eurythmy is language and music made visible through movement. Eurythmy transforms physical and emotional imbalances, and encourages the body, heart, and mind to come to a state of inner warmth and strength. 
Francesca Margulies came to Eurythmy as a classically trained ballet dancer in the School of American Ballet under George Balanchine, having danced with professional ballet companies in televised productions and on Broadway.  She taught Eurythmy at the Rudolph Steiner school in Great Barrington and will share some of its history as well as lead us in a gentle guided session.  
"I bear within myself  the forces to make me strong." - Rudolph Steiner

Guests are asked to arrive at 5:45 pm and bring a dish to share for a pot luck dinner which begins at 6 p.m.
Francesca's program begins at 7 pm. WII’s monthly gatherings meet at the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA.
All are welcome; suggested donation for non-members is $5-10.

For more information, call Alison Gaines at 413-442-3604.

Wednesday, May 22

Our Narratives: Seeking God, Finding Faith
While our culture offers many occasions to share our psychological selves, it is rare and beautiful to have an opportunity to share the stories of our spiritual journeys. Women's Interfaith Institute (WII), in conjunction with facilitators Ani Grosser and Wendy Rabinowitz, will be offering that chance to Berkshire women at our pot luck gathering this month.

The program, "Our Narratives: Seeking God, Finding Faith", will lead you through a reflection on your own spiritual life and invite you to connect with others with their stories and challenges.

We will specifically look at four aspects of one's spiritual evolution: 
1. The Discovery 
2. The Inner Journey and the Struggles 
3. How Your Faith Manifests in your Life and in the World 
4. Going Forth 
Wendy Rabinowitz

The program format includes guided meditation, the skills of deep listening from Communologue, and the connectivity offered by The World Cafe model. 
The evening will be facilitated by Ani Grosser, counselor and facilitator of empowerment groups, and Berkshire resident and Wendy A. Rabinowitz, an artist, workshop leader, and spiritual journeyer. 

Both Wendy and Ani are former members of the Board of Directors and dedicated friends of Women's Interfaith Institute. To learn more about these passionate and effective women please see their websites: Wendy's website: Living Threads Judaica 
Ani's website: The Center for Compassionate Relationships 
Ani Nadler Grosser, LICSW
Ani Nadler Grosser


Time and Location:
First Congregational Church
4 Main Street, Stockbridge MA