About the Program
In these times of physical distancing, it's hard to feel connected to our innermost selves. Many of us are doing the best that we can just to stay afloat, that we haven't had the chance to touch base with our souls.
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal's virtual programming includes our Tikshoret Program and Renewing Our Collective Soul: A Virtual Program For Our Times, which was created in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teachers and leaders from all over the globe have hosted sessions on meditation, embodied movement, spiritual direction, and so much more––gently guiding us to spaces where we can connect with our deepest selves.
Most programs are pay-what-you-wish. Donations will directly support the work of ALEPH and Jewish Renewal programming, and we are thankful for any amount you can donate. If you're unable to make a donation at this time, that's okay too. We welcome you.
New offerings will continue to be added, so be sure to check back here often.
- Brokenness and Wholeness Through Movement (Reb Simona Aronow and Julie Leavitt, DMin)
- A Day of Illumination | Torah of Awakening Summertime Jewish Meditation Retreat (Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks)
- Embodying the Divine Mystery: A Kabbalistic Movement Journey (Reb Simona Aronow)
- Jewish Spa Time Sunday Series (Rabbi Aura Ahuvia)
- Kaddish Minyan (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- Love at the Center Mini Retreat (Rabbi Shefa Gold and Rachmiel O'Regan)
- Miriam's Equinox Seder (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- A Passover Earth Seder for Everyone (Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, Rabbi Cantor George Mordecai, and friends)
- Silence is Praise: Metivta-Style Morning Meditation Service (Rabbi Anne Brener)
- Ta’amei HaMikra: The Music of the Hebrew Bible (Hazzan Diana Brewer)
- The World is Changing and We Are Changing, Too: An Intergenerational Conversation for This Moment - Series Three (Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife and Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder)
- Yad b' Yad Abrahamic Faiths Dialogue Series (Rabbi Deb Smith, Sister Eleanor Francis, and Dr. Shabiha Sheikh)
Yad b' Yad Abrahamic Faiths Dialogue Series
Dates: Wednesdays: March 3, and March 17 (registration is still available for the second two sessions!)
Time: 7:30 - 8:45 pm EST (4:30 - 5:45 pm PST)
Description: Join ALEPH for our brand new Yad b' Yad Abrahamic Faiths Dialogue Series, an opportunity for immersive, interfaith learning at the intersection of the Abrahamic traditions. This program is perfect for curious seekers hoping to expand their knowledge of Judaism's sister faiths and build relationships with Christians and Muslims.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from a dynamic interfaith trio with a deep shared history: Rabbi Debra Smith (Reb Deb), Sister Eleanor Francis, and Dr. Shabiha Sheikh have known each other over many years, building relationships with each other through teaching, studying, sharing meals, praying, and sharing family stories with each other. In this series, they will share the fruits of many years of dialogue and insight. Each dialogue session will be followed by an open Q + A. Register today!
Session One: Compassion in Our Traditions - Compassion is a core teaching in each of our value systems. Explore key texts and stories teaching compassion in each of our faiths.
Session Two: Charity, Tzedakah and Zakat in Our Traditions - Our traditions place strong emphasis on helping those less fortunate. Where do these values come from and what form does this obligation take in helping us create a more just society?
Session Three: Prayer in Our Traditions - Our three faiths place and emphasis on praising and thanking G-d. We'll explore these prayers of thanks and praise as well as a range of different types of prayers from a three faith's perspective.
Embodying the Divine Mystery: A Kabbalistic Movement Journey
Dates: Sundays: February 28, March 7, and March 14
Time: 3 - 5:30 pm EST (12 - 2:30 pm PST)
Cost: $108 for all three sessions ($36 per session)
Led by: Reb Simona Aronow
Description: Come join an embodied immersion in Kabbalah to bring balance and dynamic resilience amidst the mysteries of life unfolding. We will learn traditional Kabbalistic roadmaps through movement and somatic experience, encouraging direct body knowing. Our three themes for exploration are: The Sephirotic lights on the Tree of Life, the parallel Levels of Soul, and the letter paths of Aleph, Mem, Shin, corresponding to Air, Water and Fire. These Kabbalistic tools will come alive in personally meaningful, playful, and practical ways. For a further description of each of the three classes, see below.
Whether you are learning this material for the first time or teaching this material, what is unique about an embodied approach is the direct understandings and relationships that unfold from the depths of the body/mind/spirit in the present moment. Embodied spirituality enables you to enter the material where you are, and come out with a new perspective.
These three classes are best experienced as a series. If you would like to take a single class only, please first contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.
No Movement or Kabbalah experience needed. Grow the roots of your spiritual aliveness, watered by the wellsprings of your body wisdom.
Class One: The Tree of Life
"She is a Tree of Life to those who grasp her, and those that hold on to her are happy. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her pathways are peace.” (Proverbs, 3:17-18)
The Tree of Life is a manifestation of Divine creation in our three dimentional world and mirrors all human experience. We open to the Tree of Life within us as a road map to embodying the sacred. Each of the seven lower Sephirot will be explored through movement. Each embodies a unique quality, creates a vessel for that spiritual light, yet also contains the whole. We are a microcosm of these Sephirot, and this is how humans can partake in the divine. To the extent that we can embody the Tree and her varied channels of light, is the degree to which we can embody the sacred in everyday life. This class provides an opportunity to open to direct visceral knowing of these Divine channels for guidance and inspiration. Let theTree of Life come alive as you embody her Roots, Trunk, and Branches, and connect with them in a personal and meaningful way.
Class Two: Levels of Soul
"And God blew into his nostrils a soul of life." (Genesis, 2:7)
What is your experience of soul? Kabbalah speaks about having not one Soul, but Five Levels of Soul. Our souls are the deepest connection to the sacred and are needed to both interact with and receive information from different dimensions. Each soul level has a unique gift to offer us. We will learn the basic nature of each soul level and play with how it moves through you as an individual. How does each soul level receive nourishment and uniquely express itself? Where in your body and in which body systems do each of these soul levels live? In which levels are you most comfortable and what other soul consciousness might you need to strengthen in order to come to better balance?
Class Three: Three Mother Letters and the Elements
"Three Mothers: Aleph, Mem, Shin, a great, mystical secret..." (Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Creation, 3:2)
In addition to the 10 Sephirot, there are also 22 pathways on the Tree of Life, each with an associated Hebrew letter. We will explore through movement, three of the 22 letters that are the building blocks of creation. These three foundational letters, are Aleph (A), Mem (M) and Shin (SH), and correspond to Air, Water and Fire. We will play with the shape, number, and meaning of each of these letters and the Elements they represent. We will also explore the energy of each of the Elements, how they live within our bodies, and how to balance these elemental energies. Whether you are learning this material for the first time or teaching this material, what is unique about an embodied approach is the direct new understandings and relationships that unfold from the depths of the body,/mind/spirit in the present moment. Embodied spirituality enables you to enter the material where you are, and come out with a new perspective, healing or personal meaning.
The World is Changing and We Are Changing, Too: An Intergenerational Conversation for This Moment
Dates: Sundays: March 14, April 11, May 9, and June 6 (each session can be taken independently)
Time: 7 - 8:15 pm EST (4 - 5:15 pm PST)
Description: Following six monthly conversations which were engaging, thought-provoking and spirited, we are excited to announce the continuation of our intergenerational conversations into 2021. During this era of physical distancing, we invite you to join us as we explore some of the big questions that are arising during this time. Our intention is to create opportunities to draw on each person's wisdom and to share responses from voices across the generations.
This session is for anyone who is drawn to the alchemy of elders and youngers together - addressing the here and now - with all of its joy and grief. In breakout groups, we will create space for structured sharing on relevant topics as they emerge.
A sampling of topics which we addressed in the first six sessions included loneliness and isolation, adjusting to the new normal, making the most of the High Holiday in quarantine and guilt-free spaciousness. All sessions can stand alone, or be taken together.
Miriam's Equinox Seder
Dates: Saturday, March 20
Time: 8 pm EST (5 pm PST)
Description: The Equinox—marking the beginning of spring—is when the energies of the planet are in balance, and the days and nights are the same length. This year, it falls on the yahrzeit (death anniversary) of Miriam, the prophetess. Come gather for an evening of teachings, music, poetry, and art—we will share resources to enrich our seders this year. We will make Havdalah on winter (and Shabbat) as we shift our consciousness into birth and rebirth. Join Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends as we prepare ourselves spiritually for liberation and joy.
If you have an offering that would fit this program, please email RRayzel@shechinah.com
Jewish Spa Time Sunday Series
Dates: Sundays: March 21, April 25, May 16 (each session can be taken independently)
Time: 2 - 3:30 pm EST (11 am - 12:30 pm PST)
Led by: Rabbi Aura Ahuvia
Descriptions: This program is a Sunday Series, but each session can be taken independently. If you have any questions, please reach out to Stephanie at email@example.com.
Welcome to Shabbat
Sunday, March 21
2 - 3:30 pm EST (11 am - 12:30 pm PST)
Do you feel stressed out or scattered more often than you’d like? For some of us, the promise of Shabbat’s restorative power eludes us. This free session will address what may turn out to be one of the missing pieces. Come explore some of the inner dimensions of Shabbat--the ones you can try out in your body. Easily-learned techniques of sight, movement, and breath can all provide instant relaxation, and increase your sense of well-being. These simple practices will not only enhance your experience of Shabbat, but will provide you with simple ways of accessing relief every day of the week. Come and try out these fun, practical and easy techniques and learn to experience time, including Shabbat, in a whole new way. It’s like a spa for your soul!
“All My Bones Will Praise You”: The Power of Dance to Heal Us
Sunday, April 25
2 - 3:30 pm EST (11 am - 12:30 pm PST)
Does your body sometimes feel tired and stiff? Do you wish you could move more freely, and feel a little younger and more alive? Judaism has long known movement as a form of praise. Hassidic masters reminded us that dancing, vibrant breathing, and other physical techniques can also enliven and heal us, too. Come engage in some intriguing text study, and learn physical techniques of dancing, shaking, and breathing to access instant relaxation and increase your sense of well-being. These simple practices will leave you feeling energized and revitalized. Come and try out these fun, practical and easy techniques and learn to experience your Jewish body in a whole new way. It’s like a spa for your soul!
Envisioning A New Future
Sunday, May 16
2 - 3:30 pm EST (11 am - 12:30 pm PST)
Have feelings of fear or sadness ever felt like stumbling blocks to living life to its fullest? Have you ever wondered why cultivating gratitude can feel so difficult? These are common human experiences, and need not cause despair. When we find ourselves feeling this way, engaging in inner visioning can help. Judaism has long used the imagery of cloudy and clear to describe our inner ability (or, sometime, our inability) to perceive our path. Come and learn from some fascinating texts, and try out a few easy, fun drawing exercises, designed to loosen your right brain-based creativity, and help you gain clarity about your life. No drawing skills necessary! Just the willingness to try something new, and explore it in a safe social setting. You’ll come away with new insight into who you are, where you stand now, and where you’d like to head. It’s like a spa for your soul!
For Jews in mourning, it is traditional to say daily Kaddish in a minyan, which is a group of 10 or more persons. This virtual age is calling forth new paradigms to support the mourner when the old forms of in-face meetings just aren't possible.
In this time of deep, collective mourning, join Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael for a Kaddish Minyan in the month of March. This program builds off of the daily minyan that met in the month of February, and is in honor of Rabbi Geela Rayzel’s mother, Natalie Levison Robinson, Nechama Leah bat Elke v’chayyim.
This minyan will take place the evenings listed below. Note that we are still scheduling for the second half of March, so be sure to check back soon for those dates. Prior to Daylight Savings Time, the minyan will meet from 9 – 9:30 pm EST (6 – 6:30 pm PST.) After Daylight Savings Time, the minyan will move one hour earlier, to 8 - 8:30 pm EST (5 - 5:30 pnm PST.) All who mourn, who are honoring yahrzeits, or who wish to participate in the mitzvah of making a minyan, are invited to join this important program.
Please select any days in which you are able to participate in the minyan. Please know that by registering, you are committing to attend and participate in that evening’s minyan. If you are unable to attend an evening for which you have registered, please follow the instructions in your email to open up that slot to another attendee.
If you would like to express your gratitude for this type of program, please feel free to make a donation at www.aleph.org/donate.
If you have any questions about this program, or would like to see it extended beyond the month of March, please reach out to ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Events Manager, Stephanie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Passover Earth Seder for Everyone
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm EST (3 - 4:30 pm PST)
Cost: Pay-what-you-can. Suggested donation of $36
Description: Join us for a Passover festival of text, music and earthy delights. Everybody is welcome! We will be reading from Rabbi Ellen Bernstein’s The Promise of the Land, a haggadah which illuminates the deep ecological dimensions of the Passover seder, and enjoying traditional Passover music as interpreted by Rabbi Cantor George Mordecai and friends. Many special guests from around the world will help us create an uplifting and meaningful service. To learn more about The Promise of the Land haggadah, click here. The event is open to all peoples, regardless of religious orientation.
We highly recommend that you purchase a copy of The Promise of the Land: A Passover Haggadah so that you can more fully participate in the seder. You can purchase from your favorite bookseller or online from Barnes and Noble or Amazon. (It is also available as an e-book from Amazon).
This event is cosponsored by Hazon, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and the Shalom Center
Brokenness and Wholeness Through Movement
Date: Sunday, April 11
Time: 12 - 6 pm EST (9 am - 3 pm PST) includes built-in breaks
Description: How can we learn from the symbol of the Afikomen? What is broken inside nestles in the center of what is whole and can hold the polarity of both the hidden and the revealed. During this part of the Seder ritual, the young ones are given the task of seeking the broken parts of the matzah. What are we teaching them about looking for the broken parts of ourselves, our people, and the potential that holds for healing? When the lucky one finds the Afikomen, it is as if we are all redeemed, and can joyfully embrace the broken pieces, integrating them into our beings.
We will explore themes of brokenness and wholeness through Authentic Movement, meditation, art, and writing. Through movement, we connect to our deep humanity. This helps us grow in compassion for ourselves and each other. We will play, we will dance, we will allow our senses and creative process to enliven us through the vehicles of our moving bodies. Everyone welcome.
Love at the Center Mini Retreat
Dates: Saturday, June 5 - Sunday, June 6
Times: See schedule below
Putting Love at the Center
It is time to put Love at the Center. One way to do that is to reclaim The Song of Songs as a central text that can inform, remind and intrigue us daily. When it came time to decide which of our holy texts to retain in our canon and which to discard, Rabbi Akiva spoke for The Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim). “The whole Torah is Holy,” says Rabbi Akiva,” but The Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.” He also said that “had the Torah not been given, we could live our lives by The Song of Songs.”
It is time for us to “live” it, to place Love at the center of our religious/spiritual practice and let the force of that love radiate out to penetrate every other aspect of our lives. Shir HaShirim is a hidden treasure that longs to be known. The Love of Shir HaShirim goes beyond the sentimental or romantic. This love is a force that connects the finite with the infinite, the known with the unknown mystery that lures us beyond our small lives. This love reveals the beauty that is everywhere hidden in Nature, in relationships and in the depths of our hearts.
Cornel West said, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
Finding and Cultivating Love
During this mini-retreat, we’ll immerse in the holy text of the Song of Songs, embody her wisdom, and share her love. It’s time to put love at the center.
Saturday June 5
Evening Session: 8 - 10 pm EST (5 - 7 pm PST)
We will enter through the Holy of Holies, build our intention for the journey and meet each other in Sacred space
Sunday, June 6
Morning Session: 11 am - 1:30 pm EST (8 - 10:30 am PST)
Sessions of Immersion in Shir Hashirim which will include, study, chant, movement and holy conversation
Afternoon Session: 3 - 5 pm EST (12 - 2 pm PST)
Sessions of Immersion in Shir Hashirim which will include, study, chant, movement and holy conversation
Closing Session: 5 - 6 pm EST (2 - 3 pm PST)
Integration and sending as we set forth on the Path of Love
A Day of Illumination | Torah of Awakening Summertime Jewish Meditation Retreat
Dates: Sunday, June 13
Times: 1 - 8 pm EST (10 am - 5 pm PST)
Cost: $36 to $360 sliding scale ($180 suggested)
Led by: Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks
Description: Give yourself the gift of Presence – spend a day awakening into your deepest essence, the vast and spacious field of awareness itself, through Hebrew chanting, contemplative learning, community connection and deep silence with Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks.
Spiritual awakening is the realization that you are far more than your thoughts and feelings. Beneath your personality, there’s a radiant field of awareness, free from negativity and connected to the aliveness of the present moment. This day-long virtual retreat will help to experientially awaken your deepest essence and renew your connection to the Jewish lineage. There will be a 40-minute break for lunch. This program is co-sponsored by Torah of Awakening.
"Brian’s gentle guidance makes communion with the divine possible."
– Estelle Frankel, author of "Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing – Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty"
“Reb Brian Yosef is an amazing spiritual teacher, able to inspire his students in profound ways that contribute to their spiritual transformation."
– Rabbi Burt Jacobson, founder of Kehilla Community Synagogue, Oakland, California; author of "This Precious Moment: The Wisdom of the Ba'al Shem Tov"
Ta’amei HaMikra: The Music of the Hebrew Bible
Dates: Tuesdays, see below schedule for full dates
Times: 1 - 3 pm EST (10 am - 12 pm PST)
Cost: Three session units: $180 per unit
Four session units: $240 per unit
Instructor: Hazzan Diana Brewer
Description: Have you been wanting to learn to chant from the Torah? Haven’t chanted Haftarah since you turned 13? Are you haunted by the melodies of Lamentations? Join Hazzan Diana Brewer for a journey through the music of the Hebrew Bible. We will make the journey in a series of units to learn the music of the six different systems of Ashkenazi trop.
There’s more to trop than the beautiful melodies! We will begin with a three-week unit, delving into the core structure of trop, revealing the layers of meaning it holds. This first unit (or previous study of this material) is a prerequisite to all other units, and will be offered twice*. We will continue over the course of the academic year with four-week units on the music of Torah, Haftarah, Esther, Ketuvim, Eicha, and High Holy Days. If you already know Torah trop, but are hoping to chant Megillat Esther in the spring, that’s fine. With the exception of the prerequisite opening unit, participants are welcome to sign up for any of the units they are called to.
Who should take this journey? It is open to anyone who wants or needs to know the music of the Hebrew Bible. Musical units will cover lots of ground pretty quickly, so it is best if you have some facility with learning and singing music. Ability to read music, while helpful, is not required. Recorded materials will be available. Ability to “decode” Hebrew is a must.
What do I need? We will be working with “Chanting the Hebrew Bible” Student Edition by Josh Jacobson. This text is available at thriftbooks.com, AbeBooks.com, barnesandnoble.com, and Amazon. (E-Book not recommended) Also recommended, but not required, is Hebrew Grammar Guides: Study Aids for Basic Hebrew Grammar Skills by Rabbi Miles B. Cohen and Leslie Rubin.
*Contact Hazzan Diana at email@example.com if you are unsure if you meet the prerequisite.
This program has already begun, and both prerequisite options have completed. If you are interested in possibly taking future units (and believe that you would meet the prerequisite,) please reach out to Hazzan Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unit 4: Esther
February 2, February 9, February 23, and March 2
Unit 5: Ketuvim
March 9, March 16, March 23, and April 6
Unit 6: Eicha
April 13, April 20, April 27, and May 4
Unit 7: High Holy Days
May 11, May 25, June 1, and June 8
Silence is Praise: Metivta-Style Morning Meditation Service
Date and Time: Every Wednesday, 11:30 am EST (8:30 am PST)
Presenter: Rabbi Anne Brener
Description: Overwhelmed with stress from social distancing, quarantine, and COVID-19? Join Rabbi Anne Brener for a chanting and meditation service, using the structure of the morning service, to calm our bodies and connect our souls. There will be time for some check-in afterward.
Our Session Leaders
We are thankful for so many incredible leaders who are stepping up to provide space for us to virtually connect. Our leaders are sure to excite, grow, and inspire you––learn more about them below!
- Awakening Inner Freedom Through Integral Kabbalah Meditation (Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks)
- Coming Home: The Season of Teshuvah | Preparing for the New Year (Rabbi Debra Smith)
- Dreams, Oracles, Predictions, and a Party! (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- The Ecological Roots of Passover: A Webinar Conversation with Rabbi Ellen Bernstein (Rabbi Ellen Bernstein)
- Embodying Your Jewish Practice (Rabbi Diane Elliot)
- Heartfulness for (This and) All Times: An Introduction to Jewish Contemplative Practice (Rabbi Jeff Roth)
- Here Comes the Sun! A Solstice Celebration to Stay in the Mystical Light of Hope (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- Hosting an Earth Seder on Zoom Using The Promise of the Land: A Webinar Conversation with Rabbi Ellen Bernstein (Rabbi Ellen Bernstein)
- Inviting in the Sweetness: A Rosh Hashanah Zoom Gala Gala (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- Life Story Midrash: Our Stories as a Map for Transformation (Rabbi Gayle Friedman)
- Light It Up: A Chanukah Concert with Mikey Pauker (Rabbinic Pastor/Cantor Lisa Levine and Mikey Pauker)
- Love at the Center (Rabbi Shefa Gold and friends)
- Love at the Center Fireside Chat (Rabbi Shefa Gold and SooJi Min-Maranda)
- Movement is Life (Reb Simona Aronow)
- Premiere Reading of "My Ancestors Dreamed Me Here" | Benefiting Together on Turtle Island (Stephanie Liss, Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, and friends)
- Sparking the Sparks of Light (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- Spiritual Practices for Challenging Times - Part One (Rabbi Debra Smith)
- Spiritual Practices for Challenging Times - Part Two (Rabbi Debra Smith)
- Spiritual Practices for Challenging Times - Part Three (Rabbi Debra Smith)
- Spiritual Practices for Challenging Times - Part Four (Rabbi Debra Smith)
- Spiritual Practices for Challenging Times - Part Five (Rabbi Debra Smith)
- Sukkat ShaZoom (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- Tales and Teachings of Reb Zalman (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
- Virtual Concert Series - An Evening of Social Justice and Praise Featuring Nefesh Mountain and Hazzan Jessi Roemer
- Virtual Concert Series - Erev Shel Kochavim: An Evening of Stars | ALEPH Virtual Cabaret
- Virtual Concert Series - Rosh Chodesh Elul | Evening of Kirtan Chant Featuring the Kirtan Rabbi and friends
- Virtual Concert Series - Sing a New Song Psalms Showcase Featuring Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, Rabbi David Shneyer, and friends
- The World is Changing and We Are Changing, Too: An Intergenerational Conversation for This Moment - Series One (Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife and Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder)
- The World is Changing and We Are Changing, Too: An Intergenerational Conversation for This Moment - Series Two (Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife and Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder)
- Yoga Shalom at Home (Rabbinic Pastor/Cantor Lisa Levine)
- Zoom Gala Gala: The Art of the Omer Journey | Celebrate Lag B’Omer with a Bonfire of Joyous Expression (Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael and friends)
When is this event taking place?
Each program takes place at different dates and times. Please refer to your selected program for the correct dates and times, and be sure to pay attention to time zones.
Where is this event taking place?
This event is entirely virtual! You can participate from anywhere in the world. You can even be in your pajamas (we won't tell!)
Do I need an internet connection to participate?
An internet or phone connection is required to be able to participate. We encourage having some sort of camera so that your face can be seen, but a phone will work just fine if needed.
What if I have never done video conferencing before?
That's okay! After you register, you will be given detailed instructions on how to get set up so that you will be able to fully participate in as many sessions as you wish.
How long is each session? How often do they meet?
Session lengths vary based on the program. Refer to the detailed session descriptions above to learn more.