About the Festival
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, in one of his last discourses, emphatically stated that women should already get together NOW with song, dance, and drum in celebration of the geula.
"10 years ago I had a great desire and vision to create a festival for women as fun and exciting as the festivals I went to as a young adult, before I became Torah observant, but would actually be HOLY! And would use all the wonderful elements of a fabulous festival (live music, dance, drum circles, art, etc) to further true personal growth, expanded awareness of the goal of geula, and be a home for Jewish women to strengthen themselves in loving, supportive community. The festival has since grown and matured, providing a unique atmosphere of joy, inspiration, and achdut and an unforgettable experience that so many women cherish and look forward to every year. Join the family; we are all in this journey together." - Aviva Spiegel, Festival Producer
Meet the DREAM TEAM:
The artists, workshop facilitators, scholars and healers
who help guide and shape the festival experience
Faith in the Certainty of Redemption
A summary of a sicha from the Lubavitcher Rebbe:
12:35 The Israelites requested silver and gold utensils and clothing from the Egyptians: By also bringing along timbrels, the women demonstrated more faith and trust in God than did the men. The women of our generation, too, should not hesitate to demonstrate their certainty that the final Redemption is imminent. To be sure, until the moment of redemption arrives, we should all feel the bitterness of the exile and pray fervently to God that He bring it to its end. But at the same time, our unshakable confidence that God will fulfill His promise of redemption should fill us with overflowing joy. Women, on the strength of their innately more deep-seated faith, should already begin celebrating the Redemption—even with music, dance, and drum—and this should inspire the men to follow suit.
 Sefer HaSichot 5752, vol. 1, pp. 303-307
Sharing, singing, drumming, healing, playing, dancing together in harmony and unity... different women from all over Israel, religious and secular, Hebrew and English speaking, young and old getting together with the purpose of celebrating that we are really ONE PEOPLE with ONE HEART and ONE PRAYER.
Here in this festive and relaxed atmosphere we can get the healing that we need in order to open our hearts to each other in true Ahavas Yisrael, the main tikkun of our generation. Our singing, dancing, and joyous celebration IS the avoda- this IS the labor required for "getting ready for Moshiach"- together we're doing it, have to do it. It was Miriam who ensured that Moshe Rebbenu was conceived and cared for. This time, perhaps it's ALL the Jewish women collectively making the kli for Moshiach. Each of us has inherited from Miriam HaNeviah the courage and emunah that YES! redemption is here and WE are realizing it! It takes all of us together- teaching, encouraging, holding, guiding each other to birth this. The flow of the festival program, with it's jam circles, workshops, and private reflection time is intended as a journey- a facilitated experience designed to "midwife" us into a higher "geula" consciousness and help us stay there. I encourage you to come for the whole time. We need this.With blessings for our immediate redemption