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Sharon Jaffe

Kohenet Sharon Jaffe lives in Minnesota, the heartland of this continent. I offer ritual leadership for bat Torah/Mitzvah, marriage, funerals, and any other life cycle transition; for Makom Shalom a Jewish Women’s Sacred Circle (on fb or; for planetary transformations like climate justice, white anti-racism, and justice among Jews & our neighbors everywhere and anywhere.  Also, I love altar making for Torah journeys, or any other journey.


Ellie Barbarash

Ordained in 2009, Kohenet Ellie Barbarash lives and works in Philadelphia as an occupational and infection control safety specialist; and serves Kohenet community as a Sho’eret, a ritual Guardian.  She develops innovative learning experiences, ritual, and midrash; and sings, plays djembe and wooden flutes with prayer leaders in community. Ellie teaches and writes about Chevra Kaddisha safety; and has led workshops exploring working class and poor perspectives; anti-racism and diversity; lesbian and feminist empowerment; disability access; just decision-making, mediation and equitable voices.  She is available for consultation, personal and individual life cycle events and talismans.


Juna Berry Madrone

Kohenet Tamar bat Sarah (Juna Berry Madrone) lives and loves in Ashland Oregon. A mystic sourced by Nature and the feminine Divine, Juna supports the evolution of others through spiritual counseling.  Modalities include Tarot Netivot, a Jewish mystical system; spiritual psychotherapy - Soul Memory Discovery; and transformative ritual. 

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