life cycle rituals

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.


Rachel Rinah Galper

Rachel Rinah Galper is an ordained Kohenet, Maggid, officiant, artist, and special educator with children. She creates and facilitates Jewishly rooted life cycle, healing, and holiday rituals (including weddings, baby naming, and mikva’ot) that harness the power of our personal and collective stories.  Rinah also provides spiritual direction for women in transition and in recovery from trauma and is the founder of Mamash, a women’s wisdom collective and In Service To Spirit, a women’s wisdom oral history project.    

Kohenet Ahava Lilith evershYne

Ahava Lilith evershYne lives in Tallahassee, Florida. She is the current facilitator of monthly Kohenet healing ritual calls, co-facilitator of weekly Torah study calls, creatress of Danger Zonah: Kohenet Radical Cheerleading Squad, and has been a Wiccan priestess for over 20 years. She crafts and facilitates life cycle rituals, Rosh Chodesh and other wheel of the year rituals, offers spiritual counseling and divination sessions, is a student, writer, activist, enChantress/songstress, Reiki master, and faerie G!ddusmother.