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Sacred Harvest with Starhawk


ADMISSION: $16 Members; $24 general (includes Museum admission)

Shavuot, a holiday taking place seven weeks after Passover, marked the harvest time for winter-sown wheat in ancient Judea and the celebration of the first fruits. In these challenging times when injustice and destruction abound, how do we sow the seeds of justice and regeneration? Join us for this event which explores the nature-based mythology inherent in Judaism and what it means as we consider the harvests we reap in our own lives. Starhawk weaves together Jewish tradition and nature awareness with meditation, ritual, story, and song. Presented in partnership with the JeWitch Collective.

About the Speaker

Jewish by heritage, Starhawk has deep connections to her roots. She is internationally renowned as a ritualist, author, and teacher of earth-based feminist spirituality and activism. Starhawk is the author or coauthor of thirteen books, including the classic The Spiral DanceThe Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups; and her visionary novel The Fifth Sacred Thing and its long-awaited sequel, City of Refuge. She also directs Earth Activist Trainings, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirit and with a focus on organizing and activism.


The CJM strives for a welcoming environment for all of our visitors. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice.

FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Please note that we would like to maintain this as a scent-free environment, and encourage visitors to refrain from using scented products out of respect for visitors with allergies or chemical sensitivities. For additional accommodation requests, please contact The CJM’s Access and Community Engagement Manager at or 415.655.7856.

Public Programs at The CJM are made possible thanks to generous support from Grants for the Arts and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.


Photo by Victoria Strukovskaya on Unsplash