Ruach HaYam means the Spirit of the Sea—think of Miriam, Moses and the mixed multitude transcending boundaries. Our purpose is to bring together queer Jews, friends, allies, family and interfaith connections.
Although Ruach HaYam speaks with a queer Jewish voice, we welcome persons of all gender and faith identities. We organize short and all day Shabbat events, as well as queer Jewish text studies in the Boston area through out the year.
We worship without a mechitza, and with acoustic music only. We have our own siddur. Our services and study sessions are warm, meaningful, collaborative, lead to deepening of friendships, and are simply fabulous. Our full day Shabbat retreats include scholarly and experiential workshops and plenty of time to schmooze.