Kohenet Ketzirah HaMa’agelet

Kohenet Ketzirah HaMa’agelet (the Circle Maker) is a maker and teacher of the sacred arts and a corporate priestess. She creates modern amulets, shrines, and ceremonies inspired by the rich depth of Jewish history and traditions.

She was a member of the first cohort of women to receive ordination as a Kohenet, through the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute.  She also received ordination as a Celebrant of Becoming, a spiritual community she co-led in Washington DC from 2002-2012.  She is the author of Ruby Red Seeds: a collection of poetry, prayer, and midrash; as well as several haggadot including The Peeling a Pomegranate HaggadahThe Hanukkah Seder, and The Shavuot Seder of the Seven Prophetesses.  For 10 years, she wrote and published about earth-based magickal Judaism at the website Peeling a Pomegranate. She served as director of OneShul, an online synagogue, from 2015-2017 and from 2008-2017 led live-streaming interactive Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, High Holiday services.

Ketzirah cræfts artifacts for a forgotten future — drawing on the past and pulling it into modern forms to help create a future that is more equitable, just, and spiritually alive.  The objects and artifacts created serve not only as spiritual tools in the present, but also as a dialogue between the past and possible future(s).  These range from amulets, shrines, shiviti, and Haggadot — to an oracle deck based on Kohenet teachings and a earth-based, embodied, magickal approach to mussar called Kesharim K’doshim as well as guides that deep dive into specific aspects Jewish myth, magick, and mysticism.