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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy


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Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer - day 42
Malchut sh b'YesodSERVE G*D WITH JOY
Omer Counter Timbrel Clock
Expressively and joyously I give of myself as I serve G*d.
"Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" - Psalm 100:2

- Joy Krauthammer
  Gila Rena Tzohara*

Every Omer Counting day I especially think about my attributes in 'Serving G*d' and spontaneously do divine Avodah with Kavanah in Asiyah / World of physical body and doing.

For my Serve G*d With Joy clock and Omer calendar, I think about Omer day 42, Malchut sh b'Yesod. 

All Tree of Life Sephirotic energies flow through me into deepest Sephirah Malchut, and the radiance of Shechinah inspires and allows me with my deeply rooted, personal and unique creative contributions to mamash reveal inner JOY, as I connect and bond in Sephirah Yesod with those whom I share myself, while serving the Holy One. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" - Psalm 100:2.

Doing Bikkur Cholim, and mitzvot each day in Chesed, Tiferet and Netzach, are ways I serve the Holy One with Joy.
In Hod, I serve "G*d With Joy" as temple musician with timbrel in hand.
Joyously teaching chevre about Sephirat HaOmer is another way I love to serve G*d. 
I must use Gevurah in all I want to share.

Serve G*d With Joy Clock and Omer Calendar
montage by Joy Krauthammer ©

Many years ago in Pico-Robertson, the Roth's Bookstore owner gave to me the non-working old worn wood clock, and seeing potential and in Hiddur Mitzvah, I renewed and transformed the clock that I'd rescued from the trash.

To my shined-up wood clock filled with my soul's goal, "Serve G*d With Joy", I added Miriam HaNeviah's timbrel (as I am a ritual percussionist), and the wood Omer Counter with the inner paper scroll, that I purchased in Mea She'arim, Jerusalem
Each week I would drive to Roth's bookstore in Los Angeles, for classes with wonderful rabbis. This reformed clock reminds me to "Serve G*d With Joy".

Each night for a couple decades (until I was a full-time Caregiver Angel Warrior), I was driving to LA an hour or more each way for spiritual classes all over town. Now I'm older, traffic creeps too slowly on the "worst" freeway in America--2 to 0 mph at times, and gas prices are very high for my purple truck; $20 for gas and 2 1/2 - 3 hours is a lot of spent resources for a one hour class. Couple years ago I took a semester's Talmud class at AJR and it was two hours every single Monday morning to reach LA, driving from 7-9 AM. Before class I was always on time for the blesSing to davven with the rabbinic students!  Now I am grateful for all the mamash great Jewish teachings 24/7 on the web.

Count each day, make each day count, and  "Teach us to treasure each day."  - Psalm 90.  

* With the future Happy Minyan in Pico-Robertson, at Torah when Reb Shlomo Carlebach, z"l, added "Tzohara" to my name (thus Gila Rena Tzohara / double Joy and Light), Reb Shlomo said I have a million reasons to cry, and all I show is my joy.

In addition to buying books at Roth's, since at least 1980, I was filling my immense Judaic library from House of David in North Hollywood, where mamash, I received personal attention. David's son Philip knew before I knew, what treasure I would still cherish today.

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