See you this year in Los Angeles...

This year we are bringing the party to Los Angeles! Claire Kaufmann, Co-Founder of Le'Or and Cat Goldberg, Founder of WeedBar LA, bring you the 3rd Annual Le'Or Cannabis Passover Seder for Peace. 

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"WHY IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER NIGHTS? 

Thanks to the generous support (again!) of David Bronner and the Dr. Bronner's (TM) family, with the additional support of FlavRx, we bring you the Le'Or Cannabis Seder for Peace  - a new tradition of remembrance, celebration and action.

This years' attendees include industry-leading drug policy activists, business owners, clergy and community leaders.  In the turmoil of our current political landscape, this intimate, invite-only event promises to be a night of reflection, spiritual healing and celebration for all who attend. As before, we'll enjoy great food, wine, flower and friends. And more important, great conversations.  

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This year will also feature some 'new and improved' features -- after-party activities, more music, and more time to mingle.

Our one rule is that you plan to stay a'while.

In the coming weeks we'll be contacting you about ways to engage in the Seder. Don't be shy. If you have an idea of something you'd like to present, discuss or share with this family of celebrants, let us know.  Otherwise you will be assigned a reading about a week beforehand. 

Kindest wishes, love and light,

Catherine Goldberg - WeedBarLA and Claire Kaufmann, Le'Or Co-Founder

Are you a member of the media? Contact Cat Goldberg at cat@brainbuzz.co and/or Claire Grusin Kaufmann at clairekaufmann@gmail.com

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The Spiritual-Use Movement Continues to Flower!

When we started Le'Or a few years ago, reactions to the Jews-and-weed conversation ranged from bemused to offended to dismissive. Sure, many Jews are at the forefront of medical research, drug policy reform, and the emergent legal cannabis industry. But for many Members of the Tribe, a spiritual-use conversation seemed like a bridge too far. 

So, it is truly exciting to see more and more young Jews connect their spiritual identities with their advocacy selves to create new opportunities for cannabis to enhance their faith. One such superstar is Cat Goldberg, the engine behind cannabis "Chai (with a guttural 'ch', not like the tea) Havdallah services. 

As she recounted to the Jewish Journal, "Goldberg, who grew up attending a Reform synagogue in Miami, said she’d attended only one Havdalah service before, but felt the event would be a good chance to bring together Jewish cannabis enthusiasts and showcase local entrepreneurs like the Kleins. She said she plans to host Chai Havdalah on a seasonal basis, and also to launch smaller, more intimate “Chai Shabbat” events for Friday evenings."

Whether it's a cannabis-infused havdallah service, shabbat dinner, Passover seder or 'Chronicah" celebration, the growth of open spiritual-use events is a sure sign that the taboo of it all is eroding. One day it will be gone, dayenu!

Inside the 2017 Le'Or Cannabis Passover Seder, Sponsored by Dr. Bronner's

Inside the 2017 Le'Or Cannabis Passover Seder, Sponsored by Dr. Bronner's

Many thanks to my fellow spiritual voyagers. Saturday night's Le'Or Cannabis Passover Seder was all that we had imagined - meaningful, poignant and also joyous and celebratory. Can't wait to share our experience with more people next year. 

From the New Yorker: "The Meet Up" Featuring Le'Or and Co-founder Claire Kaufmann

From the New Yorker: "The Meet Up" Featuring Le'Or and Co-founder Claire Kaufmann

"Next time you go to jail, David, ask for a kosher meal. They have to give it to you, and the food is better.” This was the advice that Diane Goldstein, a retired police officer, gave to David Bronner, an activist in the movement to legalize marijuana, over dinner one night at an Upper East Side organic vegan restaurant..."