Holding Time in our Hands
Mo Golden and Amanda Herring were a joy to chat with, These two women both have foundations in experiential education, and as founders of Gold Herring, a
woman-owned small business, they have just fully launched The Jewish Planner. The Jewish Planner is where Life Planning meets art, Jewish Wisdom and Sacred Time Tracking, As a tool to tap into the dynamic layers of Jewish Time, the Jewish Planner gives us the space to be artists and architects in the way we shape our days, months and years.
Mo Golden is an artist and educator with expertise in interdisciplinary curriculum, immersive learning, and interactive product design. She holds an M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University where she was a Jim Joseph fellow, focusing on Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at The University of Washington. Mo holds a 620-hour certification in Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy from PCETI in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a concentration in using the arts in cross-cultural and coaching contexts. Mo taught at La Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires and has led for-credit and enrichment programming for undergraduate students of The Evergreen State College. Mo has lived/worked in Peru, Argentina, Spain, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. She has created curriculum and led trainings for Jewish organizations such as: HIAS, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Avodah, Atiq Maker Institute, Asylum Arts, and Mayyim Hayyim. Mo lives in Olympia, Wa. with her fiancé Ross and their elderly feline daughter Lilian, where she enjoys making up cocktail recipes, foraging for mushrooms, nettles, and berries in the woods, and holding epic day-long brunches.
Amanda Herring is an experience curator and Jewish educator. She is currently the Manager of Jewish Life & Learning at the Edlavitch DC JCC. She is a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech where she spent a semester at Haifa University and served as Hillel President. After graduation she worked at Hillel at VT, BirthrightNEXT in New York, and as Regional Director at the Israel on Campus Coalition. In 2018 Amanda received her Master’s in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts at GW, and completed the JOFEE Fellowship in Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education with Hazon placed at OneTable in Washington, D.C.. It was there that she combined her passions for Shabbat and sustainable food which together can nourish and heal communities and ecosystems. Amanda enjoys making greeting cards, teaching baby ballet classes, and eating amazing food with her Husband, Greg, who is a whole animal butcher and chef, and their two dogs Bubbe and Mensch.
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