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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

Ripple Reflections

Enjoy the UTube
It is my 'joy in the morning'.


- Joy Krauthammer

Although a whole hand, fingers first, plunging into water makes a splash, even the slightest sense of a simple single finger tip touching water, radiates out RIPPLES and delights me. We never know what ripples effect are really created by our own thoughts, words and deeds. May we be blessed to create and share only good ripples in our universe. 

Ripple reflections for me are a joyous meditation: connection, silence, harmony, vibration, breath, peace, prayer, playfulness, expansiveness, endlessness... I love being in the water and exploring and discovering.

I invite you to enter the water and connect to yourself and the flow of life. Enjoy the rhythm, ripples, reflections, shadows, suprises, movement, mandalas, chirping, howling, and sounds of the Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls (that I carried home from Tibet).

"Ripple Reflections" is my very first video, and I'm thrilled it is also with my original music. For me, this video is a Shehecheyanu moment, and just in time for Rosh HaShanah. I dedicate this 'finger art' meditation to my new granddaughter who is having her Hebrew naming at Torah this Shabbat. (She is named for water.) Together, may we be blessed to 'finger paint' in awe, magic, and wonder of G*d's universe.  In addition, I dedicate this spiritual water meditation to my rebbe, Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, z'l, on his first yahrzeit, 27 Elul. HIs Torah ripples radiate.

I'm very grateful to my 'life guard' Edith who allows me to swim and play each morning in her beautiful pool.  For my new computer creative opportunities, I'm grateful to my caring, smiling, skilled and patient Apple teachers (especially Catherine and Casey who guided me in the editing of this video and sound clips compilation, Ripple Reflections 1).  THANK YOU.

Love and BlesSings, 
JOY Krauthammer
26 Elul

These ripples resemble the Hebrew letter SAMECH.  
Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh states, "The circular form of the samech symbolizes the fundamental truth reflected at all levels of Torah and reality: "their end is enwedged in their beginning and their beginning in their end."


  1. Hi Joy!
    I just enjoyed your movie, complete with sound. Pretty.
    Love, Faye


  2. Mazal Tov, very calming and I am basking in all your gratitude!! Amen
    Rabbi Toba

    Loved it......I would love to hear even more or your music....bowls, drums etc. Lovely and peaceful.

    Fantastic! This is great quality Joy and a pleasure to watch. Thank you for sharing.
    Xoxo Jered

    Very relaxing to watch. Thanks, I needed this.

    Lovely, I hope you'll be playing for BH.

    Good job.

    It is very interesting and an amazing accomplishment for you to assemble!
    Isn't it wonderful to have talented friends in order to help us realize our visions?!!!
    love, Cindy E

    Hi Joy, this is a very creative and soothing video. Congrats on your first video!
    Hugs, Ashley

    XOXOXO - Shabbat Shalom -

    I enjoyed Water is Torah very much! I know that Yosef also would have loved it! The sounds were great too, I've never heard those sounds before.
    Yasher koach, Alan Silver

    Very meditative, and a joy that it's so simple. Yesher Koach!!!!

    Kol hakavod, Joy, on your latest accomplishment.
    You are an inspiration and model for each of us to keep learning and growing!
    L’shana tova umetuka

    Truly beautiful.

    Lovely…and thanks Joy.
    Joanie Carl

    Dear Joy, Thanks so much for this, for the ripple reflections.
    Love, soothing, very relaxing, and harmonious for the energy i want to bring to our family in the new year.
    Love, Gloria

    Thank you for the Ripples, your thoughtful message and the lovely youtube video.
    I wish for you a sweet new year with many surprising happy ripples that you cannot yet even imagine.
    L"Shana Tova U'Metuka,
    Love, Jean K

    Shalom Joy…..
    Enjoyed your video ……both visuals and sounds. So special….and peaceful. Thank you.
    Shana Tovah to you and your sweet family.
    Rochelle & Marv

    Shehecheyanu! Thank you so much. It is beautiful.
    Blessings, Love & Light,

    I like the movement, music, and color too.
    You did a great job!
    Please keep going....
    Jean L.

    thank you.
    i needed that
    you are so talented
    love and hugs
    Judi Ahavah

    Fantastic. Very cool…. a magnificent and effective way to really focus, get in touch and deeply discover infinite and monumental truths.
    Water is a universal symbol of the transcendent unconscious. Joy is a great traveler in the deep places.
    Dr. Paul

  3. Joy, you are ... pure Joy.
    I LOVE Reflections, same for Chanukiot and persimmons ... pure Joy!!! (except the water should have been much more purple).
    You are so gifted, so special, someone who has SOOOOOOO many ways and art forms to express herself, share herself, be in prayer with so many, be a beacon (a purple one) to so many, and be Tikkun Olam for so many.
    May the Holy One, blessed be His Name, continue shining His Light upon you, while you share it with so many, many others ...
    Love ya,



My rebbe Yosef tells me, "No one’s joy is complete unless he can share it with others."

This is probably why I love to share my joy writings with YOU.

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