406181F3-6498-4BB9-936F-E4CB862DBA26i do not exist to be likeable‬

‭i am not speaking ‬
‭to keep things in line‬

‭i do not offer insulation ‬
‭for your home school or business‬

‭‭and i may not make you laugh‬
‭but i should like to show you ‬
‭the unexpected sources of illumination

the beauty of being surprised‬

the value of everything we’ve been nervously hiding 

or throwing away

to make room for fancy emptier things

that are sometimes not things at all but are still empty

and the feel of change on the wind‬ ‭overcoming your lowered face

together, i should like to look around but never over or through and up‬

from time to time, i should like us to look up‬

– Devon Spier


Devon Spier invites the entire self into Jewish living.

With bottomless loving-kindness, she welcomes you just as you are and amplifies people at the margins to create a Judaism that raises life and community to what it ought to be;

Utterly Jewish and undeniably human.

Whatever it is, gently: Quiet Meditations for the Noise of the Pandemic by [Devon Spier, Pauline Williamson, Hila Ratzabi]

A compassionate listener, conscious co-creator, and unconventional meaning-maker – and now a bestselling author – Devon cultivates powerful and encounter-based Jewish art, education and ritual with North American individuals, institutions, communities and groups.

Her projects and programs are highly sought after by questioning students, gobsmacked  board members, stuck entrepreneurs, conflicted octogenarians and political hopefuls. And her Jewish liturgical poetry is used by emerging, Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and transdenominational communities around the world. Image may contain: 1 person, tree and outdoor

A government-recognized supporter of women and girls, Devon believes that the personal is political and provides proven policy, procedure and engagement advice for community groups to include the unincluded and centre the most vulnerable.

A public and visual theologian, she combines art, writing, music, speaking and teaching to locate and punctuate the power of who we are within the messy and miraculous lifespans of our ancestors in order to demonstrate that the secrets of the universe are unfolding every moment of our lives within Judaism and within us.

Finding a life worth knowing and valuing in every person, Devon is eager to discover you and your community and share the real moments of being human that fill up our beating hearts.