Thank You Berakha!

Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo is stepping down as our canton’s Minister of Arts & Sciences after two years of service, and we wanted to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for all she’s done.

She took on this position several months into the Covid shutdown, and launched an ambitious program of online video classes, presentations, and roundtables that linked teachers and students from across the known world. 

Her “Saturday Night Solar” series extended to include thirty sessions, providing a valuable forum for members of our community to stay connected during a long period when there were hardly any in-person events.

With her departure from our canton, and our kingdom, this long run has finally come to a close, but as she sets off on her new adventure, she takes with her our lasting appreciation. 

For the extensive service of Nobilis Berakha, and for the many teachers she recruited — Vivant! Vivant! Vivant!

— The Officers and Populace of Whyt Whey, October 2022

December 12, 2020: Cameline Sauce Recipes with Friderich Grimme
December 19, 2020: Christmas Past, Cold and Ancient with William de Hirst
January 2, 2021: Authentic Renaissance Acting Technique with Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya
January 16, 2021: Viking Wheat and Hazelnut Pudding with Morina O’Donovan
January 30, 2021: Songwriting 101 with Ajir
February 13, 2021: Braies for You and Your Buddies with Catelin Straquhin
February 27, 2021: The National Museum of Korea with Epy Pengelly
March 13, 2021: Why Did They Eat That? with Ysabel de la Oya
March 27, 2021: Introduction to Religion in Ancient Rome with Aelia Fortunata
April 10, 2021: Viking Gender Roles with Þorfinnr Hróðgeirsson
April 24, 2021: Entering A&S Competitions with Lada Monguligin
June 19, 2021: Seahorse Origami with Michele the Ubiquitous
June 5, 2021: Olive Oil: From Antiquity to your Kitchen with Tellina di Giuseppe da Fiesole
July 3, 2021: Spinning Wheel Mechanics with Michele the Ubiquitous
July 17, 2021: How to Make Friends With Your Sewing Machine with Jenna Childslayer
July 31, 2021: Humanism in Italian Renaissance art during the Quattrocento period with Maude Louisiana d’Orleans
August 14, 2021: Introduction to Latin with Aelia Fortunata
August 28, 2021: Christianity & Astronomy in the Medieval Period with Jon Chesey
September 25, 2021: International Phonetic Alphabet for Heralds with Zahra al-Andalusiyya
October 16, 2021: Reading Chaucer’s Physician’s Tale with Aurelia di Giovanni Bedici
October 30, 2021: Outreach and the SCA with Catelin Straquhin
November 13, 2021: Documenting 14th and 15th Century Armor with Boris Tuman
December 4, 2021: Common Sauces in Western Medieval Court Cooking with Friderich Grimme
December 18, 2021: Brewing Basics with Jon Chesey
January 15, 2022: Finger Loop Braiding Make and Take with Scheiny of Dalhraidia
February 12, 2022: Cheese Making With Joshua the Cheesemaker
February 26, 2022: Stained Glass of Chartres Cathedral with Epy Pengelly
March 12, 2022: Documentation Do’s And Don’ts with Ysabel de la Oya
March 26, 2022: Getting Ready for Archery Season with Friderich Grimme
June 18, 2022: Researching Your Bardic Pieces with Agnes Marie de Calais