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A learning activity open to all who want to explore, learn, grow and share a mindfulness experience with a Jewish perspective.

Offered the Second Thursday of each month, beginning October 2017 through June 2018. Full schedule here.

30 Cleary Avenue, Room 9, lower level

Arrival: 7:15 pm
Practice begins: 7:30 pm
Departure: 9:00 - 9:15 pm

Session Leaders:

Oct 12, 2017: Joyce
Nov 9, 2017: Joyce
Dec 14, 2017: Rabbi Liz
Jan 11, 2018: Joyce
Feb 8, 2018: Joyce
Mar 15, 2018: Joyce
Apr 12, 2018: Joyce
May 10, 2018: Joyce
June 14, 2018: Rabbi Liz

No RSVP or registration fee required. Donation welcome. Come to one, some or all of the sessions.

Click here for our online flyer.

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Roots & Reflections:
Reboot and Renew yourself in a Jewish mindfulness program

During these experiential sessions, we explore, through prisms of Jewish values and culture, how we show up in our everyday lives. We are inspired by ancient wisdom of the Torah and contemporary Jewish writing, including nonfiction, story, and folktales. Using contemplative practices, with focused listening and speaking, we discover how our present life reflects aspects of our past; we note how we’ve grown, and actively learn from others through structured sharing in a safe, nonjudging environment.

Activities may also include writing, light movement, and visualization. Each session is 1.5 hours from 0945-1130 hrs on Sunday mornings at Joyce Schachter’s home. There is no obligation to prepare nor required pre-reading. Just bring an open heart and the intention to share sincerely. You may attend one, any or all.

This year’s reading resources are: Restoring Life’s Missing Pieces by Caren Goldman, Saying No and Letting Go by Edwin Goldberg, and Age-ing and Sage-ing by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Last year’s books included: This is Real and You Are Totally Unprepared, Increasing Wholeness, and Bridge to Forgiveness.

2017-18 Meeting Dates:

2017: Nov 5, Dec 3
2018: Jan 28, Mar 4, May 20, June 24

Full schedule is avaiable here.

The readings from our sessions are available here.

Please email for more information and rsvp.

Thu, September 20 2018 11 Tishrei 5779