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Roots and Reflections is a Jewish Mindfulness book club. Through prisms of Jewish values and culture, we explore how we show up in our everyday lives. Inspired by ancient wisdom and contemporary Jewish writing, our booklist includes nonfiction, fiction, memoir, and folktales. Using contemplative and experiential practices, with focused listening and speaking, we discover how our present life reflects aspects of our individual and collective past; we note how we’ve changed and grown, and actively learn from others through structured sharing in a safe, nonjudging environment. 

Activities include writing, light movement, and visualization.  Each session is held from 0945-1130 hrs on Sunday mornings. There is no required pre-reading or preparation.  Bring an open heart and the intention to share sincerely. You may attend one, any or all. 

Please indicate your intention to attend by emailing mindfulness@orh.ca. Please note that this event takes place at a member's home, so RSVP is required.

Roots & Reflections 2019-20 books:

The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger - Nov 3, Dec 8
The Path of Blessing by Rabbi Marcia Prager - Jan 19, Feb 16
Chapters of the Heart, SL Elwell and NF Kreimer (eds) - April 5, May 3, June 7

A list of book titles from previous years can be found here.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

2019: Nov 3 and Dec 8
2020: Jan 19, Feb 16, Apr 5, May 3, June 7

Full schedule is avaiable here.

Please email mindfulness@orh.ca for more information and rsvp.

Sun, October 20 2019 21 Tishrei 5780