“One of the life messages I took from the retreat was to notice, instead of being judgmental, during meditation – and during life as well.”

— Lay retreat participant, Winter 2012

Programs for Your Community

The Institute has developed various programs that can be brought to your community! Read below for descriptions of our offerings to find out which program best suits your community’s needs.

Wise Aging

This innovative program addresses the social, emotional and spiritual needs of Jewish seekers entering second adulthood. The primary vehicles for Wise Aging’s exploration are peer groups led by trained facilitators who structure sessions based on a comprehensive curriculum developed by the Institute.

*Now available* Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal and published by Behrman House.

Scholars In Residence

Institute faculty members visit congregations around the country, leading Shabbat programs  and teaching spiritual practices.
For more information, please email lisag@jewishspirituality.org

Vetaher Libeynu *coming soon*

A spiritual curriculum we have developed for use in local communities. Institute staff are currently revising the VL curriculum based on feedback from the first version. For more information, please email jordan@jewishspirituality.org