20th Anniversary Day of Practice

December 8, 2019

The Inner Light of Hanukkah:
A Celebration of Practice & Learning

Join us in Celebrating 20 Years of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality

December 8, 2019
10:30am – 12:00pm EST
(7:30am – 9am PST)

1:30pm – 3:00pm EST
(10:30am – 12pm PST)

The power and importance of Jewish contemplative practice is even more important today, 20 years after the birth of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Over these years we have sought to connect head and heart, body and soul, through the practice of mindfulness meditation, the study of Hasidic texts, prayer that addresses each of us where we are and invites to enter even more deeply into the Mystery, and yoga as a form of embodied mindfulness that addresses Jewish spiritual experiences.

As we approach the festival of Hanukkah, we mark this opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the goals and ideals of the IJS. Join us to celebrate this significant birthday with other IJS alumni and friends on December 8, 2019. Through online video technology we will join together to engage in mindfulness meditation, to prepare our hearts to study. We will turn to the Hasidic and mystical traditions to bring even more light to our Hanukkah celebrations, and our own inner lives. We will raise it all through song.

You are invited to participate on your own, but we encourage you to join in a communal celebration in your local community. You can find a venue on our interactive map below. If there is no organized event close to you and you want others to share in the celebration with you, invite some friends and we will provide you with instructions how to make your gathering a success.

How to Sign Up

If you’re going to be joining us from your own computer, click here to sign up. Registration (and the event itself!) is free, but we’ll use your contact information to send you everything you need to know to connect and learn with us.

If you’ll be attending an event in your community, you have two options:

Sign up with us using our RegFox form, and get in touch with your local host to find out how to register with them


Sign up only with your local host by contacting them through the map below. If an event you wish to attend does not have host contact information available, contact Firkins Reed at firkinsr@jewishspirituality.org and she’ll do her best to help!

Find an event in your area by checking out the interactive map below.

You can zoom in to look for your city or state (there are some cities with multiple events!), and remember to check back – we are adding new local events all the time!

Click on the map or the “[ ]” icon to zoom in.

Want to join one of the events on the map, but no host contact information is listed?
Email Firkins for more information!

Interested in hosting your own event?
Fill out our hosting form here and someone will be in touch!