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)

Jewish mindfulness and contemplative practices are powerful tools for experiencing a deeper and more meaningful connection to daily life and to Judaism. For twenty years, IJS has taught Jewish spiritual practices — including Jewish mindfulness meditation, text study, contemplative prayer, tikkun middot (the cultivation of ethical character traits), and singing — that engage the head, heart, body, and soul. 

Join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019 for 90 minutes of revitalizing practice to prepare for the festival of Hanukkah and to celebrate IJS’s 20th anniversary. Using online video technology, we will join together with participants across the country — and around the world.

The program will explore the theme of the inner light of Hanukkah and will include a guided meditation led by Rabbi Sheila Weinberg, a short reflection by Rabbi Art Green, accessible Hasidic text study with Rabbi Jonathan Slater, and inspirational music with Cantors Benjie Ellen Schiller and Richard Cohn — and more. This event is free of charge.

We are very much looking forward to December 8 — and we hope you will join us.

How to Sign Up

There are 2 ways to join with us on December 8:

  1. Use your own computer. Host your own event! Click here to sign up. The event is free of charge, but we do ask for your contact information in order to send you materials in advance and details about connecting on December 8th.
  2. Join a hosted gathering that is including outside guests. A large number of congregations are hosting gatherings and have generously offered to open their doors to non-congregants wishing to attend. For this option, we ask that you do two things:
    1. Sign up here with us. 
    2. Locate a site on the interactive map below. Please contact these hosts directly about how to register with them. You can zoom in on the map to look for your city or state (some cities with multiple events). 

Any questions, please contact Firkins Reed at firkinsr@jewishspirituality.org.

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!