Courses, retreats, and offerings

Grounded in Mindfulness. Guided by Wisdom.

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

Cultivating Innate Sacred Character Traits

Mindful Torah Study

Embodied Practices

Contemplative Prayer

Upcoming Programs

Begins June 23

Do you wish you could listen better to other people, especially those you care about? Shema, the practice of sacred listening can help you be more fully present and less reactive in conversation.

Evening of Gratitude: The Value of Jewish Mindfulness

Young Adult Retreat

Our first in-depth retreat specifically designed for young adults. This program invites you to slow down, connect with yourself and others, and drop into what matters most amidst the challenges of daily life.

Evening of Gratitude: The Value of Jewish Mindfulness

Join Our Online Program

Discover the Jewish practice that wakes you up to the magic and meaning of your life. Led by Rabbis Sam Feinsmith and Jordan Bendat-Appell.

Upcoming Events

We Welcome You

For over 20 years, the Institute for Jewish Spirituality has helped thousands of people every year to slow down, reconnect with themselves and the world, and rediscover their sense of sacred purpose. We invite you to explore our website where you will find teachings, inspiration, guided meditations, and retreat opportunities to become more mindful, more peaceful, more compassionate, and more resilient, all through the rich wisdom of Jewish tradition. Wherever you are on your journey, whether you are just beginning or you have practiced mindfulness for years, we welcome you.

Join Our Monthly Newsletter

Reflections & Practice

A Practice in Drawing Close: A Teaching for Shavuot

A Practice in Drawing Close: A Teaching for Shavuot

As we enter the month of Av this week, our spiritual task in this period is to grow in awareness of the brokenness in ourselves, our people, and our world – to allow the walls of our own hearts to crack open, allowing ourselves to become vulnerable to pain.

read more
“Do you know who I am?” Bamidbar 5784

“Do you know who I am?” Bamidbar 5784

Peter Salovey, who is stepping down this month as president of my alma mater, Yale University, was my freshman psychology teacher thirty years ago. The course was popular. Hundreds of students took it.  Salovey was always quick with a joke. Before the final, I...

read more

Check Out Our Podcasts

Soulful Jewish Living

Overstressed, overworked, overstimulated? Close your eyes, take a deep breath and tune in. In each episode Rabbi Josh Feigelson will guide with ancient wisdom and modern mindfulness practices to help center your soul and ease you into your week.

A production of Unpacked, a division of OpenDor Media, and the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

Jewish Meditation for Everyone

Pause in the midst of your busy day to renew your body, heart, mind and spirit with a Jewishly-framed mindfulness meditation from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. In each episode, hosted by Rabbi Marc Margolius, an expert Jewish meditation instructor guides you through a brief teaching and meditation for relaxing your body, reconnecting with your authentic self, and connecting you with deep Jewish wisdom.

Stay informed

Sign Up for Our Newsletter