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January 23 - January 26$5000
Amukah: Deepening our Practice is a new, cohort-based program exclusively for alumni of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Kivvun program. The inaugural cohort of Amukah (Hebrew for “deep”) will consist of an opening retreat featuring guest scholar Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed at the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University outside of LA in January 2020, six months of supported Jewish contemplative spiritual practice, and a concluding retreat at Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, CT in June 2020.
Amukah aims to create a supportive, intimate community in which participants deepen the Jewish spiritual practice they developed in their IJS Kivvun experience, growing in wisdom through a shared commitment to engaging in meditation, prayer, text study, and middot practice. In the interim period between retreats, participants will engage in daily practice, weekly chevruta study, and monthly reflection sessions with IJS faculty. Each cohort of Amukah will be based on the teaching of a scholar of Jewish spiritual thought and practice.
Each cohort of Amukah will be open to all Kivvun alumni, and will be based on the teaching of a scholar of Jewish spiritual thought and practice.