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October 2019

Text Study 5780 – Free Trial

October 18 - November 21

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Prayer Project – Liturgical Prayer

October 27 - November 22

One of the greatest treasures of Jewish religious life is the siddur, the prayer-book. It reflects generations of spiritual struggle and exaltation, expressed in prayers of great poetic richness and nuanced theological reflection. While it is “one book,” it is made up of layers of texts, each one articulating its own way of expressing the deepest cares and yearnings of the Jewish heart. Yet for many Jews, this same book is an impediment to prayer. Forced to say someone else’s…

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November 2019

Silent Retreat 2019: Opening the Heart, Befriending the Mind, Acting Wisely

November 17 - November 21
Garrison Institute, 14 Marys Way
Garrison, NY 10524 United States
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$750 – $1125

Mindfulness practice helps us welcome each moment of our experience with kindness, balance, and discernment. In this way, we learn to make friends with our own minds, open our hearts to the fullness of life, and show up more lovingly and wisely in relationships. On retreat, these new ways of being with our experience are facilitated by periods of silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, and soulful communal prayer. In addition to these practices, each participant will have an…

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Text Study 5780

November 22

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December 2019

20th Anniversary Day of Practice

December 8

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,…

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