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September 2019

Weekly Meditation Online – September 11 with Rabbi Marc Margolius

September 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – September 18 with Rabbi Sam Feinsmith

September 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – September 25 with Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

September 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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October 2019

Weekly Meditation Online – October 2 with Rabbi Marc Margolius

October 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – October 16 with Rabbi Nancy Flam

October 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Text Study 5780 – Free Trial

October 18, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Free

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Weekly Meditation Online – October 23 with Rabbi Sam Feinsmith

October 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Prayer Project – Liturgical Prayer

October 27, 2019 - November 22, 2019

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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Weekly Meditation Online – October 30 with Rabbi Sam Feinsmith

October 30, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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November 2019

Weekly Meditation Online – November 6

November 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – November 13

November 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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

November 17, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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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Weekly Meditation Online – November 20

November 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Text Study 5780

November 22, 2019

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Weekly Meditation Online – November 27

November 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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December 2019

Weekly Meditation Online – December 4

December 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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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,…

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Weekly Meditation Online – December 11

December 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – December 18

December 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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January 2020

Weekly Meditation Online – January 8

January 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – January 15

January 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – January 22

January 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Amukah Opening Retreat

January 23 - January 26
Brandeis-Bardin Campus, American Jewish University, 1101 Peppertree Ln
Brandeis, CA 93064 United States
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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…

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AmukahClosing Retreat

January 23 - January 26
Trinity Retreat Center, 79 Lower River Rd #1112
West Cornwall, CT 06796 United States
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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…

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Weekly Meditation Online – January 29

January 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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February 2020

Weekly Meditation Online – February 5

February 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – February 12

February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – February 19

February 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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Weekly Meditation Online – February 26

February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Practice in community can be the foundation for establishing or deepening your meditation practice. It gives a reliable space and time to help build routine, a group of people who can serve as a resource when you are struggling, and an opportunity to recenter and settle yourself in connection with other seekers. IJS offers free, weekly online group meditation. These online sits are held on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1:15pm Eastern Time. They are open to everyone, with no experience required. Live meditations are limited…

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March 2020

Practice Retreat 2020: The Inner Journey to Liberation

March 18 - March 22
Brandeis-Bardin Campus, American Jewish University, 1101 Peppertree Ln
Brandeis, CA 93064 United States
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Prepare spiritually for Passover this year. Before getting the house ready or writing a shopping list, do some inner house-cleaning. Join the Institute for Jewish Spirituality for a retreat of Jewish contemplative practice, focusing on liberation—personal and communal—from the Pharaohs that prevent us from expressing our best, most authentic selves. The retreat will include periods of contemplative silence, as well as opportunities to engage in mindfulness meditation, contemplative prayer, yoga and embodied practice, reflective text study, singing, and small group…

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