Rabbis Nancy Flam and James Jacobson-Maisels,

May 31 – June 26, 2020

The practice of contemplative Jewish prayer enables us to open our hearts, minds and souls and cultivate ways of being that realize our fullest selves in intimate contact with divinity. Through the daily practice of contemplative prayer supported by weekly teachings, discussion groups,practice instructions, daily inspirations and other resources,participants will be helped to cultivate states of presence,authenticity, intimacy, surrender and opening which are the fruits of the practice. Participants will also be guided as to how to cultivate whatever qualities of heart and soul they feel most in need of as part of their daily practice.The clearly structured and carefully guided contemplative prayer model offered here is grounded in the Piacetzner Rebbe’s quieting technique as well as the personal practice and exploration of the teachers.

Course Overview

This 30-day prayer intensive is designed to help you focus on cultivating a specific modality of prayer practice. Each Sunday, you will receive an email with a half-hour video teaching, recorded by Rabbi Nancy Flam and Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels. These video teachings accompany a written lesson, which may include links to Jewish texts, secular writings, poems, music, videos, and other references to supplement your learning. You can choose the best time in your schedule to watch the half-hour video teaching and read the written lesson, as well as to log onto the community forums to post your questions and reflections. Throughout the week, you will receive daily emails, which will encourage you to keep up with your own internal work with twenty to thirty minutes of daily practice.

As an optional supplement to the course, you may also choose to participate in a weekly processing group with your instructor. This group is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for an additional fee of $75. It offers the opportunity to engage with your teacher and other participants in a “live” environment, using Zoom video conferencing technology.


Month-Long Prayer Intensive: $100
Month-Long Prayer Intensive PLUS Weekly Live Processing Group: $175

The live processing group will take place on Thursdays at Noon ET, and is limited to 30 participants.
Once sold out, this group will no longer be available!


Prayer Intensive Plus Thursday Processing Group

Thursdays, Noon - 1pm ET
  • 4 video teachings and written lessons
  • Additional resources such as Jewish texts, secular writings, poems, music, and videos
  • Daily emails with inspirational quotes
  • Practice partners
  • Discussion forums with practice groups
  • Dedicated online journal
  • Weekly Live Processing Group using Zoom