Courses, Retreats, and Programs

from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality


Awaken: Essential Jewish Mindfulness
NEW! A Four-Week Online Program Grounded in Live Weekly Practice Sessions
IJS is pleased to offer this course at three tuition levels

The Gift of Awareness: Cultivating Mindfulness through Jewish Meditation
An 8-module Guided Journey to Begin Your Practice
IJS is pleased to offer this course at three tuition levels

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Starter Kit
How-to tips,
a Sample Text Teaching and a Guided Jewish Meditation

Awareness in Action: Cultivating Character through Mindfulness and Middot
An 8-module Journey Toward Being Your Best Self

The Gift of Awareness for Educators: Jewish Mindfulness Meditation for You and Your Students
A 13-module Guided Journey

Torah Study for the Soul: The Hasidic Classic – Degel Machaneh Efraim (Banner of Ephraim’s Camp)
Text Study 5783 with Rabbi Sam Feinsmith

The Silent Center of Things
Text Study 5783 with Yael Shy

Educating for a Jewish Spiritual Life
Nurturing the Spiritual Capabilities of Jewish Youth

Past Text Studies
Digital Downloads with Materials from Prior Text Studies
$240 – $249 each

Retreats and Cohort Programs

January 2023 – July 2024

Books and Curricula

  • Torah Without End: Neo-Hasidic Teachings and Practices in Honor of Rabbi Jonathan Slater

  • Eternal Questions: Reflections, Conversations, and Jewish Mindfulness Practices for the Weekly Torah Portion

  • Vetaher Libeynu “Purify our Hearts”: A Curriculum for Nurturing Jewish Spiritual Practice

  • God Loves the Stranger by Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

  • Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit

  • A Partner In Holiness by Rabbi Jonathan Slater: Volume 1

  • A Partner In Holiness By Rabbi Jonathan Slater: Volume 2