From Judgment to Compassion Preparing for The High Holy Days Through Mindfulness Meditation
with Ellen Rosen Kaplan, LCSW & Tova Markenson, Ph.D. Candidate
Sunday, August 25 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursdays, September 12 and 26 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Chevruta/partner check-ins - once during the week of September 3rd and once September 16th (can be via phone, facetime or in-person)
The practice of t’shuvah, returning to our highest selves, is emphasized on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but in fact, can be practiced in the present moment. Join us for a month-long exploration of mindfulness meditation practices that will guide us through avodah she’balev, the spiritual work of the heart, to prepare for this year’s High Holiday. As Rabbi Chaim David Azulai said, during Elul (the month before the high holy days) “one should devote less time to study and more time to fixed periods of introspection and self-evaluation.” Our shared Elul journey will include a half-day retreat, chevruta (partner) study, daily meditation practices, contemplative readings, and group mindfulness meditations. All are welcome, regardless of prior experience with mindfulness meditation or Jewish practice. We request that all participants please commit to the following:
$55 - registration for BE members | $65 - regular registration
Register through OROT.