Jewish Arts & Spirituality

 

Click on links below to learn more about particular classes:

 

Drum Circle, February 27 - April 3

Yoga for Health and Healing, January 18 - June 14

Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation, January 19 - June 8

 

Monday Classes

Drum Circle

Instructor: Noam Sender

Time: 7:30-8:30 pm

Class Fee: $90

Dates: ​Feb 27, March 6, ​13, 20 & 27 April 3 

Description: Join us for an exciting joyful drum circle led by our own Friday night service drummer, Noam Sender. A drum circle is a centuries-old tradition and is a delightful and powerful way to bring people together through a shared love of music. We will be seated together in a circle playing accessible, beautiful and captivating rhythms from around the world. The drumming will be enhanced with familiar chants and with call and response melodies. We will learn to center ourselves, relax and have fun, while building a deep sense of community and sharing a beautiful and collective voice. No prior experience required. Drums will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own if you like.


Wednesday Classes

Yoga for Health & Healing 

Instructor: Karen Kaplan

Time: 9:30-10:45 am

Class Fee: Per Session: $72/TBE members, $90/non members (per six week session)

Dates: 

Session One: Sept 14, 21,28, Oct 12, 19, 26

Session Two: Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

Session Three: Dec. 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1

Session Four: Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar, 1, 8, 15

Session Five: Mar 22, 29 April 5, 12, 19, 26

Session Six: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8

Description: These six-week yoga sessions focus on the breath and connecting to Ruach Elohim -- the Spirit of God -- within us through gentle, supportive movement interlaced with blessings from the Siddur, Judaic articles and poetry. We move slowly, safely, using blankets, blocks, balls and the wall to help us find that sacred space within ourselves. This is an opportunity to try yoga for the first time, deepen an existing practice, and learn more about your body. You will discover how to strengthen your physical being as well as your Spirit while releasing tensions often unknowingly held within.

You can register ahead or on the day of our first session; you are welcome to try a class on the first day of the session before deciding to enjoy the whole series. Please register directly with Kristine Potter [email protected]. For additional information, please contact Karen directly via email [email protected].


Thursday Classes

Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation

Instructor: Donna Rubenoff

Time: 7:30-8:30 pm

Class Fee: 

Dates: 

THIS CLASS WILL OFFERED AGAIN IN THE FALL OF 2017!

Description: Learn how the practice of meditation can help you feel better, healthier and happier. Each day we are confronted with situations that can cause stress, however, we have a choice in how we react. What if, instead of reacting out of fear or anger, we reacted from a place of calm? Meditation is a way for us to teach our minds to respond to the daily challenges of life from a perspective of openness and peace. The benefits of meditation as a way of reducing stress are well documented, and a meditation practice is a path of learning that leads to a deeper appreciation and enjoyment of life. By incorporating themes from Torah, Jewish texts and stories and quotes from Jewish scholars into our meditation, we will deepen our understanding of Judaism through spiritual connection. We will ultimately change our relationship with our body and emotions while developing compassion and loving kindness for ourselves and others. All levels of experience are welcome.