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Institute for Integrative Health, Wellness, and Spirituality

Create the balance that leads to wholeness

Welcome to
The Well at TBE

The Well at TBE integrates Jewish spiritual practices and modern mindfulness tools and techniques to provide a source of wellbeing through learning, practice, prayer, and support for individuals on their own and in community.

Why The Well? The Well as in wellness; as in r’fuah shleimah, the renewal of body and spirit; The Well as in water and the significant role of wells in Jewish text and tradition. In Torah, the well is a source of sustenance, a place of gathering, and a symbol of hope. We witness Rebekah’s sacred kindness as she draws water from the well for a stranger. Miriam provides water through her traveling well for the Israelites when they wander the desert. Water is central to mikvah, the traditional immersion ritual. And water is central in our own makom: The backdrop of our ark, the heart of our sanctuary, is reminiscent of flowing water. Through The Well at TBE, we hope to be a source of Jewish sustenance and inspiration for all who are in need along their pathways to shalom.

Upcoming Events
Wed 12

Yoga (Online)

Wednesday, October 12 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
Wed 12
Thu 13

Helping Our Hearts to Stay Open (Online)

Thursday, October 13 | 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm UTC+0
Sat 15

Minyan & Torah Study (Hybrid)

Saturday, October 15 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Wed 19

View all classes & programs with The Well

Contact
Alison Kur
Executive Director, Jewish Living & Learning

Hannah Richman Kearney
Director, Adult Learning & Engagement

On our path to vibrant wellness

adult learners in the Beit Midrash with Rabbi Sisenwine

Learn

Engage in classes & programs to cultivate tools for deepened relationships, caring, and understanding.

Find classes

yoga class in community gathering space

Practice

Enhance wellbeing through yoga, meditation, mindfulness, prayer, and other practices and sacred experiences.

Create your practice

caring community prepares meals in TBE kitchen

Support

Extend a helping hand to members of our community with our Caring Connections team.

Care for our community

Rabbi Saphire and congregant greet each other warmly

Strengthen

Caring for self enables caring for others. Access pastoral care, mental health support, and community connection.

Find support

congregants gather for a community sing-along

Connect

Build social connections with community members in similar life stages or shared passions.

Get involved

Almond blossom sculpture in TBE atrium

Resources

Find information, staff, lay leaders, and local community partner organizations to support you or help you get involved.

Connect to resources

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adult learners in the Beit Midrash with Rabbi Sisenwine

Learn

TBE tree leafEngage in classes & programs to cultivate compassion, patience, humility, and more as tools for deepened relationships, caring, and understanding.

TBE tree leafParticipate in dialogue that leads to action: Featuring films and books, curated by our leadership and clergy to foster our physical, spiritual, and emotional health. 

TBE tree leafConnect both in person and online to inclusive and accessible programming.

Practice

TBE tree leafEngage in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and other practices to enhance wellbeing.

TBE tree leafExplore different modes of prayer and deepen prayer practices through grounding, exploration, and reflection.

yoga class in community gathering space
adult learners in the Beit Midrash with Rabbi Sisenwine

Support

TBE tree leafExtend a helping hand by delivering meals for those who are ill or in need, visiting those who are shut in or lonely, leading shiva minyans, or knitting healing shawls for those who are ill.

TBE tree leafParticipate in our curriculum for caring, with volunteer opportunities and training for peer-to-peer support for integrated into our learning programs for students of all ages.

TBE tree leafLearn more about opportunities to get involved with Caring Connections 

“We need each other at the greatest moments of joy and the greatest sorrows of life.

That’s what we do here at Temple Beth Elohim.”

—Rabbi Joel Sisenwine

Strengthen

TBE tree leafAccess pastoral care and community connection.

TBE tree leafWork with our mental health professional on staff, who facilitates support groups and aids members in finding needed mental health resources and referrals.

TBE tree leafCurate expertise in alternative and holistic solutions, as well as traditional.

TBE tree leafLearn more about opportunities to build caring connections.

Rabbi Saphire and congregant greet each other warmly
congregants gather for a community sing-along

Connect

TBE tree leafBuild social connections with community members in similar life stages. Join our age-based cohorts for 20s & 30s, Prime Timers (40s, 50s, and 60s), Sensational Seventies, and more!

TBE tree leafParticipate in social programs by shared interest, from book club to music club or men’s softball to sisterhood.

TBE tree leafLearn more about our social & recreational opportunities.

Resources

TBE tree leafConnect with staff

Alison Kur, Executive Director of Jewish Living & Learning
Hannah Richman Kearney, Director of Adult Learning & Engagement
Rabbi Rachel Saphire
Susan Karon, Associate Director, Caring Connections

TBE tree leafLay Leaders

Paula Berg, VP Caring Community

Almond blossom sculpture in TBE atrium
illustration of waves

A mindset for life

Empowering our community on our paths to shalom.

Stories from The Well

Emotional Philanthropy

Emotional Philanthropy

In order to make room for giving, we must also receive. We bring a meal not because someone can’t afford a meal, but because it’s a way of showing we care. We call not because someone “needs” a call, but because we want to connect.

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Shabbat Kumzitz

Shabbat Kumzitz

As the sun set, giving way to the beauty of the reflection of the sanctuary in those glass panels, our voices began to find a rhythm.

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