The Well at TBE
Institute for Integrative Health, Wellness, and Spirituality
Create the balance that leads to wholeness
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.
On our path to vibrant wellness
Engage in classes & programs to cultivate tools for deepened relationships, caring, and understanding.
Enhance wellbeing through yoga, meditation, mindfulness, prayer, and other practices and sacred experiences.
Caring for self enables caring for others. Access pastoral care, mental health support, and community connection.
Build social connections with community members in similar life stages or shared passions.
Engage in classes & programs to cultivate compassion, patience, humility, and more as tools for deepened relationships, caring, and understanding.
Participate in dialogue that leads to action: Featuring films and books, curated by our leadership and clergy to foster our physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
Connect both in person and online to inclusive and accessible programming.
Engage in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and other practices to enhance wellbeing.
Explore different modes of prayer and deepen prayer practices through grounding, exploration, and reflection.
Extend 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.
Participate 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.
Learn 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
Access pastoral care and community connection.
Work with our mental health professional on staff, who facilitates support groups and aids members in finding needed mental health resources and referrals.
Curate expertise in alternative and holistic solutions, as well as traditional.
Learn more about opportunities to build caring connections.
Build 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!
Participate in social programs by shared interest, from book club to music club or men’s softball to sisterhood.
Learn more about our social & recreational opportunities.
Paula Berg, VP Caring Community
A mindset for life
Empowering our community on our paths to shalom.
Stories from The Well
What is something we love in our life that is broken?
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.
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.