This winter, experience a wonder-land of Torah study.
Explore healing in our new Beit Midrash series
with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses
Healing in Spheres Human and Divine: Unexpected Principles from Sacred Jewish Literature
Begins Tuesday, January 15th. This program is part of Torah Tuesda ys @7:45 PM
Solomon Schechter - 805 Columbus Ave, 3rd Floor

What does it mean to be physically or spiritually wounded? To become whole in mind, body and spirit? Through close study of sacred texts, participants will uncover powerful insights about healing ourselves and the world we live in.

No registration required. This is a drop in class and can be joined at any time.
Find Magic with Rav Kohennet Jill Hammer
Meditation, Magic, and Cosmic Architecture: Close Readings of Sefer Yetzirah

Shabbat Afternoon 2/9, 3/23, 4/13, 5/11, 6/15 @5 PM
Romemu - 165 West 105th Street, 3rd Floor

Sefer Yetzirah is an ancient work of Jewish mysticism. This brief and cryptic book imagines letters as the building blocks of the universe, focusing our attention on the components of space, time, and soul and the elements of air, fire, and water.  We will read sections from the book to understand the practices of Sefer Yetzirah and their potential role in contemporary Jewish belief and contemplative practice. We will also be using the book to meditate and reflect on our own spiritual experience.
Registration coming soon! To be notified when registration opens, email
Cultivate awareness with Larry Schwartz
Mindfulness in a Jewish Context

Wed. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, @6:55 PM
Upper West Side Home- Location Shared Upon Registration

I n this 5 week course we will​ explore fundamental practices of ​Mindfulness in a Jewish context. We will cultivate the ability to pay attention in all facets of our live​s. ​We will cover practices that include mindfulness of breath, walking meditation, open awareness meditation and cultivation of positive traits such as gratitude and compassion. We will use Jewish concepts​, ​sacred moments and holidays to help develop our practice. This course is for beginners interested in starting​ a practice as well as for​ ​seasoned practitioners who would like to deepen their practice.
Registration is limited for this class. If you are interested in participating please email for information.
Enter Mystery with Writer Shelly Fredman
Open to the Mystery

Thurs. 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 @7 PM
Upper West Side Home - Location shared upon registration.

The wisdom masters offer a guide for being in the world. Join us as we look into Life’s Big Questions, with mystics, Biblical midrash and poets like Marge Piercy and Rilke as our guides. We will practice “Writing Into the Sources,” adding our voices to sacred texts, unearthing illuminations and opening our hearts to mystery.
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Follow your Inner Narrative with Judith Hannan
The Write Prescription:
The Healing Power of Storytelling

Mon. 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/5, 3/11, 3/18, 3/15, 4/1 @6:30 PM
Upper East Side Home - Location Shared Upon Registration

It can happen in a single moment or over time, but our lives shift. What we cannot control—illness, trauma, loss, mystery—disrupts the narrative we have been writing for ourselves. We become strangers to ourselves and isolated from others. In this workshop on writing about physical and mental illness, prompts will be given to guide our exploration into our inner narrative, both including illness as well as the larger context of life.
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Dive into ethical spirituality with Ana Levy-Lyons
& Rabbi Shoshana Leis
Living a Spiritual Life Through the Ten Commandments

Shabbat Afternoon 1/5, 2/2, 2/9, 3/2, 4/27, 5/4, 5/18, 6/8 @1 PM
Romemu - 165 West 105th Street, Chapel

Join scholar Ana Levy-Lyons, and Rabbi Shoshana Leis on a deep dive into the Ten Commandments, approaching them as nourishing and challenging practices for our daily lives. Based on Ana's new study guide to her book,  No Other Go ds: The Politics of the Ten Commandments ,  each session will include group reflection and discussion, as well as an experiential exercise and question to explore between sessions.
No registration required. This is a drop in class and can be joined at any time.
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