There are new offerings from the Institute each month! 
Check out what's available in October and beyond!
Program Offerings from the Institute for 
October and beyond!
Did you know that the Institute for Jewish Spirituality offers different online and in-person programs almost every month, some of them free of charge? Check out what's new, see what's coming up in the future, and find the practice option that's right for you!
Text Study 5778 is starting soon! 
Join our online learning community this year as Rabbis Marc Margolius and Sam Feinsmith teach two unique, engaging tracks of Torah Study. As always, we send the first five weeks to everyone on our lists free of charge as a trial - get a taste, decide what you like, and learn with us this year! 
Nurturing our Better Angels: Torah Through the Lens of Mindfulness and  Middot
With Rabbi Marc Margolius
Monday, October 2, 12:30pm ET

Join Marc in a webinar exploring the ways we can use the weekly Torah portion to connect to and cultivate greater awareness, wisdom, and goodness. This is a great chance to get to know Marc as a teacher for Text Study this year!

Taste of Kivvun and Kivvun Renewal: Acting from Love in Challenging Times 

November 8-12, 2017
Rensselaerville, NY
At this retreat, open to everyone, we will focus on cultivating the capacity for acting lovingly in the world through meditation, prayer, mindful middot work and study. Our Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, will be sharing teachings from her new book,  God Loves the Stranger.

Practicing Balance: A Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Retreat 

October 29 - November 2, 2017
Garrison, NY
Life often feels off balance. Jewish spiritual practice can help us cultivate an orientation of increased balance, so that we can thrive as human beings. This primarily silent retreat,
open to everyone , will explore the ways in which our practice can support our capacity for finding healthy equilibrium in an off-kilter world.

Prayer Project:  Liturgical Prayer: Discovering Our Own Authentic Service
With Rabbi Jonathan Slater
Starts Sunday, October 22!

This 30-day online course will give your prayer life a boost through an intense daily look at the core of the Jewish daily service: the siddur, or prayer book. In this class, you'll learn about your own modes of prayer through heart, body, and mind - and then discover which of the many prayers in the siddur might serve as a vehicle for your native expression. 

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program
Cohort 5
Applications Now Open! 

This 15-month cohort program will run from April 2018 through July 2019. Join other aspiring Jewish meditation teachers in deepening your practice, building your teaching skills, and growing as leaders in the field of Jewish mindfulness meditation. Applications open through November 15, 2017. 

Weekly Online Meditation Group
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:15pm ET

You asked, we answered! The Institute is now offering free weekly online group meditation. These online sessions are held every Wednesday, and are open to everyone, with no registration required!