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Temple Israel’s Sunday Jewish Spiritual Practice Lab

Spiritual Practice Lab

Spiritual Practice Lab with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Sundays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Spiritual Practice LabAll too often prayer feels like an event we are attending, rather than a personal, meaningful practice. How do find the most meaningful modalities for prayer? How can we learn the content and form of prayer so that the prayers feel accessible?

Join us this year in the Spiritual Practice Lab as we explore the weekday Amidah, a foundation of Jewish liturgy, through different spiritual forms and modalities. Throughout the year we will host “modules” that match pieces of the Amidah with a spiritual mode. Join us this fall for our first module, and stay tuned for additional modules such as chanting, meditation, art, and mussar this Winter and Spring.

There are 7 planned modules. Module 1 will be on November 5, 12 and 19th. The other modules will be posted in the coming weeks.

Free

Yoga with Sukriti Dabral

Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., alternating weeks with Meditation on the Religious School calendar

10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17, 1/21, 2/4, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/29, 5/13

Join us in the Spiritual Practice Lab for an all-levels yoga class that weaves together vinyasa flow, breathing, and meditation. These classes will be thoughtful and slow-moving, with a balance between physical challenge and mental clarity.

Yoga with Sukriti Dabral Single-Class Drop-In

$15

Combined Yoga/Meditation 6-Session Pack

$80

Combined Yoga/Meditation 12-Session Pack

$150

Combined Yoga/Meditation 24-Session Pack

$280

Take a Breath -- A Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Series with Josh Weisman

Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., alternating weeks with Yoga on the Religious School calendar

10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10, 1/7, 1/28, 2/11, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 5/6, 5/20
Life is full of doing. Give yourself the gift of taking a breath and just being. In this Spiritual Practice Lab series we will create a quiet space apart from the business of daily life in order to focus on the art of being alive. Participants in this series will have the opportunity to learn Jewish mindfulness meditation and experience its benefits by doing it on a regular basis. Alongside our core practice of meditation we will also explore the Jewish contemplative practices of niggun (wordless melody) and Shabbat, among others. In each session, meditation periods will be interspersed with meditation instructions, kavanot (intentions), and contemplative singing. Absolutely no experience is necessary — those who are new to meditation and those with prior experience will both benefit from this series. Participants will be encouraged but not required to experiment with developing a regular meditation practice outside of our sessions. Those accustomed to meditating on the floor are invited to bring their own cushions.

Meditation Single-Class Drop-In

$15

Combined Yoga/Meditation 6-Session Pack

$80

Combined Yoga/Meditation 12-Session Pack

$150

Combined Yoga/Meditation 24-Session Pack

$280

Israeli Dance with Rita Wagman

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

 12/10, 1/28, 2/11, 3/18, 5/13
Join us in the Spiritual Practice Lab for an all-levels Israeli dance class weaving together classic and modern and circle and line. These classes will include easy to follow dances and teaching. Take a break and let your legs do all the thinking! Rina Wagman’s parents met Israeli dancing, and she has been dancing for as long as she can remember. In college, she taught an Israeli dance PE class. In Boston, Rina has taught Israeli dance to people of all ages and abilities. She co-runs the two biggest Israeli dance sessions in the area and an annual Israeli dance camp as well as manages the fundraising for and performs in the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston.

Free