Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Creative Spirtual Practice

Led by Artist Educator Natalya Bernstein

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
4 sessions, October 20 – November 10
Online class via Zoom. Registration Required.

Spiritual practice is the way we bond with one another in community and spend time connecting to something greater than ourselves. In this course, we will come together as an artist/maker community, find value in the time we spend together, and individually create a sacred space in our homes for personal reflection and introspection.

We will ease into each class with a text study and discussion over Zoom. Next, we will all follow along with step-by-step art guidance and creative prompts. The power of art shines through sharing. In doing so, we will develop creative confidence, receive new insights, and experiment with creative risk taking!

This class qualifies for the “Arts and Culture” or “Spirituality” categories of the Chochmat Lev, A Learned Heart Certificate.

To join us, please register with the form below, and the Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email. Contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at

Meet the Instructor: Natalya Bernstein

Artist Educator Natalya Bernstein teaches at the Center for Adult Jewish LearningThe Tent and the Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel of Boston. Since beginning teaching at TI in 2011, she has been fascinated with combining studio art education with traditional Jewish spiritual practice. After receiving her B.A. in art education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014, she has designed and lead art courses such as Jewish Contemporary Art, The Art of Disruption: Breaking Down Stereotypes’ and ‘Our Haggadah: A HIAS Fundraiser’. She has curated school-wide exhibitions and interactive murals for the religious school as well as the Burstein Scholars-in-Residence.

At her Brighton art studio, Bernstein creates large, colorful oil painting landscapes and classic charcoal portraiture. She has recently exhibited her paintings at ‘Nigun | Notations on Prayer’ at the Post-Cubicle Gallery in Boston and at ‘Guarding Memories | Facing Histories’ at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline. When she is not teaching, she can be found painting in her art studio, biking around the city, and enjoying barbecues  at home with friends and family.

Class Registration

The Center for Adult Jewish Learning follows a “Pay What You Can” model for registration. To register for this class, please select “Add” for each attendee you wish to register at the pricing level of your choice, then click “Proceed to Payment” to complete registration.

“Pay What You Can” Registration Details:
-Standard Registration is set at $25 per class session.
-Supporter Registration is set at $35 per class session. This level is for those who are able to contribute more to help keep our programs accessible for all.
-Reduced Registration is set at $10 per session. This level is for those who wish to participate but may find the Standard Registration fee prohibitive.

We also offer scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, or to register for this class by phone and/or pay by check, please contact Brigid Goggin at