Monday Night Meditation – Elul
Mondays, August 16, 23, 30 – 7 – 8:30pm
1st Mondays – Jeffrey Kessler
2nd Mondays – Jhos Singer
3rd Mondays – Daniella Salzman
4th Mondays – Jueli Garfinkle
5th Mondays – Jeffrey Kessler
The High Holy Days What makes them High? What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source of our being, re-rolling the scroll of our lives back to the beginning.
We are given the chance to start anew with the wisdom gleaned from the past year, unfulfilled vows and mistakes forgiven, and a fresh perspective for growth, based on our deepest truth and values.
The month of Elul, the Days of Awe, and the festival of Sukkot are a time for personal and collective reflection, prayer and ritual. Through centuries of observance, these Holy Days have the power to transform our ordinary practice into a communal ceremony of teshuvah and renewal.
Join our Monday night and Wednesday morning meditations to embark on the journey in community.
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Maggid Jhos Singer
After many years of practicing several forms of Buddhist meditation, Maggid Jhos Singer completed Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Teachers Certification Program and went on to serve as a teacher in that program. Today he uses Jewish meditation techniques to help alleviate stress, anxiety, frustration, and to bring the Divine into everyday moments. He teaches Hitboneinut which is most easily described as a guided or visualization style with some period of silence. Each session begins with a chant or niggun.
Daniella Salzman is deeply committed to revelation and revolution. Having trained as a dance expressive arts therapist, meditation and mindfulness teacher, and community organizer, she is inspired by leaders who dedicate their lives to transforming both our inner and outer worlds towards a lasting and integrated peace.
A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s first Jewish Meditation Teacher Training Program, Jeffrey Kessler has studied many spiritual traditions. With degrees in philosophy, mathematics, and spiritual psychology, Jeffrey has spent his life exploring the many creative disciplines of staying open in order to connect with the Nameless One. He sees Meditation and Mussar practice as key to the renewal of Jewish spirituality.
Jueli Garfinkle is certified in Jewish meditation and mysticism and leads ongoing meditation groups, workshops, and retreats throughout the Bay Area. Her classes are based on the Jewish mystical tradition and calendar, and always include meaningful everyday practices to cultivate presence, joy, and connection. She was the founding publisher and editor of Jewish Spirituality: The Magazine, and the co-author of Everyday Adventures for the Soul: 52 Simple and Surprising Ways to Wow Your Spirit.