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The Wellness Center of Adas Israel

“The day you were born is the day God decided that the world could not exist without you.” – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Briyut brings together elements of Hesed and JMCW mindfulness to create a space for health and wellness, body – mind – spirit. Please join us for our exciting and fulfilling Briyut programming for 2021.


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington

Upcoming Events

3GDCircle: A Microcommunity Discussion Group Set in Nature for the Descendants of Holocaust Survivors

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:30pm-4:00pm
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Organized by 3GDC - Washington DC Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors in partnership with Briyut at Adas Israel, 3GDCircle is a peer discussion group formed to explore our common legacies of being the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. The goal is to gain insight on the impact our shared 3G experiences have had on our lives and to be able to use this insight productively. We are inclusive of all descendants of Holocaust Survivors interested in discussing our shared family experiences. Each discussion circle will have a different theme and use background materials as a starting point. We will meet for a short hike followed by an outdoor discussion in a local park setting. This is not a therapy group, but a supportive group of peers where we can ask questions and find shared meaning about what we have in common as 3Gs. Our next meeting will be held Sunday, April 16 from 2:30-4:00pm. The goal of meeting outdoors in the elements year-round is to get us out of our comfort zones and foster unfiltered open discussion. We will meet rain or shine, cold or warm. Dress appropriately. Prepare to walk approximately 2miles.
Meeting Location - We will meet in Cleveland park at Tregaron Conservancy located at 3040 Macomb Street NW (Also the entrance to the Washington International School)

*Due to the intimate nature of this program, the number of spots are limited*

Stepping Back In
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JMCW and Briyut are excited to announce a new set of spiritual resources to help enter and reenter our sacred spaces following the profound shifts of the last two years.  We hope that each person in our community finds something within the following resources that speaks to them. They are being offered freely and a la carte.  (There is no obligation to participate in all of them.)  For more information or to request accommodations to fully participate in any of these programs, please email Naomi Malka.

Adas Israel received a generous Signature Grant from the Covenant Foundation to help us develop these resources. 

Join a Prenatal or Postpartum Support Group @Adas Israel this Winter! 

Growing a family is a magical time in life--a time that that calls for support, community, and a space for learning, questioning, and sharing.  If you are you expecting a baby or recently brought a baby into your family, we invite you to join a Prenatal or Postpartum Support Group right here in Cleveland Park at Congregation Adas Israel.

The Gan Hamishpacha/Family Center at Adas Israel is a warm, welcoming, progressive place where all parents, babies, and children gather and connect. We have a wide range of offerings including:
-Prenatal Support Groups
-Postpartum Support Groups
-Kangaroo Classes for Children & a Parent or Caregiver
-Early Childhood Music Classes
-Story & Song Times

Our Winter session begins the week of January 10th--spots are filling up, so please register soon: additional information & questions, please contact Gan HaMishpacha/Family Center Senior Educator & DONA Postpartum Doula, Darci Lewis-- .


Communal Resilience and Healing: A Conversation Presented by JMCW and Briyut

Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30pm | Click Here to Register

Join Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and Dr. Jack Saul for an in-depth zoom conversation about Trauma and Resilience on Tuesday February 22 at 7:30. They will discuss paths toward communal healing as we emerge from the pandemic. Dr. Saul is director of the International Trauma Studies Program (ITSP), a research and training institute based in New York City.  His work enhances the natural resilience and coping capacities in individuals, families, and communities that have endured and/or are threatened by traumatic events - domestic and political violence, armed conflict, and natural disaster.  As a psychologist, he has created a number of psychosocial programs for populations that have endured war, torture, and political violence. He is known for his innovative work with families and communities that integrates testimony, healing, media, and the performance arts. His book Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster was published in July 2013. 

This free program is sponsored by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington and Briyut: The Wellness Center of Adas Israel

Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784