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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


Communal Resilience and Healing: A Conversation Presented by JMCW and Briyut - TO BE RESCHEDULED

Join Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and Dr. Jack Saul for an in-depth zoom conversation about Trauma and Resilience on Tuesday October 12 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



November Learning with MakomDC + JMCW/Briyut

"​​Mindfulness and Musar: Choosing Growth"
Yitzhak Bronstein

Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30pm | Join us in the Biran Beit Midrash or Click to Join Virtually

How can mindfulness practice help us identify the areas in which we have potential to grow?  A teaching from the 20th century mussar leader, Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler will challenge us to reflect on ourselves in newfound ways. 

"​​Is God Inside Us?"
Yitzhak Bronstein

Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30pm | Join us in the Biran Beit Midrash or Click to Join Virtually

The hasidic masters taught that divinity can be found inside of ourselves and everything around us. What might that mean on a practical level? How can it inform the ways we relate to our bodies? Through a body meditation informed by a teaching of the Piaseczna Rebbe, we will practice relating to our bodily sensations as sacred. 

"​​The Joy of Withholding Judgement"
Yitzhak Bronstein

Tuesday, November 23 at 7:30pm | Join us in the Biran Beit Midrash or Click to Join Virtually

One of the foundational pillars of mindfulness is being able to relate to our present experience with nonjudgmental awareness. Through the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, we will explore the tremendous challenge of relating to others and ourselves nonjudgmentally—as well as the joy which emerges from doing so. 


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

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
 -Partner Support Groups
 -Story & Song TimesOur 

Fall session begins the week of October 4th--spots are filling up, so please register soon. For additional information & questions, please contact Gan HaMishpacha/
Family Center Senior Educator & DONA Postpartum Doula, Darci Lewis

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782