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The Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington (JMCW)


At The Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington we seek to open ourselves to wonder and awe through contemplative mindfulness practices. Our weekly offerings of meditation and yoga, in addition to our special workshops and soulful Shabbat services, create a space for openly approaching the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish tradition. Whether you have been practitioner of meditation for years or are trying yoga for the first time, we welcome you!

All of our programming is open to the public and donation based. 


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington

Upcoming Announcements


Pathways to Preparation 
Spirited High Holy Day Preparations, Experiences & Learning

Click here to view a list of events and registrations

JMCW is proud to partner with MakomDC and Hesed in order to bring you meaningful High Holy Day offerings that will unpack and build upon the essential Days of Awe and prepare us to bring our full selves to Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur. Highlights include classes by our core clergy and Sarah Beller of Realize Change. Please join us as we prepare our bodies, hearts, and souls for the High Holy Days. 



Soulful, Musical Shabbat Services

Presented by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington

With Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, Rabbi Aaron Alexander & Band; Join us for a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat. Featuring seasoned musicians and a spiritual, ecstatic excursion into prayer & song. Followed by a festive Shabbat dinner feast:

DATES & REGISTRATION 2019-2020 (click a date to register):
Sep 13Nov 8Dec 13Feb 7 | Mar 13 | May 8 | Jun 12


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington

Ongoing Offerings


Morning Awakening

Tuesdays at 9am 
Please Note – Class will *not* be held 8/27, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 or 10/29

Come join JMCW for an uplifting 45 minutes of mindful prayer and song as we start the day together. Morning Awakening is a new take on the traditional Jewish morning service. Start your Tuesday with a dose of mindfulness, only at JMCW. Led by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt.



Weekly Meditation Sit

Wednesday’s at 7:30pm beginning September 4
Please Note – Class will *not* be held 10/2, 10/9, 11/27, or 12/25

Each week we come together for a community sit. Our time is marked by explorations of meditation techniques, guided teachings, and silent sits. No experience necessary, all are welcome. Our community is open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Drop-ins welcome. Led by JMCW Faculty



Monthly Yoga Vinyasa Lunar Flow

Wednesday’s at 6:30pm beginning October 30
Classes for the fall will be held on 10/30, 11/20, and 12/18

Our monthly Jewish Yoga practice offers a home to those who wish to explore embodied spirituality. This class seeks to awaken and stimulate the senses through a full mind/body exploration of asana. Drawing inspiration from Mussar, Kabbalah, and the wisdom of Jewish thinkers, this class reinterprets “Jewish Yoga”. *Mats and props are provided.* Led by JMCW Faculty



Wise Aging

Please Note – Our newest cohort is full but you can sign up for the Wait List Here.

Meetings from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on the Sundays listed here: September 22, 2019, October 6, November 3, December 8, January 26, 2020, February 9, March 22, April 26, May 10 and June 7

Wise Aging is a small group exploration of aging well and wisely through a Jewish lens. The Wise Aging Adas group will meet monthly to learn, share experiences, and acquire skills to sanctify the moments in time that make up this stage in our lives. The program uses the book developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal - Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit. Please contact Janice Mostow ( or Betsy Strauss ( if you have questions.


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington

Deepen Your Practice


Purple Honey Podcast

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Tune in and listen to the first episodes of Purple Honey created by JMCW community member, ritual maker, and personal chef, Jodi Balis. Purple Honey creates a digital gathering space for female voices to explore how Jewish wisdom and feminine spirituality bring sweetness to our everyday lives. The first two episodes feature JMCW faculty member Rabbi Sarah Tasman and creator of At the Well, Sarah Waxman.Eisenberger, and Shir Yaakov Feit.Holtzblatt.



Adas Community Mikvah: Immerse & Cleanse

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One goal of mindfulness is to find moments of alignment, where body, mind, and soul are all engaged. Mikvah is a powerful Jewish ritual through which we can experience this alignment. Many people are able to achieve a harmony of their being in a single Mikvah immersion. Others establish a regular practice of Mikvah, akin to yoga or meditation, in which they experiment with different ways of immersing and find the ones that bring them closest to Oneness. Some have a weekly Mikvah practice, others come monthly, seasonally, or yearly. For more info visit


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington

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