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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


The Intergenerational Holiness of our Bodies: Connecting with Rosh Hodesh

Facilitated by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt from Adas Israel, Sarah Waxman from At The Well, and Mickie Simon, MSW, Jewish Mindfulness Teacher

Wednesday, January 10 at 7pm, Gewirz Beit Am
Click Here To Register

The Cyclical nature of the Hebrew calendar, including passage from one moon to the next is reflective of movement of one generation to the next, as well as the cyclical nature of our bodies.  We desire to bring forward the awareness of these cycles as a spiritual practice, grounded in connection to Rosh Hodesh, the New Moon.

Please join us for an evening of learning, discussion, reflection, and sharing as we explore how Judaism gives us wisdom to think about and understand our bodies---understanding our bodies as holy objects.  The evening is open to people of all ages and genders.  There will be opportunity for small group connectivity, learning, story telling, and text study.  This unique program provides a chance for togetherness and connection to our fellow community members, while connecting to the sacredness of the Hebrew month of  Sh'vat.  Please join us!



Meditation & Mindfulness
Taught by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and Mick Neustadt, LICSW

November  28th; December 5th & 19th ; January 2nd & 16th
7pm-8pm, Gewirz Beit Am
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Please join the Jewish Mindfulness Center for a 6-part series focusing on meditation, breathing, and self-presence.  This series is for those grounded in a meditative practice and those eager to bring meditation into their life.  Through the course of this series we will learn the practice of releasing our thoughts, anchoring our breath, and focusing our energy on being grounded in the present.   All are welcome to join and bring meditation into their daily life.



Gan Hamishpacha/Family Center 

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The Gan Hamishpacha/Family Center at Adas is a warm, welcoming, progressive place where all parents, babies, and children gather and connect. We have a wide range of offerings including: 
Prenatal/Postpartum Support Groups, Early Childhood Music Classes and an all new Havurah Program for young families! Our Fall sessions begins in late September, so please register soon!



Dip in the Adas Mikvah

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. You can now book a Mikvah immersion completely online, by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the Director of the Mikvah Rabbi Elianna Yolkut


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington

JMCW Offerings


Morning Awakening

Tuesday Mornings @ 9:45am - Click Here to Join the Zoom session
Shacharit (Morning Minyan) Siddur pages: click here to view

Join Rabbi Holtzblatt for an uplifting dose of mindful prayer and song as we start the day together. Gather over Zoom at 9:30am to center ourselves with selections from the daily morning tefillot (prayers). We will ground ourselves together with the experience of our own lives and meditate together. Morning Awakening is a new take on the traditional Jewish morning service.



Weekly Meditation Sit

New Dates Coming Soon

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

New Dates Coming Soon

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

New Dates Coming Soon

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


Awake With Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt

Awake: Finding The Holy In The Everyday Listen Now

"How do we stop and notice that incredible, holy things happen to us every day?"

In this new podcast, Rabbi Holtzblatt will bring the teachings from Jewish mystical texts and the Hasidic masters from the 13th-20th century into everyday life.  The podcast will offer a few minutes to pause and to open ourselves to the possibility that holiness, connection and presence are around us all of the time.  

New Episodes Are Released Every week!

Click Here To Listen On Apple Podcasts!



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.


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington

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