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The Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington (JMCW)

Welcome!

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. 

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Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington


Upcoming Announcements
 

 

Morning Awakening

Tuesday Mornings @ 9:30am - 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.

 

 

JMCW Prenatal or Postpartum Parent Support Group

Prenatal group: Tuesdays at 2:00pm Register Here
Postpartum group: Wednesdays at 11:00am Register Here

Parents-to-be and Postpartum parents: If your family is preparing to welcome a baby into your home, or your family is in the postpartum period, having recently welcomed a baby into your family, please join a JMCW Prenatal or Postpartum Parent Support Group.

These groups will be lead by Gan Assistant Director & Curriculum Specialist, Darci Lewis. In addition to nurturing our Gan children and families,  Darci is also a DONA-certified Postpartum Doula, These groups are an opportunity for learning, connectivity, and support, as new babies integrate into the life of a family.

Please contact Darci Lewis for any questions. Groups will begin in mid-September, and will meet once/week for 1 hour.

 

 

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!

 

 

Create Your Own Water Rituals at Home

adasisrael.org/mikvah

Let water help you flow through these difficult present circumstances. The Adas Israel Community Mikvah has developed a set of tools for you to create your own water ritual at home. Visit www.adasisrael.org/mikvah to explore our resources and examples.

 

 

Adas on the Airwaves

Digital Services, Classes & More @ Adas! Learn More

Throughout this closure, we will proudly continue our commitment to Adas prayer, learning, and connection — through the airwaves. On our website, you will find a comprehensive collection of upcoming services, classes, and other opportunities to engage remotely. We affirm once again that our unwavering connection to each other is among our greatest blessings at Adas, and is felt just as palpably in our hearts, and even online, as it is in our building. We are each of us, aravevim zeh la-zeh, deeply bound, one with the other.

 

Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington


Ongoing Offerings
 

 

Shamayim Va’Aretz — The Space Between 
Soulful, Open Hearted, & Energy-filled Friday night 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:

 

 

Weekly Meditation Sit

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

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

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 (janicelml@aol.com) or Betsy Strauss (betsy.strauss@gmail.com) if you have questions.

 

Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington


Deepen Your Practice
 

 

Purple Honey Podcast

Listen Here

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


Email us at JMCW@adasisrael.org to join our JMCW newsletter for weekly updates and special offerings!

 

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