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The Wellness Center @ Adas Israel

“The beginning of awe is wonder, and the beginning of wisdom is awe.”
~Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel 

The Wellness Center @ Adas Israel is thrilled to welcome you to a sacred place for communal gathering, mindfulness, and reflection. We invite community members to open themselves to wonder, awe, and Jewish ritual practice, seeking a deeper connection with one's inner self and fellow travelers. Through meditation, yoga, ritual immersion, and other embodied practices we seek to help create wholeness in the realm of the body, mind and spirit.  As you explore multiple dimensions of the Jewish tradition on your journey we seek to be an avenue to help open spaces, ancient and modern, to elevate your spiritual and religious practices.  Please join us to create expanse, release, connect and engage in our bodies, our lives and the world around us.


Jewish Mindfulness Center Of Washington


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



Yoga Pop-Up with Tobie Whitman

Friday, April 5 at 10:15am | Click Here To Register
Friday, May 3 at 10:15am | Click Here To Register

Please join the Wellness Center @Adas for two Yoga pop-ups this Spring.  As we prepare for Pesach & Shavuot, we focus on freedom and liberation.   Through a one-hour practice, we invite participants to join us for a mindful yogic flow, that grounds us in our holy space.  We will stretch, breathe, and set an intention for the season ahead.  All participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. Before the yoga practice begins, Rabbi Eliana Yolkut will ground us in the season of freedom and liberation through a brief torah study.



Wise Aging Pop-Up

Sunday, June 23rd  10am-12pm
Register Here | Adas Israel Library

Facilitated by Janice Mostow and Betsy Strauss

Developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Wise Aging hosts conversations about what it means not just to get older but to age wisely.  The program seeks to offer practical and spiritual insights to help individuals meet the challenges of these years with a sustaining spirit.   Facilitated Wise Aging groups refer to the foundational text, “Wise Aging:  Living with Joy, Resilience & Spirit” by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal.   Janice Mostow and Betsy Strauss, co-facilitators of Wise Aging at Adas Israel will introduce you to the program’s three foundational ideas; engage you in a small group activity; and present a short Jewish teaching about how to age wisely.        



Gan Hamishpacha/Family Center

The Gan Hamishpacha/Family Center at Adas Israel is a warm, welcoming, progressive place where all parents, babies, and children gather and connect. 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 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 Adas.

For additional information & questions, please contact Gan HaMishpacha/Family Center Senior Educator & DONA Postpartum Doula, Darci Lewis



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.



Hesed Committee

Adas Israel invites anyone interested in creating a caring community to become involved in the many activities of the Hesed Committee.  The committee focuses on Acts of Loving Kindness to help meet life challenges among our members.  Hesed is a vital part of building community at Adas.  One day you might be helping someone in our community.  The next day you might need help yourself and the community is there for you.  Hesed provides both the joy of giving and receiving. If you have any questions please contact Hesed Committee Chairperson, Rae Grad



Hesed Support Groups & Meditation

Support Groups are a wonderful way to share insights and coping strategies for different life experiences. We are so fortunate to have Mick Neustadt available to guide these group sessions. Please click here to learn more about these opportunities: Intro to Mindfulness, Grief, Loss, and Healing, and more. 


Wed, June 19 2024 13 Sivan 5784