Mindfulness, Kavvanah and Meditative Focus
June 30, 2019
Life in the Divine Present
As it might happen any other day, on Sunday afternoon, June 30, weather sprinkled, refracted and reflected in the bimah skylight. On this day, the Hebrew Seminary community had gathered to consider how best to receive, live and share God's divine light, come rain or shine.
The event panelists and participants shared insights and energy around the topics of Mindfulness, Kavvanah & Meditative Focus. For those unable to join us, our next issue of Sefer Assiyah, The Book of Making will include highlights of the day's teachings. Sign up below to receive a copy!
Give Presence to yourself.
In the present moment you meet God. Be flush with this expansive moment.
Welcome to Hebrew Seminary's event Mindfulness, Kavvanah and Meditative Focus: Three Roads to Daily Living. "Please turn off your cell phone and turn up your mindfulness,"
asks Executive Director Alison Brown.
Hebrew Seminary President and Professor of Mysticism Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer opens the program discussing mindfulness as one of the cornerstones of Jewish spiritual wisdom.
Rabbi Dr. Roberta Glick, Professor of Neurosurgery and meditation teacher inspires us with stories of her personal spiritual journey and Jewish mindfulness practices.
Student Rabbi Alison Brown invited attendees to savor their Shehekheyanu moments
to support well-being.
Vice Chairman Lorry Charak closes the program with a reminder that Hebrew Seminary invites everyone to be divinely transformed and energized. (The Hebrew Seminary President seems to want to be everywhere … he wants to be omni-present!)
The Fall Semester starts soon!
A variety of classes are open to the public.
(L to R) Auditing student Anna Todaro Sadur, Professor of Mysticism Rahmiel Drizin and Board of Director, Senior Lecturer Linda Clark discuss the upcoming fall semester.
Advisory Board member Arnold Pritsker and Dr. Roberta Glick share their enthusiasm for Hebrew Seminary classes, especially Zohar. This coming semester will begin from the beginning
with the Thirteen-Petalled Rose.
Community leaders, like Joan Golder, are drawn to Hebrew Seminary Board service because of our unique mission to educate students as rabbis to serve all Jewish communities, especially those traditionally underserved, including the deaf community.
Board of Directors David and Linda Clark joyfully help make things happen at Hebrew Seminary!
Director Nancy Rothstein expresses our many thanks to (R to L) sign language interpreter Rachel Clinkman and Beth and Alison Brown.
Our seminary is proud and blessed to receive great ideas from all its feminists!
Save-the-date for our next event, an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, November 24th at 2:30pm, hosted by Hebrew Seminary and Congregation Bene Shalom.
Also, many thanks to our sister organization, Congregation Bene Shalom. Seen here, left to right: Cantorial Soloist Charlene Brooks Clinkman, Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer and Assistant Rabbi Shari Chen. (The omnipresence is seen again both as Hebrew Seminary President and
Senior Rabbi Congregation Bene Shalom!)
Give yourself the gift of hitlamdut, learning mind.