Tue, Dec 20|
FED Chanukah Party with A Taste of Jewish Mindfulness
Come celebrate the Festival of Lights with candle-lighting and a festive dinner. We'll also learn about Jewish Mindfulness through text study and guided and silent meditation practice led by Mira Neshama, to (re)connect to our inner light so we can better shine it, from within and out!
Time & Location
Dec 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
FED House, 307 W 121st St 4, New York, NY 10027, USA
About the event
Is there such a thing as Jewish Mindfulness? Since "Mindfulness" has become a buzzword over the past years, Jews have turned to their own tradition in search of their roots of mindfulness -- often waiting in plain sight. In this workshop, through exploring texts and rituals, and by tasting a couple of contemplative practices, we will (re)discover how everyday Jewish practice offers us tools for full presence, intention, gratitude and benevolence. As we are celebrating Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, what better way to (re)connect to our inner light so we can better shine it, from within and out! The workshop comprises text study, guided and silent meditation practice, sharing and a time for questions and answers.
Bio of the presenter:
Mira is a Paris-born scholar and teacher of Torah and Meditation. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion at Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS) and received Orthodox Smicha ordination from rabbi Daniel Sperber for Beit Midrash Har’El in Jerusalem. A certified Jewish Mindfulness Teacher with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS), a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher (Sira Yoga RYT 200), and a certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor (Mindfulness Training Institute), Mira lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Matan and their dog Nissim. When she is not teaching or travelling to lead retreats and Jewish Spirituality workshops, she works at building her illustration book and exploring the best cake and challah recipes.
Includes dinner, wine and mindfulness!