Meditation is an invitation to cultivate awareness of the present moment without judgment. As we practice approaching each moment with courage, curiosity and compassion we are able to ground ourselves and cultivate awareness and calm. Each sit includes teaching drawn from the Jewish spiritual tradition, chanting, silent meditation and an opportunity for questions and sharing. These meditation sessions are appropriate for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome to join us.
The program is free to all. All sessions are virtual.
Offered by Shalem, the Jewish Wellness Initiative of the San Francisco Bay Area. Shalem was created by the Peninsula JCC and Embodied Jewish Learning, and is now a collaboration of Embodied Jewish Learning, the Peninsula JCC, Oshman Family JCC, Jewish Silicon Valley, JCC San Francisco, Osher Marin JCC, and JCC East Bay to promote holistic wellness and well-being inspired by and infused with Jewish wisdom.
Rabbi Lavey Derby
is an accomplished meditation teacher, skilled in both eastern and Jewish meditation practices, as well as a teacher of Zohar (the central work of Kabbalah), Hasidic writings, and other works of the Jewish mystical tradition. He has studied with many extraordinary teachers including Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, Rabbi David Cooper z”l, Sylvia Boorstein, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, and Rabbi Jeff Roth. Together with Julie Emden, Lavey co-created Shalem, the Jewish Wellness Initiative of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Online via Zoom
Free but registration is required
Contact: Tova Birnbaum | [email protected]