The JMCW @ Adas offers programs and workshops to help deepen our experience of the spiritual, and create connections to foster a vibrant, diverse spiritual community. Experience Jewish Meditation, Yoga, Mindful Learning, and spirited Shabbat & Holiday programs… all within a uniquely Jewish context.

“The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living.” ~Abraham Joshua Heschel

Welcome to the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington. The JMCW offers meditation, yoga, soulful Shabbat services and a space to openly approach the multiple spiritual dimensions of the Jewish tradition. We seek to open ourselves to wonder, awe, and mindfulness as we journey through life. Whether you have been a practicioner of meditation for years or are trying yoga for the first time, you are always welcome at the JMCW. Wishing you all a sweet new year and a year full of wonder.
~Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt (Rabbi.Holtzblatt@adasisrael.org)

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UPCOMING & ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS


2016 High Holy Day Programs @ JMCW

L'Shana Tova!
The JMCW @ Adas offers programs and workshops to help deepen our experience of the spiritual, and create connections to foster a vibrant, diverse spiritual community. This year, heighten your spiritual experience of the pinnacle of our holy calendar with mindful programs. Click here to learn more!

Return Again to Shabbat

With Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt & Elie Greenberg.
The Shabbat experience you cannot miss!… Every second week of the month! In the style of our innovative outdoor Kol Nidre Service. Join us for a reflective journey into the power of Shabbat. Featuring seasoned musicians and a spiritual, personal excursion into prayer & song. Followed by a festive Israeli tapas-style feast. Join as we dance, sing, and discover the deep shabbat within us all.

Weekly Meditation Sessions @ JMCW

SUMMER BREAK – MEDITATION WILL RETURN IN THE FALL ONGOING AND FREE – JUMP IN ANY TIME!
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
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Sessions include silent meditation and an exploration of Jewish meditation techniques followed by refreshments. Beginners are most welcome!

Mindful Yoga @ JMCW

SUMMER BREAK – YOGA WILL RETURN IN THE FALL

Sessions include silent meditation and an exploration of Jewish meditation techniques followed by refreshments. Beginners are most welcome!

Please direct any questions about yoga to Alesandra Zsiba, JMCW Yoga Coordinator: yoga@adasisrael.org

Morning Awakening

Tuesdays at 9:15am
Come join JMCW for an uplifting 45 minutes of mindful prayer and song as we start the day together. Morning Awakening is a new take on the traditional Jewish morning service. Start your Tuesday with a dose of mindfulness, only at JMCW. Led by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt.

Bodies of Water: Honoring Our Jewish Bodies

Pick A Sunday: www.Bodies-Of-Water.org
Join us for an afternoon of interactive learning about Jewish approaches and Mikvah spirituality for promoting a positive body image. Open to women and girls, ages 10 and up. Come with your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, or friends for an extra special experience! For more information, contact Naomi Malka.

Jewish Mindfulness from the Rabbis

Jewish Mindfulness Resources from our Clergy and Guests:

The Jewishness of Jewish Mindfulness
By Senior Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

What is Jewish Meditation?
By Rabbi Gilah Langner

Why Jews Should NOT Believe in God
Rosh Hashanah 2013 Sermon by Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Claiming the Space
Rosh Hashanah Sermon in the new Biran Beit Midrash by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt

JMCW @ ADAS Wins Second Slingshot Award!

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For the second year in a row, the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington @ Adas Israel has been named one of the top 82 innovative organizations in Jewish North America! Through Jewish Mindfulness practices, meditation, yoga, and spirited learning & worship, the JMCW seeks to reclaim an embodied Jewish experience with body, heart, and soul for a 21st century synagogue life. Click Here to Learn More.

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