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Makom@Home: Contemplative Opportunities

Makom@Home: Contemplative Opportunities

Makom@Adat Shalom Contemplative Comfort During the Days of Awe
Wednesdays, September 2, 9, and 16, 2020  6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Facilitated by Kit Turen

Gentle Preparation for the High Holidays with an Elul “Nugget”; Guided Breathing; a Guided Meditative Visualization; and Group Sharing.


Makom@Adat Shalom Days of Awe Virtual Quiet Retreat
Sunday, September 13th, 2020  2:00 PM – 5:30 PM,

Facilitated by Kit Turen

Click here for the Days of Awe Virtual Quiet Retreat Study Material

Our Quiet Retreat welcomes those who are new to the practice of silence and those who are
experienced. It will include guided Opening and Closing Circles, guided entry into and out of
silence, an optional Guided Meditative Visualization and an extended time of silent reflection.
This year’s Quiet Retreat–due to the pandemic –will be virtual .

We’ll begin with our Opening Circle at 2:00 PM via zoom and continue on zoom with an optional Guided Meditative Visualization. Participants will then go into their own time of silence. We’ll meet back on zoom at 5:00 PM for our Closing Circle. Materials for reflection will be available to download in advance and during the retreat but otherwise, the retreat time will be technology free! Please contact Kit Turen with any questions.


Journey of T’shuvah/Transformation with Meditation and Chant
Facilitators: Steve and Jody Shapiro and Paul Zeitz.
Sundays, August 30, continuing through September 14, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

This program takes us through the month of Av – the Destruction of the Temple with a contemplative experience using the Sefirot and returning us to Elul and the High Holidays.


Meditation with Fran Zamore
Tuesdays, at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

As we turn our attention to spiritual preparation for the approaching Days of Awe, we will sit in meditation together between 11 and 11:30 and all who are able are welcome to stay for our discussion. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.


Contemplative Gathering led by Fran Zamore & Larry Goldsmith – 10:00 AM – Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Sunday, September 20


Everyday T’shuvah Boker Tov – contemplative morning meditation with shofar blast 8:00 AM- 8:15 AM – Tuesday, September 22 with R. Sandy Rubenstein, Wednesday, September 23 with Marla Zipin and Friday, September 25 with Susana Isaacson*


Everyday T’shuvah Boker Tov – contemplative morning meditation with shofar blast 10 am Sunday September 27 with Steve Shapiro*


Yom Kippur offerings — during the break between services Makom will provide materials that people can use on their own for contemplative walking and Yom Kippur Chanting and Meditation led by Jody and Steve Shapiro and Paul Zeitz at 3 pm

Sign up here for our Makom@Adat Shalom offering for the Jewish New Year Season!