Mindfulness Practices

Makom@Adat Shalom is a program initiative in contemplative Jewish life, with opportunities to participate with mindfulness practices, some Jewish, such as contemplative chant, meditation and mussar study; and some originating outside of Judaism, such as hatha yoga, silent retreat and spiritual direction.

Makom Retreat – Both on-site and off-site, retreat opportunities to learn and deepen our practices and build community.

Makom Meditation – Guided meditation based on the Torah portion or other Jewish gateways.

Makom Sacred Chanting Р Meditative and ecstatic chanting to focus on a particular phrase or verse of sacred text, utilizing both sound and silence.

Makom Yoga – offered throughout the year, in alignment with the Jewish calendar to develop our kinesthetic connection with the major spiritual themes of the year.

Days of Awe 5780

Register for Makom Elul Yoga with Rabbi Hazzan Rachel and Sue Dorfman!

Sunday mornings from August 18th-September 22nd (No class on September 1st)

Makom Elul Yoga

    The Hebrew month of Elul is highlighted in Jewish tradition as a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Join Rabbi Hazzan Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind and soul during this special season of increased reflection and introspection. Learning and practicing the principles and postures of hatha yoga is yet another portal to explore these themes. These sessions are intended for practitioners of all levels, with modifications available as participants' needs dictate. Wear comfortable clothing to allow for optimal movement. Bring a yoga mat - all other props are provided. Adat Shalom members, suggested $5 donation to the synagogue Social Action Fund per class, visitors and guests, $10 per class. Guests welcome! Questions? Contact Rabbi Hazzan Rachel at

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