Rabbi Deb Smith (Reb Deb)’s “The Spiritual You” will be offered on Mondays, November 7, 14th, 21nd and 28th, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater. The fee is $60.00 for the 4 session course. The course is limited to 12 participants. Advance registration is required by October 31.
Difficult to define and sought after by increasing numbers of people, spirituality has been present as the glue that holds Judaism together throughout the ages. We will study the roots and development of Jewish spirituality from ancient to contemporary times and explore its seven active components (study, prayer, music, tikkun olam/social justice, nature, meditation, acts of transcendence). Discussion of how to care for and nourish the soul; the power of blessings and how to incorporate a spontaneous blessing practice into our lives. How can one develop a meaningful spiritual practice, regardless of level of involvement with religious practice or belief in G-d?
Reb Deb Smith is the founder and spiritual leader of Or Ha Lev Jewish Renewal Congregation in Morris County. She is also a Clinical Social Worker and a recipient of the prestigious Leo Brody Award, given to an outstanding professional in the field of Jewish Communal Service.
These discussions are part of “Yearn to Learn” sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties. “Yearn to Learn: (Y2L) has been created by retired and semi retired persons looking for high quality, interactive learning experiences in small, local group settings, which promote stimulating group interaction, self exploration and interpersonal connections. It is open to the entire community. For more information, or to be added to the Y2L mailing list, please contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or visit our website at www.jewishfamilysvc.org
Sponsor: Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties