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A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Empowering Practices for this Moment

Hosted By: Orot Center for New Jewish Learning

A Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Online Retreat:

Empowering Practices for this Moment through the Lens of Purim

With Orot Co-Founders and Master Teachers: Rabbis Sam Feinsmith and Jordan Bendat-Appell

“… it was for this very moment that you have come into power.” Esther 4:14

Please join Orot for an online morning of study, reflection and Jewish mindfulness meditation. There will be an option for beginning instructions. All practices will focus on supporting us in meeting the challenges of this time with a deeper sense of courage, stability and confidence in our internal resources.

* No one will be turned away due to cost. Please reach out to us at orotchicago@gmail.com if you need help with payment.

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Teachers

Rabbi Sam Feinsmith

Sam Feinsmith has been immersed in the world of Jewish contemplative living, learning, and teaching for over a decade. He seeks to transform the landscape of Jewish life in Chicago and beyond by teaching mindfulness in a Jewish framework to promote self-care and a deepening of wisdom and compassion. He has served as a consultant on a number of cutting-edge projects related to prayer, spirituality, and education and has conducted Jewish meditation workshops and retreats for young children, teens, and Jewish educators and community leaders. Sam currently directs the Center for Jewish Mindfulness at Orot, and the Educating for a Jewish Spiritual Life pilot at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
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Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell

Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell is the Director of Camp Ramah Canada and is a co-founder and director of the Center for Jewish Mindfulness in Chicago. Jordan was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2008, after which he served as rabbi at Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living in Glencoe, IL. Prior to pursuing his rabbinical studies, Jordan studied Conservation Biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, spent several months at Zen centers in California and France, and studied Jewish text at the Conservative Yeshiva and Machon Pardes in Jerusalem.
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Orot Center for New Jewish Learning

The Orot Center for New Jewish Learning, based in Chicago, offers learning opportunities that integrate ancient Jewish wisdom with meditation, art, and creative expression.
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