We are thrilled to announce the founding of Emunat HaLev: The Meditation Institute of Temple Emunah. Literally translated, Emunat HaLev means the "Faith of the Heart," and we hope this new institute will touch everyone deeply in their hearts and souls, as in the words of the Sh'ma prayer.
There is a rabbinic teaching - rahmana liba ba'ei - the Compassionate One desires our hearts - God hopes we will feel God's presence and God wants our lev - our heart. Emunat HaLev, a new component in our incredibly rich offerings, will continue our existing programs, while offering new ones, including a weekly Morning Meditation Group on Tuesdays for us to develop our practice.
Our offerings will be primarily for our membership, but we will reach out to others beyond our community as well. We also hope to find funding to send all our Religious School and Preschool teachers to mindfulness teacher training, so they can learn how to bring these practices to our students, help them focus calmly on their learning and, perhaps, share them with our families as well!
Kol Tuv - All the Best,
Rabbi David Lerner
Here are some on-going meditation and spiritual programs happening now.
We hope you can join us!
Monthly Jewish Spirituality Group - Tuesday or Thursday evenings
Monthly Shabbat Morning Meditation - Saturday mornings
Weekly Morning Meditation Group - Tuesday mornings
Sunday Morning Spiritual Shaharit Services - Sundays in January and March, 2017
And Save the Date for this year's Glatzer-in-Residence weekend, March 3-5, 2017, when our guest will be Dr. Jonathan Slater, who will present the intellectual history of Jewish mindfulness, the practice itself, and related Hasidic texts.
Please enjoy these recent sermons regarding spirituality and meditative practices:
Rabbi Lerner's Sermon from Rosh Hashanah:
Rabbi Lerner's Sermon from Yom Kippur:
This year, on Yom Kippur, we held our first Meditative Martyrology service,