We are thrilled to announce the second year 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, another component in our incredibly rich offerings, will maintain our existing programs, including a weekly Morning Meditation Group on Tuesdays for us to develop our practice, while continuing to offer new ones.
Our offerings will be primarily for our membership, but we will reach out to others beyond our community as well. Last year we sent some of our Religious School and Preschool teachers to mindfulness teacher training, so they could learn how to bring these practices to our students, help them focus calmly on their learning and, perhaps, share the techniques with their 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 (sometimes preceded by a Meditative Ma'ariv)
Monthly Shabbat Morning Meditation - Saturday mornings
Weekly Morning Meditation Group - Tuesday mornings
Sunday Morning Spiritual Shaharit Services - Sundays, November thru March, 9-9:40 AM when Religious School is in session.
Thursday Afternoon Meditation Group
Yoga with a Jewish Twist
Jewish Spiritual Hike
Please enjoy these recent sermons regarding spirituality and meditative practices:
Rabbi Lerner's Sermon from Rosh Hashanah 5777:
Rabbi Lerner's Sermon from Yom Kippur 5777:
Rabbi Lerner's Sermon from Rosh Hashanah 5778: