We are thrilled of the success of Emunat HaLev: The Meditation Institute of Temple Emunah. Literally translated, Emunat HaLev means "Faith of the Heart," and we hope this institute touches 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 offers incredibly rich offerings, including a weekly morning meditation group on Tuesdays, a monthly minhah meditation on Thursday afternoons, and a monthly Shabbat morning meditation, which ends in time for particpants to attend the Torah service in the Main Sanctuary. Our offerings are open to anyone who is interested in participating; temple membership is not required.
Additionally, we have sent some of our Religious School and Preschool teachers to mindfulness teacher trainings, 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
Click HERE to see our 2019-2020 Schedule for our three regular meditation groups.
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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: