Current Programs at the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis
Let It Ripple
A Fall Tikkun Middot Series with Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Eve Dyson
Mondays, November 6 + 13 + 20 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Mindfulness Center
Tikkun Middot combines musar (ethical) study with mindfulness practices to bring deeper meaning to our daily lives and expand our understanding of what it means to be human. This session we will be exploring the qualities of humility, perseverance, and gratitude. While these classes are free, registration is required. Participants must be able to attend all sessions.
November 12 at 9:30 a.m.: The Power of Names
How do we, as parents, provide space for a child’s Jewish identity to emerge, flourish, and change?
January 28 at 9 a.m.: The Power of Naps and Play
How can we incorporate Shabbat as a spiritual practice that is good for the whole family?
February 25 at 9 a.m.: The Power of Taking a Stand
How can we teach our children to do what’s right even when it’s hard?
Three Sundays at the Jewish Mindfulness Center
Join Rabbi Goldstein on three Sunday mornings as we learn, discuss, and share what makes parenting a spiritual practice and how Jewish wisdom and help guide us in our role as parents.
Our first session will focus on how we, as parents, provide space for a child’s Jewish identity to emerge, flourish, and change.
These sessions are free and open to parents with grade-school-age children. Registration is required.
Awe in the Afternoon
An Awe Walk Through the Botanical Gardens
Saturday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m.
Missouri Botanical Gardens • 4344 Shaw Blvd.
Meet Rabbi Goldstein at the Botanical Gardens for a Shabbat afternoon awe walk. During an awe walk we shift our attention from internal thoughts and concerns to the beauty of the world around us. Experiences of awe have been shown to reduce anxiety and stress, as well as increase feelings of generosity and joy.
Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $14 for general admission, $6 for seniors, and free for members. Participants are responsible for their own admission fee.
Livin’ on a Prayer
Four Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Jewish Mindfulness Center
Shema, V’ahavta, and the Mezuzah – Deepening our Capacity for Love
Nism b’chol Yom – Morning Miracles
Yotzer Or – Seeing the World Anew
Sim Shalom and Oseh Shalom – Cultivating Peace
Join Rabbi Goldstein in exploring the meaning, history, and development of traditional prayers that can be incorporated or adapted into a personal prayer practice.
Ongoing Programs at the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis
Prayer Lab: Count Your Blessings
Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m.
Join Rabbi Goldstein, Lucy Greenbaum and the Prayer Lab musicians for our monthly non-traditional Shabbat service combining poetry, participatory music, interactive teachings, and time set aside for meditation and personal reflection. The theme for this month’s Prayer Lab is Count Your Blessings.
December’s Prayer Lab will be on Friday, December 17 and our theme will be Shine Your Light.
Whether you are joining us online or on-site, worshippers are encouraged to come with open minds and open hearts. All are welcome.
Weekly Mindfulness Mediation Sits
9 a.m. on Tuesday Mornings on Zoom
Join Rabbi Andrea Goldstein for these weekly Mindfulness Meditation sits incorporating teachings and stories from the weekly Torah portions, Jewish prayer, and tradition. No meditation experience is necessary, all are welcome, and no registration is needed. For information about how to join, make sure you are getting our weekly Mindfulness e-mails. If you don’t get our Monday e-mails, click here to sign up.
Spiritual Direction: A Chance to Explore the Holiness of Your Life
Monday afternoons with Rabbi Goldstein, by appointment only
Spiritual Direction is a practice involving meeting with a spiritual director on a monthly basis to cultivate the ability to discern the holiness, spiritual or sacred in all aspects of life. Rabbi Goldstein completed the Spiritual Direction practicum to become a spiritual director at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in 2018.
There is no cost for members of Congregation Shaare Emeth, though it is customary to make a donation to the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis after each session. The cost for non-members is $50 per session.
To set up a first appointment contact Stacy Jespersen.