This summer the Institute for Jewish Spirituality will offer a unique retreat/training program for professional and lay leadership teams from Jewish communities, who will be immersed in contemplative practice and will receive practical training in implementing either of two Institute-based approaches to integrating contemplative practice into communal life: the Tikkun Middot Program or Wise Aging.
Ideally, multiple leaders from a community will register as a team for one of the two tracks in this retreat/training, although a single representative may attend. Participants will be expected to implement either the Tikkun Middot Project or the Wise Aging program back in their communities.
Trainers for the Tikkun Middot Project track will be Rabbi David Jaffe and the Institute's Director of Hevraya Programming, Rabbi Marc Margolius. Trainers for the Wise Aging track will be Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Linda Thal, Ph.D, co-authors of Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit. as well as Karen Frank. Meditation will be led by Institute staff Rabbi Jonathan Slater, and yoga/embobied practice by Rabbi Myriam Klotz.
Marc Margolius Jonathan Slater Lorel Zar-Kessler Myriam Klotz
David Jaffe Rachel Cowan Linda Thal Karen Frank
II. WISE AGING