Liturgical Prayer: Discovering Our Own Authentic Service (with Rabbi Jonathan Slater)

New York, NY
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Liturgical Prayer: Discovering Our Own Authentic Service (with Rabbi Jonathan Slater)
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017

Institute for Jewish Spirituality
121 West 27th Street #404
New York, NY 10001
United States




Last day to register is October 15th!

Does your prayer life need a boost? Could you use support, guidance, community and/or teaching to help you engage a richer and more meaningful prayer practice? Then consider joining our month-long prayer intensives!

These 30-day modules are designed to help you focus on cultivating a specific modality of prayer practice. Offered online, you choose the time that's most convenient for you to watch the weekly half-hour teaching video, engage in the brief but focused daily practice, and post your questions and reflections. Optional participation in a weekly processing group to reflect on your practice and receive real-time guidance from the instructor will be available on a first-come, first-serve registration basis, for an additional fee.

Cost:
Month-Long Prayer Intensive: $100
Month-Long Prayer Intensive Plus Weekly Live Processing Group: $125


Partial financial aid may be available by application only. Financial aid application details will be included in registration confirmation email - you must register before applying for financial aid.

Any financial aid awards will be granted as a rebate to your registration fee.

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Last day to register is October 15th!


Liturgical Prayer: Discovering Our Own Authentic Service
Rabbi Jonathan Slater

October 22 - November 17, 2017


One of the greatest treasures of Jewish religious life is the siddur, the prayer-book. It reflects generations of spiritual struggle and exaltation, expressed in prayers of great poetic richness and nuanced theological reflection. While it is “one book,” it is made up of layers of texts, each one articulating its own way of expressing the deepest cares and yearnings of the Jewish heart. Yet, for many Jews this same book is an impediment to prayer. Forced to say someone else’s words of prayer, to live into someone else’s experience of God, to follow the flow of someone else’s heart, many people feel stymied, silenced. In this module we will investigate our own modes of praying through body, heart and mind – and then discover which of the many prayers in the siddur might serve as a vehicle for our native expression. Over the course of the month, through our individual practice and collective investigation, we will begin a process of sketching out what might constitute our own matbe’a, our “fixed” structure of prayer, for the sake of nurturing our own deepest kavvanah, our true intention in prayer, and for the sake of connecting in truth with the Jewish tradition.



Rabbi Jonathan Slater serves as Senior Program Director at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, directing the clergy programs and serving in a variety of roles in other programs. He is author of
Mindful Jewish Living: Compassionate Practice and A Partner In Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching our Lives through the Wisdom of R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev’s Kedushat Levi.


Cancellation Policy:  

Cancellations made more than 7 days before the start date of a module will be given a full refund minus a $35 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given once the module has started.
All refunds will be paid via check.

Want to sign up? Click REGISTER NOW on the top right of this page!
Last day to register is October 15th!

 

Contact Information

  • Nancy Flam
    Senior Program Director
    Institute for Jewish Spirituality
    nancy@jewishspirituality.org


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