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Congregation Shomrei Torah

Jewish Mindfulness adds the teachings of our tradition to deepen the meditative experience.  No previous experience is necessary to attend.

Are we happy? Are we living the life we want to live? Mindfulness Meditation is the practice of cultivating our attention to the present moment. As we learn to quiet our minds, we see our truth more clearly, and open a path to living a fuller, happier, healthier life.

These courses, led by Rabbi George Gittleman, Alissa Hirshfeld and occasional guest leaders, will include teaching, meditation instruction, and periods of silence.

By practicing together, we’ll enhance our ability to listen to the voice within and expand our sense of interconnectedness. The seasons of the Jewish calendar serve as a guiding theme, to deepen the meditative experience.


Join Meditation

via Live Stream


Zoom Link  

Available by Request


Previous Sessions 

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Meditation Schedule

Be sure to contact the office if you are not yet receiving the weekly meditation email reminders, which include the Zoom links and passwords.



Led by Rabbi George Gittleman or Alissa Hirshfeld. Each session includes teachings, meditation instruction, and periods of silence. Available on Zoom or Live Stream only.

June  18, 25

July 16, 30

August 6, 13, 20, 27



Participant led. Join us weekly for a short meditation session, led by Lisa Ehrlich or another member of the CST community. Start the day from a place of peace and reflection. Available on Zoom only.

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Click Here to watch previously recorded Meditation sessions.


Highlighted Past Sessions:

Meditation Mini-Retreat, 28 August 2022

Be Here Now! - Rabbi George's Sermon


Resources from Tuesday Sessions:

Ten Commitments - 18 June 2024

Resource - 14 May 2024

Resource - 16 April 2024

Passover Haggadah - 9 April 2024

Notes from Meditation Retreat - 31 March 2024

Parshat Vayikra - 19 March 2024

Parshat Va'yakhel - 12 March 2024

The Broken and the Whole - 27 February 2024

Dharma/Torah - 20 February 2024

RAIN - 13 February 2024

Foundations of Mindfulness - 30 January 2024

Practice of Radical Amazement - 9 January 2024

Va-yigash - Working With What Is - 19 December 2023

Art Green Levi Yitzhak Hanukkah - 12 December 2023

Chayeh Sarah - It's All God - 7 November 2023

Vayera Meditation Resource Sheet - 24 October 2023

Deuteronomy 30 and Neruda Poem - 12 September 2023

The River Meditation by Rabbi Nachman - 5 September 2023

Psalm 27 by Norman Fischer - 29 August 2023

Parashat Ekev - 1 August 2023

Kushner and Olitzky - 20 June 2023

Siddur - 20 June 2023

Meditation Recordings by Rabbi George:

BODY SCAN: Follow these recorded instructions by Rabbi George to relax and prepare for meditation or sleep.

SOUND-BASED Meditation: Listen to this guided meditation from Rabbi George, "Hearing the Voice of the Holy One: A Sound-Based Guided Meditation."

          COMPASSION PRACTICE: Guided by Rabbi George.

Other Resources:

WALKING MEDITATION: Resources for meditation while walking.

SHALOM CHANT: Follow Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfeld in chanting “Shalom,” as we do during our sessions.

COUNTING THE OMERResources for counting the Omer.

To view more resources for Jewish meditation, CLICK HERE.

Sun, June 23 2024 17 Sivan 5784