Embodied Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism for All People


Program: Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning: Mindfulness
: Rabbi Matthew Ponak (Read bio)
Day and Time: Wednesdays 5:15- 6:45 p.m. Pacific Time or 8:15-9:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Dates: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 2023 (8 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $288 Generous financial scholarships available

One of Jewish mysticism’s greatest gifts to the world is its emphasis on balancing spiritual depth and everyday living. Rabbi Matthew Ponak’s new book: Embodied Kabbalah (with a foreword from Rabbi Arthur Green) draws from nearly 1000 years of Jewish sources to articulate a path that is both transformational and grounded. Judaism places great importance on daily responsibilities, healthy relationships, and the ancient obligation to be a good person; Jewish mysticism is no different. In this course, students will engage with teachings and practices from Kabbalah and Hasidic mysticism which relate to: (1) body/mind/spirit connection, (2) integrating powerful spiritual experiences, (3) working with difficult emotions and challenging life circumstances, (4) the ethics of spiritual leadership and (5) the balance between personal choices and traditional practices in the lives of mystics. Embodied Kabbalah is open to people of all backgrounds who want to access this powerful, living tradition. Visit Rabbi Ponak’s website for more information about Embodied Kabbalah.

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