Bet Mishpachah is excited to be hosting Rabbi Benjamin Shalva as its scholar-in-residence for its Spring Shabbaton on May 11 and 12, 2018.
We all know Benjamin Shalva as our Shabbat song leader and from the High Holy Day services, but how many of us have heard him as a speaker and spiritual leader?
He will be joining us following the Friday evening service on May 11, and following the Kiddush lunch after the Saturday morning service on May 12.
His topic will be "Inner Light: Kabbalah & Meditation for the Busy Mind." Kabbalah -- Jewish Mysticism -- offers a number of transformative meditation techniques aimed to calm the mind, revitalize the soul, connect to the Source, and discover the deepest self. Together, we will sample a variety of Kabbalistic meditation practices and discover solace and sanctuary in our own bodies, hearts and minds. No background or prior experience necessary -- all beginners welcome!
Rabbi Benjamin Shalva is also a writer, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and musician. He received his rabbinical ordination from the The Jewish Theological Seminary - JTS and serves on the faculties of the The Soul Center and the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington. He specializes in blending the mystic traditions of East and West and leads workshops throughout the country on Mindfulness Meditation, Jewish Meditation, and
Yoga. His writings have been published in numerous publications including the Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, and Spirituality & Health Magazine and he is the author of two books -- Spiritual Cross-Training: Searching through Silence, Stretch, and Song and Ambition Addiction: How to Go Slow, Give Thanks, and Discover Joy Within.
To start the Shabbaton weekend, we will host a congregational dinner on Friday, May 11 at 6:30 pm at the Edlavitch DCJCCdcjcc in the Social Hall prior to services. The dinner costs $26/per member and $33/per non-member. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out via http://www.betmish.org/index.php/news-and-upcoming-events/calendar/event/1505-congregational-dinner for reservations.
RVPSs are due no later than Monday, May 7. www.betmish.org
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