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MAKOR OR: A Center for Jewish Meditation

MAKOR OR: A Center for Jewish Meditation

Tisha B’av — Seeds of Growth from the Ashes Sunday Meditation Retreat

Join us for meditation in observance of Tisha B’Av
Tisha B’av commemorates the pain and loss in Jewish history and our ability to acknowledge the pain and move forward. This is the beginning of our preparation for Yom Kippor and our willingness to examine our lives and to prepare our hearts and souls for change.

Tisha B’Av is a pivotal moment in our Jewish calendar leading us into deeper awareness and the possibility of transformation as we approach the High Holiday

About Makor Or:  Founded January 1st, 2000 by Rabbi Alan Lew (z”l) and Norman Fischer, and Jewish meditation pracitce of Makor Or incorporates sitting and walking meditation, and Jewish chant. Our mission is to bring the clarity and depth of meditation practice to our Jewish life and observance, to facilitate the transformation that Judaism can effect in our lives.

Norman Fischer is the spiritual leader of Makor Or. He is also a Zen Master, founder of Everyday Zen and a poet. His books include, Opening to You Zen-Inspired translations of the Psalms, Training in Compassion Zen Teachings on the practice of LoJong, Jerusalem Moonlight and The Strugglers.

Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or. She teaches at Makor Or retreats in San Francisco and leads Makor Or programs in the Eastbay. She is a Master Educator leading Kevah study groups, and has served as rabbi of Berkeley Hillel, Sha’ar Zahav and Congregation Beth Sholom with her mentor Rabbi Alan Lew (z”l)

All are welcome, no previous experience with meditation, Hebrew, or prayer is necessary.

Please respect our members with asthma and do not wear scented products, even natural scents, to Makor Or programs.

DATE: Sunday, August 11th
TIME: 10am — 5pm with mid-day break
PLACE: Makom Sholom, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, San Francisco
COST: $80
RSVP: email

Earlier Event: August 10
Tot Shabbat
Later Event: August 15
Torah Study with Rabbi Ain