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MAKOR OR: A Center for Jewish Meditation

MAKOR OR: A Center for Jewish Meditation

Preparation for Yom Kippur: The Days of Awe Sunday Meditation Retreat

Join us for meditation during the Days of Awe

The Days of Awe open us to the questions of who we are and how we live our lives. As we breathe in meditation we allow ourselves to open to change and teshuvah. Turning from the path of distraction we realign ourselves with love and compassion, as we approach the day of at-one-ment, Yom Kippur.

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, October 6
TIME: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
PLACE: Makom Sholom, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, San Francisco
COST: $80
RSVP: email

Earlier Event: October 5
Tot Shabbat
Later Event: October 11
SING Kabbalat Shabbat Service