Yoga and Jewish Wisdom Teacher Trainees 

This training allows me to dive deeply into two traditions which are a big part of my life and gain richness from the connections I am able to draw. By viscerally experiencing Jewish concepts through yoga, I gained an understanding of the text that I never would have otherwise. I'm excited to bring this method of learning to my community!"

Sarah Berkovich
Yoga Teacher and Moishe House Resident

Yoga and Jewish Wisdom Teacher Trainee


The story of the Israelites leaving Egypt is central to our identity as a people. The Seder implores us to dive deeply into the story, to embody the experience, "for I too was a slave in the land of Egypt".  We tell the story, we recline, we eat bitter herbs, salt water and Matzah.  If our aim is to engage our whole being - mind, body, heart and spirit - participating in a Seder would be enough - Dayenu.


The physical embodiment of experience is an important and impactful avenue into Jewish life and learning. Through our Embodied Jewish Learning Initiative, we support students at all levels of experience as they embody our tradition's wisdom, teachings, and practices through Yoga, movement and meditation. Our weekly classes and monthly workshops support individuals as they live flourishing, integrated, resilient lives with a joyful sense of balance and well-being.


We expand our reach, strengthening the skills of yoga teachers who wish to infuse their classes with deep Jewish wisdom. We expand further as we guide institutions in offering comprehensive programs to connect Judaism to wellness.


With a bold, holistic approach, Embodied Jewish Learning is changing the way our community perceives and experiences Judaism, making it possible to connect to the wisdom of our tradition in alternate settings, in ways that are meaningful and relevant to our lives.  


As we approach Passover, I invite you to join me to experience first-hand what this work is all about.




ulie Emden
Director, Embodied Learning Initiative
Jewish LearningWorks



Click Here to Register 3/22@PJCC 
Click Here to Register 3/29@4th Street Yoga

The Embodied Jewish Learning Initiative is a program of Jewish LearningWorks, with support from the Joan and Robert Sinton Philanthropic Fund and The Opaline Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment, Barbara and Christopher Wilson, Richard and Patricia Gibbs, and Paul and Sheri Robbins, and is a member of the UpStart Accelerator. 


Jewish LearningWorks


We extend Jewish learning by reaching more learners. By enhancing the quality, quantity, and diversity of educational offerings, informing diverse learners about educational opportunities that meet their needs, and helping educators and learners overcome barriers, such as learning styles, to create a more inclusive and welcoming learning community.



March 2015 / 5775



through April 27th
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Connect  mind, body, heart and soul - in this gentle, Iyengar-based yoga series rooted in Jewish mystical teachings.

Wise Aging Workshop 

Tuesday, March 17th
7:00PM - 8:30PM 
Wednesday, March 18 
9:00AM - 12:00PM
In this workshop, learn new techniques and resources to enable you to live the later years with spirit, resilience and wisdom.
Wednesday, March 18
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust, reveals both her mother's story and Goldberg's own struggles as the daughter of a survivor.
with Rick Winston
Thursday, March 19
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Discuss how depictions of family life, politics, ethics, the Holocaust, and outsiderness in mainstream America relate to the Jewish experience.
The World of Rebecca Rubin: Celebrating Rebecca 
for kids 7+
Sunday, March 22
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Games, art, film, dolly dress up and refreshments! Bring a doll or stuffed animal.
with Julie Emden
Sunday, March 22
2:00PM - 4:00PM
A gentle, grounding Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice exploring freedom and spring, rooted in mystical teachings from the Jewish tradition.
Cast of stellar actors read sections from selected plays. Vote for your favorite.
Stumbling Stones
Sunday, March 29
1:30PM - 3:30PM
A film screening and panel discussion with Howard Shattner, Jacqueline Shelton-Miller, and German Consul General Stefan Schlueter.
Sunday, March 29
2:00PM - 4:00PM
A gentle, Iyengar-based yoga practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings. Celebrate freedom and spring by connecting all levels of being: mind, body, heart and spirit. 
Tuesday, March 31
7:00PM - 8:30PM
In this intimate film, writer and artist Art Spiegelman reflects on the development and meaning of comics and more.


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