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I'm delighted to welcome you to the first edition of my Embodied Jewish Learning newsletter!
Below you will find a list of upcoming events including a special weekend retreat at the magical Westerbeke Ranch.
With warm wishes for a light-filled New Year!

Be in touch!

Julie Emden
Embodied Jewish Learning

Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Joy! A Yoga, Dance and Prayer
Weekend Retreat for Women
with Julie Emden and Friends
Friday - Sunday, February 26th - 28th
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma CA
Treat yourself to a weekend of movement, yoga, dance, song, rest, play and creative expression in a gorgeous natural setting with delicious and nourishing meals.  
Discover your own sensing, moving body as a primary resource for presence, joy and calm while gaining a deeper connection to Torah, the Hebrew Calendar and to yourself.
Experience the power of nature, Shabbat, periods of silence, and a consciously created community of women as you are gently guided into the ever deepening well of your own being - mind, body, heart and soul.
All-inclusive rate:
$570 until Jan 8th
$700 after Jan 8th
About Your Instructor:  Julie Emden directs the Embodied Jewish Learning Initiative at Jewish LearningWorks in San Francisco.  A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as a Jewish educator, Iyengar-based yoga instructor and movement/expressive artist, Julie has eighteen years of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text and practices via the body in a variety of settings.  Her greatest passion is to move and dance and to share that joy with others.
Offered in partnership with B'nai Israel Jewish Center.  Special Guest Faculty Mia Miriam Cohen and others will join Julie for this retreat.  

For more info about organizational partnership in offering this retreat, contact Julie.
Register Today or contact for more information. 

Yoga for Grounding

Sunday, January 31st 2016 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Peninsula Jewish Community Center*
800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City

Presented by: Julie Emden & PJCC

Torah in Motion: Movement Workshop

Tuesday, March 8th 2016  
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Peninsula Jewish Community Center*
800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City

Presented by: Julie Emden & PJCC

Jewish Wellness Retreat

Sunday, March 20th
12:30 - 5:00 pm
Peninsula Jewish Community Center*
800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City

to pre-register

Presented by: Julie Emden & PJCC

Yoga for Freedom
Sunday, April 10th 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Peninsula Jewish Community Center*
800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City

Presented by: Julie Emden & PJCC
*These programs are offered in partnership with the Peninsula Jewish Community Center's 
Yoga for Passover

Sunday, April 17th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
4th Street Yoga, 1809 Fourth Street, Berkeley

to pre-register

Presented by: Julie Emden 

Torah Yoga in Hiking Boots
in Israel!
March 28th - April 8th

Presented by:  EJL Partner Diane Bloomfield

Professional Development
Listen to the recording of Julie's "Embodying the High Holidays" TeleseminarHear Julie's story, and learn some basic principles and methods for infusing holiday programming with embodied experiences for your community.
Next Yoga and Jewish Wisdom Teacher Training planned for Fall 2016 -Summer 2017.  
Contact if you are interested in hearing more and stay tuned for more details.
Support Embodied Jewish Learning!
Because of supporters like you, this work is possible.  An investment of an additional $25,000 is required this year to forward our work. Your contribution at any level makes a difference!  
$36     -   purchases Jewish wisdom source texts for our teachers
$180   -   supports us in our development of a national teacher training
$250   -   brings year-long Torah and text study to our teachers
$360   -   subsidizes a workshop to our community
$500   -   sponsors a participant on a weekend retreat
$1800 -   subsidizes a participant in the Yoga and Jewish Wisdom Teacher training
$3600 -   sponsors the travel and presentation of EJL workshops to communities 
               outside the SF Bay Area

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 is a member of the UpStart Accelerator.
Contact Julie at or 415-751-6983, x125 anytime!

Jewish LearningWorks, 601 14th Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94118, United States