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Dear Friends,

Rimon is pleased to offer two opportunities for celebrating shabbat this coming weekend. 

Friday Feb. 28th
Next Kabbalat Shabbat with Shir Yaakov and Rabba Kaya in Lenox

Saturday March 1st:
Shabbat from the Inside Out: Torah Yoga and Jewish Meditation
with Shelley Levine and Larry Schwartz 
Please see the details below.

With Blessings,
Rabba Kaya

PS: Please note that the date publicized for the 
March Kabbalat Shabbat in the last email was incorrect.
The correct date for the March service is 3/28/14.
Shabbat From the Inside Out
Torah Yoga and Jewish Meditation


Saturday March 1, 2014

4:45pm - 6:30pm

The Friends Meeting House
280 State Rd., Great Barrington

What is it like to experience Shabbat peace and rest in your body and mind? Using gentle yoga postures, breath and simple meditation this experience will explore the spaciousness of a Shabbat afternoon. Torah Yoga will engage the body in relaxing and centering forms while connecting the practice to the weekly Torah portion. The yoga session will be followed and complemented by an experience of Jewish meditation that will be connected to Jewish teachings.  No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Bring an open mind and heart and yoga mat or meditation cushion if you have one. Wear loose fitting clothing.Yoga will be led by Shelley Levine and the meditation will be led by Larry Schwartz.

Shelley Levine 
teaches Yoga for the Jewish Spirit at Romemu in NYC, the Jewish Medit
ation Center of Montclair, NJ and leads workshops and sessions at the JCC Manhattan, LimmudNY, for various synagogues and organizations in the US as well as Israel. She provides therapeutic yoga sessions for chronic pain and trauma at the VA Medical Center in East Orange, NJ. Shelley is a graduate of the Yoga and Jewish Spirituality Teacher Training and Yoga Teacher Training.  She has a BS in nursing and an MBA in healthcare management and worked as a healthcare advocate for vulnerable seniors for many years.

Larry Schwartz is the Chair of the Board of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality an organization that teaches rabbis, cantors, educators and leaders various Jewish practices including Jewish meditation, Chassidic texts, exploration into davening among others. Larry founded the Jewish Meditation Center of Montclair New Jersey and teaches meditation at Makom at the JCC and at Romemu in NYC as well as a public elementary school in Montclair NJ. 


This is a wonderful way to savor the last few hours of Shabbat.
All are welcome. 
There is no fee for this program.

Donations are greatly appreciated before or after shabbat. 

Kabbalat Shabbat


Kabbalat Shabbat Services
with Rabbi Shir Yaakov and Rabba Kaya

Friday Feb. 28, 2014
Friday March 28, 2014
6:00 pm

Chapel of the Church on the Hill
55 Main St.. Lenox, MA

Followed by Vegetarian Pot-Luck Dinner

is necessary. 
Please let us know the number of people planning to attend and the dish you plan to bring. All dishes must be vegetarian and be able to be served at room temp. (no stove)
Donations before or after shabbat  are greatly appreciated 
as they allow us to continue to offer these services.

About Us 



Rimon, the Hebrew word for pomegranate, is symbolic of our mission to disperse the seeds of Jewish spirituality to transform and raise consciousness for the sake of healing and repairing our world.


RImon offers the treasures of Jewish spiritual wisdom and traditions to any 

and all seekers, wherever they may be on their spiritual journey. 

We embrace diversity. Everyone is welcome.


Rimon is an affiliate of Jewish Federation of the Berkshires 


413-274-1034,  info@rimonberkshires.org