Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning Autumn 5780

At Mishkan Shalom, we learn for life.

That means classes, workshops and experiences to stretch your mind, use your body, inspire your creativity and deepen your engagement with Judaism.

It means that no matter your age or expertise, you can try something new, make friends,
share experiences and join a community of learners.


Spiritual Direction: A Monthly Open Circle

Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:55 a.m.: Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11,  Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, June 13: Chapel (3rd floor)
Led by Dr. Meredith Barber

Jewish Spiritual Direction is a process of exploring our connection with what we experience as sacred. Please come promptly at 9:00 a.m. so we may begin together. The Spiritual Direction Circle meets on the 2nd Shabbat of each month.

Meredith Barber is a trained Spiritual Director; she has been a leader of Mishkan Shalom's monthly Spiritual Direction Circle for many years. This work combines a number of her passions, including group work, spiritual exploration and creativity. A psychologist for over 20 years, she leads groups and teaches graduate-level classes in psychotherapy. Meredith completed the Lev Shomea program in Jewish Spiritual Direction.

Click here to learn more about Jewish Spiritual Direction and our Monthly Open Circle.


Soulcollage with a Jewish Spin + SoulCollage® Awakening to Earth's Call

Sunday, Nov 10 - Soulcollage with a Jewish Spin facilitated by Susan Richards
The SoulCollage® Fall workshop will be on Sunday November 10th, 1:00 - 4:00 and all are welcome.  The theme will be Transitions, and cards can be made for any transition that wants to be marked by a card.  It can be a current transition or a past one, a happy one or a sad one. This particular session will mark a transition for SoulCollage® with a Jewish Spin since Susan will be stepping down as leader, and gifting her SoulCollage® materials to Mishkan Shalom. At the end of the session there will be a ritual passing of the chime” to Wendy Galson and Susan Windle.  

SoulCollage® Awakening to Earth's Call

$40.00 per session; includes all supplies (members and non-members)
Maximum 12 participants for this workshop

SoulCollage®-Awakening to Earth's Call evolved from Susan Richards' SoulCollage® with a Jewish Spin, a long time Mishkan offering inspired by Seena Frost's SoulCollage®. Under the new leadership of Wendy Galson and Susan Windle, the 3 hour session supports deep connections between Body, Soul and Earth through visual and written journaling. You will create a unique SoulCollage® card and we will reflect together on its connection to your life on this earth in these times, at this moment in the Jewish year. All supplies provided; no artistic background required.

Register online: Soul Collage with a Jewish Spin

4101 Freeland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 - ph: (215) 508-0226 / Site map