Spiritual Life at Mishkan Shalom

The Spiritual Life of the Mishkan Shalom community is attended to by Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Rabbi Yael Levy and the Spiritual Life Council, chaired by Elissa Goldberg and Abby Ruder. Together they work to:

  • Create and nurture a rich spiritual environment that incorporates prayer, music, art, food, ritual, dance, silence and meditation

  • Envision and articulate ideas and possibilities for members of Mishkan Shalom to further their spiritual growth -- both individually and collectively

  • Serve as a liaison between the community and the rabbis, with the support of the Board Representative for Spiritual Life

  • Discuss with the rabbis spiritual questions/issues of concern to the community

  • Discuss standards of community observance and offer guidance to members

  • Be an educational resource to the congregation

  • Assist the rabbis in planning and coordinating Shabbat, holiday and summer services

  • Provide ongoing care for, and maintenance of, ritual objects

  • Use study and discussion to nourish the spiritual growth of the committee and its members

Click here to read an overview of our Spiritual Life offerings and find welcome information for new & prospective members.

Detailed descriptions of all offerings, including leaders and scheduled gatherings, can be accessed from the main menu (above) or these links:

Shabbat Offerings

Holidays: Observance & Celebrations

Rosh Hodesh Monthly Celebrations

Spiritual Direction

Uherske Vradiste Community & Torah

Spiritual Life Video resources

A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Organization

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