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Makor Or High Holidays Intensive

Aug 12th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sep 13th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Francisco @ CBS
Norman Fischer leads: Inner Preparation for the High Holy Days
Norman Fischer will lead two meditation sessions in preparation for the High Holy Days.  Using guided meditation and readings from R. Lew’s,This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared, we will reach deeply into the silence to draw closer to our inner lives.  With love and compassion we will care for our souls and move towards the teshuvah/turning point  that allows us to repair ourselves, our relationships and ultimately the world.
Sunday August 12th  3:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday September 13th  6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Congregation Beth Sholom
301 14th Ave. SF 94118
Tuition: $65 cash or check at the door (sorry no credit cards yet)
Registration RSVP to:
San Francisco @ JCCSF
Sunday Retreat at the JCCSF : High Holy Days Retreat
Led by: Norman Fischer and Rabbi Dorothy Richman
August 19th 10:00am -  5:00pm with Lunch break

Participants of Rabbi Richman and Norman Fischer’s sessions are encouraged to also register for the full-day retreat.
Join Norman Fischer and Rabbi Dorothy Richman for a day of meditation, teaching and prayer in preparation for the High Holy Days.  The Days of Awe open us to the questions of who we are and how we live our lives.  As we breathe in meditation we allow ourselves to open to change and teshuvah.  Turning from the path of distraction, we realign ourselves with love and compassion, as we approach the beginning of the new year.

This day long retreat includes silent sitting and walking meditation, contemplative prayer, and teachings.

No previous experience with meditation, Hebrew, or prayer is necessary.
Please respect our member with asthma and do not wear scented products, even natural scents, to Makor Or programs.

Registration - to reserve a place at the retreat please RSVP
Tuition: $75 cash or check -- at the door (sorry no credit cards yet)
Please make checks payable to: Makor Or

San Francisco JCC - Beit Midrash/Library
3200 California Street 94118
About Makor Or:  Founded January 1, 2000 by Rabbi Alan Lew (z"l) and Norman Fischer, the Jewish meditation practice of Makor Or incorporates sitting and walking meditation, and Jewish chant.  Our mission is to bring the clarity and depth of meditation practice to our Jewish life and observance, to facilitate the transformation that Judaism can effect in our lives.

Norman Fischer is the spiritual leader of Makor Or.  He is also a Zen master,  founder of Everyday Zen and a poet.  His books include,Jerusalem Moonlight, Taking Our Places, Sailing Home and The Strugglers.

Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or.  She is a Master Educator leading Kevah Torah study groups, teaching widely in the Bay Area.  She has served as rabbi for Berkeley Hillel, Sha'ar Zahav and Congregation Beth Sholom with her mentor Rabbi Alan Lew(z"l).
  • Location

    Congregation Beth Sholom

    301 14th Avenue (near the corner of Clement Street)
    San Francisco, California 94118

  • Event Contact

    Ellen Shireman
  • Date and Time

    Sunday August 12, 2018,
      3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday September 13, 2018,
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost