Renewal of the body & spirit

    04.16.24 | Stories, News, Articles

    Taking a cue from nature, it's the perfect time to rejuvenate our minds and bodies. Our Temple Judea auxiliaries are hosting two special Saturday retreats: a one-day Women’s retreat sponsored by Women of Temple Judea on May 11 and a Men’s retreat sponsored by TJ Brotherhood on May 18, both designed to foster growth, connection, and renewal.

    Women: are you exhausted from carrying the weight of expectations and from the need to conceal your own imperfections? Take heart from the wisdom of Jewish Kabbalah: at the very heart of creation, there's a beautiful mess - a shattering that leads to something greater. But these cracks are not flaws, they're pathways to something sacred. Or, as Leonard Cohen put it, "There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in." So, join Rabbi Cantors Wissot and Blum, along with your Temple Judea friends on May 11, as we retreat into the sacred space where brokenness meets holiness. Together, we’ll find the beauty in our imperfections as we engage in a sophisticated art exploration inspired by Japanese Kintsukori or ‘golden repair’, invigorate body and mind with Pilates and meditation, find wisdom in Jewish spiritual texts, and of course, enjoy some tasty meals together! This Mother's Day weekend, give yourself the ultimate gift: a day of renewal, growth, and a few laughs. Secure your spot now for a day that's all about embracing the real you, flaws and all!

    But wait, there's more! For our TJ guys, we've got a one-of-a-kind retreat on May 18 at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley. It’s a time to unwind, let loose and have a blast with some axe throwing, archery, and maybe a little friendly competition. There will be delicious meals for the body - including breakfast and a Havdalah dinner - as well as the chance to feed your soul with some wisdom from Rabbi Raff and Jewish spiritual texts. Don’t miss out on this chance for connection and camaraderie, and to just enjoy being guys. Click here to learn more about this epic day.

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