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September 8, 2019, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The World Could Be Otherwise:
Imagination and Tikkun Olam
A Day-Long Jewish Meditation Retreat
Dear Friends,
We hope you've been having an enjoyable summer!  And as we look into the coming months, into Elul and the High Holidays season, Metivta will be offering some wonderful opportunities for preparation and practice.  
On September 8, there will be a day-long retreat with Zoketsu Norman Fischer, the Zen priest, writer, poet and teacher of Jewish meditation, focused on the practice of Tikkun Olam.  For the High Holidays (September 29 - October 1 and October 8 - 9), we'll again welcome Rabbi Tirzah Firestone who will lead us through the 10 Days of Awe, along with teachers and leaders from the Metivta community.

September 8 Meditation Retreat

Inevitably. moving into the High Holidays season, it's a good time to tune ourselves to ourselves, to look within. This daylong meditation retreat will feature silent sitting and walking meditation, Jewish chanting, and talks by and discussion with Norman Fischer based on his new book. The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path. (Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the retreat).

Although the book is based on Buddhist concepts, Norman is also a seasoned teacher of Jewish meditation and will focus the material on the Jewish practice of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. What would it mean for us to have a change of heart, a change of attitude, so that we would be “priests among the nations?” This is the question before us, in our time. No experience in meditation necessary, and all are welcome.

Location: Santa Monica Synagogue, Santa Monica, CA

Time:  9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (One-hour break for lunch)

Registration Fee: (including vegetarian lunch)  $85
Early-Bird Registration (By September 1, 5 PM) $75

Register Here for the Retreat

Rosh Hashana Services
September 29 — October 1, 2019

Yom Kippur Services October 8 — 9

We are delighted to announce that Rev Tirzah Firestone leads us once again in prayer, chant, and contemplation to create a meaningful and inspiring Jewish High Holiday experience.  Rev Tirzah will be joined by prayer leader Evelyn Baron and Cantor Marc Bachrach.  
Registration details will follow shortly via email announcement and on our website.
In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at the very special September 8 retreat with Norman Fischer-- don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird Special! 
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