Want to know more about what’s happening in the world of Jewish applied ethics and spirituality? Already read Changing the World from the Inside Out and looking for even more sources to deepen your knowledge practice? Take a look at the wonderful resources below!
If you are not familiar with this group, check them out! This is the training center started by Dr. Parker J. Palmer and Marcy and Rick Jackson. I’ve been deeply influenced by Parker’s teachings about paradox and wholeness. Thousands of clergy, teachers, medical personnel and activists benefit from the deeply wise teachings and practices of the Center.
“The Institute promotes an immersive, practice-based approach to deepening contemplative Jewish spiritual life for rabbis, cantors, educators, social justice activists, congregants, and community members, and supports them in creating and maintaining the rich, meaninfgul connections to Judaism that are so important for the overall health and continuity of the Jewish community.” Read more here.
“The Mussar Institute advances the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom, and transformation. Through experiential online and in-person courses based on classic and contemporary sources, The Mussar Institute inspires individuals, organizations, and communities around the world, regardless of affiliation, to align heart and mind with the highest ideals of the Jewish tradition.” Read more here, and take a look at their webinar series.
Hailing from around the world, Or HaLev faculty believe that Judaism is a source of deep wisdom, which, when applied, can be used to transform ourselves, our communities , our world and our Creator. Or Halev is offering an online course on applied Jewish spirituality taught by Rabbi Daniel Silverstein, who will introduce you to Jewish contemplative techniques and texts that are rarely taught. I highly recommend it!