The Jewish Mindfulness Network (JMN) brings together the disciplines of mindfulness and spirituality, poured through a Jewish lens. For us, “spirituality” simply means that there is “more than meets the eye.” We believe the goal of spiritual practice, and Judaism itself, is to make the invisible visible.
Using Jewish spiritual practices, concepts, metaphors and themes, we create experiences where people can find meaning in their lives: each day, each moment, each breath. Our guiding principles are compassion, community and a deep belief that people must stay in touch with their own experience, while reaching into our tradition for jewels known and unknown. We see ourselves as companions on the spiritual journey – lifting each other up, sharing wisdom, and shining a light.
In our work, we incorporate a blend of sacred texts, poetry, music, mindful movement and always, comfortable conversation. Our courses and events lift the soul. We strive to create a community that is welcoming and inclusive, that engages people looking to connect more deeply with their Judaism, their lives and their relationships. We appeal to people who are looking for a community that leads with the heart.
We welcome all who seek greater depth in Judaism regardless of their current level of knowledge or practice. We are open to people of other traditions who are sincere seekers.
We offer a wide range of content on Jewish spirituality, meditation and mindfulness practices in a variety of settings, including classes, retreats, meditation sits, and Scholar-in-Residence programs. We work both with synagogues and organizations and at private homes.
Based in Los Angeles, the JMN offers its services locally, as well as nationally and through a web-based live/pre-recorded sessions, podcasts and more.
The Jewish Mindfulness Network was founded by Rabbi Jill Zimmerman, who is also the Executive Director.