8 2024

Tisha B’Av, Kabbalah and Tai Chi: An Interactive Experience

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin

Dr. Joel Friedman will explore the concepts of the Sh’ma or Jewish Listening (JL) briefly in a discussion on how Tisha B’Av illustrates the consequences of not doing JL and how analysis of the Sh’ma in a profound way is the key to understanding JL and accessing God Moments. The emerging concepts will be illustrated through a movement workshop focusing on listening to and balancing through the breath (ruach) the two primal energies: maleness (yang, Shhhh) and femaleness (yin, Mmm).

Dr Friedman is a research scientist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine who has also been studying the theological and mystical underpinnings of Judaism. His lens is uniquely influenced by the synergy of his science/medical background, his 40 years of training and teaching Taoist based Chinese internal martial/healing arts and a passion for Jewish learning. 

Following the program, we will continue the conversation with a home-cooked lunch around our community table.  All are welcome!  Advance lunch reservations are required and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.  Suggested donation of $3 for adults over age 60.  $7 for all others.

Federation makes these programs possible through the generous support of our community.