6:30pm Preparing to Pray
August 25 [5:45 pm]
Prepare yourself for the beauty and introspection of our candle-lit Kabbalistic Shabbat service with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon.
Join us for a 45 minute meditation session preceding the Kabbalistic service.
Mind-focusing contemplation on Hebrew words and letters, guided visualizations inspired by the week's Torah portion, Kabbalistic candle meditations and soul traits from the Mussar, are just some of the ways we experience the ancient practice of Jewish meditation.
At "Preparing to Pray", we begin with simple seated stretches to relax our muscles from the day's activities. We then focus on our breath. Having "steadied ourselves", we begin the meditation practice of the evening.
We hope to experience a sense of calmness and focus, and as we enter services, to experience a deeper appreciation for prayer.