In the Psalms it says “For You, silence is Praise.” Many of us find that some of our deepest connections with God or a Presence larger than ourselves can happen in silence. Our Jewish tradition is rich with meditative and contemplative practices and teachings. This webpage is an opportunity to access resources to make meditation a part of your life here at Temple Beth El.

Upcoming Events

Maps of Reality

Staying Sane in a World That Doesn’t Always Make Sense with Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Tuesdays at 7:30pm in room 214/215 on TBD

Engage in deep exploration of the nature of reality and our place in it We explore the book Me,

Myself, and God: A Theology of Mindfulness the mystical text of the Zohar and other contemplative sources.

Soul Spark Shabbat Services
The soul Spark Ensemble and guest Velez on cello A  new Shabbat evening service featuring contemplative music, meditation, and wisdom to ignite your soul!

November 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

Shabbat Morning Meditation with Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Saturdays, October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4 at 8:45am
Join us for 25 minutes of soulful stillness with instruction.

Jewish Meditation Group
Following Shabbat morning services and Kiddush lunch on
Saturdays, November 9, December 14, January 18, February 15 at 1:30pm
These meditation sessions are for beginning and experienced meditators and will be an afternoon of silence, learning and presence.


TBESOC’s 5th Annual Meditation Retreat

January 31-February 2

American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus, Simi Valley
In silence, we can open to a loving presence, simplify complicated situations in our lives, and discover ourselves in new and empowering ways. Join us as we celebrate Shabbat like the mystics of our tradition by exploring pathways of silence, song and prayer with contemplative study and creative expression. This is a great opportunity to connect with other members of our temple community while exploring and
sharing in an introspective way. Contact Ellen Prince at or 929-322-4573,
or Norma Levenson at or949-842-3593, to learn more.



Four Worlds Meditation- Rabbi Kvod Wieder – Click Here for audio file

Neshamah Breath Meditation – Click Here for audio file

Other Resources
Click Here for “Resources for Jewish Meditation”