Coming Home

Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days 2021/5782

Are you ready to come home?

What an indescribable year we have all been through! There has been tremendous loss and disruption. Some of you have made major life changes. Others of you have loved being in your home "cave." Those of you who are caretakers may be utterly exhausted. Sometimes we yearned for more connection, and other times we may have enjoyed a newfound solace.

We yearn for normality that is still elusive. We cannot ignore the divisions that rip us apart but we are just not sure how to heal.

The High Holy Days come around each year, whether we are ready or not.

The ancient call of the shofar - deep, urgent, broken, and whole - beckons us to come “home.”

More than ever, how we prepare ourselves spiritually might be more meaningful than ever. This season can bring us hope and solace by engaging in wisdom from ancient sources blended with modern sensibilities.

This three-session course with Rabbi Jill provides a map for this journey we take each year at this season.

Each session includes core themes from Jewish tradition that illuminate the path plus mindfulness practices to deepen your experience. We’ll draw insights from ancient texts as well as modern poetry and song.

From Brokeness to Wholeness

When your foundations have been shaken, it is just this that can crack you open to profound possibility and change. The Jewish High Holy Day season is a journey from brokenness to wholeness.

Session 1: Seeking Home & Acknowledging Brokenness

Session 2: Return Begins the Moment you Decide

Session 3: Cultivating Compassion

Come join us for this course.

For whom?

This course is for anyone who is interested in journeying through this time with other spiritual seekers. I teach primarily but not exclusively from a Jewish spiritual perspective, and everyone is welcome. You don't have to be Jewish or Jewishly-knowledgeable. We create a beautiful and supportive community together.


Three consecutive Tuesdays or Thursdays. Select your preferred dates and time of day:

  • Tuesdays from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST (8:00 - 9:00 pm EST)
    August 17, 24 and 31
  • Thursdays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. PST (12:30 - 1:30 pm EST)
    August 19, 26 & September 2

Each session is offered live so that you have real-time with Rabbi Jill, a creative and warm teacher who relates to people at all stages of their spiritual journey. It is also recorded in case you can't attend live.

Each session includes:

  • A core centering story from Jewish tradition that illuminates a foundational principle to hang onto.
  • A spiritual practice (meditation, guided intentions, prayer) to deepen your experience.
  • Poetry and music that speak to the issues in creative ways.

  • Handouts that you will want to save - they include all the texts, poetry and space for journaling.
  • Recordings of each session if you can’t attend live.
  • Choice of two separate times to accommodate different time zones.

How much?

Sliding Scale: Special Pandemic Pricing!

$54 - $125.
(This course is regularly $125.)

If you are capable of paying more than $54, that would be wonderful. It will help others who may not be able to afford the course. Please contact me if you need tuition assistance.

Pay securely with Paypal or Credit Card.

How do I register & pay?

Register to submit your desired payment.

Read what others have said about Rabbi Jill’s classes:

Rabbi Jill - I am so grateful to have found you. Words are insufficient to tell you how much you have enriched my life, given comfort and inspiration. The highlights of my week are always the times with you. Thank you for everything you do.

— TL, Los Angeles

Rabbi Jill’s class has given me the guidance and support I need to live more fully in the present moment. It is an honor to be part of Rabbi Jill’s revolutionary and sustainable model for the future of our Jewish community.

— Chava Mirel, Composer & Cantorial Soloist, Seattle, WA

Rabbi Jill - Your use of Torah as metaphor and the profound reflective questions you ask, have allowed me to tap into a spiritual awareness of how my life’s journey and seeking intersect in more meaningful and deeply connected ways with the larger Jewish metanarrative than I ever realized or could have accessed alone.

— Harriet Cohen, PhD, LCSW, Texas

A Path with Heart by Rabbi Jill Zimmerman

Rabbi Jill Zimmerman is the founding rabbi of Path With Heart, which offers inclusive spiritual experiences and materials. She believes that the sacred comes in many forms and regularly includes poetry, music, and other forms of creativity in her work. She teaches widely on the intersection of spirituality and mindfulness. Rabbi Jill is also the founder of Hineni, an online Jewish spirituality & mindfulness community.  She offers spiritual counseling, officiates lifecycle events & teaches online and in person. Rabbi Zimmerman is a spiritual activist and speaks out on issues of our time from a Jewish perspective. She is available for teaching, Scholar-in-Residence retreats, and day-long workshops.