Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days 2022/5783
Come on home.
What a year we have all been through! We are all dealing with so much - personally, communally, and globally.
You might yearn for normality that is still elusive. Perhaps you long to find a place to rest, renew and reflect.
The High Holy Days come around each year, whether you are ready or not. The ancient call of the shofar - deep, urgent, broken, and whole - beckons us to come “home.”
Come, sit for a while, and let us look together at the profound themes of these holy days. There is a map of this journey. I will share it with you.
Each of our three sessions includes core texts 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.
This season can bring you hope and solace by engaging in the wisdom from ancient sources blended with modern sensibilities.
How you prepare yourself spiritually is absolutely proportional to how much meaning you find in the High Holy Days.
From Brokeness to Wholeness
The Jewish High Holy Day season is a spiritual journey from brokenness to wholeness. We start with what has fallen apart, see what we can learn, and then begin to work on repair. We do this with compassion and by revisiting the powerful tropes that weave throughout these holy days. We emerge renewed and ready to engage in the work of the world.
Session 1: Seeking Home & Acknowledging Brokenness
Session 2: Return Begins the Moment you Decide
Session 3: Cultivating Compassion
Come join us for this course.
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 Jewishly knowledgeable. We create a beautiful and supportive community together.
Three consecutive Tuesdays or Thursdays. Choose your preferred dates and time of day:
Tuesdays: 5:00 – 6:15 pm PT
Thursdays: 9:30 – 10:45 am PT
Session 1: September 6 and September 8
Session 2: September 13 and September 15
Session 3: September 20 and September 22
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.
On Zoom! Our course is virtual and yet very personal. You will feel as if we are sitting in the same room together.
Each session includes:
A core centering text from Jewish tradition that illuminates a foundational principle.
A spiritual practice (meditation, guided intentions, prayer) to deepen your experience.
Poetry and music.
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 schedules and time zones.
$72 - $144
Please contact me if you need tuition assistance.
Pay securely with Paypal or Credit Card.
How do I register & pay?
Register and then submit your sliding-scale 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.