This link directs to the Hineni Community website for payment.
“ My hope is that the personal growth you experience in Hineni improves every area of your life. In Hineni, you build your own spiritual tool-kit by learning principles, practices, and wisdom that are well-suited to this time.”
– Rabbi Jill
Walking Your Own Path
You may realize someday that you choose some journeys and other journeys choose you. We are alive during this time of unprecedented challenges—yet it is our choice how we navigate what comes our way.
Each of us has our own challenges and personal intentions. At the same time, we are set in a context of enormous and sustained stress that influences and affects us.
How do you find your center during the storm?
How do you navigate ever-changing external conditions?
Where and how do you find inspiration?
How do you stay present and be compassionate in the midst of tumult and transition?
It is possible—and, for some, an imperative—to find an oasis of stillness. There, you connect with your own still small voice and remember what is important. You can consider how to make meaning out of the circumstances and situations that confront you.
Hineni exists to be a supportive community of seekers who practice mindfulness within the context of Jewish wisdom.
We walk through spiritual principles and practices that help us become present in our lives so we can respond to whatever happens with conscious awareness.
This is what membership offers:
In Hineni, you walk the Path to Presence with our community of members. You choose from among many ways to participate. We invite you to join in and find what works for you.
This is what membership offers:
Learn from the Path to Presence Model of Jewish mindfulness
Attend in-depth online Live Sessions with Rabbi Jill every other week—1 hour each, offered at 2 different times of the week (Recordings are available)
Attend our weekly Shabbat Community for meditation, song, healing & Kaddish with occasional special musical guests
Do your own Personal Reflection and Spiritually-Enriching Practices, aided by handouts and guided meditations, and curated music playlists.
Learn from brilliant Guest Teachers as a way of getting a broader perspective on our core teachings. Invitations to special learning events.
Opportunity to be in Small Groups with other Hineni members to deepen your integration of the material, and build relationships.
Periodic Meditation Challenges
Plus:As a member of Hineni, you are invited to join all Core Courses taught by Rabbi Jill at no additional cost, including The Journey of Self-Discovery Through the Wilderness (during the Omer after Passover) and Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days.
How we do things:
Poetry, Music, & Art are woven throughout everything.
Our live sessions use Zoom and are interactive
Find out about everything that is happening via email
All resources are accessible online at the Hineni Community Member Center
This link directs to Rabbi Jill's community website for payment.
Walking the Path to Presence
Each one of these steps is a dimension of being present and is informed by core Jewish texts and themes. This is an overview, to give you a taste.
The first step of the journey is simply waking up. From this place of personal awareness, whether positive or negative, you begin to open your eyes.
Then, in the second step, you deepen your understanding by asking questions and recognizing your core values. You begin to unpack the layers underneath the surface.
For the third step, you begin to see where you are in terms of your entire life journey. You see how your current life situation fits into the process of your own larger becoming. You learn how the themes of "journey" so prevalent in Jewish text and story enhance your understanding of the territory that is your whole life.
The fourth step is about digging deep into the blessings that are often found within your struggles. You begin to look for the goodness that can emerge from having wrestled with challenges.
At step five, you explore your own understanding of what the sacred means to you in the context of your life. You begin to understand the many dimensions of how holiness shimmers below the surface.
And finally, at step six, you stand fully in your own presence, being with whatever is happening, knowing and trusting that being Here and being Present is the entrance to holiness.
At the end, you return to the beginning. Over and over. Even moment by moment.
The process is often not linear. In the Hineni Community, we celebrate how we are learning to become present in our own lives and how we're growing into the best version of ourselves.
Message from Rabbi Jill
Dear Path With Heart community,
As a rabbi, I am immersed in the world of Jewish teachings and stories. When you're part of Hineni, I get to share these wisdom teachings with you on an ongoing basis. You will be introduced to ideas that may be new, or they may remind you of what you once knew but may have forgotten.
In Hineni, the process is as important as the content. You are in a community of mutual respect and deep listening. Hineni is a safe place to share your journey, learn from others, and know that you will be accepted exactly as you are. The word many members use to describe their experience of Hineni is "healing."
The experience of Hineni challenges your mind but further, it invites you to bring attention to your heart, soul, emotions, and body. I share poetry, art, and music that speak to the realm beyond logic. I encourage you to share what inspires you as well. This is an invitation to remember where joy is found and to practice gratitude.
The spiritual practices introduced in Hineni are transformational. You're invited to set time aside for meditation and journaling. Engaging in mindfulness practices helps you find an oasis within the center of your being. Use that place to reconnect with your deepest intentions.
You learn to use the space between "stimulus and response" and find a place of personal empowerment. It sweetens life in small and big ways.
Rabbi Joel Simonds Wisdom Texts & Social Justice
Rabbi Adina Allen Creativity - Jewish Studio Project
Rabbi Diane Elliot Embodied Judaism
Joanne Fink Mindful Coloring & Creativity
Gary Gach Pause, Breath, Smile: Mindfulness For Everyday Life
Rabbi Francine Rosten
Hineni's live sessions take place every other week on Zoom. We hold the same session at two different times of the week in order to accommodate different schedules. Each gathering is an hour.
Hineni Live Session - Time 1 (Tuesdays) Tuesday at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET
Hineni Live Session - Time 2 (Thursdays) Thursday at 9:30 am PT / 12:30 pm ET
Shabbat Meditations Every Friday at 4:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm ET
The live sessions are hosted online using Zoom video conferencing. You can access the recording of each session from the follow-up email or by logging into the Hineni community website.
January:Deepening Awareness - Asking the Deeper Questions
Jan 10 and Jan 12
Jan 24 and Jan 26
February:Deepening Awareness - Creativity In Us All
Feb 7 and Feb 9
Feb 21 and Feb 23
March:Spiritual Prep for Passover - Deeper Meanings
Mar 7 and Mar 9
Mar 21 and Mar 23
April:Spiritual Journey Through the Omer Course
Sunday, Apr 16, 4:00 pm PT
Sunday, Apr 23, 4:00 pm PT
Sunday, Apr 30, 4:00 pm PT
May:Wrestling for the Blessing
May 16 and May 18
June:Wrestling for the Blessing - Finding the good in the struggle
June 13 and June 15
June 27 and June 29
July:Exploring the Sacred - What/Who is God?
July 11 and July 13
August:Exploring the Sacred - Finding the Divine in Daily Life
Aug 15 and Aug 17
August/September:Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days
Sunday, Aug 20, 4:00 pm PT
Sunday, Aug 27, 4:00 pm PT
Sunday, Sept 3, 4:00 pm PT
The upcoming schedule is updated throughout the year.
What People Are Saying About Hineni
“ Hineni has allowed me to go deeper within myself in order to better connect with my Judaism. The Mindfulness techniques and mystical leanings of Rabbi Jill are exactly what I was looking for to draw me closer to the texts of Judaism. I am grateful for this course. ”
“ Rabbi Jill is masterful at creating spaces in which people feel safe to be vulnerable and true, which of course gives everyone the freedom to relax and be real. It's like she gives people a key to unlock Judaism and their own hearts. ”
– Rabbi Rachel
“ I have always needed community in my life. Rabbi Jill and Hineni is a crucial Jewish structure to add to the retirement community in which I live. I'm new to the community (though not Rabbi Jill) and find this course wonderful. ” – Rabbi Rim
"Thank you for creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming community- you are a gifted and special person/rabbi and you are absolutely right: How awesome is this place - mah nora ha-makon ha-zeh. I cherish the soul sisters I have found in Hineni. They are a lifeline." – HR
“ 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." – Ter
“ Hineni helps me deal with my grief by accepting that it’s ok to be exactly where I am - I also feel less hopeless and fear in regards to the news of today by learning some simple tools of comfort. ”
“ Rabbi Jill Zimmerman is a gem of a teacher and spiritual guide. With warmth and genuine presence she guides her learners and spiritual seekers to a life of self-discovery and spiritual kinship. I cannot recommend working with her more highly. – Rabbi Lauren Tuchman
“ Thank you Rabbi Jill for the profound, beautiful, magical Holy spaces you continuously unfold for us to courageously explore and excavate our own Holy spaces both within and outside of ourselves."
Rabbi Jill Zimmerman
Rabbi Zimmerman is the founder and spiritual leader of Path With Heart and the Jewish spirituality & mindfulness community Hineni.
As an activist with a large following on Twitter, the Rabbi speaks out on the issues of our times from a Jewish perspective. Rabbi Jill practices spiritual counseling and is a scholar-in-residence.
She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Her Jewish mindfulness and a certificate in meditation teacher training from the Institute of Jewish Spirituality.
Sliding scale: $72-$144 per month Registration deadline: Friday, October 14 at 12 Noon PT