Seeking Wholeness in a Broken World

Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days 2020/5781


Are you ready to come home?

What a year this has been. We are more aware of brokenness than ever before. There has been so much loss and uncertainty and suffering.

We yearn for normality and wholeness - both for the world and for our own souls.

The High Holy Days come around each year, whether we are ready or not. This year will be radically different than any other before.

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 three-session course with Rabbi Jill provides a map for this journey.

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.

The promise of this year

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 can be seen as a journey from brokenness to wholeness.

This might possibly be the most meaningful and memorable High Holy Days of your entire life.

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 Thursdays, at your preferred time of day:

  • August 27, 2020
  • September 3 & 10
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Pacific
    (12:30 pm Eastern)
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    (8:00 pm Eastern)

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.

  • Private Facebook group for further discussion and resources.
  • 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 Zimmerman is a Rabbi-At-Large who offers spiritual counseling, teaches widely & officiates lifecycle events. She founded and leads Hineni, an Jewish Spirituality & mindfulness community. She is a spiritual activist and speaks out on issues of our time from a Jewish perspective. Rabbi Jill is available for Scholar-in-Residence retreats and workshops.