Join us as we welcome Rabbi Jeff Roth to speak about his recently published book- Me, Myself, and God.
Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00 PM, Congregation Beth HaTephila
“Instead of conceptualizing the Divine Presence, analyzing, or taking about it, we rather strive to experience it moment by moment in our lives. Any moment we open our hearts to the Divine Presence, any moment we experience it, we cultivate a loving relationship to All That Is. If this book has one lesson to offer, it is this: what we need to do is to strive to overcome the sense of separation through clear seeing… Once we have done that, there is nothing left but love.”
— From Chapter 7
“A theology of mindfulness is unique! Practitioners who have found that mindfulness has deepened their religious sensibilities will rejoice to find the God-Language that resonates with their experience of freedom and compassion.”
— Sylvia Boorstein, author of That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew
“A literate and nuanced synthesis of mindfulness practice and the study of Torah.”
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author of Honey from the Rock and God Was in This Place and I, I Did Not Know
Rabbi Jeff Roth is a well-known meditation practitioner, teacher, and facilitator of over 190 Jewish retreats in the last 20 years. He is founder and director of the Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism, and co-founder of Elat Chayyim, the Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center, where he served as executive director and spiritual director for 13 years. Rabbi Jeff Roth is also the author of Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God. He was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as well as by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
Sponsored jointly by Congregation Beth HaTephila,
Congregation Beth Israel, Asheville’s Jewish Meditation Group
and The Awakened Heart Project.