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As a spiritual director, dynamic adult educator, and leader of creative Jewish prayer and ritual, Rabbi Dr. Jenny Solomon compassionately inspires her congregants and students as they navigate their Jewish journeys. Uniquely attuned to people’s emotional and psychological needs, Rabbi Solomon blends her expertise in counseling, ritual experience, and Jewish text and tradition.

Rabbi Jenny Solomon offers multiple classes throughout the year. You can find information regarding these classes throughout the website, but this will provide an overview. Links are provided for more information and registration opportunities. 


Soulful Judaism

Becoming a Soulful Parent
Tuesdays in 2021, 7:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
“Becoming a Soulful Parent” 6-session class is a space to share daily parenting struggles and rewards through the context of Jewish wisdom and spirituality. Rabbi Jenny provides participants with new insights into their role as parents, deepened awareness of their parenting and of their children, appreciation for their partner’s different parenting style, and a soulful community of friends and co-travelers in the journey of parenting. If you are looking to grow in curiosity, see spiritual possibilities in challenging times, and restore your inner calm and focus as a parent, this class is for you! With topics on love, cultivating presence and sibling rivalry, BSP is for parents with children of ALL ages who want to take time out of their busy lives to tune in to the parents they want to become.

Rabbi Jenny’s “Becoming a Soulful Parent classes:

• Empower parents to listen to their inner wisdom and depend less on external experts
• Inspire parents with insights from Jewish wisdom
• Create deep connections for parents who are often ‘too busy’ for new friends
• Open up pathways for personal and spiritual growth

Being Present: Soulful Parent Wisdom
Sunday, November 7; 10-11 a.m.
Presence is one of the greatest challenges in our modern world. As parents, we experience this daily. In this session we will look at the question of “Multi-tasking” as the chaos that swirls within and its Jewish antidote: Presence.

Sibling Rivalry: A Soulful Reframe
Sunday, March 20, 2022; 10-11 a.m.
Does your children’s bickering drive you nuts? In this class we will take a break for the wearing grind of family turmoil and offer a soulful re-frame to get to what’s really at the core of sibling rivalry according to Jewish wisdom.

Eat, Be Satisfied, and Bless!: A Short Course in Mindful Eating
Mondays, 7-8:15 p.m. via Zoom
Mar. 21 and 28, 2022; Apr. 4, 2022
Eating is a spiritual practice, which for many of us is the work of a lifetime. Judaism offers us much guidance on mindful eating. This short course will offer us an opportunity to learn, un-learn, and re-learn our own indigenous Jewish wisdom on how to eat in peace. We do this in service of our own wellbeing, in gratitude to the Source of All Life, and in the spirit of generosity so that we can share our sense of nourishment and abundance with others.


Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Florence Melton School of Jewish Learning courses are designed to refresh perspectives, spark curiosity, and foster engagement in Judaism. Classes are taught by Rabbi Dr. Jenny Solomon via Zoom. Find more information about the Melton School at meltonschool.org.

Loss, Love and Wisdom
Mondays in 2022, 7-8:15 p.m. via Zoom
April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6
Discover, during this six-week course, the Jewish responses and rituals that take us through mourning and arrive at a place of healing. When death inevitably enters our lives, Jewish wisdom and ritual can help us cope with heartbreak and loss, the anguish of why suffering exists. We will also seek to understand the big questions of what Judaism says about life after death and its understanding of messianic times. With a wider lens, we gain a context with which to better understand our moments of anguish as individuals and as a community.


Yoga

Preparing Your Heart for Holidays Through Gentle Yoga
Select Sundays, 7-8:15 p.m. via Zoom
Aug. 29 (High Holy Days); Nov. 21 (Hanukkah); Apr. 10 (Pesah)
Join Rabbi Dr. Jenny Solomon and Dr. Barbara Vosk for a prayerful yoga practice. This quiet and rejuvenating practice helps melt away tension in the body and offers another avenue to express our prayers, moving from rote recitation to meaningful and contemplative embodied prayer. This class is appropriate for everyone; no previous yoga experience is required.

About Barbara Vosk: Barbara Vosk, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist and registered yoga teacher. She completed her 500-hour training at Blue Lotus yoga studio in Raleigh, with advanced training in restorative and therapeutic yoga. Barbara enjoys opportunities to combine her love for yoga and Judaism.


Meditation

Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) Meditation Sits
Dates vary; check the calendar for dates. Via Zoom/Facebook.
In partnership with IJS, join Rabbi Dr. Jenny Solomon as she teaches a live, short teaching with a guided meditation sit following. You can also catch the recorded teachings/sits on IJS’s Facebook page and website. Future dates will be advertised in the weekly email and on the website calendar. No experience is necessary.

Mon, October 18 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782