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Kabbalah & Mindfulness
Join us Tuesdays at 7pm on Kibbutz Modena in Phoenix for Jewish mindfulness meditation and Torah with Alan Elhart. Each week we explore themes from the Torah portion and liturgy through a contemplative lens. Each session includes a 20-minute silent sit, which is BYOC (Bring Your Own Cushion/Chair). Please note it is on the 2nd floor up a flight of stairs. No prior meditation experience required. Please refrain from wearing scented products. Hope you can join us! Pnei Hamayim is a progressive, radically inclusive space for Jewish spirituality. We define radically inclusive as the centering of LGBTQIA+ experiences and identities, and we welcome all who celebrate those identities with us.

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What we're about

Pnei Hamayim Center for Jewish Spirituality nourishes a progressive, pluralistic, radically inclusive community of seekers with mindfulness teachings and spiritual practices from the heart of Judaism.

We define radically inclusive as celebratory of identities across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, and open to all who celebrate them with us.

The center was founded in January 2017 by Jewish meditation practitioner and educator Alan Elhart as a home for contemplative Jewish life in the Greater Phoenix area.

Pnei Hamayim is Hebrew for "Face of the Waters," evoking the mind's alternation between turbulence and stillness. Water appears frequently in Jewish mystical writings as a metaphor for consciousness.

Tuesday Night Mindfulness Sessions include sitting instructions, a 20-min silent meditation, a Torah talk, and a Q&A period/discussion.

Half-day Retreats include singing of niggunim/wordless melodies, chanting, mindful movement, Torah discussions, and a deeper exploration of mindfulness meditation practices.

Hope you can join us at an upcoming event!

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