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Finding Joy in Times of Stress: A Jewish Mindfulness Workshop

Join Aviv and Yael Shy for a mindfulness and mental health workshop. The Jewish month of Adar is traditionally supposed to be a time of joy and playfulness. Many of us are struggling accessing joy, however, in these times of stress, anxiety and upheaval. 

Through meditation, journaling, and partner-based learning, you will leave the workshop with some tools to manage overwhelming emotions like anxiety and loneliness, cultivate heart-opening experiences, like awe, gratitude and love and find space for sustainable, everyday joy – even when times are tough.

Bring a journal and a pen! No prior meditation experience necessary.

Proof of vaccination is required. Please bring proof of your vaccination to this event as well as either a surgical mask, KN95, or N95 mask.

Yael Shy is the CEO of Mindfulness Consulting, LLC, where she teaches and consults on mindfulness for universities, corporations, and private clients around the world. She is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond (Parallax, 2017), and the founder of Mindful NYU, the largest campus-based mindfulness initiative in the US. Yael is a graduate of the IJS Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Certification and has over a decade of teaching and consulting experience and 20 years of meditation practice experience. She is adjunct faculty at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Or HaLev, as well as at New York University. She has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS, Fox 5 News, and in Time Magazine and the Harvard Business Review. Connect with Yael on her website or instagram


B’nai Jeshurun
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