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Free Karma Yoga Class to Welcome Summer!

Thu,Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

Yogaview Wilmette - 1231 Green Bay Rd., Wilmette
Free Karma Yoga Class to
Welcome the Summer!

Find the beauty of Sacred Presence all around

Experience yoga as a way to connect to your essence – your center – oneness.  Both yoga and Jewish practices reveal that everything you are looking for already exists within you.  It is when you pause, slow down, let go and expand, that you are able to connect with the pure unconditional love that is our true nature.
Join OROT: Center for New Jewish Learning founder Jane Shapiro and yoga instructor Deb Wineman for a special class that will help you welcome in sacred joy through an all-levels yoga practice and timeless Jewish wisdom.

Jane has been a teacher in the Chicago area for many years, helping Jews from all backgrounds find meaning and refuge within the Jewish wisdom tradition. She loves to teach and sing and invite the ancient into lived experience. 

Deb is a yoga instructor at Yogaview and has been teaching adults, teens and yoga teachers in the Chicago area for nine years.  She describes herself as a wandering jewish yogi who has found her way home.   Through a soulful vinyasa flow style class infused with philosophy, ancient wisdom and beautiful music, she helps students of all levels feel whole.
When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Thursday, June 15th  2 pm at Yogaview Wilmette1231 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

We welcome you to this wonderful and free karma class. We do ask that people sign a release form so a crew can make a film during the class which will be used in a celebration of the Covenant Foundation in November. 



Pursuing Peace Across Differences - an evening with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth from Pardes

Wed,Jun 7 @ 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Private Home - 1027 Judson, Evanston, IL
The Mitzvah and Methods for Pursuing Peace across Ideological Differences

 In this session we will study some of the greatest legends of peacemakers found in Jewish literature throughout the ages analyzing their identity and methods.  We will then explore what we can learn from them in our efforts today to serve as pursuers of peace in our own lives and especially across deep ideological differences.  

This event is free, but we are seeking sponsors to support this special opportunity. Email us at if you can help sponsor Rabbi Dr. Roth's visit.

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth is the director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution, which runs the Rodef Shalom Schools Program for Jewish day schools,
the Rodef Shalom Communities Program for synagogues and the 9AdarProject.
 He is also the co-founder of Dibbur Hadash the Israeli Week of Constructive Conflict which seeks to strengthen the culture of healthy and sacred disagreement.  
He is also a core faculty member at Bar-Ilan University's Program for Conflict Resolution, lecturing and conducting research on religion and conflict resolution.  


Finding Your Light: A Shabbat Retreat for Women with Orot

Fri,Jun 23 @

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Galena, Illinois
Finding Your Light An Orot Shabbat Women's Retreat

Friday, June 23rd - Sunday, June 25th

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa - Galena, Illinois

Join Orot for this special weekend to gather as women in a beautiful, serene setting to share a Shabbat of rest, renewal, and discovery. Stepping away from our usual routines, we will experience restoration and nourishment through study, song, yoga, stillness, good food, and nurturing discussion.

Led by Orot's Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman and Jane Shapiro, and yoga instructor, Deb Wineman, the retreat will help us slow down time in order to bring a deeper presence and attunement to ourselves and our lives. 

Space is very limited, so reserve your spot early.


We will enjoy an alternative Shabbat with nourishing communal meals, song, shared learning, restorative yoga, and walks in the serene, natural setting of the resort.


Rooms have been reserved in multi-bedroom homes and villas. While most of the rooms are single occupancy, there are 4 bedrooms with 2 twin beds, for double occupancy. If you wish to share a room with someone, you have the option of reserving a double-occupancy room for $100 less than the regular registration cost. Availability of the 4 double-occupancy rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


All meals will be vegetarian. If you would like strictly kosher meals, please indicate that in your google registration form that will be sent to you after you register.

Cost for retreat:

$600/person - single occupancy
$500/person - double occupancy