Cohort Learning Communities

At Orot, we believe that transformation can be found through committed and ongoing practice and shared exploration in sacred community with one another. To this end, we have designed several cohort-specific programs to support individuals and offer them opportunities for growth, nourishment, and the discovery of life-changing wisdom.


  • Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman and Deb Wineman We are thrilled to announce the launching of a new community for those who want to explore the rhythm of a Jewish year through shared embodied spiritual practice. This new program includes 5 yoga workshops and a package of customized writings, practice suggestions, yoga poses, music and kavannot to support your practice between yoga workshops.

  • Elul: Awaken to Yourself - Sunday, Sept. 15th - Lighthouse Yoga - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

  • Hanukkah: Embodying Light - Tuesday, December 17th - Yogaview Wilmette - 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Tu B’Shevat: Cultivate Your Inner Seeds - Sunday, Feb. 9th - Lighthouse Yoga - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

  • Pesach - Liberate Your Spirit - Tuesday, March 31st - Yogaview Wilmette - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

  • Counting the Omer: Drink from your Well of Torah - Sunday, May 17th - Lighthouse Yoga - 2:00 - 3:30pm


Compassion Project

The Orot Compassion Project is an immersive yearlong course of study and practice for those working in and serving the Jewish community. The program is designed to introduce mindfulness-based skills in a Jewish framework. In this program, participants will acquire a concrete toolkit for self-care at home and at work, confidence at administering mindfulness-based clinical interventions in a Jewish framework, a supportive and safe community of compassionate colleague-practitioners, and a deeper connection to Judaism as a source of wisdom and support during difficult times

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Peaceful Parent Project

The Peaceful Parent Project is a cohort-based program for Jewish parents integrating Jewish text study with mindfulness practices to support parents’ individual spiritual lives and their desire to rear their children in compassionate, spiritually-connected, and inspired Jewish families.