High Holiday Programming

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Returning Home: Spiritual Preparation for the High Holidays
Online class with Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman
Wednesday nights: 18, and 25 7:00- 8:30pm CST

The Words of Deuteronomy: Our Path towards Teshuva
Study group with Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman
Mallinckrodt Community Center - 1041 Ridge Road, Wilmette | $20
Thursday Mornings |10:00 - 11:30 am | September 5, 12, 19, and 26
A Year of Jewish Embodied Spiritual Practice
Led by Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman and Deb Wineman
Yoga for Elul: Feeling Forgiveness in the Body- Sunday, Sept. 15th - Lighthouse Yoga - 2:00 - 3:30 pm


Yoga Workshops AT OROT

Sacred embodied practice allows us to integrate our spiritual lives with our embodied selves. Our yoga workshops explore enduring themes and questions through a rich yoga practice that is interwoven with music and Jewish teachings.


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

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Musical Programs

Music speaks to our spirits and opens our hearts. At Orot, we see singing together as a spiritual practice, and while we integrate singing into many of our programs, we also offer specific community events that place sacred music as their heart center.

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Community Conversation with Parker Palmer - 2019

Community Conversation with Parker Palmer - 2019


Community Conversations

New meaning is uncovered through honest and heart-opening conversations with the other. At Orot, we offer periodic curated community conversations with sage teachers and thought leaders.

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Spiritual Cooking

When we cook together and for each other, we build vibrant and nourishing community. Through food, we honor memories and shape new traditions. We offer periodic classes in cooking as a spiritual practice where we delve into recipes and cooking techniques that can nourish our bodies and souls.

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Outdoor Programs

The natural world is an enduring source of wonder and beauty and opens us to the gift of sacred space all around us. Each year, we offer several programs set outside in the natural world, integrating Jewish teachings and practice with the mysteries and gifts of nature.

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Artist Beit-Midrash

Each summer, Orot partners with North Suburban Synagogue Beth El to offer a special program for area Jewish artists. Over six weeks, these Jewish artists explore a chosen theme, study related texts, and create new artwork that results in an exhibit.

Akeidat Yitzhak by Ruti Modlin

Akeidat Yitzhak by Ruti Modlin