We hold periodic workshops and events that are designed to offer multiple enriching doorways into Jewish wisdom: through embodied practice, music, food, art, nature, and community conversations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.