Upcoming Programs



Yoga for Elul: Feeling Forgiveness in the Body

Sunday, Sept. 15th - Lifetime fitness in Northbrook - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Led by Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman and Deb Wineman

Orot is 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.

Facing Spirituality After a Touch with Cancer

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

An opportunity to discuss concerns regarding prayer and spirituality as we enter into the high holiday season with Orot and Sharsheret.

The High Holiday season is a time when many join together for prayer or introspection. Those who have been impacted by cancer may have a unqiue perspective and questions to ask regarding their relationship with prayer. Please bring personal perspectives and questions to share with the class.


Returning Home: Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days

3 Wednesday nights: September 11, 18, and 25 7:00- 8:30 pm CST $50 Register Here

Online class using the zoom platform led by Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman

The High Holiday season is a time for introspection and discovery, for turning towards ourselves and the lives we are living with honesty and compassion. The Hebrew month of Elul offers us the opportunity to examine where we are, where we want to go, and to set a path towards reclaiming what is whole. In this 3-class series, we will explore traditional Jewish texts, as well as contemporary ones, and using discussion and reflective practices and writing, begin the spiritual work of readying ourselves for the High Holiday season


Ongoing Programs


Weekly Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation | 303 Dodge, Evanston, IL - First-floor chapel

Our weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation community meets for regular teaching and practice together. Sessions are led by Orot’s mindfulness faculty and are open to beginners and veteran mindfulness practitioners.

We ask for contributions at whatever level is comfortable to you to support the teachers' work.


Yogaview Wilmette | 1231 Green Bay Road |Register Here

The Jewish calendar is a doorway into the spiritual rhythm of our year. The Jewish holidays guide us through all of human experience: joy and sadness, loss and rebirth, retreat and awakening. We are embodied beings, and we move through our lives with our whole selves: mind, heart, body and spirit. In this special program, together we will move through the Jewish calendar and experience the invitation of the holidays to become more present to the deep knowledge and strength that dwells in our bodies. Cost: $180