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Meditation at Temple Beth El

In the Psalms it says “For You, silence is Praise.” Many of us find that some of our deepest connections with God or a Presence larger than ourselves can happen in silence. Our Jewish tradition is rich with meditative and contemplative practices and teachings. This webpage is an opportunity to access resources to make meditation a part of your life here at Temple Beth El.


Upcoming Events
Maps of Reality
Staying Sane in a World That Doesn’t Always Make Sense with Rabbi K’vod Wieder
Tuesdays at 7:30pm in room 214/215 on November 14, January 9, February 13 and March 13

Engage in deep exploration of the nature of reality and our place in it We explore the book Me, Myself, and God: A Theology of Mindfulness the mystical text of the Zohar and other contemplative sources.

Jerusalem Shabbat Experience
with the Band of Milk and Honey (& a little schnapps)
At 9:30am on select Saturdays: October 7, November 18, December 16, January 13 and February 10

On the streets of Jerusalem on Shabbat morning, the dew on the trees reflect sunlight sparkling diamonds, the air is crisp and still, and the peace is palatable. Joyous prayer pours out houses and little shteibls - the human song and the song of creation intertwined. Friends and family come together to eat, to share, and to immerse in words of life-giving Torah. One can’t imagine a Torah more relevant and real.

• Be absorbed in a meditative and meaningful musical journey through the morning service
• Enjoy transliterated and fully-accessible Hebrew prayer
• Rejoice around the Torah with schnapps and sparkling cider
• Eat and engage with community over lunch

3rd Annual Temple Beth El Meditation Retreat

February 2-4, 2018, La Casa De Maria – Santa Barbara

Cost: Single Room (1 person per room) - $495
Double Room (2 people per room) - $375
Group room (3 or more per room) - $325

Prices listed are for CASH or CHECK purchases.

Who: All temple members, age 18 and older

What: To celebrate Shabbat like the mystics of our tradition by exploring the pathways of silence, song and prayer, contemplative study, and creative expression. This retreat will also be an opportunity to connect with other members of our Temple community who are interested in exploring and sharing in a more introspective way. While this retreat is geared toward seekers who are new to meditative practice, it will also be meaningful for experienced meditators who are looking for authentic ways to express these pathways through Jewish tradition.

Where: La Casa de La Maria, Santa Barbara. Optional to take the train up to Santa Barbara and a group shuttle from the train station to the retreat center

In the Psalms it says, “For You, Silence is Praise.” Some of us are aware that the deepest truths about ourselves and our lives can only be found when our consciousness can expand beyond the distractions and the chatter of the mind. In the silence, we can open to a Loving Presence, simplify complicated situations in our lives, and discover ourselves in new and empowering ways.

Questions? Contact Rabbi K’vod at kvod@tbesoc.org or 949-362-3999 ext 106.
Or go to our website and register online

Click Here to Register

Four Worlds Meditation- Rabbi Kvod Wieder - Click Here for audio file

Neshamah Breath Meditation - Click Here for audio file

Other Resources
Click Here for “Resources for Jewish Meditation”


From the 2017 2nd Annual
Temple Beth El Meditation Retreat.