The Tasman Center offers opportunities for those seeking meaningful, accessible, and personalized Jewish learning, community classes & gatherings, spiritual coaching and rabbinic support. Programs and events incorporate various modalities of expression and engagement with Jewish practice and creative expression, including writing, visual art, mixed-media art, meditation, yoga, poetry, rabbinic and modern texts and participant offerings. We welcome participants who are exploring Judaism, new to Jewish practice, part of an interfaith Jewish couple or family, or if you have been Jewish your whole life and are looking to deepen your practice.
Rabbi Sarah Tasman works with private clients as an educator, spiritual counselor, and coach. How do you want Judaism or spiritual practice in your life in a meaningful way? How do you want to share your spiritual practice with your partner who may be from a different faith? How do you want to deepen your practice at this time in your life? Whether you are new to Judaism as an adult, exploring an interfaith Jewish partnership, want to deepen your spiritual practice, or are looking for coaching from a Jewish lens, please be in touch.
Rabbi Sarah creates customized, authentic, personalized and meaningful Jewish ritual experiences for individuals couples and families from all different Jewish backgrounds and interfaith families. Contact Rabbi Sarah about your upcoming wedding, baby naming, or other life transition you are looking to mark.
Group learning opportunities include Shabbat gatherings, classes, holiday workshops, and seasonal retreats that incorporate Jewish spirituality and creativity, yoga and meditation. Signature courses and topics include cultivating a spiritual life, building a Jewish home, living in alignment with the Jewish calendar, and the new moon cycle.
Rabbi Sarah's Intentions for 2021
The Art of Mezuzah
February 21, 2021 2-3:30pm EST
Just like the writing of a Torah, writing the text that goes inside a mezuzah requires both masterful scribal skills and intense concentration. The commandment to mark the doorposts of our homes comes from the book of Deuteronomy, and the materials and process have remained largely the same over thousands of years. Join The Tasman Center as we partner with MyZuzah and Jewish Scribal Artist Lizzie Sivitz of Nireh Or to bring you a unique perspective and interactive teaching on this mitzvah.
With registration, each participant will receive a free mezuzah scroll and case valued at $80 from MyZuzah, which aims to put a kosher, fair-trade mezuzah on the door of every Jewish home. During the event, participants will have a chance to roll their mezuzah scroll and add a special dedication with soferet (scribe) Lizzie of Nireh Or. Lizzie will share about her own scribal practice and the spirituality behind the Jewish aleph-bet, as well as the beautiful Jewish art she creates for Nireh Or.
Cycles and Seasons of the Jewish Year
Tuesdays 1-2:30pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2021 (6 sessions)
How do we find the time to pause and take stock when life moves so fast around us? How do we make time for our own spiritual and creative practice when there are so many other responsibilities competing for our time and energy? Rabbi Sarah Tasman will teach how to integrate intention and meaning into our lives through our awareness of the seasons and cycles of the calendar, including Rosh Chodesh, the Jewish ritual of blessing the new month. This is a course in experiential spirituality and will include mindfulness practices and spiritual exercises that participants will be able to use in their own lives. Class sessions will incorporate guided meditation, partner and group discussions, spiritual writing, art, and creative rituals utilizing materials from nature or that you have at home. Open to participants for all genders and all faith backgrounds, and those new to exploring Judaism. No prior experience or skills required.
Spring 2021 Align Series! Each month brings its own teaching connected to the Jewish calendar and the seasons. This series allows us to center ourselves within these teachings through ritual, meditation or gentle movement, and a creative space with art or writing.
Open to all backgrounds and all genders 21 years and older.
- Join us one Sunday a month, on Zoom
- February 21, March 14, April 18, and May 2, 2021
- 2 - 3:30pm EST / 11-12:30pm PST
Seasonal & Spiritual Teachings, News and Upcoming Events!
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Through yoga, meditation, and Jewish learning, Rabbi Sarah has taught me to connect with my breath, observe my body’s changes to the seasons, and set meaningful intentions. Rabbi Sarah approaches Judaism in a way that makes her courses accessible to all, using tenants of loving kindness, spiritual renewal, and creating community. -Dani S.