The Tasman Center offers in-person and online 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.

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Life Coaching Through a Jewish Lens & Private Learning

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.

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Life Cycle Rituals  & Ceremonies

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.

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Creative Community Gatherings & Events

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.

Upcoming Opportunities

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ALIGN: A MONTHLY ART & SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP

A New Moon series incorporating Jewish Spirituality, Seasonal Wellness & Creative Expression

  • Candle lighting Ritual
  • Learning and Discussion
  • Meditation and/or gentle yoga (for all levels)
  • Creative Writing and/or Art
  • Closing Ritual

Open to all backgrounds and all genders.

Center for Mindful Living 4708 Wisconsin Ave Washington DC 20016 Second Floor

Join us for a kick off workshop in Preparation for Rosh Hashanah on Sunday September 2019, 3-5pm. Dates continues on Saturday nights October 26, November 16, December 21, January 25, March 21, April 18, May 30, and June 20.

Special combo offer available until September 3rd to sign up for a full year membership to Align+ The Elul Writing Workshop! Ticket option on Eventbrite.

Blessings for the Month of Elul!

Each month will feature original writings and intentions from Rabbi Sarah based on Jewish wisdom and the Jewish calendar, which coincide with the moon cycle and the seasons. Rosh Chodesh Elul/the new moon and beginning of the month of Elul is Friday night August 30. Each month is an opportunity for reflections, taking stock, checking in, and learning. Each month contains deep yet simple wisdom. Read more about the holidays, teachings, and intentions for the season on Rabbi Sarah's blog page called Writings.

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As the sun sets tonight we will welcome Shabbat, the new moon and the month of Elul. This marks a month of spiritual reflection and preparation for the Jewish New Year. The name of the month is an acronym in Hebrew for the phrase from Song of Songs, "ani l'dodi v'dodi li" meaning "I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine." As I head to Kansas City to celebrate my cousin's wedding this weekend and think of the many anniversaries this Shabbat and this month, I want to send out blessings for love. Though the phrase is often used by couples and in wedding ceremonies, some scholars believe the phrase refers to our relationship with the Divine. How incredible to think about that. What if we saw our relationship with the spirit of the universe, with others, or even with ourselves as a one of beloveds! How might that impact how we care for others and ourselves?Sending wishes for love, connection, blessings and new beginnings. Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

Auspicious Blessings for The New Moon of Elul. Read Rabbi Sarah's latest newsletter to find out why Elul is her favorite month and why she loves this time of year so much. Don't miss the special offer to bundle the Align full year membership + the Elul Writing Workshop!

Back home after spending a week with family on Martha’s Vineyard. Looking forward to leading the next monthly Align Workshop on Sunday August 25, 3:30-5pm at the Center for Mindful Living in Washington, DC. Wishing you a peaceful and relaxing weekend and Shabbat Shalom! Photo credit @kylewhathaway at Moshup Beach, Aquinnah Massachusetts. . . . . . . . #shabbatshalom #beach #vacation #familytrip #walk #waves #sand #shore #cliffs #marthasvineyard #aquinnah #gayheadcliffs #ocean #rabbisofinstagram #spirituality #jewishcreativity #shabbatogram #rabbi #thetasmancenter #washingtondc #tenleytown #mindfulness #jewishmindfulness

Beautiful afternoon in Martha’s Vineyard. Grateful for a walk on the beach with my brother and a group dunk in the ocean. Shabbat Shalom and blessings for the full moon of Av and the holiday of Tu B’Av, an ancient day of love.

Happy Full Moon and Tu B'Av (Jewish Valentines Day) Dear Friends, The evening of August 15th and the day of August 16th is the holiday of Tu B'Av (the 15th day of the month of Av) traditionally known as a day of love, or the Jewish Valentine's Day, when in ancient times matches were made. Tu B'Av falls right on the full moon, which is believed to link the shining potency of the moon with the full expression of love, romance, and fertility. Consider how you might show yourself extra love this Tu B'Av. Maybe take yourself on a date or do something extra kind for yourself over Shabbat or this weekend. Think about how you can you deepen your relationships with yourself this month.

Seasonal & Spiritual Teachings, News and Upcoming Events!

Sign up for the email newsletter. Beautiful teachings, intentions, images and special blessings will arrive in your inbox twice a month with a special message from Rabbi Sarah Tasman and information about upcoming classes and events.

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.

Rabbi Sarah's Meditation's on Soundcloud

Check out Rabbi Sarah's library of recorded guided mindful meditations to help you find a quiet moment for relaxation and reflection.