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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Work One on One with Rabbi Sarah

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.

Future Align sessions will now be held over Zoom video conference. All registered participants will receive the login details prior to the session.

Join us for our upcoming events on Saturday nights May 30, and June 20.

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Summer Solstice Gathering and Workshop with Spirit of Sophia

  • Sunday June 14, 2020 3-5pm Eastern
  • (This is a virtual event, the link to join will be provided once you register)

Join us for a special Summer Solstice Gathering & workshop celebrating summer, creativity and inspiration.

This workshop will include:

  • Guided meditation for welcoming Summer Solstice
  • Wisdom for living in alignment with the seasons
  • Meaningful conversation and discussion about what inspires us and what nurtures our creativity
  • A nature-based art ritual
  • Intention setting for bringing more light, inspiration and creativity into our lives

This session will be a warm and welcoming space for participants from all backgrounds to share and celebrate together.

Blessings for the Month of Iyar!

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. 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.

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.

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Glad to share #somegoodnews today! Mazel Tov to Michelle and Tim. Though they had planned to be married today in Raleigh, NC, because of the pandemic we moved their ceremony to their backyard in Silver Spring. I officiated over Zoom and their family and friends joined us virtually from near and far. They put up their own chuppah, signed their gorgeous ketubah (Jewish marriage contract), and parents, siblings and grandma offered the 7 Blessings in English. Congratulations!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #weddings #zoomwedding #silverspring #marylandwedding #virtualwedding #backyardwedding #marylandweddingofficiant #weddingofficiant #rabbi #zoomrabbi #lifecycle #ritual #ceremony #memorialdaywedding #memorialdayweekend #mazeltov #somegoodnews #diywedding #interfaithwedding #jewishwedding #jewishinterfaithwedding

Happy New Moon and New Month of Sivan! During this month we move more fully into spring, and we welcome the warmth and love associated with this season.⁠ ⁠ As we prepare for the holiday of Shavuot this month, consider the teachings and wisdom you need to receive this year on Shavuot.⁠ ⁠ Chodesh Tov!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #roshchodesh #moon #mooncycle #newmoon #newmonth #sivan #intentions #jewishmindfulness #torah #shavuot #receiving #wisdom #blessings #jewishspirituality #jewishmindfullness #mindfulness #jewishcreativity #thetasmancenter

It brought me so much joy to see this photo again and to remember the joy of this wedding I officiated this past fall. Thanks @kellylossphoto for posting! A photo is worth 1000 words. ♥️ #Repost @kellylossphoto • • • • • • American Visionary Arts Museum It is unlikely that everything will be perfect on a wedding day. There are usually little snafus (which I say adds to the charm!) Though for Sarah & Calvin - it was near close to perfect, and I think that was due to two things: ⁣ ⁣ 1) They had a great planner who orchestrated everything so Sarah & Calvin could focus on the fun of the day. ( 👋 Rachel!)⁣ ⁣ 2) The day of the wedding, they let go of everything and seriously LIVED their wedding day. ⁣ ⁣ Curious to see what this kick-ass party looked like at the GORGEOUS American Visionary Arts Museum? And even though you can't hear it in the photos, the amazing Rollex Band put this party on 🔥. Link in profile to their wedding day! ⁣ ⁣ #americanvisionaryartmuseum #mdwedding #mdweddingphotographer #mdweddingphotography #mdweddingplanner#weddingphotojournalist #documentaryphotographer #dcengagement #marylandengagement #dmvphotographer #vaphotographer ⁣ #weddingphotographers⁣ #weddingphotoinspiration #baltimoreweddingphotographer #americanvisionaryartsmuseum #rachelkendallevents #weddingwednesday⁣ #apwwedding #destination-wedding #weddingrabbi #rabbi #rabbisarahtasman #ritual #lifecycle #lifemoments

Very excited to celebrate Shavuot as a guest teacher for the Orot: Center For New Jewish Learning Community Tikkun (night of learning) and 5th birthday on Wednesday May 27, 7-9pm Chicago time. Register at www.orotcenter.org. A great opportunity to learn with some wonderful educators. @orotchicago

Tune in tomorrow to see my interview with The Secret Life of Daydreams @eventsbydaydreams for their #MeetAWeddingVendor series. Learn more about the work I do, choosing the right officiant, personalizing your wedding ceremony and advice for couples! Thanks to @daydreamssara for inviting me to be part of this! #Repost @daydreamssara • • • • • • Tomorrow on #MeetAWeddingVendor: We’re talking with Rabbi Sarah Tasman (@rabbisarahtasman) about how to find a wedding officiant that fits you as a couple and how to make your wedding ceremony personal and meaningful. Tune-in tomorrow! • • • #meetaweddingvendor #weddingofficiant #dcwedding #jewishspirituality #thetasmancenter #jewishmindfulness #rabbi #rabbisarahtasman #marriage #dcofficiant #dcrabbi #jewishwedding #igdc #eventsindc #eventplanner #weddingplanner #weddings