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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.