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. Sarah also mentors Jewish spiritual entrepreneurs and female-identified clergy. Whether you are preparing for an adult b'nai mitzvah or considering conversion, exploring an interfaith Jewish partnership, are looking for personalized Jewish learning, 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.


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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3rd Annual Summer Solstice Retreat

Summer Solstice Retreat

Friday June 21, 2019 10am-2pm

The Center for Mindful Living

Take the time out of your busy schedule to relax, refresh, and renew. Celebrate Summer Solstice with movement, meditation, and creative expression.

The retreat will include:

  • Meditation
  • Restorative Yoga for all levels
  • A delicious, healthy, seasonal, vegetarian lunch and food ritual prepared and led by Jodi Balis of Red Lentil Consulting
  • Art and Creative Expression Activity
  • Wellness tips and Intentions for the season

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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

2019-2020 Dates Coming soon!

Blessings for the Month of Sivan!

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. The new moon and new month of Iyar arrived on the evening of Monday June 3, 2019. 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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Want to join us for a Summer Solstice retreat on Friday June 21? Register for the retreat by TOMORROW night (Wednesday) at 7pm! Link in bio for events! . . . . . . . . . #jewishcreativity #thetasmancenter #summersolstice #retreat #yoga #meditation #rest #renewal #summer #relax #enjoy #joinus #ritual #celebrate #seasonal #sun #art #create

7 steps, 7 circles, 7 Blessings, 7 years. Happy Anniversary to the incomparable @kylewhathaway today. I’m glad we got to celebrate our anniversary this weekend by going to the Brandi Carlile concert, seeing Field of Dreams on the big screen, and a delicious dinner at Sababa with my parents last night (also for father's day)! This photo is from 7 years ago on my ordination night at Red Lentil. Feels like yesterday and a million years ago!

Blessings for Shabbat and the holiday of Shavuot (which starts tomorrow night). May your heart open to receive Torah and may your learning be sweet. May you hear the inner wisdom you need to hear. #jewishcreativity #thetasmancenter

Happy New Moon and new Hebrew month of Sivan! This month is all about spring at full peak- warmth, blooming, lush blossoms and moving closer toward summer. You can really start to feel summer in the air in the northern hemisphere! It’s also the month of Shavuot, the holiday that commemorates the receiving of Torah on Mt Sinai. This whole month is a time for receiving and tapping into spiritual teachings. It’s a time to consider what you want or need to learn or receive and open your heart to it! Blessings for a month of heart opening and receiving what ever wisdom you need to receive in your life. #thetasmancenter #jewishcreativity

Seasonal & Spiritual Teachings, News and Upcoming Events!

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