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.

Our last session for Spring 2020 will be on June 20!

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. 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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Happy new moon and new month of Tammuz. ⁠ Have you heard of Tekufat Tammuz? This is when the sun enters Cancer; this is the summer season, or "et ha-katsir" (harvest-time), when the day is the longest in the year. Teukfat Tammuz coincides with summer solstice.⁠ ⁠ How will you celebrate summer, light, sustenance or the season this month?⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #moon #mooncyle #newmoon #roshchodesh #roshchodeshTammuz #tammuz #tekufattamuz #summersolstice #solstice #summer #jewishcreativity #jewishmindfulness #jewishspirituality #thetasmancenter #rabbisarahtasman

Kaddish For Black Lives from @jewishmultiracialnetwork BLACKLIVES KADDISH Creator of life, source of compassion. Your breath remains the source of our spirit, even as too many of us cry out that we cannot breathe. Lovingly created in your image, the color of our bodies has imperiled our lives. Black lives are commodified yet devalued, imitated but feared, exhibited but not seen. Black lives have been pursued by hatred, abandoned by indifference and betrayed by complacency. Black lives have been lost to the violence of the vigilante, the cruelty of the marketplace and the silence of the comfortable. We understand that Black lives are sacred, inherently valuable, and irreplaceable. We know that to oppress the body of the human, is to break the heart of the divine. We yearn for the day when the bent will stand straight. We pray that the hearts our country will soften to the pain endured for centuries. We will do all we must to bind up the wounds, to heal the shattered hearts, to break the yoke of oppression.  As the beauty of the heavens is revealed to us each day, may each day reveal to us the beauty of our common humanity. Amen.

#Repost @ncjwinc • • • • • • Discrimination isn't kosher. The Supreme Court ruled that you can't be fired from your job simply for being LGBTQ+. But this is the bare minimum: LGBTQ folks deserve to thrive wherever they are and live a life completely free from discrimination, hatred, and bigotry. . . #titlevii #scotus #supremecourt #lgbt #pride #decisionday #pridemonth #pride🌈 #discrimination #ally

#Repost @hey.alma • • • • • • We haven't been able to stop thinking about this phrase, initially used in Israel to commemorate victims of domestic violence & deaths of trans women. It’s a twist on “may their memory be a blessing,” commonly said in Judaism when someone dies. It’s now being used to commemorate victims of police brutality & white supremacy. May their memories be a revolution.⁠ ⁠ Design by @yourgracey; words via @/RStomel @RabbiRuth, abbreviation via @RabbiMegan on Twitter.

Today, June 5 is Breonna Taylor's birthday. In my hometown of Louisville, memorials are planned for today to celebrate her life. Hopping they are peaceful and safe gatherings and for no more violence. #sayhername #Repost beautiful portrait by @arielsinhaha • • • • • • Chicago, Illinois In the middle of the night on March 13, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was senselessly killed in her own home by police as they looked for someone who didn’t live at her address and who had already been arrested. Breonna was a hero in her community, serving as an essential worker on the front lines of the pandemic. My heart is broken for her loved ones suffering this immense hurt and injustice. Rest in power, Breonna. #breonnataylor #justiceforbreonnataylor #blacklivesmatter #justiceforbreonna #supportblackwomen