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 on Saturday nights October 26, November 16, December 21, January 25, March 21, April 18, May 30, and June 20.

Sign up for the year membership to Align and save! Ticket options on Eventbrite.

Blessings for the Month of Tishrei!

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 Tishrei/the new moon and beginning of the month of Tishrei and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year is begins Sunday night September 29, 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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A delicious potluck meal last night in the Sukkah! Thank you to yoga & ayurveda teacher @debbie_helfeld for hosting this seasonal meal. The serving bowls are hand made pottery by Debbie too! #seasonal #sukkot #jewishcreativity #ayurveda #homemade #harvest #pottery

The Jewish holidays don't end after Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Sukkot falls on the 15th of Tishrei, which is always a full moon, filling the night sky as we eat and dwell in the sukkah to celebrate the fall harvest season. May the full moon herald sustenance, abundance, assurance, and illuminate the days and weeks ahead.

Beautiful pomegranates spotted in Albuquerque by my dear friend Rev Erica on her walk this morning. Thank you @eleasimka ! I've never seen them on a tree before and thought this was so special. They are traditionally a symbol of abundance, bounty, fruitfulness, and blessings often associated with the Jewish New Year. May these be a sign of good things to come in the new year!

My first year of rabbinical school I lived in Jerusalem. I loved going to Judaica shops, finding beautiful art and ritual objects made by local artists. I have also always loved seeing posters in the window of local shops or noticing the store displays for different seasons. The bookstores had large displays of books and things for preparing for the high holidays and it was that year, in the fall of 2006, that I began to really dive deep into what it means to prepare spiritually for the high holidays, not just get ready for the services, meals, programs and events I'd long been leading and organizing as a Jewish communal professional. In one of the bookstores, Steinmetsky's I believe, I noticed large posters hanging from the ceiling that said Shana Tova (Happy New Year in Hebrew) with a pomegranate printed on it. I asked the shopkeeper if after the chagim (the holidays) I could have one of the posters. They gave me one and I've kept it all these years. It was mounted and sturdy though a little banged up on the corners. Because my suitcase was humongous, it fit inside and I brought it home and framed it. Every year at this time I take it out and display it. Remembering the beauty of sending wishes for the new year, and spiritual enhancement of beautifying our rituals, prayers, and intentions. Rosh Hashanah arrives in just a few days on Sunday night. Sending my warmest wishes for a sweet and fruitful high holiday season.

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.