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 for an Align Introductory Session on August 25, 2019 and a kick of workshop in Preparation for Rosh Hashanah on Sunday September 2019, 3-5pm. Dates continues on Saturday nights October 26, November 16, December 21, January 25, March 21, April 18, May 30, and June 20.

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Join Rabbi Sarah Tasman for a 3-part Elul Writing Workshop to enter the Jewish New Year with mindfulness and intention. Tuesdays September 3, 10, and 17th at the Center for Mindful Living.

Blessings for the Month of Av!

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 Av arrived at sundown on Thursday August 1, 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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Back home after spending a week with family on Martha’s Vineyard. Looking forward to leading the next monthly Align Workshop on Sunday August 25, 3:30-5pm at the Center for Mindful Living in Washington, DC. Wishing you a peaceful and relaxing weekend and Shabbat Shalom! Photo credit @kylewhathaway at Moshup Beach, Aquinnah Massachusetts. . . . . . . . #shabbatshalom #beach #vacation #familytrip #walk #waves #sand #shore #cliffs #marthasvineyard #aquinnah #gayheadcliffs #ocean #rabbisofinstagram #spirituality #jewishcreativity #shabbatogram #rabbi #thetasmancenter #washingtondc #tenleytown #mindfulness #jewishmindfulness

Beautiful afternoon in Martha’s Vineyard. Grateful for a walk on the beach with my brother and a group dunk in the ocean. Shabbat Shalom and blessings for the full moon of Av and the holiday of Tu B’Av, an ancient day of love.

Happy Full Moon and Tu B'Av (Jewish Valentines Day) Dear Friends, The evening of August 15th and the day of August 16th is the holiday of Tu B'Av (the 15th day of the month of Av) traditionally known as a day of love, or the Jewish Valentine's Day, when in ancient times matches were made. Tu B'Av falls right on the full moon, which is believed to link the shining potency of the moon with the full expression of love, romance, and fertility. Consider how you might show yourself extra love this Tu B'Av. Maybe take yourself on a date or do something extra kind for yourself over Shabbat or this weekend. Think about how you can you deepen your relationships with yourself this month.

Last month we had the pleasure of seeing one of my all time favorite movies on the big screen. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Field of Dreams, it was shown in the movie theater for one weekend only. This movie, and the book Shoeless Joe it was based on, had a deep impact on me. One of my favorite creative services that I led in college incorporated passages from the book- excerpts about magic, the art of seeing and noticing, being present, the power of memory and connections, healing rifts, taking risks, making up for the past and, of course, searching for moonlight. Searching for moonlight has been a kind of mantra or theme for me, finding spirituality and magic in everyday life. Loved seeing this movie again. Wishing everyone a Shabbat filled with magic and moonlight! . . . . . #fieldofdreams #shoelessjoejackson #shoelessjoe #moonlight #magic #magical #redsox #childhood #movie #special #movietheater #thebigscreen #spiritual #believe #summer #iowa #cornfield #baseball #ifyoubuildittheywillcome #easehispain #gothedistance #moonlightgraham #isthisheaven #isthisheavennoitsiowa #kevincostner #jewishcreativity #thetasmancenter #shabbatshalom

Seasonal & Spiritual Teachings, News and Upcoming Events!

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