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Havdallah Yoga: Keeping the Spark of Judaism Alive for Eastside Jews

Havdallah Yoga: Keeping the Spark of Judaism Alive for Eastside Jews

Frustrated by not finding a Jewish community that fit her needs, Jo Borkan thought about leaving Portland for another city. Instead, she co- created Havdallah* Yoga with Yael Podebski. Havdallah Yoga is a monthly yoga class that is for Rosh Hodesh** and marks the end of Shabbat. In 2011 the Jewish Federation of Portland found...
Keter Yoga in NJ

Keter Yoga in NJ

“Keter” means “crown” in Hebrew and is the name of a new studio in New Jersey, writes Aviva Melissa Frank. For those seeking female only yoga classes a new studio has opened in West Orange, NJ. Keter Yoga, is a women’s only studio offering daily classes, except on Fridays and Shabbat, in asana (poses), pranyama...
Alignment & Activation

Alignment & Activation

In this week’s Torah Portion of Tetzaveh we learn the importance of alignment and activation. The extensive descriptions of the Priestly garments and those of the Kohen Gadol, or High Priest, show and signify the sacred geometry and importance of the garment textures, the colors, the crystals and stones of the breastplate, and the necessity...
Greed-I-tude: Parsha Terumah & Rosh Hodesh Adar

Greed-I-tude: Parsha Terumah & Rosh Hodesh Adar

The Parsha or Torah portion for this week focuses on the glory of the mishkan  (tabernacle) a portable sacred place where the children of Israel could come to atone for sins, pray, celebrate, sing and be in gratitude. G-d asked such a place be built for his presence to dwell, to be a home for the Shechinah or divine feminine...