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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...
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...
Popular 'Kosher' Yoga and Fitness Studio in Crown Heights

Popular ‘Kosher’ Yoga and Fitness Studio in Crown Heights

Sarede Switzer, a guru in “kosher” yoga, runs a successful yoga and fitness studio in Crown Heights, NY with a mostly religious, female client base. “The majority of my clientele are Jewish religious women who don’t feel so comfortable going to a regular yoga studio, where it’s a mixed class or a religious element like...