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Shalem: Jewish Wellness at the PJCC

Enrich your life. Cultivate health and resilience. Discover joy. Experience ancient wisdom. Create new pathways for your personal well-being.

The PJCC is committed to both Wellness and vibrant Jewish living. SHALEM: The Jewish Wellness Initiative melds these two core missions by offering wellness programs infused with Jewish wisdom and practice.


About Shalem

Shalem - Jewish Wellness Initiative
Shalem, the Jewish Wellness Initiative of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a collaboration of Embodied Jewish Learning, Peninsula JCC,
Oshman Family JCC, Jewish Silicon Valley, JCCSF, Osher Marin JCC, and JCC East Bay to promote wellness and well-being inspired by and infused with Jewish wisdom. Shalem was conceived and created by Peninsula JCC and Embodied Jewish Learning.

Shalem means wholeness, and Jewish wisdom has a great deal to offer anyone who seeks to live a healthy, resilient life with a joyful sense of balance and well-being.

From ancient teachings to modern-day practices, Jewish wisdom encourages us to cultivate qualities—such as gratitude, joy, compassion, and mindfulness, as well as physical wellness.

When we engage in practices to enhance our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being we are shalem: whole in body, heart mind, and spirit.


Shalem Partner Programs

Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Mondays • Weekly • 9:30-10:30 am
Join Rabbi Lavey for weekly guided mindfulness meditation. As we practice approaching each moment with courage, curiosity, and compassion we become able to ground ourselves and cultivate awareness and calm. Each sit includes a brief teaching, a few moments of chant, silent meditation, and an opportunity for questions and sharing. Everyone is welcome to join us. Takes place via Zoom. To sign up, please contact Rabbi Lavey Derby via email.

Sponsored by Shalem, the Jewish Wellness Initiative of the San Francisco Bay Area. Shalem promotes wellness and well-being inspired by, and infused with, Jewish spiritual wisdom, and is a collaboration of the Peninsula JCC, Embodied Jewish Learning, Oshman Family JCC, Jewish Silicon Valley, JCC San Francisco, Osher Marin JCC, and JCC East Bay to promote holistic wellness and well-being inspired by, and infused with, Jewish wisdom. Shalem was conceived and created by Peninsula JCC and Embodied Jewish Learning.


Life: It’s Complicated
Thursdays • Weekly • 10:15-11:15 am (Note: No class September 9 & 16 and November 25)
Join Rabbi Lavey Derby for an ongoing discussion of Jewish topics and how Jewish wisdom can help us live a more meaningful life.
Note: all attendees must re-register to receive the Zoom information and password for future sessions. Please email Rabbi Lavey Derby to sign up.

Both programs sponsored by Shalem, the Jewish Wellness Initiative of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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