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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 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.

Nourish  •  Move •  Engage

Jewish Wellness offerings are organized around the PJCC’s integrated approach to wellness focusing on Nourish, Move and Engage activities.

Nourish your body and mind with wholesome foods and with practices that promote healing, energy, improved concentration and stress relief.

Move your body for greater physical strength, flexibility, stamina, balance, and resilience.

Engage your body, mind, heart and spirit for increased joy, wholeness, gratitude, intellectual and spiritual understanding, wisdom, community connection, and meaningful relationships.

Explore our Jewish Wellness offerings below!

Shalem: Meditation and Yoga for Well-being

Join Rabbi Lavey Derby and Julie Emden as we explore how to experience and support Middot, personal and spiritual qualities, through these 10-minute meditation and yoga practices infused with Jewish Wisdom. Listen to our podcasts today.

Please consider a donation to the PJCC’s Jewish Life programs to support our Shalem programming.

 

Cancellation Notification
Your health and safety is the PJCC’s highest priority.

The San Mateo County Department of Health issued recommendations to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Included in the recommendations was social distancing, with a goal of reducing the occasions when large numbers of people come together and potentially are exposed to the virus circulating in the community at large. Because of this, we are cancelling in-person events for now. We will contact registrants when we have more information.

Thank you for your understanding during this quickly evolving situation.

 

Nourish

Cancellation Notification
Your health and safety is the PJCC’s highest priority.

The San Mateo County Department of Health issued recommendations to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Included in the recommendations was social distancing, with a goal of reducing the occasions when large numbers of people come together and potentially are exposed to the virus circulating in the community at large. Because of this, we have cancelled Wine and Dine with Rabbi Lavey. We will contact registrants when we have more information.

Thank you for your understanding during this quickly evolving situation.

Watch for additional upcoming events to Nourish you!

Move

Stay tuned for more Movement-oriented Shalem programs in the future.

Engage

Guided Meditation
Mondays • Weekly • 9:30-10:00 am
Join Rabbi Lavey every Monday morning at 9:30 for 30 minutes of guided meditation to help us find our center and to cultivate calm during this unusual time. (Password required; email jewishlife@pjcc.org for assistance.)
Join via Zoom at start time (Note, no class on Monday, July 6)

Life: It’s Complicated
Thursdays • Weekly • 10:15-11:15 am
Join Rabbi Lavey for an ongoing discussion of Jewish topics and how Jewish wisdom can help us live a more meaningful life. (Password required; email jewishlife@pjcc.org for assistance.)
Join via Zoom at start time

Lovingkindness Meditation
Thursdays • Weekly • 4:00-4:30 pm
In this meditation, we silently repeat blessings of lovingkindness for ourselves and others. Join Rabbi Lavey in this practice that opens the heart and cultivates compassion. (Password required; email jewishlife@pjcc.org for assistance.)
Join via Zoom at start time

Shababa (Takes Place via Zoom)
Fridays • 10:00 am (Note, no Shababa July 3)
Get ready for Shabbat! Join Jeni & her puppet friends for music, movement & guaranteed giggles.
Join via Zoom at start time

Pink @ the PJCC

See the Pink @ the PJCC page for more information about ongoing programs.  For more information, please contact our Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Vicki McGrath at vmcgrath@pjcc.org or 650.378.2727.

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