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.
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.
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!
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.
Check back later for more “delicious” ways to nourish yourself!
Sunday, December 9 • 1:30 – 3:30 pm • $18 Members/$25 Public
Instructors: Julie Emden, RYT-500 and Tracey Green
Join instructor Julie Emden for this gentle and grounding Iyengar-based yoga rooted in Jewish mystical teachings for the Hanukkah season.
Limited space! Register at the Welcome Center or call 650.378.2771.
Join a friendly, social group for 2–4 mile hikes in San Mateo County or San Francisco. Hikes are usually held on the first Sunday of the month. (All are welcome, but hikes are geared towards those in their 60’s and 70’s.) For details, email Dave Cohen or call 650.574.2558.
Thursdays, weekly • 1:30–2:30 PM • Board Room
Free for Center and Community Members and the Public
Drawing on the experience of mindfulness and on insights of the Jewish spiritual path, give yourself the gift of wellness through meditation. Instructor: Rabbi Lavey Derby.
Fridays • Two Sessions: 9:30–10:30 am and 10:45-11:45 • Board Room • Free for Center and Community Members and the Public
New session begins January 18, 2019
Celebrate Shabbat in a relaxed and playful, community atmosphere with music, creative prayer, movement, and more. Experience and connect with Shabbat in a brand new and energetic way guaranteed to nurture family bonds and build connections to Jewish life and values. For grownups and their little ones. Registration is required. Call 650.378.2703 or visit the PJCC Welcome Center to register.
Instructor: Jeni Markowitz Clancy
Stay tuned for future dates!
Get your hands dirty and join us for a service day in the PJCC Justice Garden! Activities this month include gardening work and learning about food justice issues. All levels of experience are welcome. Registration is required. Call 650.378.2703 or visit the PJCC Welcome Center to register.