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Embodied Jewish Practice for Self-Care & Wellness

Led by Yoshi Silverstein

Thursdays, August 13, 20, 27 and September 3, 10,  7:308:45 PM ET

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.

This five-part series will guide us in exploring what it means to move in relationship to the environment and to those around us through a framework inspired by and playing with Jewish wisdom and tradition. We’ll explore how to consider the role of active movement in our daily lives and in justice and equity work, ground our work more deeply and holistically in our bodies, and more expansively express ourselves as both physical and divine beings.

Group workout

Sessions will be a combination of active movement (low to moderate intensity) alongside text-based learning and discussion. Texts and materials will include both explicitly Jewish sources and materials from the broader world of movement and justice. Specific movement areas include developing a strong and supple spine, organic strength and mobility, biomechanics and the benefits of natural movement / movement in nature, breathwork and stillness, and aligning movement and justice work with nature and the Hebrew calendar.

With support from Reset, this Immersion is free to activists, organizers, and those working for social justice organizations. Reset offers Jewish activists a chance to replenish their spirits with accessible, sustaining online content for people across Jewish tradition and background.

If you are able to contribute, we suggest a donation of $18–54 to support programming from Ritualwell. Contributions can be added upon registration. Register here! 

Yoshi Silverstein
Yoshi Silverstein is Founder & Executive Director of Mitsui Collective, a new startup building resilient community through embodied Jewish practice and multiracial justice. Previously, Yoshi was Director of the JOFEE Fellowship at Hazon. Yoshi has spent much of the past decade developing his work in movement, experience design, and embodied practice through learning with Ido Portal, ApeCo Movement School, and Movement Brooklyn; and as a coach at Bushwick CrossFit in Brooklyn. He is a 2nd degree blackbelt in Lotus Kajukenbo, an avid telemark skier and former alpine ski racer, and nature enthusiast with a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Maryland. As a Chinese-Ashkenazi-American Jew, Yoshi is an active leader, advocate, and educator in the Jews of Color community. He lives in the Cleveland, OH, area with his wife, daughter, and pup.


To view our full list of online learning opportunities visit: www.ritualwell.org/learn.

To learn more about Reset, visit: reconstructingjudaism.org/reset

Thank you to Rise Up, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation for their generous support of Reset.


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