The Centre for Spiritual Well-Being is a shift in the way we approach personal and community well-being at Beth Tzedec.
Under the leadership of Rabbis Steven Wernick and Robyn Fryer Bodzin, we’re doing this by focusing on the ancient idea of shlaymoot. Explored by rabbis and scholars for generations, it refers to the peace and contentment that comes from caring for your mental, emotional and physical health, along with your relationship to the values and beliefs that give life purpose.
Those values and beliefs are particularly important today, because we are living in a time of historic paradigm shifts impacting the very nature of the human experience. We are the most connected, yet personally isolated generation in history. Climate change, the global marketplace and technology are rapidly impacting how we work, how we socialize, how we communicate, how we behave and even how we think.
In this shift, there is anxiety, pain, uncertainty and insecurity. The Beth Tzedec Centre for Spiritual Well-Being will create a community of shared Jewish language and practices to reconnect us to ourselves, to each other and to the sacred in new and traditional ways.
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That's why our primary fundraising goal is to reach 100% participation - we want every member of our community to feel invested and excited about this innovative program, and we're asking every member of our community to give at a level they are comfortable with.
You can donate online by contributing to the Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl Endowment Fund, the proceeds of which will support The Centre for Spiritual Well-Being.
If you are interested in learning more about the Centre or getting involved in the Campaign Cabinet, please contact Klara Romm at 416-781-3514, ext. 220.