Literally translated, Emunat HaLev means “Faith of the Heart,” and we hope this institute touches everyone deeply in their hearts and souls, as in the words of the Sh’ma prayer.
There is a rabbinic teaching – rahmana liba ba’ei – the Compassionate One desires our hearts – God hopes we will feel God’s presence and God wants our lev – our heart. Emunat HaLev offers incredibly rich offerings, including a weekly morning meditation group on Tuesdays, weekly meditation on Thursday afternoons, and a monthly Shabbat morning meditation, which ends in time for particpants to attend the Torah service in the Main Sanctuary or on Zoom. Our offerings are open to anyone who is interested in participating; Temple Emunah membership is not required.
Additionally, we have sent some of our Religious School and Preschool teachers to mindfulness teacher trainings, so they could learn how to bring these practices to our students, help them focus calmly on their learning and, perhaps, share the techniques with their families as well!
Please enjoy these recent sermons regarding spirituality and meditative practices: