Mercaz HaLev: Heart-Centered Judaism at BAI
Mercaz HaLev: Heart- Centered Judaism at BAI for the mind, body and soul.
- Study of ancient and contemporary Jewish text
- Music and Prayer
- Movement and Yoga
- Meditation and Mindfulness Practice
- Tikkun Midot Learning
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBT inclusivity. Raised as a secular Jew in Richmond, Virginia, he began identifying as Orthodox at 17 and spent the next 20 years learning and teaching in the world of yeshivahs. Rabbi Moskowitz received three Ultra Orthodox ordinations while learning in the Mir, in Jerusalem, and in Beth Medrash Gevoha, in Lakewood, New Jersey. His work on behalf of trans rights began while he served as the Rabbi of the Old Broadway Synagogue in Harlem and as the Aish NY Rabbi at Columbia University. Most recently,Rabbi Moskowitz was the senior educator for Uri L’Tzedek – Orthodox Social Justice.
At CBST, Rabbi Moskowitz studies, writes, and teaches on trans issues and Jewish sources, creating a body of work that Jews all over the world will be able to use. He represents CBST, speaking and teaching on these topics in other communities, including congregations, colleges, day schools, Jewish community centers, interfaith events, and academic conferences.
Shabbat, September 21
Shacharit and Song with Hazzan Harold- Weekly on Wednesday
The weekday morning service- sing, breath and stretch through the morning service with Hazzan Harold. Livestream available.
Thursday morning Tefilah- Weekly on Thursday
A new weekly offering featuring prayer, mindfulness practice and torah.
Embodied Prayer with Nicole Levin – Monthly
Through gentle movement, breath work, and chanting we will embody the essence of prayer. Gentle practice requires no previous experience.
Music Prayer Lab with Hazzan Harold – Monthly
Every Moment is an Opportunity to Practice- Select Sundays
A new offering on the mindfulness meditation using words of Torah to inspire our embodied experience. Adults and teens post-B’nai Mitzvah age welcome. The fall dates:
- September 22 and 29
- October 6, 13 and 27
- November 3, 10 and 17