June 2013

June 1, 2013 
Sivan 23, 5773
Friday Candlelighting: 7:45 PM
Parashat Korach
 

 

SAVE THE DATE: ELUL RETREAT 2013

Metivta's annual Elul Retreat will be held August 23-25. Hold the date and watch the website for more information!


JONATHAN OMER-MAN BOOK PROJECT UPDATE

We are pleased to report that the book has reached a new milestone: we are currently awaiting the final draft to bring to a publisher.  All of us who have been involved in this project are extremely excited to have reached this stage of the process. 

We are all eager to see the final fruit—a published book—yet this is an extremely labor-intensive process that cannot be rushed. Rabbi Omer-Man's teachings have tremendous depth and subtlety, and the job of preserving them for posterity demands attention, care, and time.

Rabbi Omer-Man has chosen to title the book Perpetual Pilgrim: Teachings of Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, and our hope is that this volume will bring his profound and original insights into Judaism and the spiritual life to all seekers, for decades to come. We have no doubt that his work will stand the test of time. We who have had the privilege to study with Rabbi Omer-Man directly feel honored to be involved in the preservation his teachings.


JONATHAN OMER-MAN HONORED AS ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL RABBIS!

We recently encouraged our members to nominate Rabbi Omer-Man, founder of Metivta, for The Jewish Daily Forward's list of America's Most Influential Rabbis. We are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Omer-Man has been selected for a feature in an upcoming issue! We cannot thank our members enough for helping to bestow Rabbi Omer-Man with this honor, and for allowing Forward readers across the country to glimpse into what makes Rabbi Omer-Man such an incredible teacher.

Click here to read one of the testimonials to be published with the feature, written by Joel Stern, our Chazzan for High Holidays. And stay tuned for more info on when Rabbi Omer-Man's feature will hit newsstands nationwide.


NEW FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES

There are now even more ways to stay involved with Metivta! Our brand new Facebook and Twitter pages are a great resource for info on classes, events, meditation opportunities, and much more. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter today!


COMMUNITY NEWS

PRE-NEW EMANUEL MINYAN MEDITATION
Perry Oretzky will lead Jewish meditation prior to the New Emanuel Minyan beginning on Jun 1, 2013. Meditation will be held on the first and third Shabbat of each month at 9:30 AM. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Contact Temple Emanuel at (310) 274-6388 or info@tebh.org for more info.

JEWISH MINDFULNESS NETWORK EVENTS
Join Rabbi Jill Zimmerman for Jewish Mindfulness Network events throughout the LA area! Includes special events and weekly meditation. Click here for more info and to register. 

EARTH WIND FIRE & AIR CANOE TRIP
Rabbi Shefa Gold invites you to a five-day canoe trip and spiritual retreat in Maine! July 9-14 on Moose Bow River in Jackman, Maine. For more info, click here for the flyer or contact Howard at (413) 652-7086 or burningbushadventures@gmail.com.