Makor Or: Jewish Meditation

Founded in January 2000 by the late Rabbi Alan Lew z"l and Norman Fischer, Makor Or offers morning meditation on Thursdays, day-long retreats several times a year, and occasional classes on various topics relating to Jewish meditation. The meditation practice of Makor Or is Jewish meditation that draws its technique from basic Zen meditation practice. Morning meditation is led by the Director of Makor Or, Ellen Shireman, who was a student of Rabbi Lew's for many years. Retreats are led by Norman Fischer, the co-founder of Makor Or, and Rabbi Dorothy Richman, master educator leading Kevah Torah Study groups. Rabbi Richman also served at Congregation Beth Sholom as Assistant Rabbi with Rabbi Lew. For more information, contact Sarah Stickel at sstickel@jccsf.org or call 415.292.1286.

Makor Or holds meditation sessions several times a week.

At the JCCSF:
Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:00 am

At Congregation Beth Sholom, located at 301 14th Avenue (at Clement Street):
Thursdays, 5:20 - 5:50 pm
Fridays, 5:50 - 6:20 pm

These sessions are free, on-going, and open to the public. Individuals at every level of Jewish involvement are welcome. No previous knowledge of Hebrew is required.

Makor Or Morning Meditation

Join Ellen Shireman, the Director of Makor Or, for morning meditation once a week. This program is on-going. Individuals at every level of Jewish involvement are welcome. No previous knowledge of...

Makor Or Pesah Intensive

On Pesah we celebrate our liberation from the Narrowness and our opening to a wider life. But what does liberation really mean for us now? How do we situate ourselves spiritually to maximize our possibility...