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Our Mission


The Jewish Meditation Project of Columbus is associated with Temple Israel but is aa community dedicated to Jewish contemplative practice rooted in mindfulness training and Jewish tradition for all.



Join the Jewish Meditation Project of Columbus for silent meditation, walking meditation, guided meditations with Jewish themes, and chants and songs from traditional sources. Appropriate for everyone of all denominations - and no denomination - who is interested in bringing mindfulness practice into their lives.

Meeting Times



Sessions are held at: Temple Israel @ the JCC at 1125 College Avenue


Upcoming Shabbat Morning Meetings

Jan 4, 18

Feb 1, 15, 29 

March 7, 21

April 4, 18

May 2, 16, 30 

June 6, 20 

Please check website before coming and/or Facebook before meetings for updates 


Additional dates will be announced  on this website and on our facebook page

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Jewish Meditation at Temple Israel is supported by a Lurie Micro-Grant 

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Monthly Words of Mindfulness

Prayer of Rebbe Nachman of Bratzlav


Grant me the ability to be alone;

may it be my custom to go outdoors each day

among the trees and grass - among all growing things

and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer,

to talk with the One to whom I belong.

May I express there everything in my heart,

and may all the foliage of the field -

all grasses, trees, and plants -

awake at my coming,

to send the powers of their life into the words of my prayer

so that my prayer and speech are made whole

through the life and spirit of all growing things,

which are made as one by their transcendent Source.

May I then pour out the words of my heart

before your Presence like water, Holy Oneness,

and lift up my hands to You in gratitude,

on my behalf, and that of all your children!

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