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Neshama Body & Soul

Sunday, March 3, 2024 23 Adar I 5784

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMRosenthal/ Halpern




with Rabbi Jaymee Alpert (Virtual)
Sunday, March 3
10:00 am
B'nai Jeshurun

This class will also be offered on Zoom, in-person attendance is encouraged.
Zoom, Meeting ID: 871 4923 7051, contact the synagogue office for the password.


Neshama Body and Soul is a workout-worship experience that combines Jewish prayer with body-weight strength-training and mobility exercises in an effort to help participants connect the physical with the spiritual.

We will be gathering at B’nai Jeshurun in Halpern Hall, and Rabbi Jaymee will be joining us virtually on the big screen. This event is open to everyone, but there will be a good amount of physical activity including getting up and down off the floor. Please bring a mat or a towel and some water, wear sneakers and workout clothes. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.

Rabbi Jaymee Alpert and Fernando Martinez, a gym owner and fitness trainer, created Neshama Body and Soul in 2014, after many discussions about how the physical and spiritual sides of people necessarily impact one another, and how too often, we separate being in our heads or hearts from being in our bodies. Neshama seeks to engage people as whole beings as we connect, move, and pray. All ages, genders, and levels of fitness welcome.

Neshama was recently featured on David DeSteno’s podcast “How God Works: The Science Behind Spirituality” (Soul-ercise). This episode was also highlighted in the New York Times.

Rabbi Jaymee Alpert is passionate about exploring the connection between spirituality and physical activity. She is the co-creator of Neshama Body and Soul, a practice that combines exercise with Jewish prayer, and has created Shabbat morning hiking services. Prior to moving to Seattle in the summer of 2023, she spent 20 years as a congregational rabbi serving synagogues in the Bay Area, Westchester, NY, and Princeton, NJ. She was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2003 and holds master’s degrees in Jewish Education and Jewish Women’s Studies. She currently sits on the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and on the board of Lilith Magazine, and she is a certified fitness trainer and life coach.

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