January | Shevat, 17-19 January, 2021, Tu B'Shevat

The‌ ‌Worlds‌ ‌Inside‌ ‌and‌ ‌Around‌ ‌You

Explore your internal
and external environments

Over the coming three days, we invite you to examine your surroundings:

the people, nature, and internal forces that give you strength. 

 We will do this by exploring three blessings from the traditional daily morning liturgy. 

“Blessed are You, G-d, Sovereign of the universe, Who has created me according to His will.” 

“Blessed are You, G-d, Sovereign of the universe, Who removes sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids.

“Blessed are You, G-d, Sovereign of the universe, Who spreads forth the earth above the waters.” 


Who Has Created Me
According to His Will

On Sunday we’ll practice gratitude for people, each created according to G-d’s will and in the Divine Image.


Who Removes Sleep From My Eyes and Slumber From My Eyelids

On Monday we will mark Martin Luther King Day and open our eyes to others while recognizing the gifts of taking action and of rest and renewal.


Who Spreads Forth the Earth
Above the Waters

On Tuesday and in anticipation of Tu B’Shevat, we will recognize and give thanks for the natural world around us, paying closer attention to the wonder of our environment. 

Gratitude and Comfort in the Morning Blessings with Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

Rabbi Lisa Goldstein, Former Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and of Hillel of San Diego, shares her favorite morning blessing, that she turns to whenever she feels overwhelmed