Pragmatic Spirituality


Join us from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. in the AJ Benovitz Library for Pragmatic Spirituality on the dates listed below:

This month's topics:

  • June 2nd - "Come on people now, smile on your brother" - Lyric from the song "Get Together"
  • June 23rd - "The Wisdom of Tenderness" 


Pragmatic Spirituality is an open discussion group that has been meeting twice a month since August 2017.  We welcome you to attend and participate or listen quietly. The seed of the discussions is a brief inspiration (a poem, reading, quote, song, video or blogpost) by a spiritual thinker e.g. Jonathan Sacks, Tosha Silver, John O’Donohue,  Parker Palmer, Leonard Cohen, Rumi, Mary Oliver, and others who encourage inner dialogue and listening to one’s “inner teacher.”

Woven throughout are examples of the Jewish perspective on attention to the soul, as well as how this inner work impacts our outer work – i.e. our jobs, relationships, communities, etc.  We address how we find purpose and meaning, how we navigate practical challenges in our daily lives, and how we mitigate stressors in this modern time.

The intention is to foster a community that supports applying spiritual thinking to daily life. This is not intended to be a substitute for Torah study, Jewish education, Melton or a traditional worship service, but rather a complementary opening for those seeking additional ways to connect   Judaism, their soul, and their daily lives.

The group is facilitated by Courtney Snyder, MD (Holistic Psychiatrist) and Marty Snyder (Business & Leadership Advisor). 

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Date and Time: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Sun Jul 07 2019, Sun Jul 14 2019.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:00am
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