Thank you to everyone who helped
make JMR29 such a
wonderfully meaningful experience!
Shabbat Pathways Programming
Men will have the opportunity to select two Pathways programs from a selection of several offerings.
This year's options include:
•Finding Balance in Our Soul Traits: A Mussar Perspective, with Dan Goodman
•Eros & Alchemy in the Waters of the Jordan: The Story of Rabbi Yochanan & Resh Lakish, with Joseph Skibell
•Tikkun Olam: Finding love in the tragedy of the moment, with Cobi Waxman, Yosaif August
•Wrestling with the Consequences of Anti-Semitism, with Rabbi Moshe Givental
•Drumming Your Prayers, with Jojo Kottler and Mitch Gordon
•Yoga as a Jewish Practice, with Louis Haber
What is Pathways?
Pathways offers a dual opportunity to learn more about a specific topic of interest. But additionally, we get to meet men of common interests. Interests that we may want to discuss further even after the weekend.
One of the things we treasure most about the JMR experience is the opportunity to connect with each other in a deeply meaningful way. Although safe social distancing prohibits us from gathering in person this year, the JMR29 Leadership Team has developed a plan to keep the online experience intimate and engaging.
JMR29 will build on what we have learned from 28 years of holding in-person gatherings — adapted to an online environment. As such, you can expect to see many familiar faces while exploring what this new format and technology can offer to help advance our evolution as Jewish men on the path to compassion, integrity, and spirit.
Join men who have been coming to the JMR for decades along with men showing up for the first time — and in between. Make new friends and enhance existing connections through Mishpacha Groups, schmooze rooms, and Shabbat Pathways — while being inspired by our joyous Shabbat services.
-Co-chair Elliott Myrowitz
Inspiring Shabbat Services
led by Reb Shawn Zevit and friends
•Shabbat morning services
•Ma'ariv and Havdalah
"Throughout the weekend, the values of deep listening, respect, and non-judgmental behavior will be in abundance. The excitement is building towards this being an amazing retreat. I hope you will join us for a fulfilling Shabbaton experience and share the heart-felt joy of celebrating life together during these challenging times."
-Co-chair Elliott Myrowitz
Parsha Chayei Sarah
פרשת חיי שרה
This year's retreat will be an innovative and meaningful online gathering of Jewish men from across North America - and perhaps beyond.
November 13-14, 2020
Do you have musical talent?
Would you like to share your instrumental talent at JMR29 as a musical interlude during breaks?
A limited number of spaces are available. Please contact JMR@menschwork.org for more information.
Opportunities to receive technical support and practice attendance/participation will be provided in advance of the retreat for those not familiar with using videoconference technology.
Daily we know and live with the challenges, distractions, obstacles, and choices that test our strengths and abilities and help us fulfill Menschwork’s challenge to be men of compassion, integrity,and spirit.
JMR29’s parsha, Chayei Sara, brings us to the latter days of Abraham’s life. The corresponding Haftorah tells us of aging King David. Both ancestors made choices which allowed them to feel whole and holy even as they faced their own challenges, distractions, and obstacles.
As Jewish men living in 2020, we fast-forward many generations to JMR29 - and we are dealing with similar issues. During the retreat we will individually and collectively explore how to recognize and then build on the Resilience. Balance. Equanimity. in our lives.
Please join us and explore for yourself; and at the same time discover what connections you make with Abraham, David, and your JMR brethren.