On Campus Program

Rededicating Your Light A Pre-Hanukkah Shabbat Retreat


Practicing Shabbat is like experiencing a deeply renewing yoga posture. Join gifted teachers Cantor Elizabeth Shammash and Rabbi Claudia Kreiman for a retreat that draws upon the Jewish and spiritual practices of mindfulness, prayer, chant, and study to hold the pose of Shabbat.

Through yoga, Q&A, discussion, and more, you will:

  • Observe Shabbat rituals in community.
  • Study Hanukkah's themes of rededication.
  • Discover your own light in both mind and body. 

Enjoy a pause from your busyness, and take time to rest in the spacious awareness of being that the Sabbath—and the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah—offer. This program is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners.  

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Spiritual Practice and Inquiry


Cantor Lizzie Shammash serves as a faculty member at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality where she teaches yoga and mindfulness to rabbis and cantors.

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Rabbi Claudia Kreiman is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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