Or HaLev Meditation Retreat


Or HaLev Mini Retreat

Sunday, November 17th
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Or HaLev’s mini-retreats are a wonderful way to get a taste of deep Jewish mindfulness practice or deepen into your existing practice.

Don’t miss this opportunity to practice with world renowned teacher of Jewish mindfulness, Rabbi Dr. James Jacobson Maisels.

Reserve your spot here.

8:00 – 9:30 Yoga
9:30 – 10:00 Personal Breakfast time
10:00 Opening Sit
10:30 Chanting
11:15  Walking Practice
11:30 Guided Sit
12:00 Walking Practice
12:15 Teaching by Or HaLev founder, Rav James
1:30 Walking Practice
1:45 Sit
2:15 Closing Q & A
2:30 Community Picnic

Rabbi Dr. James Jacobson Maisels
Rav James directs the vision of Or HaLev & is a devotee of mindfulness practice. Ordained by Rav Daniel Landes, with a doctorate in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago, Rav James lectures internationally on Jewish Spiritual practices. He also teaches at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Haifa University & Yeshivat Hadar. He strives to integrate his study with his practice, & to help teach & live Judaism as a spiritual discipline.

Danit Kaya, Dharma Drash
Danit Kaya is a California native and expert in the fields of wellness, education and mindfulness. She is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Semel Institute and regularly facilitates workshops and retreats for diverse ethnic, faith and professional backgrounds, including small businesses and large corporations such as Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment, MGM Hotels, and Mattel. She is also a private academic tutor and coach and works with clients on building positive learning experiences with a focus on math, writing, and school-based anxiety. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University and a B.A. from the University of Chicago and applies her wellness and educational expertise within communities in L.A. and throughout the U.S., East Africa and Southeast Asia. Her writing has been featured for mindfully-inspired companies, including Headspace and Medium. She is currently passionate about creating Jewish mindfulness spaces and hosts Dharma Drash, a monthly melding of Jewish spirituality and mindfulness practices.


“Sing unto God a new song.”
-Psalm 96

If God is already tired, as suggests the Psalm, of hearing the old song, all the more so will ordinary mortals be.
-Alcalay (20th c. Jewish lexicographer)

The Open Temple.
Sing a new Song.