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Reset: Spiritual Practice for Activists

Summer and Fall 2018

Reset is a 12-week online program that offers participants a short daily dose of Jewish spiritual practice. We aim to foster resiliency and well-being for sustained activism within the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable community.


The program offers five minutes daily of four types of spiritual practice – contemplative awareness, breath and movement, song and chant, Jewish text and teachings – led by expert rabbis and teachers. Through an online portal, participants will access guided instructional videos, connect with one another, and have the option to receive daily practice reminders.


Reset will run from September 28 to December 21, 2018, beginning with an in-person session in New York City on September 28 or as a virtual workshop on Wednesday, September 26th or Thursday, September 27th.

Participants will engage in five minutes of daily spiritual practice on weekdays, and will have access to instructional videos and Zoom gatherings. We will ask for regular feedback to inform the ongoing project design. Participation is free of cost. 


Our Facilitators

alex weissman
Rabbi Alex Weissman (RRC ‘17) serves as the Senior Jewish Educator at Brown RISD Hillel and has a particular interest in the intersection of spiritual practice in movement for justice. Over the years, he has been connected with a number of organizations that are part of the roundtable and is excited to reconnect in this capacity. 





Taryn Wyron
Taryn Wyron is a facilitator who works at the intersection of inner healing and social transformation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College, with a focus on post-traumatic resilience. In addition to serving as the Project Director of Reset: Jewish Spiritual Practice for Activists, Taryn stewards tikkun olam initiatives at Reconstructing Judaism.