Join us for Havdalah in celebration of Yael Shy's new book What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond
This evening will include meditations - leading us out of Shabbat and into the new week - led by Yael Shy, a conversation about where we find God in our lives, led by Rabbi Dan and Alana as well as a havdalah ritual, mingling, a light-nosh and childcare.
Part of what makes What Now? such a special read is Yael's ability to take meditation out of the ephemeral and make it real-life relevant. Yael does this through her unflinching honesty in sharing her own anxieties, challenges, heartbreaks and triumphs. Never arrogant, deeply humble and always purposeful, What Now? makes a strong case for why meditation can help anyone better understand a moment or a life, one lived and one still unfolding. It's clear that meditation has helped Yael become whom she always was meant to be––and helped her write an absolutely beautiful book.
-- Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, She Persisted and It’s Your World
Saturday, Nov 18 6pm
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Yael Shy is the Senior Director of the NYU Global Spiritual Life Center, as well as the Founder and Director of MindfulNYU, the largest campus-wide mindfulness initiative in the country. She teaches regularly at MNDFL in NYC and NYU, and has led meditation workshops, classes and retreats all over the country and world, including at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Berlin, NYU Tel Aviv, Limmud NY, Princeton University, Moishe House, Romemu, Pardes Institute, Hebrew Union College, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and elsewhere. She is the author of the forthcoming book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond (Parallax, November 2017). For more information, check out yaelshy.com, or follow her on FB or Instagram: @Yaelshy1
About your Hosts:
Rabbi and revivalist Dan Ain gathers those who are open to being reached. He finds holiness in honest conversation, in the spaces where people can say what they really think and allow others to do the same. His latest project Because Jewish creates opportunities for our religious perspectives to be in genuine dialogue with our artists, our musicians and our everyday lives.
Writer, teacher and Rebbetzin, Alana Joblin Ain holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, where she has also taught creative writing and literature. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Dossier Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Quarterly West,and the anthology Mothering Through the Darkness, among other publications. Alana's Ask the Rebbetzin column - which explores questions of faith, family, seasonal shifts, ambivalence, disbelief, rituals and connectedness - can be read on The Forward and her torah commentary can be found on My Jewish Learning. She leads a women's book group in Park Slope. Alana is a co-founder of Because Jewish, along with her husband, Rabbi Dan Ain. They live in Brooklyn with their two children. Click here to be directed to Alana's page on our site.