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Jewish Meditation Presentation and Workshop Slated at Ithaca College

 ITHACA, NY — Alison Laichter, the cofounder and executive director of the Jewish Meditation Center (JMC), will give two presentations at Ithaca College. Located in Brooklyn, New York, the JMC cultivates awareness, compassion and wisdom through the support of Jewish meditation, learning, spiritual practice and community-building.

Both of the presentation are free and open to the public:

  • “Kabbalists & Consciousness: Ushering in the Next Generation of Jewish Meditation” on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in Muller Chapel. Laichter will speak about Jewish meditation and contemplative practice from a fresh point of view.
  • “Jewish Meditation Workshop” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon in Muller Chapel. Laichter will lead a workshop on basic Jewish meditation.

Laichter has studied with teachers at Chochmat HaLev Jewish Meditation Center, and Elat Chayyim/Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. She has taught religious school in Oakland and New York City, copiloted a meditation and stress-management program in New York City public schools and lead meditation classes in Israel.

Prior to founding the JMC, Laichter worked for the United Nations Development Programme and as a community planner developing transportation alternatives for the East Side of Manhattan. She was awarded a Joshua Venture Group Fellowship for Jewish Social Entrepreneurs for 2010–2012 and named by “Jewish Week” to its list of “36 under 36: Visionaries for a New Era.”

Her appearance is sponsored by Ithaca College Hillel. For more information contact Michael Faber, Hillel director and Jewish chaplain, at