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Yoga became a creative, accessible gateway to Jewish connectivity.

Stanford, California | 2019

lizzie 5“While Shabbat services have been an incredibly important part of my life, not everyone connects with our rich tradition by praying out of a book. That encouraged me to begin infusing yoga into our Shabbat experiences at Hillel at Stanford. Every session incorporated songs and moves that mimicked themes of the weekly Torah portion, giving us a chance to pause from our busy schedules and welcome spirituality. Integrating the mind and body is so important in spiritual practice. For students of all backgrounds, yoga became a creative, accessible gateway to Jewish connectivity. Planning, customizing and executing meaningful Jewish experiences are skills I will continue using to translate spirituality into Shabbat and everyday activities.” — Lizzie Frankel, Stanford University