Music & Mindfulness

Music and Spirituality

A New Series with Cantor Manevich

This fall, Cantor Mikhail Manevich, WHC’s Cantor Emeritus, will share his love of music with us in a new way. In this three-part online miniseries, Cantor Manevich will explore the connection between music and spirituality with three different musicians—each of whom is not only a world-renowned artist but also a personal friend.

In conversations that are both intimate and insightful, they will discuss how music touches both the musician and listener, how its power can make us better people, and the role it has played in their unique friendships—some of which began in childhood. Segments of the musicians’ performance videos will accompany the discussions giving us yet another lens to understanding the impact of the music on our lives.

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Gentle Yoga for All Bodies

Yoga for All Bodies is back!

Yoga instructor Brittany Fleck welcomes all ages and abilities to this weekly slow, mindful 45-minute class. Each class incorporates standing postures, seated postures in a chair, and postures on the floor. All can be modified for individuals who cannot or prefer not to stand or get on the floor.

This class will meet monthly, on the second Friday of every month, starting Friday, September 11 on Zoom from 10:00 am – 11:00 am


This class is offered to both WHC members and non-members free of charge but a donation is welcomed to support the class and provide an honorarium for the instructor.


Our clergy and educators have recorded a series of meditations and music to help bring focus and calm to your lives.

Ozi V’Zimrat Yah with Cantor Susan Bortnick
YHVH Breathing with Cantor Susan Bortnick
Thoughts and Sounds with Cantor Susan Bortnick
Candlelight Meditation with Stephanie Tankel
Thanksgiving Meditation with Rabbi Eliana Fischel
Body Scan, with Cantor Susan Bortnick
Rachamana Liba Baei, chanting by Cantor Susan Bortnick
B’reishit — A New Beginning
A Sukkot Meditation with Rabbi Eliana Fischel
Elul Week 1: “The Body,” with Cantor Susan Bortnick
Elul Week 2: “The Soul,” with Cantor Susan Bortnick
Elul Week 3: “The Mind,” with Cantor Susan Bortnick
Elul Week 4: “The Entirety of Being,” with Cantor Susan Bortnick

Music from Our Cantors


“Shiru Ladonai Shir Hadash: A New Song Unto the God”


Beth Donaldson