December 5, 2017, 7:30-9:00pm

What Now? Book Reading with Adas Israel, Washington DC

Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec Street, NW Washington DC 20008

Change is hard. Transitions can often feel de-stabilizing and disorienting.  In this special Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington workshop, Jewish meditation teacher and author, Yael Shy, will share strategies and wisdom from Judaism, psychology and other traditions to help us ease our way through life's many transitions. This workshop will include some meditation practice, teaching, and discussion. There will be books available for purchase and signing after the event.

The cost for this one time program is $10. Click here to register.

December 7, 2017, 6-8:30pm

What Now? Book Reading at Seminary Bookstore, Chicago

Seminary Co-Op, 57th Street Books,5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL

Book reading, meditation, and discussion! Free!

For more information and to register, click here.

December 8-10, 2017

Meditation and Jewish Spirituality Retreat

Mishkan Chicago, loyola retreat and ecology campus, IL 

Looking for an opportunity to build a mindfulness meditation practice through a Jewish lens and in supportive community? Here's your chance! Join Rabbi Lauren, Ellie Spitz, and special guest teacher Yael Shy for a weekend at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, IL (an hour and a half from Chicago) to escape the winter gloom and kindle your inner light. 

For more information and to register, click here.

December 10, 2017, 5-6pm

What Now? with Yael Shy

chill chicago, 222 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Transitions can be hard for even the most organized and optimistic among us. We’re wired to push against change. It’s exactly why Yael Shy wrote “What Now? Meditation For Your Twenties and Beyond.” Senior Director of Spiritual Life at New York University and Founder / Director of MindfulNYU, Yael will share mindful practices to help you identify and accept powerful feelings with responses, not reactions. She’ll offer expert guidance on beginning a meditation practice and explore how to bring that practice to love, sex, social media, justice, and everyday life. Your workshop fee covers the discussion, meditation and a signed copy of Yael’s new book. 

For more information and tickets, click here.

December 19, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm

Miracles and Light: A Chanukah De-Stressing Workshop

NYU Global Spiritual LIfe, 238 thompson Street, room 475

Miracles and Light: a Pre-Hannuka Meditation Workshop

As the days get shorter and we get into the depth of winter, join us in meditation and discussion to explore our own inner light (and darkness) and investigate the concept of miracles in our lives. 

Everyone is welcome! Co-sponsored the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, Global Spiritual Life at NYU and Congregation B'nai Jeshurun. *People without NYU ID's must bring photo ID and sign in with security in the lobby


To Sign up, click here.

January 2-7, 2018

Awakening the Divine: Jewish Spirituality Retreat

Capital Retreat Center, PA

Co-sponsored by Pardes, NYU Global Spiritual Life, Or Ha Lev, and the Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Combining prayer, mindfulness meditation, silence, text study, group work and other modes of spiritual practice, this retreat will introduce participants to the profound depths of Jewish spirituality and offer the possibility of finding life-transforming meaning in the Jewish tradition. Mornings of the retreat will be spent in silence and meditation, including meditation instruction and questions and answers, with a transition in the afternoon and evening into mindful speaking, group activities and text study before returning to silence before bed. Evenings will include opportunities for teachings, sharing, art and activities. The retreat will conclude with a deep celebration of Shabbat, helping participants experience one of Judaism’s most important spiritual practices. At the conclusion of the retreat, the teachers will provide participants with resources and techniques to continue practicing and growing in their universities and home communities.

Sign up HERE


November 6, 2017

Meditation for Fear and Anxiety

LIVE ONLINE Class with Zen Compass 

8:30 - 9:15pm EST

We live in anxious times, and many of live anxious lives. It is hard to find the time and space to understand our fear and anxiety and find our way to trusting life. This meditation will guide you through this journey, helping you to find some peace amid the choppy waters of fear. 

November 10, 2017, Time: 10:30am

Meditation Workshop: St Louis Jewish Book Festival

Jewish Community Center, St Louis, MO

Yael Shy’s newest publication shares mindfulness practices and meditation guides that can help people at all stages of life, from post-college twentysomethings to seniors. What Now? encourages readers to embrace themselves exactly as they are: whole, worthy, and loveable. From Buddhist teachings to discussions of Shabbat as a time of reflection, Shy will share her experiences that have led her to teach meditation workshops, classes and retreats all over the world. She is the Senior Director of the NYU Global Spiritual Life Center as well as the Founder and Director of MindfulNYU.

For more info, click here.

November 13, 2017, Time: 7-8pm

What Now? MNDFL Book Event


MNDFL is proud to host MNDFL teacher Yael Shy for the book launch of her first book! Meant for anyone in a time of major transition (which, last we checked, was everyone) this book event covers just about everything: relationships, love, loneliness, sex, justice, direction, meaning, and how much time you should be spending on Instagram. Join Yael for an evening focusing on exploring the big questions and digging into Buddhist wisdom that might help along the journey. Bonus: you get a copy of the book as part of it and she's happy to sign it after!

For more info, click here.

November 14, 2017, 6pm

What Now? NYC Public Book Launch!

NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway , NYC

Transitions can be hard for even the most organized and optimistic among us. We’re wired to push against change. That's exactly why Yael Shy wrote “What Now? Meditation For Your Twenties and Beyond.” Join Yael for an evening focusing on exploring the big questions and digging into Buddhist wisdom that might help along the journey.  Bonus: copies of the book are available for purchase and Yael will be happy to sign it after! Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and tickets, click here.

November 18, 2017, 6-9:00pm

Because Jewish at BAX - Havdalah with Yael Shy

Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.