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Welcome to the VBS Spirituality Center

Do you long to...

...deepen your connection with your innermost self and the Divine Presence?

...embrace moments of peace and holiness?

...learn to be fully present — and to experience the world with wonder and gratitude?

...find the Jewish spiritual path you’ve been seeking?

EFSHAR – It's Possible


Meditation Opportunities

Quiet the mind while opening up the soul. 

Everyone of us needs time to power down the tumult of the outside world. We invite you to experience the interplay between contemporary spirituality and the ancient rituals of our liturgy, as we explore together Jewish prayer through meditation. For one hour, you can quiet the mind while opening up the soul to experience Shabbat in a new light. You need no prior experience to participate; all are welcome.

Saturday Meditation Minyan

(Resuming when on site)

Our monthly Meditation Minyan Service meets at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd Shabbat of each month, from October through June.

"Shabbat-on-Tuesday"

Meets once weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. A wonderful way to begin your day and a great time of the week to remind yourself to be present and grateful, acknowledging the possibility of holiness in every moment of every day. Contact info@vbs.org for Zoom information.

Wednesday Shacharit Meditation

Early Morning Shacharit Meditation with Cantor Phil Baron immediately following Morning Minyan (approximately 8:00am) on ZoomFacebook and YouTube.


Reent Programs

Efshar presents special guest Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg hosted by Cantor Phil Baron

Sunday, April 25, 2021 • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Watch this program recording


Explore and Discover EFSHAR


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The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

What does "awareness" actually mean?

Becoming aware of our awareness is not straightforward because an untrained mind will latch on to whatever object or sight it sees; whatever thought, emotion, or sensation that arises; whatever we perceive.

When we step away from all of this — without ideas, judgment, inner-dialogue, or the need to define — we step into a space of awareness. In this  space we may observe how the mind behaves, and where we experience the present moment.

By practicing awareness we get to create a spaciousness of mind that sets us free from the impact of our thoughts and feelings, to be more at ease with the moment-to-moment unfolding of life itself. This state of mindfulness allows us to be fully present and engaged in each moment, leading to reduced stress, increased happiness, improved relationships and an overall richer existence.

Begin with gratitude.

Modeh Ani Lefanecha, Melech Chai VeKayam

Set your intentions to reflect through meditation and mindfulness.

Meditations Playlist from Cantor Phil Baron

Free from "Headspace":
Guided Meditations and Articles

Choose from hundreds of free resources for any mind, any mood, any goal, such as:

"Commune with your own heart on your bed and be still."

- Maimonides

Past Events


Sat, June 19 2021 9 Tammuz 5781