The Center for Spiritual Well-being is a community project currently located at Beth Sholom Congregation, in Elkins Park, PA and marked its official launch in March. The vision of the Center for Spiritual Well-being is that the most deeply felt needs and aspirations of all individuals can find a home that embraces the mind, body and spirit, when surrounded by those who share their deepest yearnings.
What is a Center for Spiritual Well-being?
Human beings are holistic beings. In addition to our basic needs for food, water and shelter and our desire to develop meaningful relationships and engage in work that brings fulfillment, as we seek purpose and meaning in our lives.
The Center for Spiritual Well-being was initiated as a project to engage a broad spectrum of the community in engaging with questions of meaning and purpose in order to promote spiritual health and well-being. Each one of us will come to points in our lives when we struggle with fundamental existential questions such as: What is the purpose of my life? How do I create connections during times of stress and loneliness? Now that my children are out of the house, what do I want to be the focus of my spiritual life? How can I best embrace life’s changes and challenges?
The Center for Spiritual Well-being is dedicated to the principle that there is much to be gained when people engage in these existential questions communally. We can offer a connection to giving back to others spiritually and emotionally. We will offer programs, support groups and classes that engage individuals who are seeking mental, emotional and spiritual, support and well-being.
The goal is to become a vehicle for individuals in all communities to find opportunities for spiritual well-being and support, in a safe and supported community environment of like-minded peers.