Dear PJCC Friends and Fans,
A hearty welcome to our inaugural PJCC blog issue. We created this digital publication to serve your needs and interests. Our goal is to help you be better informed, educated, and entertained for your greatest health and wellness.
You can count on receiving blog content that includes everything from raising inquisitive, confident children, to caring for your personal wellness, to experiencing the arts and exploring contemporary Jewish themes. We will sprinkle in fun along the way as we know that lightness is a key ingredient for a happy heart and a healthy community.
To get us started, we offer you some curated content that piqued our interest. We hope you enjoy it and find inspiration in these ideas…
Foodie-ism for a Cause
These days we are intrigued by the Edible Schoolyard Project (ESYP), brainchild of local, gourmet-organic chef Alice Waters. ESYP strives to introduce public school children to the benefits of nutrient-dense organic food, sustainability, and food access. And they aren’t stopping at curriculum infusion, ESYP schools are planting gardens and teaching children how to feed themselves in a way that protects the planet.
All this talk about organic produce made us hungry. So we sourced you an Alice Waters recipe for cauliflower soup. Enjoy it with our compliments.
Quieting Your Mind to Heal Your Body
Did you know that cultivating a healthy body is only one part of the wellness equation? Nurturing a calm, peaceful mind is just as important to your overall well-being. In fact, research has proven that nondenominational mindfulness meditation practice improves pain, anxiety, and depression.
Even as little as five minutes of regular meditation can be beneficial. So sit down, get comfortable, and enjoy these mindfulness meditations from the researchers at UCLA.
And if you would like to meditate with a group, join our PJCC meditation micro-community led by our own Rabbi Lavey Derby, Thursdays from 1:30-2:30pm.