Pardes, in partnership with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the NYU Center for Spiritual Life, held the Spirituality Retreat in December 2014. The retreat focused on introducing participants to life-transforming meditation practices and learning in the Jewish tradition. modes of spiritual practice included:
Rabbi James Jacobson Maisels – director of Pardes Spirituality Track. He has been studying and teaching meditation and Jewish spirituality for over 15 years.
Yael Shy – director of the New York University Office of Global Spiritual Life and the founder and director of the Mindfulness Project at NYU.
Rabbi Sam Feinsmith – developed the Center for Jewish Mindfulness in Chicago. He teaches Jewish mindfulness practice as informed by hasidut, mussar and kabbalah.