Love Yourself First Workshop

Martin Pear JCC on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (“The J”) announces the workshop Love Yourself First (Nov. 1 from 9:30 am to noon), a way to help women get out of their 2020 negative slump and learn how to set new positive intentions about how they feel, think and speak to themselves and others. The workshop will be led by Alli Goozh, a Certified Transformation Coach, Certified Life Purpose Life Coach, Certified Embody Love Movement Facilitator, Reiki Master for more than 20 years, and fitness instructor for more than 12 years.

Alli says, “Join me on a powerful journey to identify your internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and gain tools that allow you to change the conversation from criticism to kindness, internally and then outward to others.”

The morning will begin with a light breakfast and a talk from Rabbi Aviva Funke from The Bureau of Jewish Education and school principal of Hebrew High. She will speak about the connection between self-empowerment and Judaism. For the past two years, Rabbi Aviva has served as School Rabbi for Brawerman Elementary School of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Co-founder of Na’or, a prayer innovation project, Rabbi Aviva is a regular presenter for Jewish conferences and retreats, and guest rabbi to several communities throughout California and Arizona.

“Our tradition holds that each day the radiance of our Creator’s light shines on us anew, and our prayers ask that we have the ability to embrace this illumination fully. Why? Because it is so easy to think we don’t deserve Divine radiance in our lives; the self-worth struggle is real,” says Rabbi Aviva. “Let’s explore how to enhance our God-spark in the world and let our shine be our connection to the infinite.”

This two-hour workshop will move through activities and exercises including:

  • Dismantling the “beauty myth” through instructor-led discussions and group dialogue
  • Loosening tense bodies through gentle stretches and all-level yoga poses
  • Mapping out specific steps to be kinder to ourselves, and therefore each other
  • Learning how to see and experience ourselves as worthy, from the inside-out
  • Defining plans to offer our unique contributions to our communities, leading by example

To register for this workshop, please visit by Friday, October 30.

The Love Yourself First Workshop is funded by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix and in partnership with the Bureau of Jewish Education.

The Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus and Martin Pear JCC are open. Tours for new members are available and, for members, swim, fitness and group exercise reservations are recommended. The safety of Martin Pear JCC members and staff remains our top priority. To see how The J is keeping members and staff safe, please visit


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