Although it is still February, we are looking ahead to our March Jewish value of “Shmirat HaGuf,” which we translate as “guarding/taking care of our bodies.” In the book of Deuteronomy, we find the verse “Guard yourself and guard your soul very carefully.” (Deut. 4:9). Biblical commentators have understood this to be the religious imperative of taking care of both body and soul.
One way we are promoting the value of Shmirat HaGuf is by starting walking and biking groups for adults during Religious School hours. These groups will leave CEH after the Family Minyan (approximately 10:00 AM) and be led by congregants. These group outings will often head to a local coffee shop and will accommodate your pace (this is not the Tour de France)!