How do we cultivate joy in the midst of exhaustion, isolation, uncertainty, and fear?

The Talmud teaches that with the beginning of the month of Adar, we are encouraged to increase our joy & happiness, Marbim B’simcha. 

The recipe is: Laughter, Torah, and Community.  

Join Laughter Yoga Coaches Shimon Birnbaum, Sarah Jean Lawson, with Rabbi Getzel Davis for once a week live laughter Torah sessions to warm up our hearts and invigorate our bodies. 

Course starts Wednesday, March 2
at 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

We'll meet weekly on Wednesdays through March!

1x weekly Laughter Yoga & Torah Classes:

Wednesdays: 12pm - 12:30pm EST / 9am-9:30am PST (beginning March 2nd). Each live weekly session, we'll start with a Torah lesson followed by laughter exercises that mirror this Jewish expression and awaken our body, mind, and souls. *Additional Coaching available with Shimon or Sarah.

Lifetime Access to all video content

You'll receive all recorded sessions of weekly Laughter Torah classes. These links will never expire, so you can continue to boost your joy and put these practices into your life going forward.

What you'll walk away with

We will combine unique and specific Laughter Yoga exercises with intention and special insights/wisdom from the Jewish tradition to foster further connection to our own internal world as well as each other. Anyone can participate – you do not have to be Jewish to join.

Increased SKILLS FOR PRACTICING Joy and Vitality

Many approaches, tools, and skills for decreasing stress

Authentic Community Connection
a Deepened Understanding of Joy in Judaism

jump into Torah learning and discover new avenues for exploration

A deeper connection to wellbeing in your body and heart

meet your teachers

course facilitators


Shimon Birnbaum

Laughter Yoga Instructor, creator of Joyful Living & the laughter diet

Shimon is a licensed massage therapist, health and fitness coach, RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, and life coach since 2006.  He has taught in places such the Omega Institute in New York and Blue Spirit retreat center in Costa Rica. Shimon has shared the gift of laughter yoga in a wide range of settings such as with people in hospice, cancer patients, children living in orphanages, teenagers at summer camp, corporate team building and at yoga studios around the world. 

Currently he is a practicing husband and father in Kalamazoo, Michigan, doing massage therapy, facilitating online trainings and finishing his Master’s in Social Work.

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Sarah Jean Lawson

Laughter Yoga Instructor, creator of Luna Soul Retreats

Sarah Lawson is a Laughter Yoga Leader, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Teacher, Massage Therapist, and Kabbalistic Meditation Student. She is an intuitive healer who uses all of her tools and learning experiences to support you on your path, making deep healing fun and light-hearted!

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Rabbi Getzel Davis

Rabbi at Zivug, Unorthodox Celebrations, Harvard Hillel, and a Harvard University Chaplin

Rabbi Getzel is trying to answer this question: How do we live meaningful and ethical lives in this post-modern, high-stress, computerized world? While he hasn’t yet resolved the question, many of the clues he has found are in gems of ancient Jewish wisdom. Rabbi Getzel received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University and his rabbinical ordination from Rabbinical School of Hebrew College where he also received a Masters in Jewish Education. Rabbi Getzel works as a rabbi and educator at Harvard Hillel and also as an Harvard University Chaplain, where much of his work is to engage unobservant students. He is also the adviser for the Conservative Minyan, teaches regular classes, and counsels students, faculty, and community members.

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