Jew in the Pew

Rabbi Jaymee Alpert leads a prayer during “Neshama Body & Soul” at Congregation Beth David in Saratoga on Dec. 16. (Photo/David A.M. Wilensky)

Is it an exercise class or a prayer service?

Jewish prayer is a largely sedentary activity. We stand up, we sit down, we gently bow now and then. Things are a little different at Rabbi Jaymee Alpert’s “Neshama Body & Soul,” a combination prayer service and workout class at Congregation Beth David, a Conservative synagogue in Saratoga. I’m not in great shape, I do…
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