Skiing Using Terminology of Jewish Mysticism
This course is made available through JCP, LLC.

 The Rabbi The Skier With the Class
For the Winter of 2011/5771

A Course Offering

Skiing Using Terminology of Jewish Mysticism


Option 1: Ski "The 4-Worlds"
Option 2: Ski "The Sfirot"


Instuctor: Rabbi Joshua Segal Rabbi Segal was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH.
In addition, Joshua Segal is a PSIA Certified Alpine Ski Instructor, having taught skiing since the 1978-1979 season.
The Place: To Be Determined The Course Syllabus: 9 AM: Meet, boot up and discuss backgrounds and objectives of the participants.
9:30 AM - 11:30AM: 1. Discuss the specific objective of the run on the chairlift ride up
2. Ski the concept on the way down
3. Talk about it on the chairlift ride back up.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 (ski coaching provided as a part of the experience)
11:30 to 1PM: Lunch and/or free ski
1PM - 3PM: Continue where the morning left off
Class Size: The class will be strictly limited to one less than the largest lift at the area. This is will provide a maximum skiing experience, with most of the talking being on the lift and most of the trip down is purely skiing.

Cost: $200 per person which includes a lift ticket plus all instruction.
10 percent discount for those who are members of a synagogue or temple.
10 percent discount for those who belong to the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

NOTE: Season pass holders may deduct the cost of the lift ticket. For all others, no passes or discount coupons will be honored.

Student Requirements:

Skiing: Students must be at least advanced intermediate skiers who are proficient on Blue Squares and comfortable on Black Diamond runs (assuming reasonable conditions.) Ability to ski bumps is a plus, but not a requirement.

Note: If you are a lesser skier and still interested, please send an inquiry to Rabbi Joshua Segal. If there is sufficient demand, a lower-end ski section may be offered.

Judaica: Some knowledge of Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism might be useful, but it is not required.
Refunds: 1. Cancellation more than 2-weeks before scheduled class. $180 refund.
2. Cancellation less than 2-weeks before scheduled class. $150 refund.
3. After the first hour, if a student is deemed to be holding up the class due to lack of skill, s/he will be offered a $100 refund and invited to free-ski the remainder of the day.
4. An injury or equipment problems during the first hour which prevents the student from continuing: $100 refund
5. No refunds will be given after the first hour.


Instructor's Statement:
The vast majority of truly advanced skiers have moved well beyond the pure physical sensations of skiing. For me and many like me, skiing is a transcendental experience which brings me into a spiritual space. At a younger point in my life, I couldn't put my finger on what it was. As I have gotten older, I am seeing skiing as a portal, from the physical world into the spiritual world.

In winter of 2003-4, I piloted a course titled, "Skiing, Using the Terminology of Jewish Mysticism." It was a resounding success. As such, I am offering it this season on selected Sundays in January, February and March of 2014.

I hope to see you on the Mountain.

Le-sha-lom,

Joshua L. Segal


To sign up or for more information Rabbi Joshua Segal
Please include a preference of dates for a specific Sunday and if you prefer option 1, "Ski the 4-Worlds" or option 2, "Ski the Sfirot." Since the minimum class size to offer this course is three-students, an alternate date may be useful in case your primary date is undersubscribed or oversubscribed.

Additional discounts are available if you want to book a group of up to "N" people. [Note: If the largest lift is a quad, N=3; If the largest lift is a 6-pack, N=5]


Behind the Scenes: Lift Operations
Lift Operations: Berhind the Scenes.


Ski Magazine article about Rabbi Segal.
The Ski Kabbalah Course.


Sermons Combining Skiing and Judaism

Rabbi Segal's Writings on Skiing:


Updated: 5/31/2013

Link to Lost NY Ski Area Site