Moshe Feldenkrais: A Life Devoted to Enhancing Human Movement

  • Congregation Shaare Zedek 212 W. 93rd Street New York, NY 10025

Shaare Zedek hosts featured guest speaker Frederick Schjang to discuss a biography of Moshe Feldenkrais and his work in somatic education. Presented after kiddush lunch.  

Learn about the work of Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of the Feldenkrais Method, a pedagogy which refines human movement, aiming to reduce pain or limitations in movement and promote general well-being. 

Program sponsored by Daniel Goldberg. 

David Ben-Gurion standing on his head (1957)

In 1951, when David Ben-Gurion was 64 years old, he was living with such severe back pain and breathing problems that walking or simply arising from a chair was difficult.  Unable to find an effective medical treatment Ben-Gurion turned to Moshe Feldenkrais, a physicist, black belt in judo, and fellow Israeli, for treatment.  After several years of sometimes daily sessions Ben-Gurion’s health improved so much that he started each day with a vigorous 4 mile hike and learned to stand on his head.