Since 2007, I’ve taught retreats, extensive courses and stand-alone workshops in Jewish Meditation for students of all ages and levels of experience, from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners. The venues I’ve taught in include: an Or HaLev retreat, the Homestead Jerusalem, Stanford University, Stanford Hillel, Moishe House London, Limmud NY, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Yeshivat Shvilei haTorah, Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and Congregation Beth Am.
My speciality is integrating mindfulness with normative Judaism, helping people of varied levels of knowledge and experience to discover the richness and authenticity of a living, breathing Judaism. This involves both text-based, discursive learning and practical, experiential learning. In short, I teach that Judaism demands of us, and enables us, to work for greater compassion and self-awareness. Through this work, all aspects of Judaism, and of life, come into clearer focus.
I have also completed the Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Course, taught by Rabbis Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Jeff Roth and Jordan Bendat-Appell. The course, which I highly recommend, is a 16-month journey through many kinds of meditative and pedagogical practices, and is a collaboration between the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Awakened Heart Project.