Thanks to everyone who made the Chanukah retreat with Or HaLev so powerful. Looking forward to sitting with you again soon!
I’m very excited to be offering online courses in Torah, Meditation and Kabbalah for Our Daily Lives and Revolutionary Ideas and Practices from the Chasidic Masters.
For more information please see the Applied Jewish Spirituality website.
The course has developed over a decade of teaching meditation and down-to-earth spiritual practice deeply rooted in Jewish sources with wonderful partners like Pardes and Or HaLev.
Please contact me here for further questions.
One other exciting new development: I’ve been recording guided meditations, and they are garnering thousands of plays on the fabulous Insight Timer app. There are also more available on my new Soundcloud page.
Here’s some background info about my teaching practice: I’ve been teaching meditation for over a decade and I’ve been privileged to teach meditation retreats with wonderful teachers including Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, Danny Cohen and Mira Nicalescu.
Some of the venues I’ve taught meditation include: Or HaLev retreats and classes, The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Homestead Jerusalem, Moishe House Jerusalem, Stanford University, Stanford Hillel, Moishe House London, Limmud NY, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Brondesbury Park Synagogue, Yeshivat Shvilei haTorah, Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and Congregation Beth Am.
My speciality is integrating mindfulness with traditional 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. I teach that Judaism demands of us, and enables us, to work for greater compassion and self-awareness, which impacts us but also all of the individuals, communities and societies that we touch. 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.