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Jewish Meditation Retreat
January 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm$50
REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME
Session 1: Mindy Ribner- 1:00-2:15 PM- Soul Learning: An Experiential Meditation Workshop For Healing, Self Discover, and Spiritual Revelation! Be guided in a variety of Jewish meditation practices to illuminate Jewish thought, invigorate Jewish practice and enhance personal healing and transformation. Leave this workshop will specific Jewish/ Kabbalistic meditative practices to incorporate in your daily life.
Reb Sarah Leah Grafstein founded Ruach Hamidbar – Spirit of the Desert in 1989. She is committed to inspiring, educating and supporting people to joyfully experience and celebrate their Jewishness. Reb Sarah Leah blends her background in the arts and traditional Judaism with Jewish renewal spirituality, Chassidus, and kabbalah. She studied fine art, printmaking, Jewish calligraphy and videography in Toronto and the Bay Area. She worked as a production manager for a daily TV show in Montreal, taught in Hillel Jewish Day School in Oakland and managed the graphics and multimedia departments in colleges in Gilroy and Oakland, CA. Rabbi Sarah Leah resides in Scottsdale with her husband Steve Klemow, a Realtor, and their son Shlomo Ziggy.
Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is a Jewish spiritual teacher and musician. He has been teaching the practice of Presence (meditation, mindfulness) and Judaism since 2006, and founded of Torah of Awakening in 2015. Reb Brian Yosef received s’miha (ordination) as Minister of Sacred Music (Reb Yosef Briah Zohar, Menatzeiakh, Ba’al Tefilah) from Reb Zalman z”l (2012), Spiritual Teacher and Awakener of Souls (Morei Rukhani uM’oreir N’shamot) from Shaykh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje (may his secret be sanctified) and Rabbi SaraLeya Schley (2012), certification as Teacher of Jewish Meditation (Moreh L’hitbodedut) from Dr. Avram Davis (2004), and holds a Bachelor in Music from the Eastman School of Music (1991).
“Brian’s gentle guidance makes communion with the divine possible.”
– Estelle Frankel, author of Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing – Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty
“Reb Brian Yosef is an amazing spiritual teacher, able to inspire his students in profound ways that contribute to their spiritual transformation.
– Rabbi Burt Jacobson, founder of Kehilla Community Synagogue, Oakland, California; author of This Precious Moment: The Wisdom of the Ba’al Shem Tov