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Friday, June 24 • 4:30pm - 5:40pm
PANEL: Walk With Me, Talk With Me: The New/Old Practice of Jewish Spiritual Direction

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Launch your LimmudBA 2016 journey by exploring the quiet revolution of spiritual direction with an extraordinary panel of leaders in this new/old form of Jewish practice.  Unknown to most Jews, even though it is being offered in four rabbinical schools and three independent training programs, and Jewish spiritual directors are active in many communities across the US and around the world, spiritual direction helps cultivate our ability to discern the holiness/God’s presence in our daily lives - in the difficult, the joyful, and the everyday moments.  Throughout Jewish history, mentors such as a mashpia or rebbe have provided a place to talk about and explore the spiritual life.    Come learn about this new/old model of spiritual companionship with trainers and leaders in the spiritual direction movement and start your weekend by (re)introducing  your soul to the idea that soul care and growth is one of the primary joys and responsibilities of a Jew. 


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Wendie Bernstein Lash

Wendie Bernstein Lash, M.S., is a spiritual director, supervisor, and mentor. Wendie is the Co-director of the Morei Derekh Jewish Spiritual Direction training program and the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction and is a board member of Spiritual Director’s International. She leads a monthly contemplative chanting service at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto. She completed Jewish meditation teacher training at Chochmat HaLev... Read More →

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Yesh Ballon

Yeshaya Douglas Ballon is certified as a Vatik (Sage-ing Mentor) by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. He is a trained facilitator of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality's Wise Aging program and is nearing completion of ALEPH's 3-year Hashpa'ah (Spiritual Direction) certification training. Yesh sits on the Board of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction. He is a retired architect and corporate trainer, now focusing on spiritual... Read More →
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Amy Eilberg

Director, Pardes Rodef Shalom Communities Program
Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She serves as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom Communities Program, helping synagogues and Jewish organizations place the pursuit of peace in interpersonal relationships at the center of their communal mission. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March... Read More →
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Jacob Staub

Rabbi Jacob Staub is Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. At RRC, he co-founded in 1998 and still directs the Program in Jewish Spiritual Direction. This past year, he co-founded and co-directs Bekhol Levavkha: A Training Program for Jewish Spiritual Directors at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is a Jewish Meditation instructor and leads contemplative... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 4:30pm - 5:40pm
Student Center Ballroom B

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