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Sheila Peltz Weinberg

 Author, Poet, Rabbi & Teacher

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 Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg served as a congregational rabbi for seventeen years.  She has also worked in the fields of Jewish community relations, Jewish education and Hillel. She has published widely on such topics as feminism, spiritual direction, parenting, social justice and mindfulness from a Jewish perspective and has contributed commentaries to Kol HaNeshama, the Reconstructionist prayer book.


Rabbi Weinberg has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga to rabbis, Jewish professionals and lay people in the context of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She serves as a spiritual director to a variety of Jewish clergy including students and faculty at HUC-JIR in New York.  She is creator and co-leader of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. She is married to Maynard Seider and they have three married children and six grandchildren.  

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Register for my Upcoming Course—

Prayer Project: Receiving and Extending Love

Jewish Prayer through Meditation

May 23 – June 18, 2021

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This 30-day prayer intensive is designed to help you focus on cultivating a specific modality of prayer practice. Each Sunday, you will receive an email with a half-hour video teaching, recorded by Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg. These video teachings accompany a written lesson, which may include links to Jewish texts, secular writings, poems, music, videos, and other references to supplement your learning. You can choose the best time in your schedule to watch the half-hour video teaching and read the written lesson, as well as to log onto the community forums to post your questions and reflections. Throughout the week, you will receive daily emails, which will encourage you to keep up with your own internal work with twenty to thirty minutes of daily practice.

Month-Long Prayer Intensive: $100
Month-Long Prayer Intensive PLUS Weekly Live Faculty-Led Practice Group: $175

The Live Faculty-Led Practice Group is limited to 35 participants.

Register for the course at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality site.

Click to download the PDF Course Description


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