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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. 

Enjoy exploring my site to learn more about my work as an author, poet, rabbi and teacher.


Read my new book!

2020. Let's face it: the global pandemic, combined with accelerated violence and negativity throughout America, sparked a vortex of high anxiety for the world and its people. In Let Us All Breathe Together, Rabbi Weinberg offers a thoughtful collection of spiritual messages, insightful poems, and perceptive essays that explore ways to unite faith with reality—all of which combine to provide a valuable guide through the uncertainties of turbulent times.


Click on the book cover to learn more.

Book cover by Sheila Peltz Weinberg - "Let us all Breathe Together: Prose, Poems, Practices"

This fall I have had the opportunity to be a part of many presentations and discussions. Due to COVID, they were via Zoom, and recordings of them are available on my video page.

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Listen to my podcast

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Tel: 413-658-8855   |

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