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A partial list of past teaching, lectures and workshops. To bring me to your community, please contact me.



Online: Weekly Class on Seeking Spiritual Wisdom for Congregation Etz Chayim.

Online: Weekly Ma'ariv service with 40 minute class on seeking spiritual wisdom at this time for Congregation Kol Emeth

Online: Webinar for Conservative Rabbis of the Rabbinical Assembly on Spiritual Practice, together with Rabbi Jonathan Slater

Online:  Webinar for "Chaverim" of The Mussar Institute on "Mussar in a Time of Crisis: The Pandemic as Teacher"


Workshop at Elevate: Jewish Education Conference, San Francisco: Inviting Sacred Dialogue

in the Classroom

Dialogue Workshop for Board of JCRC, Silicon Valley



Talk at Racists Anonymous, San Jose: Dismantling White Privilege and Cultivating White Resilience

Beth Am, Palo Alto, CA, Feast of Jewish Learning, Confronting Racism as Jews


Reconstructing Judaism Conference, Philadelphia, Jewish Values and the Ethical Now,

Panelist: Ethical Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Join for Justice Alumni Retreat, Pearlstone Conference Center, Pursuing Justice and Peace in our


Congregation Beth Israel, Charlottesville, VA, scholar in residence, Argument for the Sake of Heaven


Spiritual Directors International Annual Conference, Seattle, Spiritual Practice and Social Justice

Beth Am, Palo Alto, Tikkun Leil Shavu'ot, Dismantling Racism: What Do Jewish Texts Teach Us?

St. James Episcopal Church, San Francisco, Sacred Conversations about Anti-Racism

South Bay Bend the Arc, Confronting Racism as Jews

Podcast, The Mussar Institute, On Forgiveness



Beth Am, Palo Alto, CA, Feast of Jewish Learning, Jewish and Islamic Wisdom on Character-Building  

UJA/Federation, NYC, mini-conference, Riding the Third Rail: Leaning into Controversy

Ansche Chesed, NYC, scholar-in-residence, The Sacred Art of Disagreement 


Congregation Etz Hayim Women's Retreat, Seeking Peace in our Lives and in our World 

Kol Halev, Cleveland, scholar-in-residence, Argument for the Sake of Heaven

Or Shalom Jewish Community, San Francisco, dialogue, Can We Talk About Israel?



Temple Beth Jacob, Redwood City, CA,  The Work of Teshuvah: Making Peace in Difficult Relationships

and in Ourselves

Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City, CA,  Seeing You is Like Seeing the Face of God

Sisterhood of Salaam/Shalom Annual Conference, Madison, NJ,  Keynote Talk

GCAR Rabbinic Kallah at Woodacres, Little Switzerland, NC,  Pursuing Peace and Justice

in Troubled Times



Israeli-Palestinian Interreligious Pilgrimage, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Institute for Jewish Spirituality, webinar, The Spiritual Practice of Redifat Shalom (Pursuing Peace) 

The Mussar Institute, webinar, The Soul Work of Pursuing Peace 

Beth Jacob Congregation, Mendota Heights, MN, Interfaith Dialogue Program on 9th of Adar

Feast of Jewish Learning, Palo Alto, CA, Workshops on 9th of Adar and  on Mindful Speech

Rabbinical Assembly Convention, New York, NY, Seminar: Rabbi as Rodef Shalom

The Mussar Institute, Los Angeles, CA, training workshop, Path of the Mensch 

Limmud Bay Area, Sonoma, CA, Workshops on Middot for the Rodef Shalom and on Tomer Devorah

Pearlstone Center, Baltimore, MD, Rabbi as Rodef Shalom Retreat

Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, summer session course: Rodef Shalom: The Sacred Work of Conflict Engagement  

Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Transforming Enemies into Friends: When? How? Why?, Public talk with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth



Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, The Rabbi as Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Mini-Course


Hebrew College Rabbinical School, Newton Centre, MA, dialogue facilitation training 

George Washington University Religion Dept., Washington, D.C., panel on Religion in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 


Congregation Beth Shalom, Kansas City, MO, scholar-in-residence weekend 


Temple Beth Torah, Tamarac, FL, book talk 


Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach,  Boynton Beach, FL, book talk


Bnai Torah Congregation, Bocca Raton, FL, book talk


Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, Samuel M. Thompson Lecture 


Spiritual Directors International,  Louisville, KY,  workshop


Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality, St. Paul, MN,  book talk


Reconstructionist Rabbinical College,  Wyncote, PA,  dialogue facilitation training 


Kehilat Hanahar, New Hope, PA,  congregational dialogue program


Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos, CA,  workshop


Limmud Bay Area, Sonoma, CA,  workshop


Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael, CA,  Elul workshop


Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon, CA,  rabbi-in-residence program 


Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto, CA,  book talk and Elul workshop 


Spark Church, Palo Alto, CA,  sermon


Parliament of World Religions, Salt Lake City, UT, workshop


United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Schaumburg, IL, workshop


Beth Shalom Congregation, Columbia, MD, scholar-in-residence weekend


Sisterhood of Salaam/Shalom Conference, Princeton, NJ, facilitated dialogue



Beth Jacob Congregation, St. Paul, MN, sermon and workshop


Saint Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN) Mid-day Dialogue, St. Paul, MN, Book Discussion


University of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN, Public Lecture


United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, MN, Book Launch


Rabbinical Assembly Convention, Dallas, TX, Jewish Text on Transforming the Most Difficult Relationships


Kol Emeth Congregation, Palo Alto, CA, Shavuot Community Study Event


J Street 2014 National Summit, San Francisco, CA, Bringing Peace to the Israel Conversation


Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA, Book Talk


Limmud Bay Area, San Francisco, CA


Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue, Berlin, Germany


Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, Pilgrimage for Change Retreat


Wexner Graduate Institute, Stowe, VT


Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos, CA,  Working with Difficult Relationships


Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto, CA, Talking About Israel


Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto, CA, Loving and Pursuing Peace in our Lives


Beth El Synagogue, Minneapolis, MN, Jewish Wisdom for Navigating our Difficult Relationships


New York, NY, Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of PeaceJCC of Manhattan,


Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, Who is My Neighbor?, Keynote Address


Jewish Theological Seminary, Weekend Scholar-in-Residence


From Enemy to Friend, Jewish Book MonthArthur M. Glick JCC, Indianapolis,


Interfaith Weekend of EventsMount Zion Temple, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and Islamic Center of Minnesota,


Congregation Beth Israel, Northampton, MA,  Scholar in-Residence Weekend


Mount Holyoke College, Eliot House, Peace and Conflict Seminar

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