Judith Edelstein

  • Va’ad and chevruta meetings
  • Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. ET
  • June 25 – September 17, 2020

Rabbi Edelstein is a post-denominational teacher, spiritual leader, counselor, and writer who has worked in synagogues, long-term care facilities, and Jewish organizations. As she developed her personal Mussar curriculum, she noted, “The practice of highlighting different middot enabled me to see my own areas of strength in addition to characteristics that required constant vigilance. This focus created an opportunity for me to be conscious of traits that needed only fine-tuning and those that demanded much more.”


Helaine Sheias

  •  Va’ad meetings, no chevruta study
  • Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m. ET
  • July 9 – October 1, 2020

Helaine is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Founder of Yinspiration Yoga—a Therapeutic Approach to Yin Yoga. Helaine holds a Ph.D. in Human Sciences and is a graduate of the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program at Saybrook University. Born in Massachusetts, Helaine made Aliyah to Israel in her teens, served in the IDF, and settled in Israel for more than two decades. She returned to the U.S. in 2007 and found her place in the Bay Area. Yoga reopened her passion for spiritual journeying, and ignited her curiosity in Mussar. According to Helens, Mussar opened her heart, softened her soul, and lifted her spirit. She feels blessed and honored to embrace Mussar as part of her Jewish spiritual journey.

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