Raised as a free-range child, Rabbi Nina Mizrahi’s deep spiritual center is rooted in the woods of upstate New York. After studying Biology and Environmental Chemistry in college, she worked in a research lab. Later ordained at HUC-JIR, her approach to Jewish life draws from all expressions of Judaism and is influenced by science, nature and neo-chasidism. Rabbi Nina honors all learning styles and inspires learners to think in new ways. Identified as a community rabbi, she seeks to bring together believer, atheist and agnostic, humanist, deist and seeker, to discover a shared tradition of ethical and spiritual values.
Currently Rabbi Mizrahi is studying and teaching Mussar, a practice of strengthening spiritual and ethical values.
Rabbi Mizrahi has also been trained as a “Wise-Aging” facilitator, through the Institute of Jewish Spirituality.
SHABBATONE: FEBRUARY 25, 2017
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM Northbrook, IL –
“From Silence to Voice: A Conversation”
9:30 am Shabbat morning service begins
11am – 12pm Tefilla Yoga (casual dress)
1:15pm – 2pm Keynote: The “Not So” Still Small Voice
2-3pm Channelling Your Inner Eve & Your Inner Lilith
3-4pm Drawing From the Source: Women’s Creativity & New Ritual
Please RSVP by February 15, 2017 by emailing Leann at LBLUE@Bethshalomnb.org
Rabbi Mizrahi, who was raised in traditional Judaism, is one of the first 100 women rabbis ordained by the Reform Movement. At the time, no other movement was ordaining women; currently women are also recognized as spiritual leaders in the Reconstructionist and Conservative movements and gaining recognition within liberal Orthodoxy. Rabbi Mizrahi encountered feminism in the mid-1970’s and has explored its impact on theology, politics, career opportunities and family roles. She believes it is crucial to promote intergenerational dialogue about the emerging and on-going gender issues that are defining the 21st century.
Wise Aging: Become more present to the joys of being alive!
Inspired by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality Wise Aging provides an opportunity for people in their 60‘s, 70‘s and 80‘s to:
- Experience this life stage fully
- Accept your changing body
- Live with Loss
- Cultivate practices for well-being
Location: North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe, IL Facilitators: Bev Shurman Lavitt, LCSW and Rabbi Nina J.Mizrahi,
NEXT WEEK: Beth Emet Synagogue, Evanston, IL – FEBRUARY 12, 2017
“Now is the time: Living with Meaning”
The meaning of time is influenced by the flow of a day, a month and a season. Our physical, emotional and spiritual energy levels rise and fall throughout the day. Associations with the moon include wisdom, dreams, changes in life, journeys, intuition, and cycles. The natural seasons of winter, spring, summer and autumn each add another overlay of meaning and metaphor.
The Jewish calendar and liturgy use these cycles and natural rhythms as prompts for spiritual and ethical growth. Explore meaningful practices that tap into these ancient rhythms and frame our lives with love.
Join Rabbi Nina J. Mizrahi for an introduction to how time can shape your spiritual life.
Inquire about teaching for chavurot, friend groups, synagogues, institutions:
- Spirituality walks in the Chicago Botanic Gardens
- Mussar(personal ethics)
- Valu-Abled Leadership training
- Spirituality; reimagining prayer
- 21st Century Torah, Judaism and environmental sustainability
- Life Cycle Ceremonies
- Pre-marital counseling
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