Video Interview

Meditation, Yearning and Prayer

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg is a Reconstructionist rabbi, educator, poet and nationally recognized pioneer in the field of Jewish mindfulness practice. A co-founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Rabbi Peltz Weinberg has taught mindfulness meditation, yoga and Hasidic literature to hundreds of rabbis, cantors, and lay leaders. She has written extensively on a variety of subjects including Jewish spirituality, social justice, feminism and parenting. Her first book, Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir, describes her remarkable life and spiritual quest in poetry, written prayers and meditation practices, along with a candid examination of her own struggles and ideas about family life and relationships.