EMUNAH DAY SPEAKERS JAN 13, 2019
Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi
An attorney by training and a Rabbinical Court advocate, Rabbanit Yemima has not actually engaged directly in those fields for many years. Today she blends her two loves – learning and teaching Torah to empower Jewish woman with Torah wisdom.
It all began fourteen years ago in her Yerushalayim home. Within only a year, word of the Rabbanit’s unique classes reached far and wide, and her little living room with the first ten students were exchanged for large auditoriums across the country and world, women’s seminaries, stadiums (as well as the Neve Tirtza Women’s Prison, academic seminars, high schools, addiction centers, and more), and thousands of loyal students around the globe.
Rabbanit Yemima is married to the Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Mizrachi. They live in
Yerushalayim with their family.
Rav Doniel Katz
Rav Doniel's mission is to reveal the unity among different paths of Torah in order to allow all people everywhere to experience its spiritual depth, beauty and transformative power. For more than a decade, Rav Doniel’s open and compassionate teachings have been a catalyst for change in the lives of thousands of people worldwide. Born and raised in Australia, Rav Doniel abandoned his award-winning film and theatre career in his mid-twenties after a year of intensive spiritual awakening. Exploring many wisdom paths and traditions in search of deeper clarity to explain his experiences, he was finally led to Jerusalem in 2000. Since then, he has spent nearly two decades immersed in the world of Torah and Kabbalistic teachings, learning from some of the city’s great rabbis and spiritual masters
Rabbi Itamar Schwartz
Rabbi Schwartz is author of the highly regarded “Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh” series (“In My Heart I Will Build a Mishkan”). A Mishkan in your heart. Each Jew’s lifelong task isn’t just to serve Hashem at an intellectual level, but to integrate that service into our hearts. Once we learn to penetrate our hearts, we are meant to use our hearts to connect to our Creator directly. Rabbi Schwartz gives very specific, practical suggestions for building this foundation.
Sara Yocheved Rigler
Sara Yocheved Rigler is a highly acclaimed international lecturer and bestselling author on the subjects of Jewish spirituality and practical tools for spiritual growth.. Her personal path took her from India and Vedanta to Israel and Judaism. In 1985, she made a dramatic change in her spiritual path. Moving to Jerusalem, she began studying Torah, and has become a major influence in empowering Jewish women worldwide to work on their personal growth and development, their marriages, and how it all works together to strengthen in our relationship with the Borei Olam. Sara Yocheved’s most recent book: Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup is a truly inspirational read on how Rebbetzin Henny Machlis put Hashem before all else and how that enabled her to give to others in the thousands!
Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser
Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser was born in Hollywood, California where he grew up at the foot of the mountains, with the Pacific Ocean nearby. He began surfing at a young age, and as the son of a surf-wear manufacturer, Yom Tov grew up traveling around the world on surf-travel expeditions. On the days when the waves were small, little Yom Tov took to the hills and became a hard-core mountain biker, another sport that he actively pursues until today. A lover of music, Rabbi Glaser has been playing Music professionally for over three decades. In England, he’s known as the Jewish Bob Marley!
While Rabbi Glaser spent the majority of his life surfing and mountain biking, he accumulated vast insights into human character, religion and alternative spirituality. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California in Santa Barbara, he moved to Israel in 1991 to explore his Jewish origins studying at the Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies. After eight years of intense study, Rabbi Glaser received ordination.
Since 2000, Rabbi Glaser has a been a senior Rabbi at Aish Hatorah Jerusalem, a master orator who can be found lecturing and entertaining for organizations world wide. Few people can hold a crowd’s attention as does Rabbi Yom Tov, regardless of his audience’s age or level of Jewish observance.
In 1999, Rabbi Glaser concluded his training under a top psychologist, Rabbi Efim Svirsky and since practices “spiritual therapy”, helping individuals to break through deep emotional/physiological blocks and to come closer to the G-d experience.
In 2002, Rabbi Glaser founded the internationally acclaimed Possible You self-transformation seminar, a company with an ever-growing world wide staff and alumni.
Orit Esther Riter
Orit currently authors daily, on-line articles and emails about emuna to a growing list of thousands of subscribers. These emails inspire others to get through challenging times by drawing from the wisdom of our Torah sages, in particular the derech of chassidut.
Orit offers one-on-one Emuna Energy Therapy a comprehensive therapy that addresses mind, body & soul as one unit. It includes but is not limited to Guided imagery exercises, energy medicine, analysis based on body ailments, color therapy and deep soul talk. In summary, it is a process that takes you into your soul driven by your desire to know the truth and remedy the issue at hand. Improves Shalom Bayit, releases emotional trauma, increases inner peace, expands spiritual growth and fulfillment, reduces anxiety and fears, rehabilitates emotional, physical and spiritual illness and strengthen self-love. She regularly teaches in Israel and travels often abroad to educate others to balance their emotions, achieve wholesomeness and see the ‘bigger’ picture.
Orit passionately believes that her ability to guide and empower others by strengthening their reliance on Hashem will fortify them with essential tools needed to live a purposeful life.
Chaya Hinda Allen
Chaya Hinda Allen is passionate about helping women who need help. Just as photojournalists defy the norm by running into dangerous scenes to get a great image, Chaya Hinda runs toward women in pain – those same women whom others avoid. In all of her capacities since grade school, she’s been creating community spirit, watching out for the underdog and empowering women of all ages.
Chaya Hinda likes to come up with pioneering innovative ideas and seems to be addicted to creating warm communities . In all her endeavors – from her work in the local Liverpool Harold House Community center as a teenager in the United Kingdom, to founding the local women’s chapter in her community of Beitar Illit, Israel; from teaching Jewish Positive Thinking skills around Israel and internationally, to creating her world-wide “Chaiyil” and "Living Consciously" communities – Chaya Hinda attracts spiritually motivated truth-seekers who want to practically apply their idealism.
The sweetest music to her ears is when she hears, during her daily phone sessions with women from around the globe, “Chaya Hinda, you have given me hope!”
The buzzword is transformation. Through motivating women to believe (in G-d and His incredible love for us) and hope (that since He loves us so much He is going to help us) Chaya Hinda helps thousands of women totally transform their lives, their relationships and themselves.
Nechama Sarah Burgeman
Nechama Sarah Burgeman is a healing facilitator, author, teacher of Torah, counselor, artist, and harp musician. After her world travels, Nechama Sarah settled in Israel 35 years ago, and attended yeshivas in Safed and Jerusalem. She learned from a wide array of respected teachers. Nechama is a chassida of the Nadvorna Rebbe zt”l from Bnei Brak, an avid student of Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, student of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach z”l and Rav Mordechai Shineberger. She has studied from many Chassidic and Kabbalistic texts, including Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, discourses of the Lubavitcher Rebbes, the Zohar and the writings of the Ari z”l. Based on her knowledge of the writings of these great masters, Nechama has written The Twelve Dimensions of Israel, The Seventy Dimensions of the World, and The Princess of Dan. Nechama has developed a unique kabbalistic therapy based on her writings, and facilitates creative expression for purposes of healing.
Rabbi Avraham Sutton
Rabbi Avraham Sutton is a spiritual mentor, teacher, and author who has been learning and teaching prophetic Torah and Kabbalah for over 40 years. He has translated, edited, and/or authored over 20 major works in English on the deeper significance of Torah for our age.
From 1985-1990 he was the head of English research and development for Arachim Seminars in Israel, and the sole researcher, translator, and editor of Pathways to the Torah, the official sourcebook used in Arachim and Discovery Seminars worldwide. During this time he edited and updated Survival—Israel and Mankind by Rabbi Raphael Eisenberg (posthumously, with the author’s widow), which has since been translated into French, Russian, and Hebrew.
Rabbi Sutton is a very sought after teacher and author/editor. He compiled, edited, and annotated Innerspace—Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation and Prophecy from transcripts of classes given by the late Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan. Since its publication in 1990, Innerspace continues to be considered one of the finest introductions to authentic Jewish mysticism in the English language. Subsequently, he edited the second volume of Rabbi Kaplan’s celebrated Handbook of Jewish Thought and had written and edited many other books as well.
Rochel Miller is a student for the past 20 years of Rebbetzin Fruma Altusky and Rebbetzin Talya Helfer focusing on Shalom Bayis and relationship aspects of the women's mitzvos. She has been guided by rabbaim in Eretz Yisroel to teach inspirational classes on the women's mitzvos of Hafrashas Challah and Hadlokas Neros in Yerushalayim and throughout the English speaking world for the past 21 years.
She grew up in Boston, Mass. and was Torah educated at Maimonides Day School in Brookline, Mass.
She began her married life in New York in 1975 where she and her husband brought up their 4 children in Queens, New York until they moved to Eretz Yisroel in 1993. She is a happy wife, mother, grandmother and Torah teacher who has taught and trained many teachers.
She currently spends her time managing the care of her husband with ALS, babysitting grandchildren, teaching and counseling women in Israel and around the globe.
Dr. Miriam Adahan
Dr. Miriam Adahan’s groundbreaking approach to human emotions has revolutionized the way that the Jewish world approaches psychology. With over 15 books published in numerous languages all over the world, there is barely a home that hasn’t been touched by Dr. Adahan’s methodology. With over 50 years experience in counseling, lecturing, writing and training counselors, Dr. Adahan’s wellspring of knowledge and vast experience of the human condition cannot be duplicated. Thousands all over the world have Dr. Adahan to thank for the success of their relationships and the emotional well-being of their families. Quietly residing in the outskirts of Jerusalem, Dr. Adahan truly is the reigning expert when it comes to modern Jewish psychology.
Devora Gila Berkowitz
Devora Gila Berkowitz is a wife and mother, Transformation Coach and Spiritual Healer for high-achieving women. For fifteen years her trailblazing album, "Hodu Lashem," has remained a classic in Jewish women's music. Before finishing the recording, while seven months pregnant, she miraculously survived being attacked by a terrorist. This led her on a journey of healing and transformation that inspired her to help others. Devora's singing and presence will deepen your emunah and connect you with your divine essence. Listen to her music at www.cdbaby.com/cd/devoragila