Finding Light in Darkness

Guest Price: From: $0.00

Free to Tifereth Israel Congregants or Affiliates

Suggested: $18 donation for guests

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”~ Leonard Cohen

Please join us for this 5-part workshop on Kabbalistic and contemporary sources and conversations about light, darkness, hope, grief and resilience.

Course Schedule:

Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm Central Time 

  • Class 1: Light and Darkness – January 29
  • Class 2: Wholeness/ Holiness and Brokenness – February 5 
  • Class 3: Gratitude – February 12
  • Class 4: Tears February 26
  • Class 5: Feeling AngerMarch 5

Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald

About Melanie Gruenwald:

Executive Director of Kabbalah Experience, brings over 25 years of non-profit leadership and community-organizing to her position. Engaged with senior citizens, families, college students, and teens, Melanie has extensive professional experience with communal leadership and informal Jewish education.

Melanie is energized by building relationships, understanding people’s needs and finding ways to connect them to one another. She loves the balance of organizational leadership and teaching which she engages on a daily basis at Kabbalah Experience.

She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y), and Masters in Social Work and Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Melanie has pursued additional Judaic and spiritual studies at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the Conservative Yeshiva, and most recently, Kabbalah Experience.

Melanie is married to Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald, Senior Rabbi at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, and is mom to three children, Koby (z”l), Hannah, and Micah.