Rosenbaum Teaching Fellows in Transformative Kabbalah
KE Launches First Cohort of Rosenbaum Teaching Fellows
As Kabbalah Experience resumes in-person classes in Denver, its leadership is providing an opportunity for people to enjoy and benefit from Transformative Kabbalah in-person, wherever they may be located. To implement this vision, KE is launching a teacher mentorship program for individuals to teach the Kabbalah Experience curriculum in their local communities.
We are excited to welcome these outstanding Fellows from around the world.
Kabbalah Experience is grateful to Jane E Rosenbaum for her leadership in underwriting the first three years of the Fellowship in honor of her husband, Stanton, of blessed memory. Stanton was a leader in the Colorado community- a model of a person who embodied ethics and strong values in all that he manifested, both personally and professionally. Stanton was a lawyer by profession and a student at Kabbalah Experience for many years, loved to learn, and to mentor younger people. His memory will be a blessing to all who are touched by this fellowship.
Applications for Cohort 2 will be available in August 2022.
My spiritual direction work is rooted in Kabbalah and therapeutic in nature. I suspect the KE mentorship is the missing link in my craft. Principled living is the centerpiece of my life. Aiming to leave this world better that I found it, from the soil on up, has become my most stern teacher of the sanctity of life, the golden mean, integrity, and accountability.
Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Sara Brandes is a writer, teacher and healer who makes her home with her family in the north of Israel. Past Executive Director at Or HaLev: Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation, Sara teaches Judaism as a world wisdom tradition. A certified yoga instructor and mindfulness practitioner, Sara is author of Magical World: Stories, Reflections, Poems.
My motivation for studying Transformative Kabbalah is dual in that I want to help others find the light, and I want to further open my own awareness. Prayers are answered by our acts of kindness. Simply love yourself, your neighbor, you’r enemy. I can say on many levels I understand what that means. I want to help others find this too by sharing what I learn on my journey as a student of the Kabbalah and a life-long mystic.
Tracy’s passions are fitness, music and writing. After many years working as a fitness expert, he started Breakthrough Sports Therapy in Colorado which has been honored with the “Best of Boulder Award” for the past three years. Trained in helping clients overcome injury through working with the body’s connective tissue, Tracy conveys the importance to recovery in the interplay between body, emotion, mind and spirit. He also co-founded Without Warning, a self-defense academy which provided hands-on training and group seminars. Tracy lives with his partner, Martina, his son and her two daughters.
Three years ago I read McGilchrist’s awesome book on the brain. I wondered – Why does he sound kabbalistic? We have to learn from the heroes of the past and learn how to wrestle with God and prevail. I fear the challenge. I hope I have strength to make the necessary sacrifices. To borrow a Christian trope, I know that the letter alone is clearly insufficient. There must be spirit.
Aaron is a teacher, lawyer, and tax professional who has spent most of his working life teaching math, history, and Torah in Jewish day schools. After nine years at Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School in Chicago he is currently moving back to tax. His primary intellectual interests stem from Torah, midrash, philosophy--most recently an interest in Neoplatonism and Heidegger, myth, and psychology. He lives in Chicago with his wife and three children.
Grace is my most sacred value. Living with Grace, Being Graceful, Accepting Grace and Giving Grace. I think Grace is the most profound feeling a person can have for someone else. Grace to improve, to forgive, to inspire and to let go.
Nicole is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, life coach, natural health and healing educator. She is the founder of Life Thrive Yoga in New Park, Pa. Nicole was raised in a dual faith family; her father’s lineage is Roman Catholic and her mother’s lineage is Russian Jewish. Her faith in the existence of ultimate Love, Goodness and the right to equality and joy has helped her move past difficult times and into service over and again. She is drawn to mythology and religious, spiritual studies and has always had a strong draw towards esoteric mysticism and Kabbalah. Nicole lives with her husband on a homestead where they grow much of their own food and practice permaculture-based sustainable gardening. She has an adult step daughter, a perfect dog, and multiple cats and chickens.