Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Sheila Peltz Weinberg

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Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg pioneered in developing the practice of Jewish meditation. A co-founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, she directs the Institute's Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training.  She is the author of Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir (2009). She served for thirteen years as rabbi of the Jewish Community of Amherst (Reconstructionist), after years of service in Hillel and Jewish communal service agencies.