​​​You are not just a lecturer but a true teacher in the rabbinic sense. Unlike a subject based on accepted facts, theology is a far more difficult subject. Your ability to present many aspects and beliefs while still being open to divergent ideas is extremely refreshing. Most importantly, you make us think, analyze and further question. - Sue and Don


These classes make my summer. They are deep, meaningful, and fun. - Joan

       

Life changing perspective. - Fran


Thank you for a very inspiring presentation! - Joann


Your sessions were very thought provoking and stimulating. - Barbara  


You are very knowledgable in your subject matter. - Gail


Well constructed with visuals, and thoughtful questions to ponder. - Marvin


Well organized and presented. - Sarah


Loved it! - Dave​​

     

​Other Comments About Rabbi Medwin's Classes

NOTE TO SMALL CONGREGATIONS: Rabbi Medwin is the rabbi of a small congregation.  She understands the challenges of funding projects such as these. She will work with you to create a program, making it affordable for your congregation.  For more information, contact Rabbi Medwin.

Your style, contact with the audience, and genuine caring attitude made us feel comfortable and open to further and continued exploration of our spirituality.  Your presentation was felt by Jews and non-Jews in the audience with equal respect and understanding.  Thank you.     

Rachel and Sam

Scholar-IN-residence

Scholar-

IN-Residence

Rabbi Michele Brand Medwin, M.A.H.L., O.D., D.Min.


Rabbi Medwin has taught adults education classes and led discussions about spirituality and Kabbalah in various synagogues, womens' spirituality groups, and regional kallot.  Her classes are well attended with the attendees eagerly registering for additional classes when the opportunity arises. You can bring Rabbi Medwin to your synagogue or study group. She is available to do a one or two day Scholar-in-Residence program based on “A Spiritual Travel Guide, Part I and Part II,” and/or Introduction to Kabbalah. For more information contact Rabbi Medwin at:


RabbiMedwin@me.com

607-765-2895 



A typical schedule might be:


One Day Shabbaton

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Breakfast and Introduction: Making a Personal Connection to God (Based on A Spiritual Travel Guide to the World of God: Part 1)
  • 10:30-noon Visual T’filah Shabbat morning service including ideas about prayer from Chapters 6 – What Does Prayer Offer Us?* or teachings from Kabbalah
  • Noon -1:30 p.m. Workshop One
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 2:30-4:00 p.m. Workshop Two
  • 4:15 p.m. Havdalah 

                           OR 

  • 4:15-5:45 Workshop Three
  • 6:00 p.m. Havdalah


Optional Second Day on Sunday

  • 10-10:30 a.m. Jewish Meditation based on Kabbalistic teachings
  • 10:30-noon Workshop Three or Four
  • noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15-3:00 p.m. Workshop Four or Five​



CHOICES FOR WORKSHOPS


SPIRITUAL TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF GOD

  • Does God Exist? Is God Involved in What Happens to Me? 
  • Does God Care What I Do? Does God Hear My Prayers?
  • Why is there Evil in the World?
  • Why Do People Suffer?
  • What Happens After I Die?
  • Talmud, Kabbalah and Near Death Experiences
  • Are Science and God Compatible?​


INTRODUCTION TO KABBALAH

  • The Basics of Kabbalah
    • The Nature of God in Kabbalah
    • Understanding God as a Verb
    • Creation and Sparks of the Divine
    • Living with Awareness
  • The Journey of the Soul
    • The Nature of the Soul
    • Five Worlds, Five Dimensions
    • Olam Ha-ba - The World to Come
    • Reincarnation - Gilgul Neshamot
  • Relevance of Kabbalah for Today (Based on the teachings of Rabbi Abner Weiss)
    • The Ten Sefirot and the Spiritual Genome
    • Why We Are Unhappy
    • Rebalancing our Sefirot
    • The Path of the Tzaddik