Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet, writer, meditation teacher, and Zen Buddhist priest. A former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, he is founder and teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation. He is also co-founder, with the late Rabbi Alan Lew, z”l, of Makor Or, a Jewish meditation center in San Francisco. Since the 1990’s he has been active in Jewish meditation around the U.S., at various synagogues and retreats. He isalso involved in the Awakening Heart Project, founded by Rabbis Jeff Roth & Joanna Katz.
For more information, see www.everydayzen.org.
Rabbi Shefa Gold is a leader in ALEPH: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z”l). She is the director of C-DEEP, The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. She teaches workshops and retreats on the theory and art of Chanting, Devotional Healing, Spiritual Community-Building and Meditation. She has been the leader of Metivta's
High Holiday services for the past three years.
sponsored by: Metivta, Jewish Community Foundation
co-sponsor: Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, InsightLA, Academy for Jewish Religion, The Jewish Mindfulness Network, Zen Center of Los Angeles