Peer-Led Retreat Jewish Educators Database

A list of excellent Jewish educators worldwide who are pre-approved to teach at Peer-Led Retreats.

Educator Location Keywords Retreat

Amanda Herring

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Location: Washington DC Keywords: Food Meditation Outdoors Agriculture Sustainability Hebrew Calendar Leadership Israel Retreats: Food Mindfulness

Amanda completed her Master’s degree in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts at the George Washington University in August 2018 and the JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education) Fellowship with Hazon in January 2019. She worked as a Hillel professional, Israel on Campus Coalition Regional Coordinator, and has been trained as a Birthright Fellow. Her expertise includes Israel, Jewish food, Jewish agriculture laws, immersive experience planning, event planning, leadership development, Hebrew calendar, Shabbat, and outdoor education.

Rabbi Jill Hammer

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Location: Yonkers, NY Keywords: Spirituality, Earth-Based, Embodied, Feminism Retreats: Sarah's Laughter

Rabbi Hammer is the Director of Spiritual Education at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical and cantorial seminary in Yonkers, NY. At AJR, she specializes in ancient and contemporary midrash, mysticism, ritual, and contemporary spirituality.

Rabbi Hammer is also the co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, a program in spiritual leadership for Jewish women. As a leader of the Kohenet Institute, she creates and teaches earth-based, embodied ritual and study that transforms Jewish conceptions of prayer and ceremony. The Kohenet Institute holds its trainings in partnership with the Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality in Falls Village, CT, and conducts other programming around the country.