Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg is a Reconstructionist rabbi, educator, poet, and nationally recognized pioneer in the field of Jewish mindfulness practice. A co-founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, she has taught mindfulness meditation, yoga, and Hasidic literature to hundreds of rabbis, cantors, and lay leaders. She also serves as a spiritual director to students at Hebrew Union College in New York and is the co-director of the Jewish Mindfulness Teachers’ Training program. Rabbi Peltz Weinberg has written extensively on a variety of subjects, including Jewish spirituality, social justice, feminism, and parenting. Her first book, Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir, describes her remarkable life and spiritual quest in poetry, written prayers, and meditation practices, along with a candid examination of her own struggles and ideas about family life and relationships.

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