I design and officiate at Jewish holiday and life-cycle events (weddings, baby-namings, funerals, seders, etc.).
I consult with synagogues and Jewish congregations on how to vary and improve the religious services they offer.
I teach a course on “Jewish Science,” based on the writings and teachings of Rabbi Morris and Mrs. Tehillah Lichtenstein. This is available in person or by phone, Skype or internet.
I lecture on topics related to Jewish practice, teachings and literature.
I provide short term, goal-oriented spiritual counseling and psycho-educational programs — “Visualization,” “Gradual Relaxation” and “Developing Happiness,” for example. I help you adapt Jewish teachings about personal and spiritual growth to your own everyday life. We can work together in person, by telephone, Skype or online, depending on your personal needs.
I design, or help you develop, educational materials and curriculum for Jewish programs — particularly Adult Education.
How can I help you or your organization?
I first came as an adult to Jewish learning, after experience with TM (Transcendental Meditation, as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi), yoga, and other growth-producing modalities.
At first, I had a simple question: “What does Judaism say about spiritual growth?” I thought I’d read a book or two and find out. More than 35 years later, I’m still learning.
During that time, I also studied Jewish Science and Visualization at the Society of Jewish Science (founded by Rabbi Morris Lichtenstein in 1920) in New York.
In 2006, I became a Mason.
Over the years, I’ve taught children, adults and seniors, in both Jewish and secular environments. I’ve been a Bar/Bat Mitzvah instructor, Hebrew school teacher, cantor, pastoral counselor and rabbi, in addition to my work in public education. I’ve given lectures and taught workshops on Jewish music, “Visualization,” “Positive Thinking,” “The Holy Temple,” “Jewish Inspirational Literature,” “Hasidut,” and other topics.
Jewish Science Practitioner (certification) 1987
M.Ed. (Master’s Degree/Education) 1994; MSW (Master’s Degree/Social Work) 2007
LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) 2007
S’michot (Rabbinical ordinations):
2008 (Rabbinical Seminary Int.)
2015 (Mesifta Adas Wolkowisk)
City College of New York (BA)
Adelphi University (M.Ed)
Wurzweiler School of Social Work (MSW)
Rabbinical Seminary International (ordination 2008)
Mesifta Adat Wolkowisk (ordination 2015)
International Federation of Rabbis
New York State Society of Clinical Social Work
Association of Spirituality and Psychotherapy
New York State F&A Masons
on Twitter: @rabbielimallon
New City, NY