Meet Our Guests: Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper & Rabbi Jeremy Markiz
Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper is a mindfulness practitioner who got his start under the guidance of Rabbis Jeff Roth, James Jacobson Maisels, and Joanna Katz in 2011. Since then he has attended, managed, and facilitated retreats and mindfulness meditation groups all over the world. He was recently appointed Director of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Houston at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, the largest Conservative Jewish congregation in the United States. He earned a degree in philosophy and Jewish studies at UCLA, was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and holds an MBA in nonprofit management. Rabbi A’s passion is in helping people of all walks of life to live with vigor and personal, spiritual awareness through mindfulness and Jewish living.
Rabbi Jeremy Markiz is the Director of Derekh & Youth Tefillah at Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he seeks to explore how, through the lens of Torah, we can inspire justice, love of all people, and build healthy and meaningful relationships with each other and God. Judaism and Torah have the power to make us better human beings when we bring all ourselves to engage with tough questions and the world around us.
- Be Still and Get Going by Rabbi Alan Lew
- The Sabbath by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
- Guide to Jewish Religious Practice by Rabbi Isaac Klein
- My Jewish Learning resources on Shabbat
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Musical Shout-Out for Our Intro & Outro Beats
- Nola Nigun by Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble
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This Wednesday I’m launching a new live webinar I hope you’ll attend: “4 Ways To Improve Your Day of Rest (Without Feeling Like A Shabbat Failure) .” Click the big blue button to sign up…and don’t worry, if for some reason you can’t make it (and even if you can) I’ll send you a link to the recording after it’s over.
Hope to see you there!