Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde
Drawing from the Jewish mystical and contemplative traditions, as well as other spiritual traditions, Rabbi Josh is passionate about creating and teaching a Jewish spiritual practice that can potentially transform our lives. A certified Torah Trek Guide, he is also passionate about drawing on Jewish teachings to deepen and heal our connection to the natural world. His primary rabbinic influences and teachers have been Rabbi Miles Krassen (www.planetaryjudaism.org) and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z'l. He was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and he is also a member of Ohalah, the Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal. Before moving to Sebastopol, he served as co-rabbi at Congregation Ohev Tzedek in Ohio with his wife, Daria.