Beth El is proud to announce the first in a series of Shabbat guests for 5782! Batya Ellinoy will lead a special Torah study session at 9 a.m. Following Torah study, Batya will share her many talents with us by co-leading services with Rabbi Joshua Breindel and offer us an inspirational teaching.
Batya is in her final year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College. She is concurrently training to be certified as a practitioner in Somatic Experiencing, a psychobiological approach to help resolve trauma and stress disorders. Before arriving in Boston, Batya most recently lived in Prescott, Ariz., and worked as associate faculty in integrated arts/dance at Prescott College and as a group psychoeducation facilitator for clients recovering from addiction.
Batya grew up in Monterey, Calif., and after graduating high school, she moved to Israel, made aliyah, and served in the Israel Defense Forces. Returning to the U.S., she graduated from Prescott College with self-designed majors in studies in diversity and social sustainability and in dance and transformation. Her background in experiential education, trauma healing, dance, embodied spirituality, and sustainable community activism have led her to see and participate in her journey through life and Judaism with unique and holistic perspectives.
Torah study and services will be hybrid (both in person and on Zoom). Links to follow.