Rabbi Fern Feldman is a singer, scholar, spiritual counselor, service leader, and ritual facilitator, with experience in a wide range of Jewish communities, including Conservative, Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, and unaffiliated.
She received rabbinic ordination in 2003 from Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and Spiritual Direction certification in 2007 from the Morei Derekh program of Yedidya.
Her current research and writing involve exploring the sacred dark in Jewish text, and developing non-dual paradigms for the mysteries of creation. Together with her partner, a physicist, she teaches about quantum physics and kabbalah.
In addition, she works as a nurse practitioner and a clinical hypnotherapist in Santa Cruz, CA. For more information about her hypnotherapy practice, please go to www.bodymindhealingjourney.com
“This was an extraordinary experience! The text study was very deep, sometimes mind blowing. The visualizations were beautifully led and very powerful… Rabbi Fern is a gifted trance guide.”
—workshop participant, Kehillah Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA
“She has highly superior abilities in scholarship and classical text…She has great understanding of ritual process and the ability to create ceremonies and worship that are deeply attuned to our tradition and adapted to the needs of varied participants.”
—R. Samuel Barth, Professor of Liturgy and Worship, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
“Rabbi Feldman balances her scholarship and years of learning with deep kindness and understanding. She leads from within, always stepping forward and inviting the community to join her in the journey.”
–Andrew Schwarz, ritual committee chair, Havurat Ee Shalom, Vashon WA