Bradley Caro Cook

Director and Co-Founder, Career Up Now, creates immersive Jewish retreats, mini-conferences, and fellowships that combine career, travel, and social good.

Rachel Bookstein

Rachel Bookstein, Co-Founder Pico Shul, and co-director at Camp Neshama, is past Executive Director of Long Beach Hillel, considered one of the most innovative Hillel’s in America.  Rachel is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz, and completed her MA in Jewish studies at Oxford University. She served as Director of Community Development in Poland, for The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation from 1998-2001. In Poland, Rachel inspired and educated a new generation of Polish Jewry. Together with her husband Yonah, she founded the Warsaw Jewish Book Fair in 1998, now one of Poland’s largest cultural festivals, and a dozen other programs in Poland, England, and California.  Rachel’s dedication to providing educational opportunities, and empowering women in former communist Eastern Europe, made her a leading Jewish figure in Polish Jewish rebirth. In addition to Pico Shul, Rebbitzen Rachel is program director for Shabbat Tent.

Rabbi Yonah

Yonah Bookstein is co-founder and Deanna and Allen Alevy Senior Rabbi at LA’s Pico Shul, and co-director of Camp Neshama, projects building spiritual community for Jews in their 20s and 30s. Read more at http://rabbiyonah.com/about/

Moshav

Internationally acclaimed American/Israeli rock group Moshav began when childhood friends Yehuda (vocals, percussion) and Duvid (vocals, guitar) made music together on Moshav Mevo Modiin in Israel. The group was initially discovered by a group of American students traveling in Israel who heard the band play and raised money to bring them to the states for a college tour in the late 1990s. Soon after, Moshav relocated to Los Angeles where they continued to grow their fan base and began recording with some of the industry’s best.
Continuously touring across the United States and the world, including festivals in Australia, Canada and Europe, Moshav built a large following. After releasing and selling close to 50,000 of their self produced albums- the band eventually caught the eye of producer Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies). Together they recorded the album, Misplaced in 2006. Reviews for the record were highly favorable and the group toured heavily before teaming up again, in 2010, with Ron Aniello and Clif Norrell (R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, Sting) to create their album- Dancing in a Dangerous World.
The band recently released their ‘Shabbat Vol. 1’ influenced by their Sabbath’s with the beloved Reb Shlomo Carlebach. The deluxe version of ‘New Sun Rising’ was also recently released and features their smash single, “World on Fire” featuring Matisyahu. To celebrate the release of the record, Moshav joined Alex Clare on tour and continued to perform throughout the USA and the world. The music video for “World On Fire” has been viewed over a million times. The video could be seen, here.
Moshav’s 8 albums / discography to date include: “The Things You Can’t Afford”  (1998); “Days”  (1999); “Lost Time”  (2002); “Return Again”  (2004); “Malachim”  (2005); “The Best of Moshav Band: Higher and Higher”  (2005); “Misplaced”  (2006); “Dancing in a Dangerous World”  (2010); “Shabbat Vol. 1”  (2014); “New Sun Rising”  (2014).

Rabbi Dov Heller

Rabbi Heller spent ten years being trained and mentored by Dr. Robert Stolorow, one of the most prominent and influential thinkers and practitioners in the field of Relational Psychoanalysis. He hold masters degrees in Contemporary Theology from Harvard University and in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.  He has 35 years of rabbinic experience working with the entire spectrum of the Jewish community as a Jewish educator and seminar facilitator. Learn more here

Rachel Kann

TEDx Poet Rachel Kann is a modern-day mystic: irreverently reverent and exuberantly human

Marcus J. Freed

For more than 15 years, Marcus J Freed’s purpose has been helping people optimise their inner talents and live to their highest potential. Marcus is a accomplished actor, Yogi, and Jewish educator. Learn more about Marcus here.

Marcus’s sessions:
Ancestral Healing: Kabbalistic Healing Tools for yourself, your family & your future 
Kosher SutrasMeditation, Movement & Mindfulness for the Body & Soul 

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