As a medical professional, Dr. Maisel has long realized that medicine and health are not the same thing. Surgery and medicine certainly save lives, but the foundation of health is in our genes, habits and environment. Dr. Maisel’s conventional medical training took place more than 20 years ago. Beyond this, she has pursued health promotion, investing her time and resources in a search for reliable methods. Her main further trainings are in nutrition for disease prevention and reversal, and in hypnosis as a non-pharmacological method for addressing medical conditions associated with tension and pain, and smoking. 

Dr. Maisel has recently contributed the chapter, “Nutritional Approaches to Chronic Disease” in the medical textbook Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A primer for Physicians, to be published in 2017. She is a physician member of the International Associations of Hygienic Physicians, and is a volunteer moderator on Dr. Greger’s NutritionFacts website. 

Workshop I: Nutrition & Health

Dr Miriam Maisel, a medical doctor with over 20 years’ experience and work in General Practice is holding a talk on the connection between nutrition and health, based on research over the last 50 years. It seems there is a lot of confusion on this subject today due to the abundance of material on the internet which does not all come from reliable sources. Even the current government nutritional guidelines may not go far enough to produce the health benefits that people need. That means that even people who are highly motivated to eat a healthy diet may not really know what to eat. Dr. Maisel will discuss research which shows that differences in nutrition have profound implications on health, and how with significant changes in nutrition, research has shown that it is possible even to reverse even established heart disease. 

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Workshop II: Food, The First Medicine

Dr. Maisel will speak about research which supports the use of nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic disease, focusing on cardio-metabolic and inflammatory/immune conditions. 

Thursday, May 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m, Classroom 

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Enhance – Uncover potential – discover core strengths and skills.
Clear – Identify and clear negative beliefs and behaviors.
Transform – Create positive beliefs and behaviors.

Francine is a life coach and kinesiologist practicing since 2003. She studied Touch for Health, One Brain Kinesiology and Emotional Freedom Techniques, and qualified as a life coach with the American Association of Professional Coaches in 2015. She is a Hi-Tech career advisor and gives EFT workshops to colleagues. Her aim for herself and her clients is to use discomfort to create opportunities for loving growth. Originally from Manchester, UK, Francine moved to Israel in 1993, where she lives with her Israeli Yemenite husband in Maaleh Adummim.


The behavioral barometer is a central tool in One Brain Kinesiology. Kinesiology is a series of tests that locate weaknesses in specific muscles reflecting imbalances throughout the body. We will be learning and practicing a few types of muscle testing in order to use them for self understanding. Working in couples, each person will choose a goal and treat his partner using the behavioral barometer to clear physical, conscious and subconscious negative emotions to create positive beliefs surrounding his goals. 

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Marquee

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Mordechai David Naseck is an internationally known teacher, healer, shaman, yogi, mystic, reiki master, Sufi and holistic health and business consultant. Well known for facilitating life changing experiences, Mordechai David has been featured on television and radio both nationally and internationally. While pursuing his global quest for health, vitality, longevity and spiritual enlightenment, Mordechai David has studied with many masters of the world’s traditions and religions.He has presented at the world’s top resorts, spas, institutes, and centers including Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Miraval Life in Balance Resort, Kripalu Center forYoga & Health, The Omega Institute, Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center,  The Ann Wigmore Institute & Foundation, Ascent of Tzfat, as well as aboard the world’s most famous ocean liner, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.  Most recently Mordechai David studied Kabbalah in the Holy Land’s mystical city of Tzfat where Kabbalah has very deep roots.  Mordechai David makes his home in Israel with his beautiful wife Elina.

Workshop: Journey through the Sefirot:

Follow the sound, the rhythm, the energy within … let it move you, let it dance you, let it take you.

Blindfold yourself so your vision is internal, give yourself to HaShem and The Shechinah, G-d, The Creator, All That Is. Let Holiness fill you as you move your body in a rhythmic dance from the core of your being. Release your inhibitions, release your thoughts, release control, release self-judgement … and surrender. Surrender to your authentic self, your pure soul and the essence of your being. Freedom awaits in this empowering inner Journey Through The Sefirot. See you in the realms!!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Main Hall

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Esther (Etti) Ovadia recently completed a three year residency at the Kushi Institute school of macrobiotics in the US. She returns to Israel with a wealth of knowledge about Kabbalah, nutrition and Eastern and Western astrology. Her full day workshop integrates the 1% with the 99%, that is, the material with the spiritual.



Esther evaluates the development of the soul in its present incarnation. Knowing from where you come and before whom you stand enables us to choose your path forward in health and happiness. Esther’s tools are Kabbalistic astrology, Eastern nutrition, and the magic square. The purpose of her assessment is to rise above the influences of the cosmos and take control over your own lives. Be able to provide a full name, birth date, birth time, birth city and state (or country).

Etti will be available all week at the forum. You can contact her at for an appointment

1. Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, Classroom
2. Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Classroom
3. Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Classroom
4. Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, Classroom

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Christina Pirello brings 33 years of macrobiotic understanding to her teaching, including regaining her health after a diagnosis of stage IV leukemia, which is how all this began. Since that time, she has made it her mission to help people understand that there's a better way to live and eat...a way that respects life, the planet and wellness. Teaching worldwide, Christina brings humor, practical advice and an understanding of food to all that she does, resulting in a fun and informative style of teaching.

One of the reasons people don't live healthier lives is that, well...they don't know where to begin or how to stay inspired. Join me for a most informative session where I answer your most burning questions (except 'what is the meaning of life?' cuz it beats me) …any subject, any concern. Let me help you begin or continue your journey to health and wellness. And we'll have some fun doing it.

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 4:30PM - 6:00PM, Main Hall

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Jessica Porter has been guiding people in healthy eating since 1996.  Steeped in macrobiotic philosophy, she’s done extensive research on food and health for her own two books, The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics and The MILF Diet, as well as the books she's written with celebrity authors Alicia Silverstone and Tia Mowry.  Jessica lives in Los Angeles. 

Workshop: The Mystery of the Sexes - - LIVE STREAMING FROM LOS ANGELES
Why can it be so hard for men and women to get along?  We can all throw blame across the divide, but the secrets lie in the very different brains possessed by each gender.  In this lecture, Jessica Porter explores the very recent study of neuropsychiatry and what it’s telling us about how we behave.  Beyond the science, she explores how what we eat effects the natural polarity between individuals.  If you’re looking to understand yourself, your partner, and how food works in relationships, you’ll love this class.  Jessica has decades of training as a teacher and an actress, and her classes are always lively and inspiring. 

Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Main Hall

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Ginat's hand diagnosis incorporates macrobiotic principles of balance, yin and yang and food-body correlation to corroborate and clarify characteristics and traits. The result is an accurate and fascinating understanding of oneself based on traits of early childhood behavior clearly revealed on the hands. Ginat has been studying and practicing macrobiotics since 1980 and palmistry since 2000.

Workshop: NetHandYahu: Palmistry Diagnosis
The art and science of palm reading is based on an understanding that the part reflects the whole. Hand diagnosis is a convenient tool to assess both physical and psychological characteristics, revealing our personality and the direction we are taking towards our destiny. We are free to change this at will, and watch the hand as it changes! This class will introduce the basics and teach a few tricks of the trade. We’ll look closely at all our hands.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Main Hall

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Sheldon embraced a macrobiotic lifestyle that helped him heal a serious illness in the late 1980s. An intense interest in numerology during the past fifteen years has resulted in his authoring two books: Getting to Know You: A Numerology Textbook, based on the thousands of personal readings he has conducted; and, Personality and Numerology: The Collective Behavior of Peoples from 21 Countries, provides an understanding of behavior characteristics of people from different countries, and their influence on respective cultures.

Workshop: A person's full name at birth and birthday provide all the information needed to determine the personality given to them at birth. This information is useful as a source of self reflection that may be a basis for making desired changes to optimize the person's joy of life. More importantly, understanding energies that aren't flowing freely, a byproduct of a numerology reading, may be the source of ill health--existing or potential.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Cabin 2

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Hannah Roen, LMT specializes in the healing of chronic and acute health conditions, infertility, medically incurable conditions, children’s conditions such as ADD, disabilities, hyperactivity, OCD and other chronic conditions. Bring your questions for answers to all your health issues.

Workshop I:  Understanding Causes and Solutions for Chronic Health Problems

Understanding Causes and Solutions for Chronic Health Conditions Hannah shares her personal healing stories of serious conditions, while going in depth into the Ancient Chinese 5-Element model for understanding human health. When we know the source of illnesses, then we can determine solutions. We are meant to heal disease, not to keep it. Each illness carries a message, and the healing process brings gifts of wisdom and growth. Hannah will share an easy self-care routine to boost the health of the internal organs.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Classroom

Workshop II:  Chronic Health Conditions Q & A

Bring your health questions, or questions about family members and friends.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Classroom

Workshop III: Bioergonomi Distance/ Energy Healing

Learn literally to save lives. With this method, healing is sent through the vehicle of prayer using specific protocols. Easy to perform, it can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, fears, traumas, repetitive patterns, etc. by reaching into the emotional and spiritual roots of the problem. This method is very effective for clearing toxins and negative energies from people, places, objects and foods.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, Classroom

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Ellen Rose is the founder of a line of natural skin care and health products based on aromatherapy. She believes that whatever we put on our bodies should be edible. A tree hugger at heart, Ellen is an activist for and lifelong student of permaculture (sustainability).  She teaches organic gardening and designs food forests whose main purpose is to grow nutritious soil and maximize edible yields, whether from a private or community garden or even a balcony.

Workshop: Permaculture is a design system initiated in Australia in the 1970s. It teaches us to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle --to give back valuable resources to the planet, rendering life sustainable and regenerative. This includes how we plan our cities, build our homes, make our food choices and rescue the green lungs of the planet through reforestation. 

If you have an hour to watch a related fascinating documentary before we meet, watch Before the Flood, produced & narrated by Leonardo di Caprio:

May 24th, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Classroom

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Becky became interested in positive thinking and self-awareness after moving from Chile to Israel at age 16. She suddenly had to transition to life in a new country, a childhood blow to her self-confidence and creativity. As a young mother and wife she found herself unhappy and full of anger. Her body began to express her suffering as her right leg shortened from childhood polio that doctors had declared cured. She endured debilitating back pain coupled with digestive resistance to the painkillers she was taking regularly. 

Investigating methods for self-healing, Becky quickly understood that personal reality stems from our own thoughts. A workshop based on the positive thinking methods of Louise Hay taught her to stop blaming herself and empower change. Feelings of failure gradually disappeared. She listened to her pain to understand its message, choosing to embrace supportive and positive thoughts. 

Today Becky takes no pain medication and walks without a limp. She provides a true mirror of deep listening and simple guidance that offers solutions. Becky Rothstein is Israel's only authorized teacher trainer in the positive thinking methods of Louise Hay. Over 30 years of experience allow her to precisely identify the issues that plague people and teach them to find their answers inside.

Full day mentorship program on Monday, May 22nd, Classroom:
1. Doors Closing, Doors Opening
What are your dreams and visions for the rest of your life? Clarify the only two possibilities of inner guidance–fear and love. Which one is dominant for you?
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

2. “Should” and “Could”
“Should” closes out our possibilities; “could” opens the way. Being aware lets us make the changes we crave to bring opportunity to our lives.
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

3. Negative Messages
We each hold a storehouse of less-than-good-feeling beliefs. We are the owners of our storehouse and can housekeep it the way we want. Let go and let love.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

4. Inner Child
With the power of self-love and -acceptance, we learn to reframe snapshots from our past. Compassion releases our difficult stories and sets us free. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. 
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

5. Forgiveness
Forgiveness opens the door to love. This is the path to Whole Health.4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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Ruth Sager is a poet and community actor. Ruth began her journey in narrative therapy in 2001 with Chana Rachel Frumin and associates. Ruth took every opportunity to study with famed narrative therapist Michael White,  traveling to Tel Aviv and Adelaide, Australia to participate in his workshops. What fascinated Ruth was the emphasis on positivity which often was missing in her education and speech habits.

Workshop: Narrative Therapy: Authoring your Life--Workshop conducted with Chana Rachel Frumin

Narrative therapy maintains that our identities are shaped by the accounts of our lives found in our stories or narratives. A narrative therapist is interested in helping others fully describe their rich stories and trajectories, modes of living and the possibilities associated with them. Concurrently the therapist co-investigates a problem's many influences both on the person himself and his chief relationships. By focusing on problems' effects on our lives rather than as being part of a person, distance is created. This externalization or objectification of a problem makes it easier to investigate and evaluate its influences.

Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Main Hall

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Leah Rivkah Sand Soetendorp, MSW, was born in Yerushalayim and grew up in Amsterdam, Holland. Leah has been living on Moshav Mevo Modi'im for the last 19 years where she works in “Av-Aroma," organizes the monthly women’s Rosh Chodesh gatherings and the bi-yearly Moshav country fair. Leah creates personalized Chuppot and works voluntarily with people in coma. She has a private coaching-counseling practice at her home.  

Workshop: Cleansing Aromatherapy.
A pioneer in the aromatherapy businesses in Israel together with her husband, Leah Rivkah Sand Soetendorp incorporates essential oils in every facet of her life. She would love to share with you how these oils enhance your day from early morning till late at night to cleanse your house and your mind, how they were used in the time of our forefathers and how we can use them now, to mammesh save our lives!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Cabin 2

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Meir Schneider, PhD, LMT, healed himself of congenital blindness and developed an original holistic approach to health. The Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method is a unique combination of therapeutic massage, movement, and natural vision improvement exercises for prevention and rehabilitation of degenerative conditions. Meir was named one of the Top Ten Most Inspirational Israelis worldwide in 2007 and awarded a Certificate of Honor by the City of San Francisco in 2010. A globally respected therapist and educator, Meir is also a bestselling author. His latest book, Awakening the Power of Self-Healing, is published by the Self-Healing Press. He is the founder of the School For Self-Healing in San Francisco.

Workshop: Awakening the Power of Self-Healing LIVE STREAMING FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Meir Schneider, will demonstrate the Power of Self-Healing–how to empower yourself with the ability to take active control of your health through an accessible, natural, and life-affirming regimen of exercises for physical, mental, and spiritual balance.

Learn the 9 Principles of Natural Vision Improvement, how to prevent vision problems and eye diseases naturally, and how to prevent and improve back, joint and nerve problems.  

School for Self-Healing:
Top Ten Most Inspirational Israelis video 2007:

Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Main  Hall, Live Streaming from San Francisco

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Throughout her 30+ years as a nurse anesthetist, Yehudis wondered why so many people suffer chronic pain and illness despite medical and technological advances. She saw Western medicine falling short in offering surgery and medicines as the only methods of care to patients. Allopathic medicine often inadequately addresses a patient’s complex issues. How is it that people are told, "You just have to live with your pain, insomnia, asthma, allergies, diabetes, anxiety...(fill in the blank)?”

Yehudis believes that treatments such as acupuncture and herbalism can bridge the health care gap. These therapies and medicines help train the body to energize and heal itself. Acupuncture appears to have a regulatory effect on neurotransmitters and hormones. It offers a calming effect, can reduce inflammation, and often stimulates the body’s natural drive towards inner balance or homeostasis unlike any Western treatment.

Nevertheless, alternative medicine does not always consider the serious nature of many diseases. Long believing in the integration of modern and alternative treatments, Yehudis has come to realize that the wave of the future is to have all options open for healing. Whether administering anesthesia for surgery or an acupuncture treatment for pain or illness, she will not likely forgo all her years of training as a nurse anesthetist in order to exclusively practice alternative medicine. Similarly, she could not resume offering Western medicine treatments alone. Yehudis's goal is to evaluate each person’s condition for appropriate Eastern and Western recommendations to treat the whole person.

Workshop: Treating the Whole Person: Personalized and Patient-Centered Healthcare Combining Western and Eastern Medicine

Both patients and practitioners alike are bonding with the philosophy of integrative medicine and its whole-person approach, designed to treat the person, not just the disease.

IM (Integrative Medicine) depends on a partnership between the patient and the practitioner whose goal is to treat the mind, body, and spirit concurrently. Therapies like acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage can be combined with medications and medical modalities to achieve optimal wellness and health. Learn more about treating the whole person by means of truly holistic practices.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, Main Hall

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Dr. Simcha (Edward) Sheldon is a recognized specialist in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, behavioral medicine and family counseling for more than 30 years. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Medical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, and Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, and a Certified Practitioner & Trainer in Mind-Body Medicine. 

Simcha earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education, a Masters in Clinical Psychology and Child Development, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and has many years of continuing education and specialized training. 

Prior to Aliyah in 2000, Dr. Sheldon was the Director of a multi-disciplinary health center specializing in behavioral medicine & stress disorders. He lectures internationally, is published in Medical Journals and is in private practice in Hashmonaim, Israel and on-line.

Participants enjoy his interesting, informative, interactive and practical presentations. They have the opportunity to grow during the presentation and to take home valuable understandings and tools.

Workshop I: Strategic Transformational Therapy, an Innovative Approach to Health & Personal Growth

This eye opening presentation will change the way you think about psychotherapy and behavioral medicine. Dr. Sheldon will demonstrate a highly effective, deeply healing, goal oriented and empowering psycho-emotional-behavioral-spiritual therapeutic process which helps individuals, couples and families increase health, success, and quality of life. He’ll provide a variety of fascinating psycho-emotional and medical case studies in which a number of therapeutic techniques are used to facilitate significant positive change by means of brief strategic interventions.

Utilizing effective tools in creative ways, he helps his clients quickly recognize the root dynamics of a problem by connecting deeply with the memory and wisdom of the sub-conscious and then creating effective therapeutic strategies for eliminating negative patterns, healing and creating positive experiences.

Treatment tools and strategies are based upon the nature of the diagnosis, problem or goal and of the individual client. A single session may include CBT in hypnosis, music therapy, NLP and psychosynthesis. Another session may use different tools and approaches.

Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Main Hall  

Workshop II:: Fascinating Case Studies in Hypnotherapy

Simcha Sheldon has been a master hypnotherapist for more than 30 years. He brings fascinating examples from his work in Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy & Marriage and Family Therapy. Learn how classically difficult-to-treat problems can be resolved rather easily, including IBS, sexual dysfunction, stuttering, panic attacks, infertility, chronic pain, phobias, addictions, eating disorders, PTSD, fear of intimacy, fear of success, anger issues, sea sickness, asthma, TMJ, bruxism, herpes, repeated fetal loss, premature labor, hypochondriasis, sleep disorders, and more. You will enjoy learning new things about human behavior and the powers of the subconscious mind and how utilizing self-hypnosis can help you.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Main Hall

Workshop III: – Hypnosis & Oncology: Helping the Cancer Patient, Family & Friends

Dr. Sheldon will share with you how hypnosis and self-hypnosis can help someone suffering from cancer, his family and friends. What you learn and experience in this class will help you in life with other challenging situations as well.

Topics include how to transform difficult and painful emotions like stress, anxiety, depression, denial, anger, fear, loss, disappointment and frustration into positive ones; how to create positive mind-heart-body states to enhance healing & Increase self-esteem and self-confidence; ways to reduce or eliminate pain & the need for certain medications; reduce fear, pain and unpleasant side-effects of chemotherapy and other treatments; reduce fatigue and increase positive energy, improve sleep & relaxation; Increase motivation to aid in treatment: nutrition, exercise, medication, smoking cessation; relate positively with existential-spiritual issues; accomplish personal and relationship goals; pre-surgical hypnotic preparation; aid in recovery and rehabilitation; healthfully relate and communicate with loved ones, friends and co-workers; help spouse, family, friends, and co-workers cope, be supportive, and not burn-out.

Although the topic is a difficult one, the presentation and experience will be positive.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Main Hall

Tel: 08-976-1056

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Sophie Sheldon is trained and certified as a Medical Masseuse by Agadah beNachal Learning Center (2009) and completed Professional Massage Training at Riedman College in Jerusalem in 2010. For almost eight years she has been using a variety of massage techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, lomi-lomi, Thai acupressure, reflexology and healing. Sophie custom designs each of her treatments to the individual needs of her clients, providing a unique therapeutic and healing experience. Sophie volunteers with Mandelat Halev in Modiin, helping cancer patients and their families.  054-568-6521 

Learn & Enjoy Massage Therapy 

Sophie will show the importance of taking care of our bodies in a wholesome way in order to heal not only the aches that are the physical manifestation of pain, frustration, anger and many more feelings that get stuck in our bodies, but to release them, facilitating life energy to flow freely once again. Participants will have a "hands-on" experience as they will learn different techniques to relax their neck and shoulders from the heaviness of daily life. Come and enjoy yourself while you learn.

Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM,  Marquee

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Navah Shemesh has been a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1991 in Israel and abroad. She specializes in back issues such as a slipped disc, etc. She has worked in the Muchedet Clinic since 1997.

Workshop: Navah will share with you deep and profound knowledge relating to the function of the back while siting on a chair, bending over and getting up. Join Navah’s class and be friendly to your back.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Classroom

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Leona Sampson is an author, blogger and translator. She wrote her novel, Community of Ones after losing her son to suicide. She blogs about grief and loss at:

Workshop: Stop the Struggle and Connect with Joy--Conducted with Nancy Schwartz
This workshop presents a unique triadic model to help us stop struggling with life. This model is derived from an understanding of the three facets of reality–deconstruction, maintenance and reconstruction. Understanding this model enables us to align with the natural flow of our lives, be true to ourselves and offer our unique gifts to the world. It teaches us how to align with the strength inside us and reconnect with joy. The workshop includes practical tools and processes we can use immediately to create change.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, 

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Tamar Schriger, nutritional mentor and clinical nutritionist, has many years of experience working in individual nutritional therapy with workshops in early childhood nutrition for parents, children and youth. Not everyone has the tools and information to make informed decisions about food and eating. To address this need Tamar established “Achla Achila” workshops to relay important messages in a fun and experiential way for kids and youth. Adult workshops present up to date research and practical tips. She has training from Brandeis University and Hebrew University in nutritional coaching, sport nutrition and motivational interviewing. Prior to her work with children and youth, Tamar supervised dietetic nursing care service for 20 years.  

Workshop: Pickling, Sprouting, Fermenting: Breaking Down Food to Build Up Nutrition
Join Tamar for a hands-on workshop to see, smell and taste the wonders of SLOW FOOD. You will learn how to nourish your body with natural, slow food goodness and health. Free gift for each participant while supply lasts.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Classroom

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Nancy Schwartz, LMSW, is a graduate of New York University School of Social Work. She has been a trauma, loss and recovery specialist for over 14 years with extensive experience in palliative care. She has a clinical practice in both Maale Adummim and Jerusalem. .

Workshop: Stop the Struggle and Connect with Joy--Conducted with Leona Sampson
This workshop presents a unique triadic model to help us stop struggling with life. This model is derived from an understanding of the three facets of reality–deconstruction, maintenance and reconstruction. Understanding this model enables us to align with the natural flow of our lives, be true to ourselves and offer our unique gifts to the world. It teaches us how to align with the strength inside us and reconnect with joy. The workshop includes practical tools and processes we can use immediately to create change.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, 

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Keter is a Certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor from the Breema Center in Ca. and has been practicing the Breema method since 1997 in Israel and California.  Recently she has been organizing International Breema Workshops with the Director of the Breema Center in California and instructors from Europe and Israel.  She lives on Moshav Aviezer in Emek Haela with her 5 children.  She can be reached at 052-400-5481

Workshop: Breema is the most nurturing and nourishing form of touch there is with an extremely relaxing effect on body, mind, and feelings, supporting us in every aspect of our lives! Breema offers us a tangible taste of life in the present moment as it helps us to release deeply held, "crystallized" patterns in ourselves which manifest physically, emotionally, in the way we think and how we experience life. The art of being present includes Breema Bodywork, Self-Breema exercises and the Nine Principles of Harmony. This class is for anyone who can sit and work on the floor.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, Marquee

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Andrew David Shiller, MD is a Torah Jew who made aliyah in 2015. For 20 years he has been applying principles of functional medicine, osteopathy, and mindbody medicine to address unresolved pain and chronic illness. He completed a double residence at Harvard Medical School in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and is board certified in Israel and the USA. He serves on the staff of Tel Hashomer Hospital in the Pain Rehabilitation Unit, and sees patients in private practice in Jerusalem and Modiin, as well as virtual visits worldwide. He can be reached at

Workshop: Integrative Medicine for Auto Immune Disease in a Torah Context

The Torah asks us to affirm each day, "Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad.”   This not-so-simple phrase is pregnant with meaning and inspiration about how to cope and heal from chronic illness. We are told to trust G-d’s care of us. How does that help us respond to autoimmune diseases like arthritis, lupus, colitis, and multiple sclerosis? Can healing empower our faith? Can our faith help us heal? How are prayer and healing mirror images?

Torah sages taught us much about healing. Meditative prayer, positive intention and the kabalistic structure of our conscious and soul powers can do more than transform our neurochemistry; they can galvanize our will to make the changes that empower healing. They can help us align our will with that of G-d.  The thought, speech, and action that comprise our self-care then become part of our G-dly service.

A science-based, integrative, three-part model of auto-immune disease motivates a variety of effective self-care and lifestyle choices. It offers balance and healing for our metabolic system and biochemistry–our mechanics and structure–and activates the healing power of our mindbody relationships. It puts our efforts squarely in the center of our service of G-d according to Torah principles.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Classroom

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Eye and I - Yoga for the Eyes

Ari Singer is a yoga instructor and vision therapy teacher. Ari wore glasses from the age of 13 to 27 until the day he decided to get rid of them. After succeeding in improving his eyesight he now teaches others to do the same!

Workshop: In this class we'll discover how simple eye exercises and understanding of how the eyes work we can restore our eyesight, improve our vision and get rid of our glasses.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017,  9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Main Hall

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Yoga is an integral part of Sarka's daily life and her way of perceiving the world. She started practicing dynamic styles of yoga, which she learnt in Europe and India, in 2004. She then discovered the enormous potential of a gentler approach to the practice during her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training inthe Prana Yoga Teacher College of Vancouver. There she experienced the power of deeply meditative Yin Yoga and received that certification. Sarka's way of teaching encourages the students to bring full awareness to the present moment, inspires them to peacefully connect through their body and breath with their true self and thus discover their own immense life potential. 

Workshop: Yin Yoga: Journey to the North Side of the Mountain
Yin Yoga merges yogistic and Taoist traditions for a practice of quiet power. Most yoga practices in the Western world tend to have a yang nature, focused on muscle work to reach a particular form. Yin yoga focuses on softness, surrender, acceptance and a meditative state of mind. Attention is drawn towards the connective tissues, of such importance to the range of motion (ligaments, tendons, fasciae, joints). Yin yoga specifically targets the lower spine, pelvis and femur joints and effectively stimulates meridians that pass through this area of body. Each posture is held for relatively long period of time (3 to 5 minutes) to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues. Yin yoga can be quite a challenging practice due to the length of time postures are held. The release of stiffness is not only on the physical level, but allows space for emotional cleansing. Other benefits are deep relaxation,  a peaceful mind and renewal of the life force. It is a great complement to a dynamic yoga practice, sports, and our sometimes hectic life. 

Suitable for all levels of practitioners, with variations to fit everyone´s needs and dispositions. Please inform Sarka about any health or other concerns you might have before the start of the yoga class.

Sunday May 21st, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, Marquee

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Ilana Tal loved competitive sports and swimming as a youngster in Maryland. She has made her passion for sport into a career, studying Outdoor Functional Training at the Wingate Institute in Netanya. She holds additional certifications in Core training, TRX, Fitball, and kickbox. She also holds a Bachelors degree in psychology and is a certified Animal Assisted Therapist.

Workshop: "Strength and Stability" 
This is a core strengthening workout focusing on balance. We will combine elements from pilates and yoga for a deep yet calm workout. Most of all we’ll learn to listen to our own bodies to work at a level that is just right for us.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, 

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Chaim David is a worldwide speaker and practitioner of energy balancing for emotional issues, physical challenges, and blockage removal. Chaim David is a channel to open up ones personal toolbox to hold Ohr HaGanuz–the light of creation–sweetening the process of redemption.

After several years in the business and financial worlds, having studied at the Wharton School of Business and created seven pioneering companies, Chaim David’s intuition opened up. About 14 years ago he began developing these gifts under the tutelage of masters who guided him b’zechut avot (in the merit of his kabbalistic ancestors) to more openly pursue his Kabalistic endowment of energy healing, bringing down light for the Geula.

Chaim David has been featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USAToday and BusinessWeek. He is an avid world traveler, having worked with 15,000+ people in 60 countries on 6 continents, facilitating 100+ marriage matches. With his financial, strategic, and international experience he advises businesses from an intuitive perspective, helping companies double and quadruple their businesses.

Workshop I: Experiential Kabbalistic Energy Healing
JOIN US for an other-worldly experience – where your kelim (vessels) will be opened up to hold much greater amounts of Hashem’s Light – bringing revealed SHEFA and bracha to you. This work has helped thousands worldwide in all areas – from 100+ shidduchim, to thousands helped break through life-long challenges and midot, shift consciousness, to helping many with parnassa / money issues, and helping thousands open up their spiritual gifts. Even if you usually cannot connect at all, you will most likely connect to this energy flow. All Torah based work. 

Monday, May 22nd, 2017,  4:30 PM– 6:00 PM, 

Workshop II: Open Up Your Mystical Gifts with Kabalistic Healing

JOIN THE 15,000+ on six continents who have had their spiritual gifts opened up through Kabalistic Energy Healing with Chaim David, a “Spiritual Can Opener” helping others receive their gifts, and open up their intuition and G-d given gifts of “Ruach HaKodesh.”  Be prepared to fly!   All Torah based work. 

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Cabin 2

Workshop III: WHO’S WHO in the Redemption & Why Is The World So Crazy

JOIN Kabalistic Healer, Author, Speaker and Mystic Chaim David Targan as he shares with you what is really happening on higher levels  and why the world is so crazy. Who is Amalek today?  Who is Gog? Who are the current day incarnations of Ahashverosh & Vashti? What is really going on and what does God want from us?  We will conclude with some energy work to help sweeten the process of the redemption, which is what our generation is here to do. All Torah based work.  

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM,  Cabin 2

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Verne Varona is an internationally renowned keynote speaker with a captivating style of humor, insight and practical science to improve and enrich lives. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and nutrition at the East West Foundation of Boston, Massachusetts from 1970-1974.

Verne is the author of Nature's Cancer-Fighting Foods and Macrobiotics for Dummies, a comprehensive addition to the internationally popular Dummies series that embraces a flexible, multi-cultural health perspective on body, mind and spirit. Verne is a frequent guest on a variety of media platforms where his research expertise and entertaining teaching style make him a welcome and oft repeat visitor.

Workshop: Real Nutrition: Flexible Eating Plans For Your Unique Needs
This workshop blends the best of traditional cultural approaches to food and healing with recent advances in nutritional research. Topics explored include: Which foods support our physical design, how our bodies detoxify, the sustaining influence of our acid-alkaline chemistry, the physiological / physical basis of cravings (cravings’ causes and cures) and some refreshing clarity on food myths that we've been force-fed by media and archaic nutritional education. 

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, Main Hall, Live Streaming from New York

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Denny Waxman is a senior international macrobiotic practitioner, guiding clients towards overcoming major health issues by combining nature’s rhythms, the proven dietary practices of long-standing civilizations, and clients’ individual constitutions. 

Denny established the Essene Market & Cafe in 1969, Philadelphia’s first health food store and eatery. He is the author of three books and founding director of the “Strengthening Health Institute,” an educational health center in Philadelphia. Denny’s vision is the transformation of life physically, mentally and emotionally through macrobiotics.

Denny is distinguished in his field by 43 years of diagnostic experience. At 66, Denny is excited to embark on his latest quest: comparing health practices and traditions used throughout the millennia with modern day science.

Workshop: Epigenetics: The Scientific Validation
In this talk Denny will explore how science and macrobiotic understanding support each other and inform a new medicine for humanity. Denny will explore the following topics:

Changes in global consciousness; Macrobiotic understanding through the generations and how macrobiotics guides science; Scientific validation of human experience and understanding; and, The implication of epigenetic on health, emotions, mentality & intelligence; Read "The Complete Macrobiotic Diet"

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Main  Hall, Live Streaming from Philadelphia

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Emuna Witt HaLevi is mother to 14 children! and the grandmother of multitudes. Emuna was a student of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach for 20 years, transcribing his Torahs for another 20 here in Israel and all over the world. She and her husband Reuven Halevi, also one Reb Shlomo’s closest chassidim (disciples), love to tell Shlomo’s stories and will take you on a journey, meeting the holiest hidden tzaddikim (holy beings) of our sages. Come fly with them to other worlds as they spin the tales that will change your life and transform your soul!! The latest Kol Chevra 22nd Yahrzeit Journal of Reb Shlomo, Love and Healing, with be available to all who would like it.

Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM, Classroom

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Rivka Zlatkin runs a Center for Women's Wellness and Childbirth Support. As a women's wellness provider, she helps overwhelmed and stressed women relax and get back in touch with their real self. Her diverse treatment methods include reflexology, Swedish massage, aromatherapy and guided imaging meditation for women of all ages. Rivka helps to prepare women who are wary of the birthing process for a calm, safe, gentle and fearless birth with her special birth education method. She specializes in new immigrant pregnant mothers, overwhelmed with preparations for this very special occasion amid challenging language, cultural and bureaucratic procedures.

Workshop: Guided Imagery to Your Virtual Dream Vacation

Participants in this workshop will achieve a deep sense of relaxation and the feeling of being on a lovely dream vacation. You might fall asleep or drift into a twilight zone of half-awareness, feeling lovely and refreshed after the class.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, Marquee

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