Shalom friends! I grew up in London, England before getting a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University, which was, to be honest, a bit of a waste of time! After graduating I decided to see the world, discover what life is all about and then create something based on what was found. For the next six years I traveled and worked in various countries in Asia; Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, India, Jeju Island, Japan to name a few, supporting myself by teaching English and Buddhist philosophy. I spent most of my time in meditation retreats, yoga courses, martial art schools and temples, learning to control my body and mind.
In 2007 I arrived in Israel and finally connected to the deep wisdom of the Torah and the Jewish Sages throughout the generations. I learnt in Yeshiva for many years in which time I also set up a Tikkun Olam Organisation, All for the Kids. Projects included a 40 day fundraising walk down the entire length of Israel which raised $18,000 for vulnerable children around the world and a project in India engaging Israeli backpackers in volunteer work and personal growth workshops.
I'm Founder/Director of Self Discovery, an organisation which provides meaningful, experiential programming for trips coming to Israel and Director of Education for Justifi, an organization which runs volunteer and leadership training trips to Thailand (www.justifi.org).
I'm currently involved in spearheading Ruach Chayim, a new movement of conscious and joyful Jews, using tools of mindfulness and meditation to increase our connection to the Spirit of Life.
Baruch Hashem I live in Jerusalem with my wife (who is an amazing artist, energy healer, aromatherapist and yoga teacher) and two actually pretty adorable children. I qualified as a Rabbi and used to train people martial arts in the park when I actually had some free time.
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