Charna is committed to creating empowered learning circles where the classroom is seen as a living organism. Each student's voice matters and each person is part of the mosaic of the learning experience. In our classes we learn who we are in the reflection of perennial wisdom gathered from all ages and all traditions. This includes learning from spiritual, psychological, political, philosophical, and artistic sources. We work with embodiment exercises, felt-sense awareness, and didactic learning techniques.
Elul: A Journey of Teshuva
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"Charna is a brilliant interpreter of Torah knowledge. Learning sessions are non-threatening and inclusive. Charna magically accommodates the neophyte and the experienced participants in a way that that creates a rich atmosphere of mutuality. Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary. Charna helps us to connect our discussions to both the metaphysical realms and to Torah’s relevance to our daily lives. Her personal spiritual journey and her empathic understanding deepen the group experience She is well read in areas of religion, philosophy, science, and current events. Each week creates a tapestry defined by both it’s depth and breadth." - Frank Guerra, MD, DLFAPA, FACA
“I have had the pleasure of taking classes from Charna for many years. Her teaching style has depth and helps everyone feel accepted and included.” - Sharon
“I studied Kabbalah with Charna. As a teacher, she made Jewish mysteries understandable and accessible. She has a gift for the practical; she showed how our ancient teachings can be incorporated into our daily lives. Plus, Charna is real, funny and a warm and welcoming person who insures everyone has an opportunity to participate in her class.” - Neshama Pais
"Before I started to learn with Charna, I knew next to nothing about Torah. What a blessing to find her! She is a true lover of Torah, passionately embracing it, dancing with its mysteries, wrestling with its seeming contradictions, plumbing its language, ever delving for more, and inviting us to share her ecstatic and wisdom-laden relationship to it. After learning with her, I felt grounded in the weekly parsha, confident to enter into discussions about Torah, and grateful to have been introduced to the transformational power of sacred-text study." - Deborah