this is the day
"This album is an invitation to sing out, to grow still, to dance with the Divine and to discover new meanings in ancient words, coming alive in our breath, our bodies and our resilient, ever-opening hearts."
As an artist, educator, and activist, Rabbi Miriam teaches in a range of contexts in Canada and the United States. She is the rabbi of the Danforth Jewish Circle in Toronto, a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute. Integrating dynamic Jewish learning, heart-opening spiritual practice, community building, and creative exploration in movement, voice, and writing, she facilitates workshops with various populations, including hospital patients, prison inmates, groups of Jews and Palestinians, and adults and young people of all ages. Her original compositions of Jewish music for prayer are sung by communities throughout North American, Israel, and Europe.
Rabbi Miriam earned a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in creative writing from York University in Toronto. She is also co-founder of Encounter, dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the Jewish people to be constructive agents of change in transforming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.