Rabbi Marc J. Margolius

Rabbi Marc Margolius is senior program director at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, a center for training rabbis, cantors, educators and lay leaders in Jewish mindfulness practice and revitalizing Jewish life. At IJS, he directs the Kivvun program for lay leaders, the Tikkun Middot Project for integrating mindfulness with middot (character traits) and alumni programming for clergy trained by the Institute. He also authors “Mindful Torah for our Times: Meeting Challenges with Clarity and Wisdom,” a teaching on the weekly Torah portion through the lens of mindfulness and middot practice Rabbi Margolius previously conceived and directed the Legacy Heritage Innovation Project, an initiative supporting systemic educational transformation in congregations across North America, Europe and Israel. As spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, Pa., from 1989-2003, Rabbi Margolius helped develop a national model of the synagogue as a Shabbat-centered community constructed around intergenerational learning. He was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (1989). A graduate of Yale Law School, he has long been active in interfaith matters and social-justice issues.


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