Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg served as a congregational rabbi for 17 years. She has also worked in the fields of Jewish community relations, Jewish education and Hillel. She has published widely on such topics as feminism, spiritual direction, parenting, social justice and mindfulness from a Jewish perspective and has contributed commentaries to Kol HaNeshama, the Reconstructionist prayer book. Rabbi Weinberg has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga to rabbis, Jewish professionals and lay people in the context of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She serves as a spiritual director to a variety of Jewish clergy, including students at RRC and faculty at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. She was creator and teacher of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. Married to Maynard Seider, they have three married children and six grandchildren.