meet the facilitators
Chaya Sara Gurewicz is a Nature Based Life Coach. She works with individuals and couples in person or by phone, and facilitates healing workshops and retreats for groups, schools, and organizations teaching mind tools, nature awareness, therapeutic art, and whatever it takes to support people in returning to their essence and living with more joy! Chaya Sara the founder of The Tefilla Prayer Circle and will be starting each session with a meditative prayer.
Tzvi Freeman is a senior editor at Chabad.org. He is also the author of two volumes of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth — collections of meditations based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe — as well as numerous articles and essays on Jewish mysticism, philosophy and practice. He also writes Chabad.org’s widely acclaimed Daily Dose of Wisdom, mailed daily to tens of thousands of subscribers.
Miriam Lipskier is the co-founder and Director of the Chabad Student Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Together with her husband and eight children, they have created a vibrant community of Jewish life and learning, hosting Shabbat dinners for hundreds of students each week.
Miriam is a dynamic teacher of Jewish thought and spirituality who lectures internationally. She is on staff at Bais Chana Women’s Institute.
She has been passionately teaching brides for over 18 years, using humor and wit to imbue time honored tradition and kabbalistic secrets, which serve to enliven and elevate our most intimate relationships.
Leah Rubashkin is the wife of Sholom Rubashkin- Sholom Mordechai Halevi ben Rivka. She is a mother of ten beautiful children, including a special needs son. She lives in Spring Valley, NY together with her husband and family. Leah speaks to High Schools and womens’ groups about their family’s journey of turning darkness into light.
As a noted lecturer, Mrs. Rubashkin has addressed audiences throughout the world during the past decade, primarily on the topic of emunah and bitachon. Mrs. Rubashkin resides in Spring Valley, NY with her renowned husband , Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, and ten beautiful children, including one special needs son.
Mrs. Rubashkin has so much to share when speaking to audiences of girl’s schools and women’s groups, as she and her family embarked on a journey of turning darkness into light throughout her husband’s imprisonment. Through her passionate and sincere words, and by personal example, she has strengthened numerous people towards living with emunah, and has helped to galvanize unity in Klal Yisroel in support of her husband, Reb Sholom Mordechai.
Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, who oversaw the construction and growth of the largest kosher meatpacking plant in the world, galvanized the Jewish world as the subject of a protracted and headline-grabbing court case. Enduring eight years in prison, he and his family inspired tens of thousands with their spirit, faith, and trust in Hashem, culminating in his miraculous release on Zos Chanuka. Since President Donald J. Trump pardoned him, Sholom Mordechai and his wife Leah have spent their days giving back to the people who cared so deeply, traveling across the Jewish world to listen, to teach, and to uplift.
Rabbi Korn is the founder and Executive Director of Chabad House Bowery. He has a unique combination of vision, enthusiasm, and dedication coupled with a young, fun and lovable approach that makes him the perfect Rabbi for our youth. "I believe that we're living a real magical moment, I don’t intend to waste it."