Bay Area

Rabbi Laurie Matzkin

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As a Conservative rabbi based in the Silicon Valley, the rabbi considers it her mission to support Jewish journeys with thoughtful ritual, mindful movement and reflective study.

Personalized lifecycle ceremonies:

In both the sweet and bitter sides of life, with compassionate listening, nonjudgmental understanding, and an inclusive, accessible approach to Jewish tradition, the rabbi can help customize ceremonies to reflect a client’s deepest values and visions. She has created and officiated lifecycle rituals around birth (including weaning and pregnancy loss), b’nai mitzvah (individual and group), funerals (including shiva and unveiling services), and weddings (including bridal circles, mikvah ceremonies and second marriages). She weaves the wisdom of Judaism into life’s most intimate transitions.

Jewish yoga:

Makom Yoga links mindful movement with Torah wisdom and personal reflection. Create space in the body by finding one’splace within Jewish wisdom. Rabbi leads gentle, alignment-based yoga classes for all ages, faith backgrounds and physical levels. She has taught at studios, schools, synagogues, conferences and retreats.