Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum – Annual Tour 2018

February 4-22, 2018

Rebbetzin Chana Bracha has been for more than 10 years teaching, inspiring, encouraging and even healing on her annual North American speaking tour. Join her this year… she will be teaching in Toronto, Montreal, Sharon, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Baltimore, Monsey, Englewood, Lawrence, Woodmere & New York!

She will also be leading a Meditative Adar Celebration / Torah & Art / EmunaHealing Retreat Shabbaton in Morristown, NJ which this year concludes with a Sunday Fair “Adar Celebration of Women, Torah & Art”.

Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, a native of Denmark holds a Bachelor of Education in Bible and Jewish Philosophy from Michlala Jerusalem College for Women, and a Masters of Art in Jewish History from Touro College. She creates curricula emphasizing women’s spiritual empowerment through traditional Torah values. She is the author of Women at the Crossroads: A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion, Ruth: Gleaning the Fallen Sparks, the award-winning The Seven Fruits of the Land of Israel with their Mystical & Medicinal Properties, The Nameless Chicken from Judea, Parasha Meditations for Spiritual Renewal and Strengthening Communication with the Creator. Rebbetzin practices EmunaHealing as a gifted spiritual healer through Emunah, tefilah and energy work. Chana Bracha has a married son and several granddaughters, and lives with her husband and younger son on the land of the Judean hills, Israel.

I love her original research
and new perspective
on today’s burning questions.

Under the Rebbetzin’s divinely inspired Torah and Leadership, there were so many incredible sparks of insight, emotion and connection throughout the retreat.

Teaching Topics

Cinnamon, Myrrh & Myrtle

Aromatherapy in the Torah and in the Redemption Process

How does the sense of smell connect between the physical and the spiritual? What is the connection between Mashiach and the sense of smell and how does the Temple incense engender spiritual unification? Study Torah sources on the importance of fragrance in the Torah and on why the sense of smell is the most spiritual of our five senses.  Learn spiritual and aroma-therapeutic properties of cinnamon, myrrh & myrtle and about the role of fragrance in Megillat Esther and in our lives. This lecture will also shed light on the recent renaissance of aromatherapy as part of the redemption process and how we can cleanse our sense of smell after being dulled by city life and regain its power to draw closer to Hashem.

Dinah – Daughter of Transformation

Rectifying the Shadow-side of Israel

Contrary to certain approaches that blame the victim, this class focuses on Dinah’s exceptional hidden qualities. We learn from Dinah how exterior appearance is far from reflecting true reality. Dinah has a tremendous positive effect on her environment and everyone with whom she connects. She is like a seed that must decompose before producing its beautiful plant. Her violation in the darkest place, allowed her to transcend the boundaries of nature and engender transformation on all levels. Ariza”l teaches us how Dinah has the power to internalize evil and transform it to holiness. She transformed her encounter with the evil Shechem into the holy tribes of Efrayim and Menashe. Dinah teaches us that no matter which kind of experiences the Jewish woman has gone through in her past, her essence remains completely unaffected and pure in its holiness.

Vashti’s Tail or Esther’s Hidden Face

Contrasting Unholy and Holy Feminine Empowerment

Through textual study integrating, Bible texts, Midrash, Chassidism and Kabbalah, we will contrast the modest yet assertive self-expressive Esther with Vashti’s desire for control and power-struggle. We will glean from the texts and character analysis how to distinguish between unholy self-aggrandizing feminism and true Jewish feminine empowerment within the parameters of Halacha.

Women, Art & Emuna

Exploring the Inherent Connection between Feminine Art & Emuna

The Hebrew word for art: ‘Omanut’ is connected with the word for ‘Emuna’ – belief. What is the connection between art and Emuna? What is the Torah’s definition of beauty? How can the Torah artist tap into the Hidden light and Reveal Divine Tiferet? This shiur will shed light on Torah ways that a Jewish woman can apply her ability to actualize her spiritual potential, through the medium of expressive art while inspiring and bringing others closer to Hashem’s Torah. The lecture includes Biblical, Talmudic, and Mystical sources on the connection between Torah and Art with emphasis on Women’s role as artists, being partners with Hashem through continuous creation.

Torah, Music & Mindfulness

for Overcoming Depression and Achieve Higher Consciousness

From time immemorial, music has always held a central place in the service of Hashem. The women of the Exodus packed their tambourines in order to praise Hashem for the miracles at the splitting of the Sea. Music was the Biblical ‘jump-start’ tool for accessing higher consciousness and prophecy. The Jewish people have undergone a long and wearisome exile, through which we have been depleted of much of our spirit. With the return to the land of Israel, the role of music in the Torah world is undergoing a spiritual renaissance. Learn Torah sources from Rashi to Rebbe Nachman about the role of music to restore the soul, remove ruach ra (depression) and achieve higher consciousness and devekut (cleaving to Hashem). Practice various music meditations for spiritual healing mindfulness.

Nutrition & Health according to the Wisdom of the Rambam

Based on HaYad Hachazaka –Hilchot Deot, Chapter 4

Learn from the wisdom of the Rambam to develop healthy life habits conducive to vitality and longevity. Whoever lives in accordance with the directions I have set forth has my assurance that he will never be sick… or need a physician (Hilchot Deot 4:20). More than 800 years ago, Rambam instructed us that preventative medicine is the most efficient medicine. Discover how Rambam’s holistic outlook is applicable for guarding your health today.

EmunaHealing Retreat

1-3 Adar / February 16-18, 2018 | At the exquisite Vallevue Estate, Morristown, New Jersey

Join Award-winning Author, Teacher & Healer Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum with Intuitive Spiritual Healer Esther Sarah Weiner, Musically Acclaimed Artist Miriam Leah Shaw, Attuned Tiferet Movement Facilitator Bracha Meshchaninov, Special guest Leslie Ruder Professional Actress and Improv Workshop Leader for a life transformative experience! 

Includes Sunday Fair “Adar Celebration of Women, Torah & Art” Open to women of all ages  /  Mothers & Daughters 14 &  up FULL DETAILS

Toronto and Montreal, Canada

Sunday February 4, 2 PM
Nutrition & Health according to the Wisdom of the Rambam
Based on HaYad Hachazaka –Hilchot Deot, Chapter 4
At home of Colette Avital
51 York Downs Dr.
Toronto, ON M3H1H7
Light Refreshment will be served
Suggested donation: $36 or whatever your heart moves you to give, sponsors $100
Contact Colette 416 787-9302, colette@finejewellerybycolette.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560861097331701/

Monday February 5, Toronto 7:30 PM
Torah, Music & Mindfulness
for Overcoming Depression and Achieve Higher Consciousness
At the home of Daniela Estair Kaufman
63 McMorran Crescent, Toronto, Ontario L4J 2T4
Wholesome refreshments will be served
Suggested donation to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin $36 or whatever your heart moves you to give, sponsors $100
Contact Lesley Rosenfeld, 416-857-5466, lesleyrosenfeld@hotmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049440395379375/

Tuesday February 6 Montreal, 7:30 PM
Women, Art & Emuna
Exploring the Inherent Connection between Feminine Art & Emuna
Followed by expressive dancing
At the home of Karen Gozlan
6456 Macdonald, Montreal, Quebec H3X 2X2
Suggested donation to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin $36 or whatever your heart moves you to give, students $18, sponsors $100, Tax receipts available upon request
Contact Jill Shimansky 514 475 4723, Jillyjill7@aol.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/634007856772747/

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Massachusetts

Wednesday February 7, Sharon, MA 7:30 PM
Vashti’s Tail or Esther’s Hidden Face
Contrasting Unholy and Holy Feminine Empowerment

At the home of Chayanna Lappen
30 Ames Court, Sharon, MA 02067
Suggested donation to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin $36, $18 or whatever your heart moves you to give, sponsors $100
Contact Chayanna Lappen 781-784-4661, lauroop@gmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2027084897574147/

Thursday February 8, Boston, MA, 7:30
Nutrition & Health according to the Wisdom of the Rambam
Based on HaYad Hachazaka –Hilchot Deot, Chapter 4
At a private home in Brighton
Contact Esther Leah Marchette 617-599-9592
All are welcome | Rebbetzin Chana Bracha’s books will be available for purchases | Your kind donations to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin appreciated
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596379753784118/

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Seattle

Motzei Shabbat February 10, Melave Malka, 8 PM
Cinnamon, Myrrh & Myrtle
Aromatherapy in the Torah and in the Redemption Process
At the Meyer’s Home, 5221 S. Brandon, Seattle WA 98118
Contact Rabbi Meyers, 206-948-8244, rabbimeyers@gmail.com
Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/141623083187744/

Sunday February 11, Seattle 9-10:15 AM
Women, Art & Emuna
Exploring the Inherent Connection between Feminine Art & Emuna
Breakfast & shiur
At the social hall, Congregation Ezra Bessaroth 5217 Brandon (entry through Wilson Ave Parking Lot) Seattle, WA 98118
Contact Rabbi Meyers, 206-948-8244, rabbimeyers@gmail.com
All are welcome | Rebbetzin Chana Bracha’s books will be available for purchases | Your kind donations to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin appreciated
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540041613046977/

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Los Angeles

Sunday February 11, La Brea Los Angeles Forth Annual Dinner 6:00 PM
Followed by a Shiur 7:30 PM,
Dinah – Daughter of Transformation
Rectifying the Shadow-side of Israel
At the home of Shterney Fogelman
126 South Poinsettia Place
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Healthy & Hearty Dinner 6:30 PM, Cover charge: $125
Shiur & Dessert: 7:30 PM open to all
Suggested donation to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin $36, $18 or whatever your heart moves you to give, sponsors $100
Contact Yehudis Litvak, 323-461-3911, yehudisl7@yahoo.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947131075604509/

Monday February 12, Los Angeles, 7:00 PM
Women, Art & Emuna
Exploring the Inherent Connection between Feminine Art & Emuna
At the home of Daniela Chaya Madae
1617 S. Holt Ave
Los Angeles, CA 10035
Light Refreshments will be served
Entry $10, sponsors $100
Additional contributions to Holistic Torah for Women on the Land and book purchases appreciated
Contact Chaya Komar 323-556-4896, chaya.fog@gmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/153307305445375/

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Mexico

Tuesday February 13, Mexico City 8 PM
Nutrition & Health according to the Wisdom of the Rambam
At the home of Sharon Ronay, Techmachalco
Class in English
Suggested donation $350 pesos
Contact Lyann Jafif Nahmias, (55) 2183 8945, idslyann@gmail.com

Wednesday February 14, Mexico City 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Torah, Music & Mindfulness
for Overcoming Depression and Achieve Higher Consciousness
At the Bosques de las lomas
Light refreshments will be served
Class in English
Fee for Exclusive Spiritual Healing Retreat $1200 pesos, sponsorship $100 USD
Contact Lyann Jafif Nahmias, (55) 2183 8945, idslyann@gmail.com
Michelle Mustri, (55) 3009 2493, mustrimichelle@hotmail.com

Wednesday February 14, Mexico City 8 PM
Dinah – Daughter of Transformation
Rectifying the Shadow-side of Israel
At the home of Sharon Ronay, Techmachalco
Class in English
Suggested donation $350 pesos
Contact Lyann Jafif Nahmias, (55) 2183 8945, idslyann@gmail.com

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Maryland

Thursday Rosh Chodesh Adar, February 15, Baltimore, MD, 7:30 PM
Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Vashti’s Tail or Esther’s Hidden Face
Two Models of Feminine Empowerment
Suggested Donations to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin $36 or whatever your heart moves you to give, sponsors $100
At the home of Danielle Sarah, 3209 Fallstaff Rd., (rear building), Baltimore, MD 21215
Contact Danielle Sarah Storch dss770@comcast.net
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348308682245075/

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New Jersey and New York

Fourth Annual EmunaHealing Retreat
Meditative Adar Celebration / Torah & Art / EmunaHealing Retreat
with Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum and special guest professional actress and improv workshop leader Leslie Ruder & Spiritual Healer Esther Sarah Weiner
at the Scenic & Serene Vallevue Estate
33 Picatinny Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Include program, accommodations and all meals
http://www.berotbatayin.org/emunahealingretreat/
Contact: Rochel Weiman 917-376-5029, Emunaworld@gmail.com
To Register http://www.berotbatayin.org/emunahealingretreat/registration/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/116431302475580/

Sunday February 18, 10:30 – 4:30 PM Morristown, NJ
Adar Celebration of Women, Torah & Art
At the Vallevue Estate
33 Picatinny Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Light refreshments will be served
Open to women of all ages / Mothers & Daughters 14 & up

CALLING ALL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, CREATIVE MOVEMENT, KOSHER FOOD VENDORS!!!
DISPLAY & SELL ∙ $100/table
Suggested Donation to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin: Holistic Torah for Women on the Land: $50 in advance Feb 4 / $60 at the door
DISPLAY & SELL ∙ $100/table
Sponsor $500, $360, $250, $100
Contact: Rochel Weiman 917-376-5029, Emunaworld@gmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2170324259660130/

10:30 – 11-30 AM Open Vendors / Gallery Show
11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Opening Torah Teaching: ‘Women Art & Emuna’ Rebbetzin Chana Bracha
12:45 PM Wholesome Nutritious Soup / Food Vendors
1:30 – 3 PM Concurrent Sessions – Art, Craft & Workshops
3:00 – 4:15 PM Women’s Concert & Open Mike
4:15-4:30 PM Closing Blessing Circle

Light refreshments will be served Open to women of all ages  /  Mothers & Daughters 14 &  up CALLING ALL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, CREATIVE MOVEMENT, KOSHER FOOD VENDORS!!! -DISPLAY & SELL ∙ $100/table Suggested Donation to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin: Holistic Torah for Women on the Land: $50 in advance Feb 4 / $60 at the door, Sponsor $500, $360, $250, $100 Full Details and Registration: http://www.berotbatayin.org/sundayfair/ Contact: Rochel Weiman 917-376-5029, Emunaworld@gmail.com Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2170324259660130/

Sunday February 18, Monsey 8 PM
Cinnamon, Myrrh & Myrtle
Aromatherapy in the Torah and in the Redemption Process
At the home of Jill Minsky
112 Brick Church Road, Spring Valley NY 10977
Suggested donations to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin $36 or whatever your heart moves you to give, sponsors $100
Contact Jill Minsky 845-354-2318, jrminsky@aol.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/154850171832842/

Monday February 19, Englewood, NJ 8 PM
Dinah – Daughter of Transformation
Rectifying the Shadow-side of Israel
At the home of Mandana Bolour
420 Booth Ave., Englewood, NJ 07613
Suggested donations to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin $18 or whatever your heart moves you to give, sponsors $100
Contact Mandana Bolour, 917-544-1929 mandanabolour@yahoo.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/126932728112319/

Tuesday February 20 New York 7 PM
Torah, Music & Mindfulness
for Overcoming Depression and Achieve Higher Consciousness
At the Carlebach Shul, Open for men & women
Entry $10, sponsors $100
Additional contributions to Holistic Torah for Women on the Land and book purchases appreciated
Contact: Judy Josephs, 646-541-7946 jbjosephs@gmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613663422047612/

Wednesday February 21- Lawrence, 1PM
Vashti’s Tail or Esther’s Hidden Face
Contrasting Unholy and Holy Feminine Empowerment
At The “Ohel Sara” Amen Group
2 Forest Lane, Lawrence, NY 11559
(Entrance on Broadway)
There is no admission charge to attend any programs or shiurim at “Ohel Sara”.
Books by the lecturer for sale to benefit
Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin Holistic Torah for Women on the Land
Contact Rebbetzin Corinne Fuchs, ohelsaraamen@gmail.com, 718-327-7040

Wednesday February 21 – Woodmere, New York, 7:30 PM
Cinnamon, Myrrh & Myrtle
Aromatherapy in the Torah and in the Redemption Process
Dedicated for Refua Shleima of Yonatan Moshe Ben Hentcha and for the 50th year Yahrtzei of Leah bat Yaakov (Alan Hammer’s Mom)
At the home of Shaindy & Alan Hammer
704 Carlyle St., Woodmere, NY 11598-2918
Suggested donation: $18 and up
Contact Shaindy, 516 502 5785, sbhammer613@gmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326079694549413/

It was, as always, a unique and uplifting experience to hear your Torah… The many varied sources you utilize make for a rich, well-rounded, and thorough learning experience.

Her class was deeply inspiring, filled with Torah learning that was relevant and applicable to our lives, creative and thought provoking. People particularly enjoyed the blend of lecture style learning mixed with artistic reflection and processing. 

Her classes were extremely well received by all, from those with little background to those who are products of the day school system.”  Everyone wanted her to return.

I have attended several of Rebbetzin’s workshops, which are very enlightening, inspiring, and include exercises you can apply yourself.  She has also written several books that expound on the spiritual power of women and some will be available at the event.

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