About Nourishing The Soul
There has never been a more exciting time to live a Jewish life, nor more opportunity to access Jewish thought and ritual to add to our spiritual growth. Nourishing The Soul (NTS) provides access to diverse expressions of Judaism shared traditions and perspectives. An outgrowth of the pedagogy of the great teachers at whose feet I learned and with whom I have been privileged to work, NTS provides an environment for the diversity of the Jewish community to delve into Jewish text, ritual and thought to inform our every day. NTS Workshops are the culmination of years of facilitation and teaching Jewish and Jewish-adjacent adults and teens about the powerful tools for life that Judaism offers all of us. In an open and inclusive environment, we weave together the wisdom of our sages, our modern teachers and each other.
About NTS Creator, Tracie Bernstein
Tracie Bernstein has been a Jewish professional for nearly 30 years. Throughout her career, her passion has been to help people access meaningful Jewish experience. Since her earliest days working to bring a Hebrew and Yiddish singing tour of Eastern Europe for her college acappella group, Pizmon, Tracie has learned from and worked with some of the most exciting innovators in Jewish experience and education. At the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Tracie worked to launch Rekindle Shabbat for families in Western Machassusetts, then moved on to develop their B'nai Tzedek program. In 2005, she joined Moving Traditions in Philadelphia, training facilitators to launch their award winning Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing program across the US. After studying and working in Israel, Tracie partnered with Rabbi Aryeh Ben David to help spearhead his brilliant Ayeka program, engaging American Jewish Adults in conversations about G*d.
Tracie graduated with Bachelor's degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has lived in an Atlanta suburb with her husband, Rabbi Michael Bernstein, and children since 2009. In addition to her work with Israel Bonds and Friends of the IDF, Tracie has co-written the 8 hour training for MACoM (Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah), and trained 50 guides to welcome guests. She teaches a regular women's class in Alpharetta, and has taught at LIMMUD SE. Tracie serves on the board of MACoM.
Tracie is a gifted and passionate teacher. Her mastery of content is always on display, as is her joyous spirit which infuses every class and interaction.
Rabbi Judith Beiner
JF&CS of Atlanta
Tracie Bernstein is a loving and committed educator. Through her teaching she creates warm and authentic learning environments. Truly a joy to learn with and from her.
Working at MACoM has given me the opportunity to meet many amazing teachers and clergy members and be a part of a wide range of different experiences. But from my heart, one of my greatest privileges is to have met Tracie Bernstein . Tracie's classes are truly inspirational, motivational and educational. Thank you for all you give to us. For all of you out there reading this, I strongly encourage you to try out a workshop from Nourishing The Soul. And one of the positives of being forced into this Zoom era is the fact you can participate from anywhere!
MACoM Executive Director
Tracie is an eloquent speaker, and her teaching style is incredibly thought-provoking. She is able to structure her teaching sessions in such a way that participates are actively engaged. She is an expert in Jewish knowledge about a variety of topics, and I have personally learned so much from her. I appreciate her inclusive and welcoming approach, thereby creating a safe, sacred space for every teaching session she leads.
Beth Tieman-Feldstein, PhD
MACoM Guide Co-Trainer
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B'nai Mitzvah Workshops: Contact Rebecca Gordon