Sara Yoheved Rigler

Sara Yoheved Rigler is the author of the bestseller Holy Woman, as well as Lights from Jerusalem, and Battle Plans: How to Fight the Yetzer Hara. She is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, and over thirty American cities. She is one of the most popular authors on

Gratitude Workshop: How to Be Happy With Everything (or Without Anything!)

Most of us complain too much! The opposite of complaining is to have a sense of gratitude for everything. Gratitude leads to happiness, peace of mind, successful relationships, and more. This practical, interactive workshop employs role-playing and innovative exercises so that the participant actually acquires the skill of gratitude. In the first half, we will learn to notice and be grateful for the small things that we usually are oblivious to and to the human beings who usually escape our radar screen. In the second half, we will tackle becoming grateful for minor annoyances and major debacles. This workshop is based on the Kabbalistic tenet that God micromanages the world. There will not be time during the workshop to discuss or debate this concept. (NOTE: This session continues to the next timeslot.) Advanced sign-up is required. Please go to for more information.

From India to Israel: A Bumpy Spiritual Journey

Join Sara on her personal journey through 15 years living as a monastic member of an ashram and teaching Vedanta and meditation. Explore the contrast between the Eastern and Jewish spiritual paths, comparing mitzvot to meditation, marriage to celibacy, and Torah to the guru system. Learn how her Guru's final words to her were the key to finding objectivity in spiritual choices and the life-changing teaching to "choose connection."

Vanquishing Sadness and Guilt: Practical Methods

Guilt is not the proper Jewish response to wrong-doing; Teshuvah is! This lecture draws on teachings of the Maharal and the Ba'al HaTanya to outline concrete methods for eliminating dissatisfaction, sadness, guilt, and negative thinking. It includes a guided meditation in which the participant learns the proper method for dealing with wrong-doing by actually doing the process taught by Maimonides.