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Rabbah D’vorah provides a wide range of services to individuals, congregations and organizations.

She welcomes inquiries about how she can help you actualize your hopes for learning, event commemoration, tikkun olam, spiritual development and/or religious practice.

Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

The vast majority agree that we must ensure the safety of our communities. Yet we are living in a moment when public vitriol is skyrocketing, tensions flare at a moment’s notice and Oregon leads the nation in hate incidents per capita.

This workshop provides an opportunity to successfully address this crisis. Using tools and methodologies proven over decades from the foundational text: Training Active Bystanders by Dr. Ervin Staub, participants will leave confident of their ability to support and empower targets by:

  • Identifying and tapping into skills, experiences and values they already have
  • Identifying, understanding and overcoming what inhibits them from actively supporting targets
  • Learning and practicing specific tactics for interrupting verbal hate in public, centering the experience of the target and empowering the target to create safety for themselves
  • Learning specific tactics for protecting themselves from verbal abuse
  • Understanding the risks inherent in any hostile situation
  • Discerning what NOT to do to escalate the situation

It is capped at 40 people to ensure the quality of the experience for participants.


As of June 2018 Rabbah D’vorah has taught this material to close to 800 people. Between between January and May 2018 she conducted eight workshops in partnership with the NAACP, the Q Center, Latino Network and the YWCA, teaching 170 people through a grant with the City of Portland and the Portland United Against Hate coalition. As part of this work she trained eight trainers to continue providing this material through their organizations.

Participants offered enthusiastic feedback like: “One of the best I have taken” “deeply moving” “great” “fantastic” “loved it” “really, really well done” “wonderful and inspiring”.


Rabbah D’vorah has taught hundreds of classes on meditation, prayer, chant, parsha hashavua, prophesy, Conscious communities, tshuvah, Musar, Daily spiritual practice, Jewish mysticism, Life cycle observance, tzedakah, Gender and Judaism, Hassidut, Judaism and LGBTQ issues, Shabbat, Kabbala, Eco-Kashrut, and more. She is available to teach in-person workshops or via distance-learning on the internet.

Spiritual Direction

Feeling called to deepen your relationship with G-d, prayer, meditation, study, musar/personal ethical development, blessing or other spiritual discipline? Yearning to amplify the joy, ease, insight, intuition, balance in your life? Together we’ll explore your hopes, challenges and opportunities for finding greater spiritual fulfillment and happiness.

Life Cycle Facilitation

Weddings, Funerals, Bnei Mitzvah, Sageing Rituals, custom made rituals for other occasions.

Holy Days

Rituals, Teachings and Prayer Service Leadership for the Yamim Noraim, Shelosh Regalim and other holy days throughout the year.


Weekend long immersions in prayer, teaching, ritual and even activism. In addition to musically rich, mystically drenched services and teachings, ask Rabbah D’vorah about the new form of worship she pioneered: Dance Davennen or her embodied Torah study using Gabrielle Roth’s Five Rhythms Dance methodology.

Public Speaking

Rallies, conference and convention keynotes, other events

Coaching in Mindful Management

Rabbah D’vorah ran a consulting practice in labor management partnership and non-profit management for nine years before entering seminary. She also consulted to dozens of Jewish Renewal congregations during her nine year tenure as Executive Director of ALEPH.  She brings a mindful, spiritually centered approach to management coaching, visioning, strategic planning and conflict transformation.

Abraham’s Bosom

Bring Rabbi Debra Kolodny, Pastor Jennifer Brownell and Sufi Guide Arifa Byron for a song drenched evening or weekend of intra-spiritual learning, prayer, chant and zikr. Open gates to Oneness and join us as we merge into the Beloved and become Peace.