Rabbi Cherina Eisenberg
Rabbi Cherina Eisenberg is a multi-passionate spiritual leader, inspiring and empowering Jews and non-Jews with her deeply joyful approach to Judaism infused with the creative, healing and culinary arts. Ordained by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Rabbi Cherina holds a M.A. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. A noted speaker and teacher, Rabbi Cherina presents workshops nationally and is known for sharing the gems of Judaism that uplift the spirit, open the heart, and spark joy. Receiving her music training at Juilliard, the University of Washington, and privately with Cantor Henry Drejer, Rabbi Cherina is an award-wining CD producer and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Harvard University, and U.C. Berkeley. A liturgical composer, Rabbi Cherina’s original music has premiered at OHALAH: Association for Rabbis of Jewish Renewal, Hazon/Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, and Temple Sinai of Brookline, MA, where she currently serves as cantorial soloist. A wellness educator and healing energy practitioner, Rabbi Cherina has taught at Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Hadassah, and at synagogues and interfaith gatherings, sharing simple de-stressing techniques that enhance wellbeing for children and adults of all ages. A professional chef from The Natural Gourmet Institute and former Jewish cooking columnist, Rabbi Cherina presents cooking demos and workshops at Jewish food conferences and synagogues, teaching the spiritual practice of eating a vibrant, plant-based diet. A PresenTense fellow and recipient of the “Hope of America Award”, Rabbi Cherina loves innovation. On her days off, you can find Rabbi Cherina at the farmer’s market and out salsa dancing. Rabbi Cherina is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow.