Jerry Steinberg

Jerry Steinberg

Jerry Steinberg was ordained a rabbi in Cincinnati in 1965. Following ordination he lived for 2 years in an ashram where he studied Yoga and meditation. He worked for the Federal Government as a consultant in Yoga, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness and lectured widely across Canada on these subjects. He has been on faculty at the University of North Dakota and the University of Manitoba. At the former he taught what may have been the first credit course on Comparative Mysticism & Meditation in the United States. At the latter institution he taught Jewish History & Jewish Literature. For many years he worked as a psychotherapist specializing in dreams, past-life regression and psychogenic illness (illness not responding to conventional medical treatment). His article, Voices and Visions – The roots of Kabbalah appeared in the Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He is the author of Melting – Poems of a Frozen Man and Rogue Rabbi, a memoir published in 2012. He is currently working on a novel – Amelia, on the interface between sexuality and spirituality. He will be a guest speaker at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention to be held in Toronto in 2015. Jerry is the rabbi (part-time) of Temple B’nai Shalom V’Tikvah in Ajax, Ontario.