Teaching

D’vorah teaches undergraduate and graduate healthcare students and Continuing Education courses for healthcare providers throughout the United States and internationally. D’vorah offers her courses at such institutions as Stanford University Medical School;Stanford University Hospital and Clinics’ Center for Professional Development; and The Department of Religion at Basel University–Switzerland.  These classes and lectures address a range of topics within the fields of spirituality and health. Classes and workshops include such issues as the integration of spirituality and healthcare practice, spirituality and aging, spiritual care for the healthcare provider, bio-medical ethics, religious and cultural competency, and dying and death/loss and grief. She also teaches classes on related themes for those who are not in the healthcare field.

From 2003 through 2007, she held the position of Adjunct Lecturer – Spirituality and Health in the Integrated Health Practices and Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs at Dominican University of California-San Rafael. Since 2002 she has taught meditation classes and led spirituality and health-themed retreats. And from 2007 – 2010, she taught a variety of courses at Stanford University Hillel, including the Judaism, Health and Social Action Fellowship that she created and directed.

To all of her classes, workshops and retreats, D’vorah brings her knowledge, expertise and ability to innovate gained from years of providing pastoral care, spiritual leadership, and healthcare as an RN. Regardless of her students’ knowledge base, they recognize her as a creative, playful, thoughtful and easily accessible instructor and mentor. Further, she is committed to creating learning environments within which group members interact meaningfully with each other and with her.

 

Consulting

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Lifecycle Events

D’vorah officiates lifecycle events for Jewish, inter-faith, non-religious, and LGBTQI families, couples and individuals. These events include bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, commitment and baby naming ceremonies. She is also available for the preparatory work and training leading up to these events, including bar/bat mitzvah training.

D’vorah brings to her work as a Lifecycle Officiant expertise gained from years of providing pastoral care and spiritual leadership. The families, couples and individuals for whom she has officiated find that their experience has been one of being well and deeply heard, and that their work together has been innovative, playful, thoughtful and easily accessible.