Rabbi Jill Hammer

Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD, author, scholar, ritualist, poet, dream worker, writer, and mystic, is the Director of Spiritual Education at the Academy for Jewish Religion—a pluralistic seminary based in Yonkers, NY—and cofounder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute—a spiritual leadership training program and community centering embodied, earth-based feminist Jewish leadership.

Rabbi Hammer is the author of Undertorah: An Earth-Based Kabbalah of DreamingReturn to the Place: The Magic, Meditation, and Mystery of Sefer Yetzirah; The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership (with Taya Shere); The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons; Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women; and The Book of Earth and Other Mysteries. She has led retreats, classes, workshops, and rituals around the country and around the world. Her students and colleagues praise her as “brilliant and accessible,” “welcoming and open,” “a multi-gifted teacher, translator, and facilitator,” and “among the most creative spiritual teachers in the Jewish world today.” She lives in Manhattan with her family.

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