Rabbi Matthew Ponak

Rabbi Matthew Ponak is a teacher, musician, and spiritual counselor. With a background in the academic study of religion, including an MA from the Buddhist Inspired Naropa University, Rabbi Matthew draws on critical history and world wisdom traditions to articulate a bold and fresh vision of religion in our age. He is the co-founder of Mekorah.com, a spiritual education and innovation institute for seekers of any background who hear the call to look within and bring their unique gifts to the world.

"Matthew’s evolving vision of an evolving Judaism steps beyond the limits of a supposed Jewish essentialism, shatters the imposed conformity of an imagined Jewish continuity, and allows the iconoclastic daring of Jewish creativity to reinvent who is and what it means to be a Jew in the 21st century.” - Rabbi Rami Shapiro, award winning author and spiritual teacher

Rabbi Matthew Ponak is a teacher, musician, and spiritual counselor. With a background in the academic study of religion, including an MA from the Buddhist Inspired Naropa University, Rabbi Matthew draws on critical history and world wisdom traditions to articulate a bold and fresh vision of religion in our age. He is the co-founder of Mekorah.com, a spiritual education and innovation institute for seekers of any background who hear the call to look within and bring their unique gifts to the world.

"Matthew’s evolving vision of an evolving Judaism steps beyond the limits of a supposed Jewish essentialism, shatters the imposed conformity of an imagined Jewish continuity, and allows the iconoclastic daring of Jewish creativity to reinvent who is and what it means to be a Jew in the 21st century.” - Rabbi Rami Shapiro, award winning author and spiritual teacher

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