The Path of Kindness: Insights from Judaism

Thursday, August 22, 7 p.m. CT


Path of Kindness Insights from Judaism Matthew Ponak 8.22.24Does love have limits? What does it mean to be truly kind? How can acts of generosity connect us to Spirit and inner awakening? Where is the balance between our desire to give and our need to take care of ourselves?

These are some of the questions that Rabbi Matthew Ponak explores in his presentation on human decency, helping others, and the art of healthy boundaries. Drawing from lineages in Kabbalah and Jewish tradition more broadly, he offers simple, time-tested teachings and practices for well-being, peacefulness, and love.

Rabbi Matthew Ponak 1Rabbi Matthew Ponak is a teacher of Jewish mysticism, a spiritual counselor, and the co-founder of the Mekorah Institute, an online spiritual center for embodied practice. Ordained with honors as a rabbi at the neo-Hasidic Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, he also holds a Master’s degree in Contemplative Religions from the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University. Matthew lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and is certified as a Focusing Professional to guide others to deeper self-knowledge and healing. He is the author of Embodied Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism for All People. Learn more at

This program will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and our website on Thursday, August 22, at 7 p.m. CT.

You can also join Rabbi Matthew Ponak for a 4-week online class, “Kabbalistic Divination and Numerology: Jewish Mysticism and Gematria,” that begins September 4.