• Starting on October 9, at 7:30 pm, Rabbi Ted, with the musical support of Jenny and Jack Heutmaker, will lead a spiritual Shabbat experience on the second Fridays of each month at Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street in Ballard.

    Rabbi Ted pioneered the development of meditative Shabbat worship almost 40 years ago, at Makom Ohr Shalom in Los Angeles. That form deepened over the years he led Shabbat gatherings at Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue in Seattle. After taking a sabbatical from leading Shabbat meditations when he left Bet Alef at the end of 2009, Rabbi Ted is once again stepping into celebrating Shabbat in his distinctive way.
    Rabbi Ted's Shabbat gatherings are welcoming for all who wish to deepen their spiritual path with the unfolding wisdom springing from the uniqueness of Shabbat.

  • The Rabbi and the Minister: A Dialogue
    Sunday, October 25, 10 am, Unity of Bellevue, 16330 NE 4th Street

    Rabbi Ted and Nicholas Griffin, PhD, Unity of Bellevue's visiting minister, will engage in spontaneous discussion about Unity's Christianity and meditative Judaism. This promises to be a lively morning!

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Spiritual guide, author, teacher and therapist

Rabbi Ted Falcon, PhD, chosen as one of the Jewish Daily Forward's Most Inspiring Rabbis of 2014, has been a student and teacher of Jewish meditation and Kabbalah for over forty years. With gentleness and humor, he offers unique insight into spirituality while deeply affirming the integrity of each individual being.
As part of the Interfaith Amigos, Rabbi Ted explores the frontiers of interfaith spirituality. Karen Armstrong calls their "exuberant and courageous" second book, Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith, "an inspiration and example for all of us in these sadly polarized times."

While I will continue to share my thoughts with the heading, "Weekly Focus," they will not always focus on the Torah portion. As always, the focus is on universal spiritual wisdom. While the foundation in the spiritual treasures of Judaism is simply part of my being, I understand authentic spirituality always to be inclusive, and value the many faith and non-faith traditions represented by those with whom I continue to share in person and with my writings.

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