Rabbi Jeff Roth is Professor of Jewish Spirituality and a Mentor in Jewish Meditation. He is the founder and Director of The Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism. Rabbi Roth has led over 140 meditation retreats over the last 20 years and was the co-founder of Elat Chayyim, the Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center, where he served as Executive Director and Spiritual Director for 13 years. He is the author of Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life. He was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as well as by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, a Master of Social Work from Columbia University, a Master of Arts from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and the Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Rabbi Roth lives with his family in the Hudson River Valley.