Raquel kirszenbaum was born in margarita island on venezuela and moved to panama when she was 6 years old. After completing high school in panama she went to israel to experience what would be a life changing experience. She joined neve yerushalaim college for jewish studies and chose for herself a life path full with vibrant judaism. After studying there for some time and growing as much as she could she was invited to teach in panama were she started her career teaching all kinds of judaic studies for high school and midrasha horev the first superior judaic studies school for women in panama.
She got married and made aliya in 2011 settling in jerusalem with her husband. From then on she has developed extensively her career teaching judaism to all kinds of women from all paths of lives, becoming a sough after speaker in Jerusalem and internationally ; having spoken in different cities in the USA, chile, argentina, panama, mexico, costa rica, etc. Has also been invited to speak at the prestigious Sinai Indaba in south Africa.
Raquel also has the pleasure and privilege to be a Trip leader for the JWRP “Jewish women’s renaissance project” which has given her the opportunity of teaching and reaching hundreds of women around the world, starting them in their journey!
She teaches in multiple places being the main one neve yerushalaim where she teaches daily to women searching for higher meaning and understanding in life; she is also constantly invited to teach college groups and others of its kind and a very popular speaker for hidabroot in english, and various kiruv and college programs in israel from all around the world.Her unique style of teaching attracts people from all levels and personalities, she takes you on a journey were emotion and intellect join given over in a beautiful way that is full of humor, enthusiasm and happiness. She wishes to continue doing this which she considers an amazing gift having the opportunity to share the gift she has received and the joy she feels with others.
Field / Profession: Educator, Leadership & Motivation
Educator at: Midrasha, Other
Speaking Topics: Torah, Community, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Family Education, Campus/Students
Sample Topics - General:
Understanding life, myself and G-d, how to get ultimate pleasure!
Loving G-d, how can you command me that?
Being godly- the lost art of giving
Developing a Relationship with g-d, how do I do that
Naase venishma, who says that? Our wedding vows!
Happiness, is Your choice!
Being happy with my share?
The world of illusion
Shema- g’d wants me to listen to him? Learn how to “actually listen”
Understanding tests and challenges
Free will, what is freedom anyways?
Why so much pain in the jewish people as a whole
Gratitude- the jewish foundation
Four things you never knew about Judaism
Judging, why? Should we judge?
What does it means to be jewish, why the chosen people?
Chosen for what, jewish responsibility to the world!
In what way did Abraham Find G-d? diference between our perception and the worlds
Idol worship and “feel good religions” vs. truth and morality
Understanding mitzvoth, why so many?
The value of a mitzvah, if only we would know!
The time is now! Dont live and I should have life! Lessons from Mario Bross!
Yetzer Hara, is he out there to get me?
The value of the jewish woman
candlelighting- choosing to see, bringing light into the world!
Challa- physicallity or holliness? The power within us
kosher- you are what you eat? How can it be, what do I learn from it
Shabbat- heaven on earth, stop hiding start loving
Shabbat- inside out
Miracle or nature?
Torah- blue print of creation
Prayer- why does G’d command me to pray? Developing a relationship
Prayer- what does it really mean to pray? Praying 100%
G-d is as powerful as you think He is, and as limited as you Make Him
Steps to get your prayer up to heaven
What’s preventing me from really praying?
Let your inner beauty Shine
the beauty and power of clothing
Mikve- the power of renewal
marriage- it can be amazing!
The jewish people contribuition to Humanity
raising a child with a soul
Loving your neighbor, how to relate to others and yourself.
Are you your clothing or your soul?
The secret of the moon, why is she smaller? And its relationship with the woman.
Are we really what we eat? Lessons from kashrut
Redefining values- knowledge, wealth, etc.
Conquering anger, envy.
What happened with shame?
Humility, the key to happiness
Empathy, when two carry each one carries less.
Lashon hara, where is it coming from? Learning how to recognize it and therefore control it
What’s in a blessing?
Brit Mila- the ONE mitzva we will always keep, really?
Being an accomplice! The mitzva of pidion Haben
Mezuzah- what kind of protection?
The power of tehilim.
Achieving a balanced personalaty, learning from Cain and Hevel
Noach, populating the world, why the flood?
Are you waiting for mashiach? Getting ready!
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