jewish psychedelic summit

What is the connection between psychedelics and Judaism? Join a global conversation exploring psychedelics, Judaism, ritual, healing and spirituality. Bring your questions!

Join us for two days of panels and discussion featuring psychedelic Jewish luminaries, rabbis, therapists, mystics, and scholars discussing the past, present, and future of psychedelic Judaism.


Explore the rituals, history, and healing potential of psychedelics within Jewish practice during our two-day online summit. This conference is virtual and global, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in the world. You can watch it live and network with other conference go-ers, or watch the videos at your own leisure, with access to them after the summit is over. 

2021 presenters

Stay Tuned for New Presenters!

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Gon Ben Ari

Author, SWIM (Keter Publishing, Israel, 2021)

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Rachel Benaim-Abudarham

Interfaith Activist

Rabbi Alan Brill

Author, Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish- Hindu Encounter

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Hadar Cohen

Spiritual Teacher

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Ido Cohen

Founder, The Integration Circle

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Rick Doblin PhD

Executive Director & Founder, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

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Mati Esther Engel

Chaplain, Mount Sinai Hospital
Feminist Theologian, The University of Chicago

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Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson

Founding Admin & Faculty, “Yakar” Beit Midrash community
Mashpia Ruchanit, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies LA

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Shir Yaakov Feit

Founder and Spiritual Director, Kol Hai Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal

Natalie Lyla Ginsberg

Co-Founder, Jewish Psychedelic Summit

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Rabbi Shefa Gold

Founder, CDEEP: Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice

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Mitchell Gomez

Executive Director, DanceSafe

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Rishe Groner

Founder and Vision Weaver,
Rabbi-in-Training, The Jewish Theological Seminary

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Victoria Hanna

Vocal Artist

Julie Holland MD

Author, Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul to Psychedelics

David Ilan

Director, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College

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Yitz Jordan

Founder and CEO, TribeHerald

Paula Graciela Avila Kahn

Co-founder, Cosmovisiones Ancestrales
Decarceration Strategist, Freedom for Immigrants

Rachel Kann

Kohenet & Poet, Realize Paradise

Rodger Kamenetz

Author, The Jew in the Lotus, The History of Last Night’s Dream

Rabbi Zac Kamenetz

Founder & CEO, Shefa
Co-Founder, Jewish Psychedelic Summit

Paige Lincenberg

Student Rabbi

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Madison Margolin

Co-Founder, Jewish Psychedelic Summit
Co-Founder & Managing Editor, DoubleBlind

Parvati Markus

Author, Love Everyone

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Ethan Nadelmann

Founder & Executive Director Emeritus, Drug Policy Alliance

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Danny Nemu

Author, Science Revealed and Neuro-Apocalypse

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Rabbi Michael Ziegler

Director, The Chaplaincy Institute’s – The Guiding Presence: Holding Space in Psychedelic Sessions

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Ariella Bea Powers

Sacred Space Making

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Rabbi Rachel Rosenbluth

Living Jewishly
Religions for Peace

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Rabbi Lori Shapiro

Founder, Open Temple

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Rabbi Ami Silver

Rabbi & Psychotherapist

Rick Strassman MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

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Igal Tartakovsky

Co-Founder, Safe Shore – Psychedelic Care
Founder, Soft Landing

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Lauren Taus

Founder, Inbodied Life Therapy

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Keren Tzarfaty PhD

Executive Director of MAPS Israel
Co-Founder, Hakomi Institute of Israel.

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Ariel Vegosen

Founder, Gender Illumination & Shine Diversity
Co-Founder, Queerdome

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Rabbi Gershon Winkler

Author, Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism

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Rachel Wisser

Director of Development and Communications, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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Rachel Yehuda

Director; Center for the Study of Psychedelic Psychotherapy & Trauma, Traumatic Stress Studies Division, Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Vice Chair,Veterans Affairs for the Psychiatry Department
Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Meetup Facilitators

Make some new friends

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Oriana Mayorga

Board, The Society of Psychedelic Reform, Outreach and Education (SPORE); Students for Drug Policy
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Joyce Braverman MD

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapist
Personalized medicine researcher
California Institute of Integral Studies
Psychedelic Research and Treatment
Benson-Henry Institute
Mind-Body Medicine

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Emil Segal

Art Therapist & LCPC
Field Trip Health

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Victoria Litman

Activist and Organizer, Decriminalize Nature NYC & Psychedelic Shul

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Rabbi Jay Michaelson

Author, Enlightenment by Trial and Error

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Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie

Founding Spiritual Leader, Lab Shul

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Joshua Krug

Founder, Opening Doors

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Beni Summers

Rabbinical Student, Hebrew College

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Aaron Genuth

Founder, Darkhei Rephua
JPS Partner
Director of Policy & Outreach, Hudson Valley Psychedelic Society & Decrim Nature NY
Policy Advisor, Psychedelic Justice League

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Gabby Agin-Liebes

Research Fellow, National Institute on Drug Abuse in Substance Use Disorders Treatment and Services Research, University of California San Francisco
Founding Member, Equity in Psychedelic Therapy Initiative

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David Shemesh

Founder of the WOOM CENTER in NYC

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Mira Niculescu

Jewish Meditation Teacher, Neshama

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Joe Green

President of Psychedelic Science Funders Collaborative
Co-Founder and board chairman of Treehouse Co-living

Video Interview Presenters

Shalom Posternack

Shalom Posternack

Mystic, Founder, MindPi, WideCanna, Abraham's Tent of Meeting

Itamar Zadoff

Itamar Zadoff

University of Haifa


Ido Hartogsohn

Author, American Trip: Set, Setting and the Psychedelic Experience
Professor, Bar Ilan University

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Ramona Moonflower Rubin

Founder, Healing Forest Guide
Co-founder, Doc Green's Healing Collective

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Yahav Erez

Content Creator

Arthur Green

Rector, Hebrew College
Author, Judiasm for the World
Author, A New Hadism: Roots and Branches


Yoseph Needelman-Ruiz

Author, Cannabis Chassidis


Leor Roseman

Centre for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College London

The Jewish Psychedelic Summit is a container for connection among the fast-growing community of scholars, mystics, and Jews from all backgrounds, engaging in entheogenic practice. 

The Jewish Psychedelic Summit is entirely online. Dip in and watch the talks that work with your schedule or pique your interest, or join us for the whole experience.  


Discover how psychedelics and Judaism intersect—and how grounding in your ancestral wisdom may enhance your own spiritual practice. 

 From antiquity through today, entheogens and expanded states of consciousness have played a role in Jewish practice, ritual, and prophecy. Jewish mystical traditions, including kabbalah and meditation, provide a container through which to understand, process, and integrate the psychedelic experience. Psychedelics can also kindle a reinvigorated approach to religion and spiritual connection through shamanic Jewish practice and non ordinary states of consciousness. 

In this two-day summit, we will explore the many ways that psychedelics play a part in Judaism—from archaeological evidence showing the use of entheogenic incense to the potential of psychedelics to treat Jewish trauma. We’ll hear from top scholars in the field, while hearing from those with lived experience in Jewish psychedelia. We’ll cover all corners of the Jewish psychedelic world, including why Jews (many with psychedelic experience) seek out spirituality in Eastern traditions, and why ending the Drug War is a Jewish imperative. We’ll also hear from a panel of psychedelic rabbis, along with Jewish entertainers, and after the panels, will provide an opportunity for breakout groups to enable our community to further connect. 

Psychedelic Judaism may not be as far out a practice as it sounds; indeed, psychedelics have played a role in Judaism from the near-genesis of the religion, and are continuing to reignite our spiritual connection to it. This summit will show how experts and practicing Jews engage with psychedelics for spiritual growth, connection, healing and transformation.


We invite you to join us in a mind, heart, and soul-expanding adventure into psychedelic Judaism. 

Participants will learn about:

→ Psychedelics in the Torah and ancient times 

→ How psychedelics can help treat Jewish trauma 

→ Jewish psychedelic ritual and shamanism 

→ Why Jews trek to India for spiritual enlightenment 

→ How Jewish mysticism can serve as a framework through which to understand, process, and integrate the psychedelic experience 

→ Why Shabbat is a psychedelic practice 

→ The fast growing Jewish psychedelic community

Organizational Partners