The Integrative Sound & Music Institute (SMI) Certificate Program

September Programs

Joshua Lesser

Joshua Lesser

Joshua Lesser recently transitioned from Atlanta’s Congregation Bet Haverim’s Senior Rabbi to Rabbi Emeritus in a bold move to discover what’s next. He is excited to collaborate with The OnBeing Project as he serves as the Spiritual Companion to their Social Healing Fellowship. Responding to the challenges that faith and spiritual leaders have encountered during the pandemic and political disruption, Joshua has created two international online forums for clergy to brainstorm, share resources, and offer mutual support. He is a trained spiritual director and leads groups that explore themes like grief, moral injury and creativity. Joshua was named one of The 36 Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Forward and one of The 100 Most Influential LGBTQ Clergy by the Huffington Post. He has become known for honoring tradition while creating rituals and lifecycles that reflect the specific context and/or the people involved. He has been given a grant for a project that reimagines how to prepare families for their children’s coming of age rituals by understanding their strengths and values.


He is just beginning to design the possibility of a contemplative and ritual center to address the spiritual needs of our time that he is calling Attune.

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Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Towards Becoming a Health Coach Certification: Part 1 – The Art of Healing With Food

Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Towards a Health Coach Certification, Part 2 – The Art of Healing With Herbs

Elysa Fenenbock

Elysa Fenenbock

Elysa Fenenbock creates healing, designs products, champions learning and fashions beauty. Applying the medicine of creativity to projects at the intersection of design, art and education, she enables her students to thrive through mindful making and life prototyping.

Elysa was recently awarded the Edmund Hillary Global Impact Fellowship where she harnesses the world’s creativity to generate lasting change. She is the co-founder of Design Mystics, which helps leaders unleash their inner designer and change maker in pursuit of transformative change and innovation for self, family, organization and community. As Google’s first designer-in-residence, she facilitated human-centered design processes, spearheaded social impact projects and built immersive art installations for transformation. Previously, Elysa worked at IDEO where she developed the Design Thinking for Educators platform. As founder of The Creative Nomad Project, she led global organizations to foster creativity in endeavors ranging from transforming Peruvian artisans into entrepreneurs, to visioning the future of K12 education in rural Panama. At her core, she’s an artist who’s happiest when getting lost in the color and texture of fabric and sculpting precious metals. These days Elysa can be found playing with fiber and fire in her studio Good Guild through which she offers works of healing art. She also teaches at the Stanford d.school.

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