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Four Questions for Rachel Goldbaum – Sacred and Sensual

Boulder Center for Judaism is proud to announce a virtual class on the topic of the “Sacred and  Sensual” given by Rochel Goldbaum of Denver, CO on Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 pm. This is the second in a series of three classes on “Nurturing the Knot.”

Rochel Goldbaum is a highly sought-after international speaker who has taught in the Jewish community for over 20 years. Her effervescent joy and engaging style has drawn many to her classes and lectures focusing on topics of parenting, self development, marital harmony and intimacy in the Jewish home.  In addition to her teaching, Rochel is a dating and relationships coach and mentor of other professionals.   Originally from New Jersey, Rochel now lives in Denver, Colorado, and is the proud mother of seven children.

In Boulder Jewish News fashion, we asked Rochel a few questions.

Can you please share some of your background and how you got involved in what you currently do?

Recently, I moved to Denver, CO for my husband to be principal at the local Jewish Day School. It’s been five years now and I absolutely love it here. I’m a dating coach and have been training other dating coaches, over 100 so far, on a personal method of how to date productively, find and keep Mr. Right. I am also the co-founder of an organization called “Core” that “Strengthens women who strengthen women” and helps build leaders across the world.

How did you get into teaching classes worldwide through “Mikvah USA”?

Back in Ottawa, I had a dream to help every woman make the gift of Mikvah their own. I approached an organization called “Mikvah USA” which helps build Mikvaot around the world and suggested that they take it to the next level by continuing education even after helping a community build a Mikvah. Since then, I have traveled to 38 cities talking about Mikvah. I have also started a separate division called “My Gift of Mikvah”- staffed with 18 speakers and 5 employees working on programming, both virtual and live. We provide resources to help women embrace this beautiful gift of Mikvah.

Can you please share a marriage nugget?

  • Your spouse’s behaviors, choices, and moods, do not determine your worth. Understanding what you are or are not responsible for, is the beginning of respect.

How about another one?

  • You can’t judge someone and love someone at the same time. If you want to love them, drop the judgement.

For more information or to sign up for the link, email Chany Scheiner @ boulderjudaism@gmail.com

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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