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George Wielechowski

Rabbi George Wielechowski is a spiritual leader, entrepreneur, and the founding Director of the Open Dor Project . He earned his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi George most recently served on the clergy team of Beth El Congregation of Baltimore where he focused on creating accessible and welcoming community and co-launched a new center for Jewish spirituality. He continues his work in meditation and mindfulness as a member of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Leadership Program, an immersive training community for rabbis and cantors in mystical texts, mindfulness, and embodied awareness practices. As an entrepreneur and non-profit executive, Rabbi George’s creative, marketing, and organization building experience spans over 15 years and includes diverse disciplines. He developed, branded, and managed early-stage startups in the technology, religious education, and consumer product sectors and has led communications and marketing teams in a variety of industries, including religious and educational non-profits, software companies, consumer food products, the hospitality industry, and luxury real estate development. An active writer, filmmaker, and digital media producer, Rabbi George’s creative credits also include contributing essay and feature film, animation, documentary, and national television credits. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cardiff, CA.