Miriam Eisenberger, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) currently in private clinical practice, with almost two decades of experience in the field of mental health and group work. Miriam was an Avodah Corps Member in New York City from 2002-2003. During her time as an Avodahnik, she worked for a supportive housing agency, providing outreach services to senior men in a flop house on the Bowery. This led to over 10 years of doing clinical work in supportive housing settings. She has studied with many great teachers from Buddhist, Jewish, Shamanic, and Mindfulness traditions, which deeply supported her social service work and eventually led her to begin teaching and integrating these varying perspectives into her work and offerings. Miriam helped to run and regularly taught at the Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn. She was the founding Director of Meditation and Mindfulness at “Because Jewish” from 2015 – 2017, and spearheaded adding Jewish meditation practices to Friday night “Korban Shabbat” services, High Holiday programming, and Saturday morning family events. In 2017, she co-created “Embody Shabbos”, an embodied kabbalat Shabbat prayer experience, bringing meditation, chant and dance practices to a traditional Friday night along with Jewish holiday programming. She is one of the lead teachers at the Hazon Meditation Retreat, a week-long silent Jewish meditation retreat at Isabella Freedman Center, is a certified Mindfulness Teacher and currently teaches to individuals, groups, and organizations around NYC.