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Shefa Gold is an American rabbi and scholar who serves as director of C-DEEP, The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Gold is a noted teacher of chant, Jewish mysticism, Jewish prayer and spirituality. She has been described as "a pioneer in the ecstatic practice of Jewish chant."[1]

Gold was ordained as a rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College as well as by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She is a leader within Aleph: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal.[2]

Gold has produced ten albums and her liturgies have been published in several prayerbooks.[3]

She is the author of three books:[3]

  • Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land (Ben Yehuda Press)
  • In the Fever of Love: An Illumination of The Song of Songs (Ben Yehuda Press)
  • The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love (Jewish Lights)

Gold's work was featured in the book Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today's Jewish Mystical Masters by Rodger Kamenetz.[4]

In 2017, Gold was one of the rabbis who signed a statement by Jewish Veg encouraging veganism for all Jews.[5]


  1. ^ Comins, Mike (2010). Making Prayer Real: Leading Jewish Spiritual Voices on why Prayer is Difficult and what to Do about it. Jewish Lights Publishing. ISBN 9781580234177.
  2. ^ "Authors". Evolve. 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  3. ^ a b "Rabbi Shefa Gold". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  4. ^ Kamenetz, Rodger (1997). Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today's Jewish Mystical Masters. Harper Collins. ISBN 9780060642327.
  5. ^ "Rabbinic Statement". Jewish Veg. Retrieved 2019-04-11.