Rabbi Itzhak Vardy | Neshama Center

A message from our Rabbi 

I was born in Israel, to a family with roots that embraced Jewish life and traditions that can be traced back for over 200 years. Though the earlier years of my adult life I worked in a wide variety of fields, including theater, music and art. In 1988, when my wife and I moved to Aspen, Colorado, my mindset returned to my roots and the traditions. I began teaching and studying, and through this natural cycle I was inspired to become a Rabbi.

In the Renewal Movement I could choose a variety of studies that allowed me to uphold my traditional beliefs, while further exploring new ideas. For the last decade I have studied at Aleph Rabbinical School, The University of Judaism in Los Angeles, Open University in Tel Aviv, Bar Ilan University, Herzug Yeshiva, and Mevaser Shalom Yeshiva. I obtained ordination in 2012.

Rabbi and founder of Neshama Center in Aspen

I am the current Rabbi and founder of Neshama Center in Aspen, Colorado. Neshama Center offers the preservation of our culture and celebration of all life cycle events including: Namings, B’nai Mitzvah, Weddings and Memorial services. We also offer educational programming for children and adults to ensure spiritual growth, and to encourage observing the Jewish holidays in a way that enriches us spiritually and intellectually in an open and inviting atmosphere.

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