About Melinda Bernstein

Melinda Bernstein is a native Floridian who became a Rabbi on Mothers Day 2009 just as her two children were headed off to college.  

Being raised in the Reform tradition left Melinda yearning for a deeper connection to God. After marrying and having two children and still yearning, Hurricane Andrew destroyed her family home in 1992. Melinda took it as a sign from God and raised two children in marriage in the Orthodox tradition. The experience gave Melinda a deeper connection to God,  as she learned Hebrew by attending an Orthodox Synagogue.  It was a sanctuary that provided comfort until her marriage and faith fell apart in 2005.

"The Wound Is The Place Where The Light Enters"  RUMI

"I feel I was chosen to become a Rabbi to be a voice for healing and to help others heal the holes in their hearts, minds and open to their souls fullest expression". 

After divorce and before Melinda received her S'Micha (a private Ordination through Rabbi Loring Frank's Florida Academy And Institute of Religion), she studied, was certified in Jewish Energy Healing, Life Coaching and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajhan, wrote two books (one published) and created  courses  via The Sacred Roadmap, guided healing meditations, The Sacred Flirt, Freedom Dance & Shechinah Dance.

Melinda is a native Floridian and accomplished International Speaker, who brought her story and awareness about religion, love and healing sexual wounds to the International Medical Conference in Jerusalem in 2010.   She moved to Northern California (aka the garden of eden) the following year.

Watch Melinda's interview on Private Matters TV 

Melinda's teachings are inspired by learning with  Ravi Miriam Maron, Rabbi Leah NovickRabbi Diane Elliot & Miki Raver while living in Northern California between 2012 and 2015.  Melinda is currently performing weddings, funerals and related counseling as well as teaching  Mystical Kabbalah to women in South Florida. 

Melinda continues to expand jewish education and embrace women's roles in temple times and as the temple within. 

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Everyone is unique. Compare not yourself with anyone else lest you spoil God's curriculum.
- Baal Shem Tov