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 while an unhealthy marriage eventually fell apart and so did Melinda's devotion to Orthodox Judaism as well as here heart and soul. 

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

“After I divorced in 2005, it would take all my focus to mend my relationship to God and embrace a humble and grace fueled. 
Read Melinda’s Roadmap To Recovery Story...

"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". 

Melinda is a native Floridian and accomplished International Speaker, who used her Ordination wisely. She brought awareness about love and healing sexual wounds to the International Medical Conference in Jerusalem in 2010 as she felt her story was relevant to many others. 

Melinda was ordained by All People's Synagogue Spiritual Director Rabbi Loring Frank through his Florida Academy Institute of Religion. 

Watch Melinda's interview on Private Matters TV 

And so it is written, and so it will be done...
Everyone is unique. Compare not yourself with anyone else lest you spoil God's curriculum.
- Baal Shem Tov