Author Archives: Aryeh BenDavid

Aryeh BenDavid

About Aryeh BenDavid

Aryeh Ben David grew up outside of NYC, studied psychology at Vassar College, received rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate and now lives in Efrat, Israel with his wife Sandra and their six children. Aryeh founded Ayeka, Center for Soulful Education, in 2006, after almost 20 years of work in formal and experiential Jewish educational settings. Ayeka seeks to provide educators with the language and tools for creating personal and meaningful connection. Aryeh has been involved in the training of staff of countless organizations and lectures internationally.

What does Avinu Malkeinu Really Mean?

Aryeh BenDavid
August 13, 2014

As I approach Rosh Hashanah this year, I am wondering about one line in Avinu Malkeinu: “Our Father, Our King, hear our voice, have great mercy upon us.” Our Father. My father passed away suddenly last Erev Rosh HaShana. It is now one year without my father. A year of emptiness and mourning. Our King. More »

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Seeking an Open-Heart Community

Aryeh BenDavid
June 6, 2014

There was a time when the individual turned to community to satisfy physical needs, such as food and protection. There was a time when the individual turned to community to satisfy social needs, through local bowling leagues and neighborhood picnics. There was a time when the individual turned to community to satisfy spiritual needs through More »

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