Yiscah Smith

Yiscah is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. She is a Jewish educator, spiritual activist and published author who addresses the spiritual dimension of authentic living. Yiscah employs her own story of ​the joys and struggles with her own spirituality, gender identity and commitment to authentic living​. As one who transitioned from a Chabad man to an observant woman, she presents topics in an accessible and vivid style, from both a personal and a text-based perspective.

Yiscah lives in Jerusalem and teaches at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies. In addition, she produces a series of podcasts online on Jewish spirituality. In her private practice Yiscah provides spiritual guidance for authentic living.  She is also a guest speaker both in Israel and abroad.

Contact: yiscahs@pardes.org.il