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Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K’vod Wieder has been teaching classes, leading retreats, and counseling students in meditation, prayer, and creative forms of Jewish spirituality in the United States for over fifteen years.  He received a masters degree in counseling from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto. K’vod has served as the assistant director of Chochmat HaLev – a Jewish meditation center in Berkeley, program director for Sonoma County Jewish Federation, director of the B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program for the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and program director for the Elat Chayyim Center of Jewish Spirituality. Ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, K’vod now serves as the associate rabbi of Temple Beth El of South Orange County.

In 2001,  K’vod created and implemented the first county-wide post-bnai mitzvah program in Sonoma County, and won the Etz Chayyim award for Informal Jewish education at the National Conference for Informal Jewish Education in 2005. He is husband to Ilana Rogel-Wieder and the father of Levi, Aiden, and Aviv.