Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell is a member of Cohort II of the Created Equal Educators Fellowship of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the Director of Camp Ramah in Canada. Previously, he worked for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) as a teacher of Jewish Mindfulness and as Program Director of the Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training. For the IJS, Jordan also taught meditation to rabbis and cantors through the IJS’s Clergy Leadership Program. After being ordained in 2008, he served as a congregational rabbi outside of Chicago and co-founded Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning. Jordan is a recipient of the 2014 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize. He and his wife Yael live in Toronto and are the proud parents of three.