Nina Gelman-Gans is a multi-tasking momma. Wearing many hats, this site highlights current passions.
- As a life-longer learner, Nina is excited about teaching and sharing Mussar, an age-old process of noticing one’s own character traits in order refine “intentions of the heart” and to show up with increased insight and inner fortitude in daily living. We study Jewish texts and take a meta-view of personal life stories to bring understanding and self-compassion to current life challenges. You set mini-stretch goals to slowly transform into your best self. Join our weekly Mussar Circle on Zoom classroom.
- The kitchen is usually the heart of the home. Nina loves being creative with garden offerings, thinking up food combinations, sharing fermentation techniques, and inspiring gut-healthy eating.
- As a Jewish Family Educator, Nina sees the family as a key mentoring force for living Jewishly. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she noticed a need for hands-on, accessible, engaging tools for Jewish families. If you’re looking for arts and crafts to do while harboring at home, we have pre-printed Shema pillowcases, Hebrew tracing stencils and more.
Nina has attended over 10 CAJE conferences, served as educator-in-residence at CO mini-CAJE, Aleph Kallah, Limmud LA, and Limmud UK’s CAJE representative. Locally, she teaches Hebrew and facilitates Mussar learning circles. She is active in interfaith learning, support for the homeless, and acts behind the scenes to bring joy to individuals. Nina trained with the Hornstein and Heller programs at Brandeis University. She lives with her husband, two teens, exuberant dog, mischievous bunny rabbit, and elusive gecko.