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Ilana Rubenstein

Ilana Rubenstein is a therapist, mother and teaches at The Village Shul and Yorkville Jewish Centre in Toronto. Her greatest passion is connecting Torah wisdom to our personal paths and struggles.

Leonard Cohen & Facing the Darkness

Leonard Cohen & Facing the Darkness

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There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.


A True Jewish Baseball Hero

A True Jewish Baseball Hero

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Meet the most inspiring player of this World Series season.


Cool Girls

Cool Girls

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They say you never really leave high school. I think you can.


God Winking

God Winking

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Showing up to the imperfect unpredictable mess of life.


Can I Really Change the World?

Can I Really Change the World?

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How one small act can trigger movement across generations.


Shattered and Whole

Shattered and Whole

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Being Jewish means dancing with the conflicting combination of pain and joy.


Half a Mother

Half a Mother

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Accepting the gift of single motherhood.


Soup Kitchen Chaos

Soup Kitchen Chaos

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We are all hungry for something.