I tutor Hebrew and Aramaic
I teach everything from the foundations to the finer points of verb conjugation and translation of texts.
I am a teacher of Jewish mysticism, a spiritual counselor, and the cofounder of the Mekorah Institute—an online spiritual center for embodied practice. Ordained with honors as a rabbi at the neo-Hasidic Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, I also hold a Master’s degree in Contemplative Religions from Naropa University. I live in Victoria, British Columbia, and am certified as a Focusing Professional to guide others to deeper self-knowledge and healing. My first book, Embodied Kabbalah, is a translation and commentary of 42 mystical texts from throughout the last 1000 years. I am the proud husband of Melina and the proud father of Orion and Sephira, two wonderfully joyful and creative kids.
“We go through the laws of grammar so meticulously that I now understand not just what vowels are under certain letters—but why! We even wrote a song to the tune of Avinu Malchaynu to help me learn the vowel signifiers in each of the binyanim. He is non-judgemental and fun to learn with… I can’t thank him enough for teaching me!“Emily Stern, Rabbinical Student, Aleph Ordination Program
“Matthew combines two sets of qualities that are not usually found together: deep Jewish erudition, sharp insights, and understanding of our rich textual tradition on the one hand, and on the other, a contemporary sensibility and an accessible menshlichkayt that allows him to reach and inspire people of any age. He knows what he is talking about, AND you can talk to him!”Student in Hebrew Grammar and Translation