Nan Fink Gefen, PhD, is a teacher of Jewish meditation, a writer and an editor. She has taught Jewish meditation to hundreds of students around the country. For six years, she directed a program to train Jewish meditation teachers at Chochmat HaLev, a center of Jewish meditation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She is a contributor to Meditation from the Heart of Judaism: Today’s Teachers Share Their Practices, Techniques, and Faith (Jewish Lights), and author of Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery. She co-founded Tikkun magazine in 1985 and she is the co-founding editor of Persimmon Tree: An Online Magazine of the Arts.