Rabbi Deni Deutsch Marshall, LCSW
Rabbi Deni Deutsch Marshall, LCSW, received her rabbinical ordination through ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and has been both teaching and facilitating groups within the Jewish community of the greater Sacramento area for over a decade.
Having studied with Melton in one of the first cohorts in Sacramento years ago, she became a mashpia/spiritual director in 2011 through Morei Derekh Spiritual Direction Program. In 2013, she
became a Jewish Meditation teacher through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. A few years later, she stepped up from Mussar practitioner to Mussar facilitator by completing the Manchim program through The Mussar Institute (TMI), under the direction of Alan Morinis, founder of TMI. In 2018, she entered Rabbinical school and was ordained in January 2023.
During the past decade, Rabbi Deni has facilitated many Mussar va’ads and led Jewish Meditation and Spiritual Direction groups in Sacramento and Davis. She created and co-led a Shabbaton on Jewish wisdom for aging, and teaches on Jewish practices on death and dying. She also created, and for more than a decade leads, a Jewish renewal Shabbat morning service at Congregation B’nai Israel in Sacramento which includes prayer, chants, meditation, and song.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice for over 25 years, Rabbi Deni continues to offer online therapy and individual spiritual direction. She also enjoys being a doting savta (grandmother) of three young children with whom she is very involved.
As a facilitator of many different kinds of groups, Rabbi Deni appreciates Melton’s approach to learning, which emphasizes participation in group discussions and chevrutah pairing. She is honored to join the faculty of the Sacramento Melton School of Jewish Learning.
Rabbi Deni invites you to visit her website here.