Published on May 15th, 2018 | by Leah Lazer


Bring Rabbi Natan to Your Community!

Bring Rabbi Margalit to your synagogue, college campus, Hillel, retreat center or conference as a speaker, scholar in residence, or presenter. 

Read on below for samples of past presentations! You can also suggest your own program:  more examples of past Organic Torah programs are available here. 


Contact Rabbi Natan at natanm118@gmail.com to set up a program at your institution!


Samples of Past Presentation Titles 

Choose from the topics below, or suggest your own idea.

1. Ecological Judaism for the 21st Century

2. Organic Torah: A New Synthesis

3. Tree of Life Learning: How to Read Classic Jewish Texts So They Come Alive

4. The Holistic Spiritual Journey: Jewish Paths to Connection, Creativity and Fulfillment

5.  Three Bridges from Ancient Wisdom to Social and Ecological Justice

6.  Emergent Judaism: How an Ancient Tradition Gets New Ideas

7.  Ecological Justice and Judaism: A Deep Shift in Consciousness

8.  Why Bother? Mitzvah, Hope, and Planting a Garden

9. Animal Rights, Ecology, and the Ethics of Jewish Eating

11.  Beyond the Culture of Control

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  • Testimonials

    “Rabbi Margalit is a phenomenal teacher and speaker – he is a darshan, magid and rebbe at all once. He brings a deep and genuine love for Jewish text, and blends it with the richness of our Hasidic story telling tradition. He is a truly magnetic speaker, capturing our hearts and minds with his accessible style and deep wisdom.”
    — Rabbi Daniel Berman, Temple Reyim, Newton, MA

    “Loved Natan’s class and his deep understanding of Torah mixed with contemporary environmental texts.“
    — Kyle, Urban Adamah Participant, Summer 2017

    “It was amazing to have Natan come to Colby! There was a lot of meaningful conversation during the event as well as amongst students following the event…. For many students, this opened a door to a new lens on how to look at environmental issues.”
    — Bronya Lichtman, Co-President Colby College Hillel, 2018

    “That was a wonderful presentation, with a lot of fresh ideas and stimulating discussion. Thank you for coming to W&S and participating in our Lunch and Learn. Everyone told me how much they loved it.”
    — Sherry Leffert, Speakers Coordinator, Harvard Hillel, Worship and Study Minyan

  • Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D.

    Founder, President, Principal Teacher at Organic Torah

    Natan Margalit was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received rabbinic ordination at The Jerusalem Seminary in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in Talmud from U.C. Berkeley in 2001. He has taught at Bard College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. Natan is Rabbi of The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life, in Connecticut. Natan is a member of the Va’ad (Core Faculty and Steering Committee) of the ALEPH Ordination Program, where he is Director of Rabbinic Texts. He is Founder and President of Organic Torah. He lives in Newton, MA with his wife Ilana and their two sons.