Shira Taylor Gura
Using personal stories and self-deprecating humor, Israeli American award-winning author, Shira Taylor Gura presents the world of emotional well-being from an insider's view.
American Israeli award-winning author, Shira Taylor Gura presents the world of emotional well-being. Using personal stories and self-deprecating humor, Shira engages audiences with practical next steps to illustrate how everyone can get unSTUCK in their lives and relationships. Shira's audiences laugh, empathize, and learn how to turn their stuck spots into sources for energy and positive change.
“We were fortunate to engage Shira as our Scholar in Residence for an entire Shabbat day. Shira’s gentle, relaxed approach makes for a spiritually enlightening and thoughtfully refreshing experience. We all loved the meditative chanting, the meaningful conversation, the accessible yoga, the mindful eating, and the open dialogue.”— Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Hazzan, President, Cantors Assembly, Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ
“Shira has an unusual combination of professional expertise about dealing with life’s everyday challenges and relationships and a natural almost home-spun approach which instantly makes a connection between herself and her audience. She is able to bring her own passion and knowledge about Judaism as part of a positive approach to life to a wide age range of people from diverse backgrounds.”— Diane Friedgut, Director, International Women’s Day of Learning,, Schechter Institute, Jerusalem
“Shira led a beautiful program at our inaugural Pearl Society event, geared to our young women. Her words and approach to life really resonated with the group and they expressed interest in using the S.T.U.C.K. method techniques to help their children cope with stressful situations."— Paula Joffe, Director Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of Princeton, Mercer Bucks, NJ
“The S.T.U.C.K. Method is a wonderful, practical guide to utilizing mindfulness and emotional awareness to unstick yourself from destructive emotional patterns and live from a place of greater freedom and openness."— Dr. Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, Founder of Or HaLev: A Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation, Or HaLev, Israel
“We can all recognize ourselves in the revealing stories Shira Taylor Gura tells about getting stuck in the everyday events of life. This intimate sharing inspires the reader to try out The S.T.U.C.K. Method for their own liberation.”— Rabbi Jeff Roth, Director of The Awakened Heart Project , Awakened Heart Retreat, Israel
“Shira’s presentation on her book was relatable and captivating. She is a dynamic speaker and listens carefully to the needs of the group, as she gives them the tools to overcome daily emotional challenges.”— Debbie Ravitz, Executive Board Member of the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Sholom, Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill, NJ
“Shira took our Shabbat morning service to a deep and meaningful place through guided song and meditation. It was a new and different experience for our congregation, one that was welcome and appreciated.”— Rabbi Aaron Krupnick, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ
“Shira engaged our women with her description of ways to getting unSTUCK with humor and insight. Based on her new book, her presentation engendered questions, discussions and a new approach to facing avoiding stress in daily life. We recommend trying it out!”— Sheila Friedman, President, Congregation Shirat Hayam, Ventnor, NJ