Hello and Welcome!
My name is Susan Katz. I have created this website so that you learn more about pastoral care, sacred music, and how I offer my training and experience in these areas as services to you.
The work of Pastoral Consultation is a practice of both words and silence. Sometimes music, or prayer without words, fills the void where our thoughts cannot penetrate. This website displays my accumulated experiences as a thinker, writer, musician and explorer, with the intention of helping you begin the process of articulating how you may wish to explore, grow or heal spiritually.
Please browse the pages, find entries on my blog ‘The Compassionate Oboe’ that resonate with you, follow links that meet your curiosity or needs. And, I invite you to contact me at: susan at susanjkatz dot com.
I offer a few avenues of service. One of them is to offer Pastoral Consultation services to individuals, groups, agencies and institutions. I also work in the creative arts, offering writing and storytelling workshops, play and compose Jewish sacred music and design tallitot.
I teach and tutor in Hebrew skills for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, reading Torah and chanting Haftarah, learning Biblical Hebrew, and perform Jewish lifecycle events such as weddings, baby namings, and funeral or memorial services.