Gilla Nissan’s teaching and writing has been informed by great kabbalists. She studied at Tel Aviv University, Yeshiva University of Los Angeles and American Jewish University and has taught Jewish studies for four decades. She has been a longtime student of the Gurdjieff work, and acknowledges Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man as her primary teacher of Kabbalah.
Ms. Nissan is a prize-winning poet, speaker, essayist, visionary, innovator of Jewish rituals and ceremonial leader. Her work is centered on the mystic of Biblical Hebrew, the Hebrew letters as tools of change, the development of the feminine experience, and how we move from aging to saging.
Mother to three children and grandmother to three grandchildren, Gilla currently lives in Los Angeles.