Penina Taylor

Inspirational Speaker and Coach



While Penina is best known for the unbelievable story of her return to Judaism, with her passion and dynamic speaking style, she translates her vast life experience into focused, motivating practical advice that energizes any audience, inspiring them with a fresh outlook and the tools to reach deep inside to discover who they really are.



Penina works one-on-one with individuals and with groups to get to the heart of the core beliefs that are keeping them from moving forward in life.  Penina is trained in a variety of counseling and coaching modalities allowing her to tailor her approach to the needs of the client.

What people are saying…

"I attended Penina's 'Intentionally Me' workshop and all I can say is, WOW! I never thought one day could make such a difference in my life, but it has. I can't wait to take her Level II workshop!

JoAnne Klein, NY

There aren’t enough words that can express the gratitude and appreciation that we have for your inspirational and dynamic talks that you brought to our community this past November. Your way with words, both written and orally certainly have left us with a tremendous desire to follow you through the rest of the road in your life. You left the membership of all ages truly inspired through your enlightening talks. You truly serve as a motivator for any group seeking or desiring such a speaker. I would highly recommend you to any congregation, organization or school looking for a dynamic and inspirational speaker of the highest caliber.

Stuart Katz, [former] President, Young Israel of North Woodmere

Penina came to speak and the students were riveted throughout. In today's day, when we are programmed to lose interest after thirty seconds, Penina not only held their attention, but Penina's fascinating story and excellent speaking skills had students say she was the most interesting person we've brought in all year. A true pleasure.

Chezky Hoffman, Head of Jeff Seidel’s student center, Hetzliya

Penina's coaching has transformed my life. Had I known what a difference it would make, I would have hired her years ago. I highly recommend her coaching to anyone who wants to overcome a painful past, break free from destructive patterns, or create new possibilities in their life.

Miriam S., Jerusalem

There are absolutely no words to describe Penina’s presentation and the impact it had on our congregation. Everyone was touched, intrigued, fascinated and inspired. We are so glad that we brought her out to speak to us.

R.R., Ra’anana, Israel

Are you looking for a new speaker for your event? We had a wonderful experience with Penina Taylor. She captivated her audience with the account of her journey ... if we hadn't firmly closed the program and almost literally dragged her off the stage, they would have kept her there for hours!

Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg

Penina's stories and presentation were riveting and had a big impact on our students. They were mesmerized and hung on every word. The students found her to be a passionate and compelling speaker and she inspired the students to think and question, and their teachers saw that carry-over into the classrooms.

Esther Eisenman, High School Judaics Principal, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Baltimore, Maryland

Penina is a charming, educated and down to earth speaker. She drew us in and then stayed to answer questions and signed books. The women could not get enough of Penina and had deep and lengthy conversations with her after the program.

Susan Rifkin, Chair of Programming, Jewish Educational Center, Women’s Division, Elizabeth, NJ

Penina is currently accepting speaking invitations in the US for:

December 2 – 24, 2019

Current Itinerary

December 2-3           JOIN Orlando
December 6-7          Aish Center – Greater Washington
December 13-14     Young Israel of Northridge, CA
December 22           Netiv Center – Humble, TX




Currently Penina has plans to be in Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, and California.  If you would like bring Penina out to speak in your city, please be in touch!

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