Spiritual Leader Zvika Krieger


Zvika Krieger is the Spiritual Leader of Chochmat HaLev, a progressive spiritual community in Berkeley, CA for embodied prayer, heart-centered connections, and mystical experiences. Zvika has served in board and leadership positions for Sukkat Shalom/Milk+Honey camp at Burning Man, Jewish Studio Project, DC Minyan, and other organizations dedicated to nourishing the mind, body, and soul.

Zvika has worked on mitigating some of the most damaging impacts of new technologies on individuals and society as Facebook/Meta’s first-ever Director of Responsible Innovation, creating and leading the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and as the US Department of State’s first-ever “Ambassador to Silicon Valley.”

Zvika previously served as Senior Vice President of the Center for Middle East Peace and was Newsweek’s Middle East correspondent, based in Egypt and Lebanon and covering most of the Arab world.

He has a BA from Yale University, is a certified Shadow Work facilitator and Design Thinking facilitator, certified as “God” with “Talk to God”, and trained as an ecstatic dance DJ by Embodied Sound. Originally from Los Angeles, Zvika loves to surf, dance, backpack, rock climb, and sing karaoke occasionally on-key. Learn more about Zvika at www.zvikakrieger.com.