Dr Elisheva Irma Diaz is a born and raised Angeleno. She is an international author, public speaker, and lecturer. She is widely known for her spiritual gifts and communication skills. In addition to her far-reaching interfaith ministry, she is in charge of the bereavement department at Emanate Health Hospice and Home Care (previously Citrus Valley Hospice and Home Health), which is affiliated with Emanate Health, Queen of the Valley Hospital, Inter-Community Hospital, and Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in San Gabriel Valley, California.
As a young adult, she entered the political world and served in a grassroots congressional campaign, which after a victory, opened many doors in Washington, DC. The height of her national experience in politics and government was during the Reagan and Bush White House years, where she served on transition teams and with the public liaison office. She traveled throughout the United States building special-interest coalition groups and later worked with Arriana Huffington as a consultant and public speaker.
Soon after this, she built a fairly large ministry. This ministry founded an institute that trained and ordained pastors. She was instrumental in planting churches that are still around today. She was the executive producer of her own international television program, which aired for fourteen years in 170 nations.
Her experience as a diplomate in government opened doors in South America where she visited and was hosted by the government annually for fourteen years. Consistently, she was given a strong voice to address parliament, which included members of the United Nations. Simultaneously, she worked with business and religious leaders across South America.
It was during this time that Elisheva (Irma) known as Pastora Irma began working with her team in the slum areas of Brazil, helping orphanages in their quest to rescue infants and children from the streets. She traveled throughout South America, including Argentina and Ecuador, focusing on teaching (Government, Business and Religious) leaders in biblical ethics.
Because she is a Sephardic (Hispanic) Jew and has knowledge of the Holy Land through her Hebrew studies, she has taken study groups to Israel since the early nineties. She holds a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity degree from Covenant Life Theological Seminary in Gainesville, Georgia. She furthered her education with her focal point on Rabbinic studies. She graduated in 2013 from Gratz College (a private coeducational Jewish college in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania). In addition to her ordination as a minister in 1986, she was also ordained a rabbi in 2012. She is the founder and president of Ayekah Jewish Foundation based in Los Angeles and Vice President and Co-founder of the Coalition for Sephardic Hispanic ladino legacy.
To have Dr Elisheva Irma Diaz, BAJS, MTS, DD speak at your special event, please contact us at: Email address: Elishevairmadiaz@gmail.com or Ayekahinfo@gmail.com
Visit our websites: www.ellishevairmadiaz.com or www.Ayekah.org