ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal
ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal infuses ancient Jewish wisdom with a modern, egalitarian and socially progressive consciousness. ALEPH envisions a joyous, creative, spiritually rich, socially progressive, and earth-aware contemporary Judaism. This vision arises out of our search for a renewed personal connection to the God of our ancestors and the legacy of our tradition, in service of our highest dreams for the future of our world.ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is a worldwide effort to fully embrace a contemporary egalitarian Judaism as a profound spiritual practice and social transformer, reaching beyond denominational boundaries and institutional structures.ALEPH brings spiritual vitality and passion into the daily lives of Jews through programs that empower leadership, build communities, and generate powerful experiences and practical resources.
ALEPH Initiatives: • The ALEPH Kallah, the biennial flagship retreat now in its 28th year, with 600-800 participants each gathering, including clergy, lay leaders, youth and families. • The ALEPH Ruach Ha’Aretz Retreat, alternating years with Kallah, a more intimate summer including clergy, lay leaders, youth and families.• The ALEPH Bet Midrash, a program of videoconference courses and mini-courses that engage learners in Torah text study, midrash, Jewish life-skills, Hebrew prayer and liturgy, and explorations of Jewish theology.• The ALEPH Lay Leadership Certification Program – our newest program growing educated, empowered, inspired lay leaders in local communities.• Kol Zimrah – ALEPH offers students 4 weeks of professional-level training in the energy of congregational worship and the techniques of Jewish chant. • ALEPH Sage-ing Project, a multidisciplinary and multi-generational program offering a new paradigm for the aging process as well as powerful contemplative tools.• Jewish Renewal focused Israel trips, EcoJudaism, Embodying Spirit, and much more.