ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

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This evening, we begin Yom Kippur, twenty-six hours in which, as Reb Zalman z’’l put it, G-d becomes incarnated in time. In a 2007 interview, he compared the Jewish traditions of Yom Kippur to the legend of the phoenix, an opportunity to rise from the ashes each year. “The teachings are that on Rosh Hashanah a new year comes down. And on Yom Kippur, the old year gets replaced,” he said. “There is a willingness from the divine to aid in forgiveness and scrap the old sins.”The essence of Jewish Renewal is fully present in the spirit of this holiday. It is a time for self compassion, a time for letting go, and a time to embrace a new way of being. It is a time for renewal.We want to thank you for continuing to share yourself and your community with us, and we invite you to continue to share your reflections so that we may all continue to grow in right relationship with one another, with the earth, and with ourselves in the coming year. From all of us at ALEPH, thank you for renewing Judaism with us. G'mar Chatimah Tovah! ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for the ALEPH Ordination Program Sukkah Hop!Date: Thursday, October 13Time: 7 pm ET (4 pm PT)Cost: Suggested donation of $36All proceeds benefit the AOPAll donations are welcomeLed by: Hazzan Stephanie Weishaar and friendsJoin ALEPH Ordination Program students, teachers, and graduates for our first-ever AOP Sukkah Hop! Through the magic of the internet, you’ll be able to visit multiple sukkot around the globe without leaving your home. Sit in your own sukkah or on your comfy couch as Renewal leaders regale you with stories and songs by the glow of your computer. Bring your own snacks and prepare to be inspired as we celebrate the harvest holiday of Sukkot together.Featuring: Rabbi Elliot Ginsburg and Linda Jo Doctor, Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Rabbi Marcia Prager and Hazzan Jack Kessler, cantorial student Devorah Tucker-Fick, rabbinical student Cat Zavis, and hosted by Hazzan Stephanie WeishaarLearn more and register at www.aleph.org/virtualprograms ... See MoreSee Less
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As we enter the yamim nora'im, the days of awe, we want to express our awe and gratitude for our students, our alumni, our educators, our communities and our co-creators.We want to thank you for your continued support of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal in bringing spiritual vitality and passion into the daily lives of Jews. As we begin another Jewish year, we enter into a new era at ALEPH: the 20th anniversary of the ALEPH Ordination Program and the 30th anniversary of the organization. Hold on to your shofars as change is coming!In the year ahead, we will continue to learn and grow from each other as we remain steadfast in providing offerings that empower Jewish leadership, build communities, and generate powerful experiences.From all of us at ALEPH, thank you for renewing Judaism with us. Shana Tova u'metukah. ... See MoreSee Less
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