ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is proud to present Tikshoret, a new online adult education initiative. We aim to offer adults an opportunity to dive deeply into the spiritual and educational gifts of Jewish Renewal. Tikshoret tuition is intentionally low to welcome a diverse group of learners.
The Hebrew word Tikshoret comes from the root for “deep connection,” and that’s what these classes are designed to be: an opportunity to connect with the riches of our tradition. These exciting classes will be taught by teachers and rabbis from across the Jewish Renewal world. Through this highly accessible online platform, we seek to inspire, engage, challenge, and explore the mysteries of the past with an eye towards contemporary spiritual practice and creating personally meaningful Jewish experiences.
We hope that you will join us on this sacred journey!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EST
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm PST
The theme of repentance/return/teshuvah is an overarching theme of the High Holy Days. It is time to make amends for missing the mark with G-d, with ourselves, and with others. Teshuvah (with its Hebrew root shuv- turn/return) can also be seen as a “homecoming.” We return to G-d, to others, and to ourselves.
We will explore the concept and practice of teshuvah and the concept of “homecoming”using a variety of texts from the Chai Mitzvah Program’s Mussar curriculum created by Rabbi Pamela Wax. Texts will include, but not be limited to sources from Maimonides’ Laws of Teshuvah; Adin Steinsaltz’s Thirteen Petalled Rose; Martin Buber; The Selichot Liturgy and the High Holy Day Liturgy.