ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is proud to present Tikshoret, a new lower cost, lower commitment online adult education initiative. We aim to offer adults an opportunity to dive deeply into the spiritual and educational gifts of Jewish Renewal, without the cost or time commitments associated with other adult education programs.
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!
Feb 17, 24 and March 2 & 9
Wednesday 8 to 9:30 pm (eastern)
Writing the Psalms of Our Hearts
Instructor: Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
The psalms are a deep repository of praise, thanksgiving, grief, and exaltation, one of our communal tools for connecting with God. In this class, each of us will become a psalmist. We’ll awaken our spirits and hearts by praying select psalms together, warm up our intellectual muscles with writing exercises, and enter into a safe space for creativity as we each write our own psalms. After sharing our psalms aloud and sharing our responses to each others’ work, we’ll close by davening together once more.