Director: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit
Organic Torah integrates ancient Jewish wisdom with new directions in modern thought such as ecological and systems thinking which emphasize networks of relationship, context and patterns of connection. This new approach to Jewish texts focuses on their patterns, recovers their organic vibrancy, and opens them up so that we can see their relevance to modern lives.
Bringing together old and new, science and religion, heart and mind, Organic Torah is planting the seeds of a new Tree of Life, bringing excitement and creativity back to Judaism and bringing to bear ancient wisdom to help solve the urgent problems of our world.
Learn more about Organic Torah at www.organictorah.org.
Read more about the brand new partnership between ALEPH and Organic Torah
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is excited to welcome Organic Torah as an official program. Focusing on wholeness, integration and wisdom, Organic Torah works to plant the seeds for a renewed Tree of Life. Organic Torah will extend and expand ALEPH’s current offerings, which include programs such as C-DEEP, Tikshoret Connections, Beloved Land: Israel and Palestine through the Kaleidoscope, the Kesher Fellowship, and Kallah.
Founded in 2011 by Rabbi Natan Margalit, Organic Torah is both a project and a way of being/thinking that integrates ancient Jewish wisdom with new directions in modern thought such as ecological and systems thinking which emphasize networks of relationship, context and patterns of connection.
As a project of ALEPH, Organic Torah will continue to offer publications, conferences, retreats and workshops. In addition, plans are in place to integrate Organic Torah into ALEPH’s existing offerings as well as develop new programming.
Upcoming Events with Organic Torah
Composting as a Spiritual Practice: A Practical Approach to Daily Transformation
Dates and Times: Wednesdays - May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, and June 17
7 - 8:30 pm EST
Cost: $90 (Scholarships available for those who need assistance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Instructors: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit and Rabbi Laura Bellows
Hosted by HUC and Temple Beth Zion, Brookline
Description: What is the connection between composting and redemption? Looking to cultivate a low-barrier daily (or weekly) spiritual practice? In this unique class, we will learn both the practical skills of successful, no-smell composting — whether in an apartment or a backyard, and explore Jewish teachings about the spiritual practice of transforming our food “waste” into new growth. Join us as we draw on Jewish composting wisdom going back to biblical times, and relating to the ecological and spiritual needs of today. All levels of composting experience welcome.