Kesher Fellowship Application CLOSED

Are you a young, progressive, Jewish adult looking for spiritual connection? 

ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is pleased to announce the launch of the Kesher Fellowship, a new program of transformational learning and mentoring for young adults between the ages of 22-40. The Kesher Fellowship seeks to empower and train the next generation of ALEPH participants, teachers and leaders.

The fellowship will consist of:

- Distance learning every few weeks from ALEPH faculty and teachers, on topics of specific importance to Kesher Fellows
- Monthly mentoring, spiritual direction, and guidance from a teacher connected to ALEPH
- An in-person gathering in the summer of 2019
- A private listserv where we can share reflections and community
- A commitment to helping expand and grow ALEPH’s impact and influence with the next generation

The Kesher Fellowship is made possible thanks to a grant from the Lasko Family Foundation. It is directed by Rabbi Ilan Glazer, who is ordained by ALEPH as Rabbi and Mashpia (Spiritual Director). Rabbi Ilan has been involved with ALEPH since 2008, co-leading 3 ALEPH Birthright Israel trips, serving on the ALEPH Board, and drumming and teaching at many ALEPH events. Rabbi Ilan directed the Kesher program at the recent ALEPH Kallah, and is always happy to see more young people attending, learning, and teaching at ALEPH events. Rabbi Ilan welcomes your questions - feel free to be in touch at

ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal was founded in 1993 and envisions a contemporary Judaism that is joyous, creative, spiritually rich, socially progressive, and earth-aware. 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 higher dreams for the future of our world.

Jewish Renewal is a transdenominational approach to revitalizing Judaism. We combine the socially progressive values of egalitarianism, the joy of Hasidism, the informed do-it-yourself spirit of the havurah movement, and the accumulated wisdom of centuries of tradition.


DEADLINE EXTENDED! All applications must be received by December 24th at 5 pm Eastern time. It is our hope to review all applications and let you know whether you’ve been accepted by the end of 2018. The first Zoom call will take place January 13th at 8 pm Eastern time. Future calls will take place on the following dates: 

January 13th
February 10th 
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th
July 14th
August 11th