ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is proud to present Tikshoret, an 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 are 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! See below for our current classes.
Questions about Tikshoret or the classes, please email email@example.com.
Upcoming Tikshoret Programs
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Traditional and Contemporary Perspectives
Dates and Times: A three-session program on June 3, June 10, and June 17
4 - 5:30 pm EST (1 - 2:30 pm PST)
Cost: $75 for all three classes
Presenter: Rabbinic Pastor Simcha Raphael, Ph.D.
Description: An exploration of Jewish afterlife texts spanning three millennia of history. As travelers through time, we shall enter the worlds of Torah,Talmud, Midrash, Zohar and Hasidic tales investigating diverse ways Jews have understood the enigmatic mystery of death and the world beyond.
Searching for spiritual renewal of traditional teachings, we shall use these texts for reflection and discussion discovering practical guidelines for responding to the human encounter with death - personally, and in our families and communities.
Simcha Raphael, Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.
Simcha Raphael, Living and Dying in Ancient Times - Death, Burial and Mourning in Biblical Tradition, Albion-Andalus Books, 2015
Simcha Raphael, May the Angels Carry You - Jewish Prayers and Meditations for the Deathbed, Albion-Andalus Books, 2016
Simcha Raphael, The Grief Journey and the Afterlife - Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement, Albion-Andalus Books, 2014
Escorting the Queen Shechinah: Honoring Malchut she'b'Malchut with Song, Poetry and Art!
Led by Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael
Saturday, May 30 | 8 - 10 pm EDT
Pay-what-you-can (Proceeds will support ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal and COVID-19 relief)
Program will include havdalah.
Saturday Evening is a traditional time, to escort Shechinah, the Sabbath Bride, back to the Higher realms. Just as Kabbalat Shabbat welcomes the Divine Presence on Friday Night, so we escort Her out with royal ritual during a M’laveh Malka, a feast in Her honor. In these times we will “feast" together on the offerings of our soul that honor Shechinah through art, poetry, chant, music and more.
Join Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, and many other wonderful presenters illuminating the presence of Malchut shel B’Malchut as She takes leave.
Kohenet Shoshana Bricklin
Kohenet Batya Diamond
Kohenet Dr. D'vorah J. Grenn
Eshet Hazon Shonna Husbands-Hankin
Cantorial Soloist Laura Lenes
RP/Cantor Lisa Levine
Cantorial Soloist Orit Perlman
Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael
Brielle Paige Rassler
Hazzan Jessi Roemer
Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom
Rabbi/Cantor Sara Shendelman
We have raised over $6000 for ALEPH and COVID-19 hunger relief in the past two events. Do a double mitzvah––escort the Queen and help the greater good!