Tikshoret Connections

About Tikshoret

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 tikshoret@aleph.org.

Program Instructors

Upcoming Tikshoret Programs

Silence is Praise: Metivta-Style Morning Meditation Service

Date and Time: Every Wednesday, 11:30 am EST (8:30 am PST)
Cost: Pay-what-you-can (100% of donations go directly to supporting ALEPH)
Presenter: Rabbi Anne Brener

Description: Overwhelmed with stress from social distancing, quarantine, and COVID-19? Join Rabbi Anne Brener and AJRCA Student Cantor Elizabeth Baseman for a chanting and meditation service, using the structure of the morning service, to calm our bodies and connect our souls. There will be time for some check-in afterward.

We are proud to be partnering with Valley Beit Midrash to offer virtual access to several of their upcoming programs! Read more about the highlighted sessions below, and register today.

*POSTPONED* New date will be announced as soon as we have it

Emergent Judaism: How an Ancient Tradition Gets New Ideas | In Partnership with Valley Beit Midrash

Date and Time: *POSTPONED* Thursday, March 12 | 1 pm MST (3 pm EST) 
Cost: $18
Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit
Description: The paradox within any tradition is that it is supposed to be old, venerable and stable and yet, in order to stay alive and relevant, it needs to change. Judaism is a strong tradition that has survived for thousands of years. How do we do that? In this interactive session we’ll explore three principles which have been key to Judaism’s survival, and which will be essential to its thriving in the future: wholeness, personal involvement, and creativity.