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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Tikshoret Programs
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.
Honoring the Heart and Wisdom of the Feminine | In Partnership with Valley Beit Midrash
Date and Time: Monday, January 27 | 1 pm MST (3 pm EST)
Presenter: Mindy Ribner
Description: From the midst of assimilation and even thoughts of converting to Christianity, Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) affirmed Jewish religious practice and Torah-study as addressing an individual’s most urgent existential questions.
Lessons from 53 Years of Social Justice Activism | In Partnership with Valley Beit Midrash
Date and Time: Thursday, February 13 | 1 pm MST (3 pm EST)
Presenter: Rabbi Michael Lerner
Allyship as Spiritual Practice | In Partnership with Valley Beit Midrash
Date and Time: Monday, February 24 | 1 pm MST (3 pm EST)
Presenter: Rabbi Mike Moskowitz
Description: Being an ally can sometimes feel awkward and unsustainable. How might we see allyship as part of a restorative religion that is nourishing? We will explore models of change that aim to balance the solo and communal contributions of allyship as spiritual practice
Emergent Judaism: How an Ancient Tradition Gets New Ideas | In Partnership with Valley Beit Midrash
Date and Time: Thursday, March 12 | 1 pm MST (3 pm EST)
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.