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

Coming Home: The Season of Teshuvah | Celebrating the Jewish New Year with Text Study and Chant 
Sunday, September 22 | 3 - 4:15 pm EDT

Cost: Pay what you can

No amount too small or too large. If you are able to make a donation--in any amount--to support our virtual learning work, we truly appreciate it. If you are unable to pay at this time, we still welcome you. Amount paid is private and will not be shared.

Instructor: Rabbi Debra Smith (Reb Deb)

Class Description: The primary theme for the Jewish High Holy Days is renewal, repentance and return. It is the season of “coming home.” It is a time of our lives for deep introspection, and making amends for “missing the mark” in our relationships with others and with G-d over the past year. Our introspective work can lead to bridge-mending with others, and also can be deep spiritual work with G-d and with self. We will explore re-committing to our relationship with G-d, to our spiritual practice, to loving and caring for ourselves. Join us as we gather to study, chant and pray on the theme of on return, recommitment, and renewal. It is a time to re-calibrate and re-prioritize our lives. This workshop is appropriate for those of all faith traditions.

A Jewish Response to the Sexual Assault Epidemic
Sunday, September 22 | 5 - 6:30 pm EDT

Cost: $25

Instructor: Leah Vincent

Class Description: What tools for healing does Judaism offer the millions of women who have been victimized by sexual harassment or assault? How might Judaism shed light on the process of atonement and restitution for the millions of men who have committed sexual harassment or assault? What would it mean for us to take the problem of sexual assault and harassment seriously in our communities and to make measurable progress on halting it? In this frank and provocative class, we will explore ancient Jewish stories and teachings that shed light on these pressing questions.