Become an ALEPH Minyanaire!


Dear Friends and Supporters of ALEPH,

Excitement is building for next summer’s ALEPH Kallah. We’re receiving incredible proposals and we’re looking forward to seeing you at Colorado State University in Fort Collins in July 11-17, 2016.

The Kallah is our opportunity to gather all who love Renewal as a community. For the Kallah to be a success, we need you. Just as gathering a minyan fuels the creation of sacred space, your support for next summer’s Kallah will enable ALEPH to create an amazing, heart-opening and soul-expanding adventure.

We’re inaugurating a new group: ALEPH Minyanaires. We need at least 10 members of the community to pledge $10,000 each in 5776.  Please consider pledging at least $10,000 to ALEPH in 5776. You could give some of it during the remainder of 2015, and the rest by September 2016. With your permission, you will be recognized at Kallah and invited to a private reception dedicated to the future of ALEPH and Jewish Renewal.

Your support will guarantee an outstanding 2016 Kallah featuring some of the Jewish Renewal world’s finest teachers, among them Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Rabbi Shefa Gold, Rabbi Andrew Hahn, Rabbi Jill Hammer, Hazzan Jack Kessler, author Rodger Kamenetz, Rabbi Jay Michaelson and Rabbi Marcia Prager.  We are also planning innovations, including outdoor programs with Wilderness Torah and other exciting partners.

We know that some younger people can’t afford the cost. Join with us to help make the Kallah accessible to all: your donation will help reduce costs for those who need support to experience the excitement of ALEPH and Jewish Renewal. By bringing more young people to Kallah, you can help assure a healthy future for Jewish Renewal.

We are deeply grateful for your support at whatever level you can give.

To learn more about becoming a Minyanaire, or to make your pledge, please contact our Executive Director, Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin (, 712-432-0850), or our Development Director, Tamy Jacobs (, 847-212-3550).

We wish you every blessing.  See you at Kallah!

Rabbi Evan Krame
Chair, Major Giving

Judith Dack
Chair, ALEPH Kallah Committee, 2016