Community Spotlight: HaMakor Centre for Jewish Spirituality

Left Wilma Menko Middle rabbi Hannah Nathans Right maggid/singer Shura Lipovsky

Pictured: Wilma Menko (left), Rabbi Hannah Nathans (middle), maggid/singer Shura Lipovsky (right)

This month, we’re excited to shine a spotlight on one of our affiliated Jewish Renewal communities, the HaMakor Centre for Jewish Spirituality located in Zeist, Netherlands!

Founded in 2007, the HaMakor Centre for Jewish Spirituality regularly hosts classes on Jewish meditation that attract others who seek their way back to their Jewish roots, and other classes related to Chassidism and kabbalah.

Following a successful traveling retreat to Ukraine in 2018, HaMakor is excited to continue their Hasidic Journey in Poland from May 7 – 14, 2019. They will visit the places where important Hasidic rebbes lived and worked, and in those places study their texts, sing their songs, meditate, walk in the woods where they travelled, and experience the energy. They are also looking forward to having encounters with their living inheritors regarding contemporary Jewish life in Poland. This trip will be led by Rabbi Hannah Nathans, singer and maggid Shura Lipowsky, and tour guide Wilma Menko.

To learn more about the HaMakor Centre for Jewish Spirituality and their upcoming trip to Poland, visit