A Message About COVID-19 From ALEPH

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been spreading rapidly across the globe. Safety is always our highest priority, and we know that there have been some concerns about the upcoming in-person ALEPH programming, including the ALEPH Kallah.

Our staff is staying up-to-date on all news and developments surrounding COVID-19. We are following updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), and will act according to their recommendations.

All virtual programming (including ALEPH Ordination Program classes and Tikshoret classes) are not expected to be impacted.

As of Monday, March 9, the ALEPH Kallah and AOP Smicha Week are still scheduled to take place this summer at Colorado State University. We are in active communication with CSU and will share safety protocols as necessary. Please click here to read CSU’s message about COVID-19. Naturally we are all concerned and reiterate our commitment to making decisions based on the best available information. 

• In the World of Assiyah, we will implement every possible precaution to maximize safety, including cancelling/postponing should that extreme step become necessary.

• In the World of Yetzirah, we acknowledge and share our fears. The impact on our social lives, including how we meet and greet each other, is very challenging. Some of us are in high risk places, or have underlying health issues that are risk factors too. This is new and frightening. We care about one another and want each of us to be healthy and well.

• In the World of Briyah, we remember that all of life is inter-connected and part of the One Source. We have intelligence, insight, intuition and knowledge. As humans, we are more than our fears, and are not paralyzed but activated to engage creatively and discover solutions. 

• In the World of Atzilut, we look to those practices which support and nurture our most God-connected selves. We are sparks of Divine Light living human lives. We can hold ourselves, the world, all people and creatures, and our beautiful planet in the gentle, loving light of compassion and healing.

Our friends over at Repair the World and Amplifier Giving partnered together to create this resource, which can help you think about how you might respond and care for those who have been impacted by the virus.

If you have any concerns about COVID-19 and ALEPH programming, please reach out to us directly at aleph@aleph.org. We will continue to monitor the situation and will report with any updates or changes. Please take all appropriate precautions. Stay safe during this time.