ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is excited to announce a new partnership with Torah of Awakening (TOA). The purpose of the partnership is to make daily Zoom and livestreamed Jewish meditation sessions available to the broader ALEPH Network Communities. The ALEPH Network is an alliance of organizations, individuals, shuls, and more at the vibrant cutting edge of Judaism. Together, ALEPH and the network communities value heart-and-soul-centered experience, and integrate and evolve spiritual technologies to serve the needs of today and tomorrow.
Led by Reb Brian Yosef Schacter-Brooks, TOA is rooted in Jewish renewal. ALEPH’s founder, Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi (z”l), gave smicha (ordination) to Reb Brian Yosef as Minister of Sacred Music (Reb Yosef Briah Zohar, Menatzeiakh, Ba’al Tefilah) in 2012. The foundation of Torah of Awakening is Integral Jewish Meditation—a simple practice which Reb Brian Yosef guides in his daily online sessions. There are also more advanced levels of study and practice based on the Hebrew Letters. Through this partnership, ALEPH network community members can join the Torah of Awakening community at a special ALEPH member rate. Learn more and try Torah of Awakening (first month free) at the ALEPH discounted rate HERE.
“Reb Zalman has been a mentor, guide, and rebbe to me since I was very young, and the vision of Jewish Renewal that he birthed is the reason I started Torah of Awakening,” says Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks. “Torah of Awakening is an online space where you can practice in community, discover the deepest dimension of your own being, and find the Divine there.”
“Partnering with Reb Brian filled a gap in ALEPH’s current offerings,” says SooJi Min-Maranda, ALEPH’s executive director. “ALEPH is committed to spiritual transformation through a Jewish renewal lens and we hope that Reb Brian’s teachings will help further awaken our hearts, minds, bodies and souls.”
Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is a Jewish spiritual teacher and musician. He has been teaching the practice of Presence (meditation, mindfulness) and Judaism since 2006 and founded Torah of Awakening in 2016. He is the author of Kabbalah for Beginners, published by Rockridge Press, and Integral Jewish Meditation – Three Portals of Presence for Spiritual Awakening.
In addition, Reb Brian is teaching a 7-hour virtual meditation retreat for ALEPH on Sunday, June 13, called A Day of Illumination.
You can learn more about the intention behind the retreat and register HERE.
Learn more about Torah of Awakening and get the ALEPH membership discount, HERE.
Learn more about becoming an ALEPH Network Community Member HERE.