Reflecting on the increase in part-time, trans-denominational and low-residency Jewish clergy ordination programs and urging universal adoption of mandatory spiritual direction for all Jewish seminary students and instructors.
Our boundaries and identities are a product of the past. But they can also be transformed by learning more deeply about our history. I know that my students and I will come out of our week together changed, surprised, better able to do the work of deep ecumenism.
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Starts with a familiar anecdote, leads in a completely new direction! Recently, a new artisan storefront…
This July, we will be leading a class/spiritual exploration at the Ruach Ha’Aretz retreat on Deep Ecumenism near Philadelphia. The […]
Do you want your students to experience awe and wonder at G_d’s creation each day? Do you want them to have a personal relationship with G_d?
Rabbi Shefa Gold, photo © Janice Rubin My meditation practice was born out of a desire to turn my […]
The Fast of the Firstborn is when first-born Jews fast before Passover. This day also coincides with Good Friday, an obligatory fast day in Catholic tradition. Because I’m a first-born Jew, I will fast for the first reason. Because I’m a rabbi and soon co-chair of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, I will fast for the second reason.
Thanks to hundreds of nominations by our readers, [the Forward] identified 33 of the most inspiring men and women from North America who are defining and redefining what it means to be a rabbi in the 21st century.
ALEPH Rabbinic Student Joe Laur just published this original song in the spirit of our Year of Deep Ecumenism. […]
Aleph has been blessed with a wonderful opportunity that you can help turn into a reality.