ALEPH grew out of the P'nai Or Religious Fellowship founded by Reb Zalman, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1962. 

ALEPH is a core institution in the Jewish Renewal movement, dedicated to the Jewish people's sacred purpose of partnership with the Divine in the inseparable tasks of healing the world and healing our hearts. 

ALEPH supports and grows the worldwide movement for Jewish renewal by organizing and nurturing communities, developing leadership, creating liturgical and scholarly resources, and working for social and environmental justice. 

ALEPH has attracted and energized thousands of seekers returning to Judaism, including many whose journey has led them through other spiritual traditions.

July 2 – July 8, 2018
University of Massachusetts – UMASS
in Amherst, Massachusetts
The tables on this page indicate the Torah portion for specific days. Click the name of the portion to view Rabbi Shefa’s midrash and suggested practices from Torah Journeys.
In Falls Village, Connecticut
"Throughout the year, we offer Jewish holiday experiences, workshops, festivals, farm vacations, retreats, yoga classes, prayer services, and farm-to-table kosher meals. We also have a store stocked with a unique collection of books, music, Judaica, and our own homemade pickles, cheeses, and jams."
The creator of, Rabbi David Seidenberg teaches text and music, Jewish thought and spirituality, in their own right and in relation to ecology and the environment. Areas of specialty include Kabbalah and Chasidut, Talmud, davening, evolution and cosmology, sustainability, Maimonides, Buber, dance, and more. David has smikhah (ordination) from the Jewish Theological Seminary and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and he holds a doctorate on Kabbalah and ecotheology from JTS.


Services are held at Flagg Road Church, 134 Flagg Road, West Hartford, CT 06117