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Review for Aleph-Alliance For Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had a conservative Jewish education, but except for the music, felt unfulfilled spiritually by Jewish practice until I found Jewish Renewal 30 years ago. Reb Zalman's attitude that one could be a Jewish practitioner of generic religion was a perfect fit for me. Aleph has given me the opportunity to explore, with fellow spiritual travelers (my "rebbe chaverim"), the growing edges of Jewish music, ritual, art, and prayer without fear of condemnation. By now many of my friends have become the rabbis and cantors of the next generation of Judaism. My teenage daughter naturally considers herself a "renewal Jew."

Role:  General Member of the Public & I attend Aleph Kallah every second summer. I have been part of renewal chavurah activity on three continents.