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ALEPH-ALLIANCE FOR JEWISH RENEWAL
March 24, 2011

I have been involved with ALEPH since its very beginnings, and have been continuously impressed with its ability to reach out to all sorts of people seeking more knowledge about Judaism in a modern, multi-cultural world.

Again and again, I have made connections for myself and my family that have extended our participation in a Judaism that is expansive and inclusive in every way. I know that our Jewish family which embraces both modern Orthodox and Catholic members would not be the group we are, celebrating each others' commitment and spirituality, without the ALEPH publications, events and people.

The collection and putting together of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's work is an incredably importsnt preservation of materials that were mostly lost in the Holocaust. The combining of Reb Zalman's work with that of young scholars of very varying Jewish backgrounds has provided us with an incomparable legacy to carry us into the future.

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I have turned to ALEPH in personal and family crises, and always received solid support. The various Kallot have played a very important part in my life, keeping me connected with other Jewish and non-Jewish seekers throughout the world.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure there was sufficient financil support to guarantee that ALEH can continue and expend all its work!

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Donor & I have leed and attended ALEPH events throughout the US, I am in constant contact with other ALEPH members through the website.