International transdenominational spiritual and activist organization — a hub for retreats, training programs, distance-learning classes, publications, and referrals to local Jewish Renewal communities.
ALEPH was created through a merger in 1993 between the P'nai Or Religious Fellowship founded byRabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1962, and The Shalom Center, founded by Rabbi Arthur Waskow in 1983. (In 2005, the Shalom Center became again an independent organization.)
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 Oral History. Jewish Renewal founders talk about their experience in the early days of P'nai Or/ALEPH.
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.