Tikshoret Connections

About Tikshoret


ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is proud to present Tikshoret, an online adult education initiative. We aim to offer adults an opportunity to dive deeply into the spiritual and educational gifts of Jewish Renewal. Tikshoret tuition is intentionally low to welcome a diverse group of learners.

The Hebrew word Tikshoret comes from the root for “deep connection,” and that’s what these classes are designed to be: an opportunity to connect with the riches of our tradition. These exciting classes are taught by teachers and rabbis from across the Jewish Renewal world. Through this highly accessible online platform, we seek to inspire, engage, challenge, and explore the mysteries of the past with an eye towards contemporary spiritual practice and creating personally meaningful Jewish experiences.

We hope that you will join us on this sacred journey! See below for our current classes.

Questions about Tikshoret or the classes, please email tikshoret@aleph.org.

Program Instructors

Upcoming Tikshoret Programs

The Piasezcner Rebbe’s Derekh HaMelekh: Organic Torah of Co-Creation and Wholeness

Dates: Eight sessions beginning on Wednesday, October 21 - October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18, December 2, December 9, and December 16

Time: 7 – 8:30 pm EDT (4 – 5:30 pm PDT) 

Cost: $180 for all eight sessions

Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit (co-sponsored by Organic Torah)

Description: The Piasezcner Rebbe, Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapiro (1889 – 1943) was a unique and awe-inspiring figure in modern Hasidic spirituality. Of all his writings, his book Derekh HaMelekh (The Royal Road) delves most deeply into his core ideas. Here we find an approach that shares much with ecological thinking. His spiritual teachings revolve around the co-creation of our world through dynamic relationships, and he builds on the way miraculous qualities can emerge from the whole which is greater than the sum of its parts. He puts central importance on the body, emotions and imagination in creating an effective spiritual practice.