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What is Jewish Renewal?

Definition of Renewal
Jewish renewal is a worldwide, transdenominational movement grounded in
Judaism’s prophetic and mystical traditions.

Jewish renewal carries forward Judaism’s perpetual process of renewal Jewish
renewal seeks to bring creativity, relevance, joy, and an all embracing
awareness to spiritual practice, as a path to healing our hearts and finding balance
and wholeness—tikkun halev

Jewish renewal acts to fully include all Jews and to respect all peoplesJewish renewal helps to heal the world by promoting justice, freedom,
responsibility, caring for all life and the earth that sustains all life —tikkun olam

Jewish Renewal acts to fully include all Jews and to respect all peoples.

Jewish renewal helps to heal the world by promoting justice, freedom, responsibility, caring for all life and the earth that sustains all life —tikkun olam

The Jewish Renewal Movement was founded by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, and is dedicated to making the presence of G-d real and relevant in the lives of contemporary Jewish families, individuals, partners and friends.

We draw from the wellsprings of ecumenism, egalitarianism, personal prayer, ecological awareness, and a sense of the fundamental place of Jewish mysticism in our faith.