Kallah 2013: Save the Date!

Franklin Pierce University, site of next summer’s ALEPH Kallah.


Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

I’m writing to invite you to save the date for the 2013 Kallah, the Jewish Renewal biennial — a week of community, learning, davening (prayer), singing, connecting, and joy. The 2013 theme is Kol Echad: Connecting With the Divine, Within & Around Us, and this year’s Kallah will take place from July 1-7, 2013, at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire — a scant two hours and ten minutes from CBI.

If you’ve ever been curious about Jewish Renewal teachings or teachers, coming to a Kallah is a fantastic way to get a sense for who we are and what we do. There’s no better way to experience Jewish Renewal than to spend a week learning, dining, davening (praying), connecting with other Jewish spiritual seekers. And this year, the Kallah takes place at a campus on a beautiful lake at the foot of Mount Monadnock — it will be a beautiful and serene place to spend a few days, and the retreat will culminate in a fabulous, spirit-filled, awesome Shabbat.

I’ve submitted a proposal to teach there, and will know by the end of the year whether or not my class has been accepted, but I’ll be there regardless, and I would love to bring a delegation from CBI with me. All are welcome, and I know that we’ll come home from the Kallah with all kinds of new ideas and energy to share with our congregational community. For more information, you can contact the Kallah office at kallahajr (at) rcn (dot) com. I’ll post again to share news of the course offerings once they’re finalized. (For more information about what Kallah is like, feel free to check out the ALEPH Kallah category on my Velveteen Rabbi blog, which features posts about and from the last few Kallot I’ve attended.)

I hope some of y’all will join me in New Hampshire next summer!

Blessings to all,

Reb Rachel


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