THE NEXT BIG THING
These brave spiritual leaders, and so many other entrepreneurial Jewish clergy across the country, are working incredibly hard to serve the evolving spiritual and communal needs of our people. They are on the ground, working from the ground up, taking on the need for connection, spirituality, and belonging one person at a time. They are co-creating with and empowering a next generation of Jews and fellow seekers, all because they are brave enough to embrace the responsibility to serve in their historical moment.
Rabbi Dan Horwitz
Building inclusive Jewish community for young adults in Metro Detroit.
Rabbi Daniel Horwitz founded The Well to build Jewish community for Jews not involved in traditional communal institutions, with the idea that Jewish values can apply to people's lives and help them better the world. Joining with many local organizations, The Well has created dozens of programs that have engaged hundreds of people, with events like a "Men's Whiskey Appreciator's Group" and provocative discussions on issues such as "Is Free Speech Good for the Jews" or "Let Our People Go: The Plague of Mass Incarceration in the U.S.
Rabbi Adina Allen & Jeff Kasowitz
Studio AM is a new creative arts studio in the Bay Area that lifts up the creative potential in each person and offers an accessible, inspiring and creative pathway into Jewish connection and community.
Through creative learning experiences, hands-on ritual and prayer, justice programming and community gatherings, Studio AM engages Judaism creatively to make life more meaningful, our tradition more vibrant and the world more just.
Arba’im Shanah (40 Years) is a musical exploration into self, relationship and faith; a collection of interpretations through melody and arrangement; and a creative experiment fueled by collaborative inquiry and connection across difference.
940 Dwight Way #13B
Berkeley, CA, 94710
Rabbi Ari Moffic
Cohere gives you access to an array of personalized options for Jewish learning and experiences with your family and a network of other Cohere participants. We begin with an initial intake to determine what aspects of Judaism an individual or family is interested in exploring. Then they enjoy regular check-ins as they incorporate new practices and connections in their lives. With support and guidance, we mark Shabbat and holidays in the home with family, long- time friends and new fellowship.
Rabbi Lori Shapiro
The Open Temple is an emerging community in Venice, CA for the Jew-ishly curious and those who love us. Our ritual experiences and happenings are rooted in wonder and openness. Our mission is to inspire individuals and families towards a life of Jewish curiosity, creativity and critical thought and to re-enchant and reinvigorate our human potential towards more meaningful, connected and purposeful lives as we revitalize Jewish practice in surprising and creative ways for the 21st Century seeker to transform ourselves and the world around us.
Rabbi Sara Luria & Isaac Luria
Beloved is a home-based experiment in Jewish life.
Through music, ritual, learning, creativity, sharing, and home-made food , we are building an open-hearted spiritual community for the 21st century.
For our local community, Beloved creates warm, creative, accessible Jewish experiences held in our home in Brooklyn. We host Shabbat meals, creative rituals based on the Jewish calendar, meditation circles, learning for families with young children, and lots more.
וְעַל־פְּתָחֵ֙ינוּ֙ כָּל־מְגָדִ֔ים חֲדָשִׁ֖ים גַּם־יְשָׁנִ֑ים דּוֹדִ֖י צָפַ֥נְתִּי לָֽךְ׃
At our door is all the best fruits, the freshly picked and the long-stored.
My beloved, I will give you all that I have saved for you.
Song of Songs 7:14
According to the Jewish mystical tradition, Malkhut and Shekhinah are both names for the aspect of Divinity that is most accessible to humanity. It represents God's immanence - our experience of Being unfolding in every moment. Malkhut is also an embracing feminine aspect of Divinity. Our intention is for Malkhut to engender that experience of loving awareness and present-moment unfolding. The name is also a bit of a word play. "Malkhut" also comes from the word for sovereignty, or "queenship," thus, a play on the name of our fair borough of Queens! www.malkhutqueens.org