Our Origin Story
In 1698 Israel ben Eliezar, later to be known as the Baal Shem Tov, was born in the Ukraine. He started the religious reformation that is at the root of Jewish Renewal and our Havurah. Every service or life cycle event at the Havurah offers an experience of joy, creative worship, love of G-d, and love of all creation that was at the root of the Baal Shem’s teachings.
When Reb Zalman zt”l started Jewish Renewal movement in the 1970’s he was conscious that for Judaism to survive into the next millennium it needed as radical a makeover as the Baal Shem Tov brought forth in the 1700s.
Your donation will support...
- New melodies, translations and rituals
- Inspiring embodied prayer, sacred movement
- Transformative life cycle events
- Sacred house of prayer for all people
- Joyous spirit
- Radical interfaith work
- The Heimann Family Wisdom Garden Hebrew School and Peace Garden Preschool
- Security upgrade to protect our community from harm
We are all characters in a big story,
and the next chapter of Jewish Renewal
is unfolding before our eyes.
Please continue being a part of our story.
Our Challenge Donors are presenting you with another opportunity to make a difference for the Havurah community. Every dollar you donate will be doubled because of their generosity! Dollar for dollar!!
It won't happen without you!
Members and friends of the Havurah, who are committed
to our future, have pledged a grand total of
$20,018 as a challenge for the rest of us.