Not really! Jewish Renewal is sometimes referred to as “New Age” by people who do not know that meditation, dance, chant, and mysticism have been present in Judaism throughout the ages and not, as some mistakenly believe, patched onto Judaism from other cultures. Sadly, some of our authentic, time-honored Jewish beliefs and practices have been lost, leaving many unaware of their existence in Judaism.
Some Jewish beliefs and practices have been lost, and many are unaware of their Jewish existence; so many spiritually-sensitive Jews seek spiritual connection in other faiths. Jewish Renewal brings these beliefs and practices back with a modern day application.
Renewal reviews and makes Judaism’s “hidden treasures” accessible to seekers. Welcome to joyful Judaism.