Transforming Jews, Judaism and the world through contemplative Jewish Practice.

    At Or HaLev, we believe that Judaism is a precious resource for crafting a meaningful life.  Everyday, we teach contemplative Jewish practice, because as humans, we are hungry for connection joy and inspiration.

    Based in Israel and founded in 2011, Or HaLev creates open, immersive and transformational Jewish meditation retreats around the world. In doing so, we offer a taste of Judaism as we know it can be – open, healing, inspirational - and then work to support our students year-round to integrate this mode of nourishing Judaism into their lives and home communities.

    Our Values


    Judaism is a source of deep wisdom and tools to effect transformation (tikkun) of ourselves, our community, our world and God. Such repair has always been the ultimate goal of the Jewish mystical tradition.

    צנע לכת

    Our teachers are themselves on the path of transformation, succeeding and failing, and sharing their journey with their students. 


    Transformation occurs through discipline and practice, and requires concrete techniques  of self-development. Other traditions also have wisdom and tools, and we are open to drawing on those techniques that aid our transformation.

    צלם אלקים

    Honoring the sanctity of all beings, made in the image of God, in our dealings in the world, and Celebrating our intrinsic belovedness, as a children of the divine. 

    ​Spiritual Community

    Spiritual community is a crucial component of self-transformation. We work together to tend our spiritual community. 


    Honoring the gifts we have received from our tradition, we commit ourselves to sharing this practice with others. 

    Support Or HaLev

    A not-for-profit organization, Or HaLev is supported by the generosity of our constituents.  We thank you for your support.