The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

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Our goals will provide and develop resources, ideas, learning, and context to help people use Chasidic traditions to deepen their davening on a number of levels. We hope to:

~ invite people from all walks of life and all Jewish communities to experience and use Chasidic nusach and teachings in their practice.

~ help groups and individuals deepen their davenning and spiritual practice.

~ chronicle how Chasidic song and practice are touching the non-Orthodox and non-Chasidic world.

~ offer shuls and minyanim simple ways to incorporate liturgy based on Chasidic nusach and nusach Ari into their davening.

~ share the ways people are using Chasidic nusach and link the diverse groups that incorporate these traditions.

~ help groups using Carlebach nusach to diversify and deepen their davenning by learning songs and traditions from multiple Chasidic traditions.



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