• 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.


    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

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    What happens at Beloved?

    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.


    For leaders, Beloved is a nurturing home base. We offer space, support, and training to clergy, activists, ritual leaders, artists, students, and educators designed to provide nourishment for those who nourish others and support leaders on their spiritual journeys.

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    Why Beloved?

    Your stories inspired Beloved.


    Stories of parents trying to raise children with a sense of history and community. Leaders struggling to reimagine spiritual community. People asking the deepest questions about their lives yet without a Jewish framework that resonated for them. Activists burning out. Those of us with quiet struggles and no one to talk to.


    Despite the incredible diversity of options in Jewish Brooklyn, too many of us struggle to find spiritual roots and a sense of authentic belonging. We hope Beloved responds to these needs.

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    What's in a name?

    Beloved’s name hearkens to the Song of Songs (Ani l’dodi v’dodi li; I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine).


    The name emphasizes the reality of our interconnectedness, and the authentic and urgent need that many people have to experience belonging, connection, and love.

  • Upcoming Events

    February 2021

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    Beloved Welcome

    Friday, May 14, 6:30pm

    Click here to join Rabbi Sara, Elana, and Laura online Friday, May 14th at 6:30pm as we welcome shabbat together. Our Spring dates: June 11th

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    Beloved Forest Edition

    Friday, July 16 - Sunday, July 18

    Join us for Beloved's very first shabbaton (weekend retreat). We will be camping together at Kenneth L Wilson Campground in Mt. Tremper, NY (close to Woodstock). We are picturing Shabbat singing, hikes, meditation, swimming, and rituals for the transitions we have all undergone this year, collectively and individually. If you are hoping to join us, we would love your help planning - it will definitely be an all-hands-on-deck situation from the gear to the cooking to the music and on (there's a place on the sign-up form to indicate how you'd like to contribute). All are welcome - families and individuals. Everyone who joins us (over the age of 16) must be fully vaccinated.

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    Beloved Meditation

    Sundays, 8:00pm

    Join us every Sunday at 8pm for our online meditation gathering. Click here to email me and let me know you'd like to join our dedicated meditation email list (I send 1 email/week with the link to our online practice). We are all always beginners at meditation, all are welcome.

  • High Holy Day Schedule

    During the High Holy Day season, Beloved is hosting gatherings, meals, and meditations to support our community’s spiritual lives during this moment of growth and transition in the Jewish calendar. Learn more and sign up below.

    Rosh Hashana

    Erev Rosh Hashana Meditation Gathering and Song Circle, Sunday, September 29th, 8-9:30pm, RSVP here

    Rosh Hashana lunch, Monday, September 30th, starting at 12:30pm, RSVP here

    Yom Kippur

    AT CAPACITY - Kol Nidrei, Tuesday, October 8th, 5:45pm, RSVP here. Join us for a full, spirited, musical prayer experience led by our incredibly talented beloved Nat Rosenzweig.

    AT CAPACITY - Ne'ilah and break fast, Wednesday, October 9th, 5:30pm, RSVP here.


    On the mornings of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, you can find us at Lab/Shul - click here for more info and details about all that Lab/Shul has to offer for the High Holy Days 5780. Kids' programming at Lab/Shul is available to make it easier on the parents, as well.

  • Our people

    Beloved was founded in September of 2017 by Rabbi Sara Luria and her husband Isaac. They live at Beloved with their three young children.

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    Rabbi Sara Luria


    The seed of Beloved was planted for Sara on the bus home from the Women's March in DC when she realized that what we need in the Jewish community may not be more education, more trips, or more worship options, but instead places where we can learn, using the tools of our powerful tradition, to open our hearts to each other, share our grief and our longings, and break bread together. Nothing less will allow us to awaken ourselves to the transformation we are seeking.


    Prior to Beloved, Sara's experiences as a community organizer, birth doula, and hospital chaplain inspired her to found ImmerseNYC, a pluralistic, feminist, grassroots-energized community mikveh project. Sara has published poetry and essays on motherhood, Jewish innovation, and healing in various Jewish books and publications. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she was ordained as a rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2013, and also served as the program director for HUC's Tisch/Star Leadership Fellowship.


    You can reach Sara at sara@belovedbk.org

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    Isaac Luria


    Isaac's journey towards starting Beloved with Sara began when he realized he wanted more from life than his career in progressive politics. As a child of an interfaith family, it wasn't always easy to find a spiritual or religious home. In many ways, he's still seeking, though he has put down roots at Beloved.


    Professionally, Isaac is a faith-rooted social change organizer, leadership coach, strategist, and writer committed to bringing the transformational power of spirituality and faith to bear on the biggest challenges facing our society. He is currently the Director of Voice, Creativity, and Culture at the Nathan Cummings Foundation in NYC.


    On the weekends, you'll find Isaac cooking, playing with his kids, or trying to perfect his jump shot.


    You can reach Isaac at isaac@belovedbk.org

  • We'd love to hear from you.

    We want to hear what you want from your Jewish community!

    We're also happy to help you plan a Jewish life-cycle event (wedding, bris / baby-naming, funeral, etc) and answer your questions about how Judaism can help you live a meaningful life. Beloved can also facilitate workshops for your organization or host events in our space. Let's create together!