Bring Elevation to the World
$64,700 of $60,000 goal
What is the Elevation Project? A ground-breaking initiative in Jewish education, that unlocks the Torah's definitive system of self-transformation and spiritual development. We'll show you how to achieve perfect uninterrupted concentration, overcome fears and emotional blocks, unleash your powers of intuition and creativity, and access an infinite source of deep inner peace, serenity and joy. Based entirely on authentic Jewish mystical sources, we'll deconstruct the psychological mechanisms of prayer to learn advanced techniques for transforming your consciousness and accessing profound meditative states that you never realized were part of your own tradition. Our mission is to create an international movement that will bring the Torah’s ancient wisdom back to the forefront of this generation’s spiritual culture, simultaneously empowering Jewish identity, strengthening the observant community, and making a serious contribution beyond the Jewish world to the fields of spirituality, psychology, and self-development.
What are we raising funds for? Even though all 15 episodes of Elevation 1 are now complete (YAY!), we still can't launch them out into the world until we first pay off the US$60,000 video production costs that we still owe to the producers. (OY!) And did I mention it has to be paid by the end of the year...?
How did this happen? For those that didn't hear the whole story, the briefest version is that our main donor's business went under and with zero notice we suddenly lost all funding for the project. Despite the fact that we had a whole team in production mode. The videos and program were completed, thanks to the incredible dedication of the team, yet so much remains unpaid for, and we are unable to move forward until it is. (For those who missed out on the Elevation Online Mastery Program, you can now watch a preview of the first Masterclass of the course here: https://vimeo.com/174737173 )
The pitch: PLEASE MAKE A DONATION, SO THAT THESE VIDEOS CAN BEGIN TO CHANGE THE FUTURE OF JEWISH EDUCATION.
Check out this Chanukah message from Rav Doniel:
"I was absolutely blown away by what I saw and heard ... Over the course of my life, from my youth in yeshiva until today, I have heard countless lectures from Rabbis on similar subjects of mussar, tikkun hamiddos and avodas Hashem, but I have never heard anything come close to the extraordinary depth, clarity and applicability of what Rabbi Doniel Katz teaches in this seminar."
Rav Moshe Schatz, Shlita
“Thank you Rabbi Katz for an incredible program that bridged the gap not only between my head and my heart, but between Judaism and consciousness/ meditation. This is not a small matter, but something I truly believe the whole world must experience.”
IF ONLY A COUPLE HUNDRED OF THE GLOBAL CHABURAH MEMBERS WOULD MAKE AT LEAST A $300 DONATION, THEN TOGETHER WE COULD BEGIN TO ELEVATE THE WORLD.
As crazy as it sounds, the Elevation Project can not continue further, nor can we take these ground-breaking videos to the world until we can raise the money to pay for the videos' completion.
As much as it goes against my nature to ask students for money, I am turning to this global chaburah family right now, to see if by some force of combined vision, passion and will, we could embrace the opportunity and join together to solve this problem. To become partners in bringing these teachings to the world.
THE THREE MAIN PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
that we ask members of the Elevation Global Chaburah to consider. This can be counted as Masser money and is tax deductible, we are a 501c.
You help save the world!
You get full access to all the Masterclasses and Webinar recordings for an additional 12 months!
You get your name on the video titles.
Your reward is as above plus:
Get early free access to the first two Masterclasses of Elevation 2, when they will be released in the coming months.
Your reward is as above plus:
Get an early edition signed copy of the full Elevation Source book with hundreds of pages of original sources, English translations and illustrations, upon its release in the coming year.
Of course, all donations are welcome in addition to the opportunities above. Those interested in getting dedication rights to whole videos of the series should be in contact with us directly.
WE NEED TO RAISE THIS MONEY BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR! THAT IS ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY.
What students are saying about the recently completed Elevation Mastery Program:
"My life is completely changed by this program ... I have grown in my belief that I can live in constant connection and awareness of Hashem and experienced this as a reality."
"It's a truly life-changing experience. This is the Torah that everyone should be learning!!"
"Elevation maps out human development and psychology through the lens and language of Torah. It negates the common belief that Judaism is just a bunch of laws and rote rituals by demonstrating the experiential depth of Torah and Chassidus."
"Now I have an actual connection to Hashem."
"The Elevation program cured my insomnia."
"The Elevation program has given my husband and I a shared language to help ourselves and each other in our growth both as individuals and as a couple. It has made such a difference in our communication."
"I used to take Klonopin when anxious but since Elevation started it slowly was no longer needed and now I haven't taken it in months."
"This material and Rabbi Katz' teaching style is unparalleled. He is a genius, who is obviously deeply focused on the most beautiful goal in the world; to better humanity through consciousness ... I have 3 children under 5 years of age and have trouble staying in control of my emotional state. After taking part in this program I find myself a different person."
“It is hard to find the words to express my hakarat hatov. You showed us a practical Jewish way to live with a deep emotional/ spiritual connection to our inner selves and Hashem.”
“It was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced ... I was blown away by my own ability to calm my mind and control my thoughts this way. I didn’t know I could do that. It’s revolutionary to realize that I can generate my own positive emotions this strongly ... wow.”
“You showed us a practical Jewish way to live with a deep emotional/ spiritual connection to our inner selves and Hashem.”
“Absolutely fantastic – high, high experiences, totally transformative, exactly what I was looking for all my life.”
We surveyed 20% of the 500 plus participants who just completed the online Mastery Program. We have 100 of such responses.
We ask you to consider partnering with us TODAY, to help take these teachings to the world in 2017. If you have other questions you need to clarify before donating, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us immediately.
Happy Chanukah, and Be the Light!
Rav Doniel & Team Elevation
Wonderful news. The Elevation emergency is over, and a miracle is left in it's place.
Thanks to the incredible outpouring of love and faith from so many of our friends and partners around the world, Elevation reached our $60,000 goal, and then some...
Mission accomplished. Debts paid. We're back $0! But the videos are now locked and loaded and ready for launch.
Not only do I feel the love, and incredible relief and gratitude, but now I feel a deeper existential sense of partnership.
As the darkest night of this projects history unfolded over the last couple months, and as it finally and suddenly transitioned into light and redemption, it's been so profound to witness how deeply the will to make it happen shifted from the one (myself), to the many (all of you).
That this vision is no longer just mine, but something so many of us now share, and have invested in and have become co-partners in its creation. An "awakening from below", so that now all our collective will, faith, and investment can spiritually combine to a form of cosmic prayer, that together we are willing this into creation. Amen.
And that has made a deep imprint within me, as we begin to rebuild Elevation to its next stage, to move forward with confidence, strength, and faith, knowing the collective is with us.
So, for that I say thank you.
So now we have the teachings and the videos and the collective will to help bring a spiritual renaissance to our people and the world. Now we need to fundraise and hire and build and grow again from the ground up. So I'm going to still need your prayers, every day, more than ever.
HERE'S THE NEXT STEP:
1. Those who donated $300 or more, will receive their link shortly to their years access to Elevation 1 Masterclasses. Stand by. And enjoy.
2. Unsurprisingly, with all the extra awareness the campaign has created, we have had a flood of requests from people around the world who want access to the series. Luckily thanks to the small overflow of donations, we are moving into the next stage of Elevation. ANNOUNCING:
THE ELEVATION ACADEMY, LAUNCHING ONLINE, MARCH 2017
Where Elevation Foundation Series and Levels 1 + Masterclasses will become accessible to the whole world for a monthly subscription fee. (Once we launch in a couple of months, we are really going to need your help to spread the word and make this huge.) We have other exciting things in the plans, for the whole new platform. More news to follow shortly.
Thank you for sharing the vision, and for your ongoing caring, support and patience, in the birthing of this project.
May our whole generation truly know elevation.
Be blessed, and a blessing,