The Genesis Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit NYC-based organization that was developed to help create a vital paradigm shift for our times. Consistent with the vision of our founder and spiritual preceptor, René David Alkalay, the Genesis Society calls out to all seekers of truth to participate in an intercultural and interfaith dialogue through a set of shared goals. “Raising the Sparks,” an expression denoting the elevation of the material world and the awakening of consciousness that connects us to the divine, is the prevalent theme of our programs. Whether through cultural arts, the literature of the wisdom traditions, our relationship with nature, or the discipline of the body, our goal is the integration of mind, body and spirit.

Healing Our Vets Program


Healing Our Vets Program is a special service to the community offered to men and women who have served in active duty in our military. A 12-week program based on the Mind-Body model, developed by James Gordon and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, that helps military people who are experiencing problems dealing with the daily challenges in civilian life, made available to them at no charge.

Cultural Center


The Genesis Cultural Arts Center offers the local community an opportunity to experience the arts, entertain new ideas, develop new talent, and experience first hand the creative talents of our residents. Bringing together visual, literary and performing arts, the Genesis Cultural Center presents programming by which a visitor may experience art exhibitions, musical performances, plays and poetry readings, and modern and classic dance performances.

Center For East-West Studies


The Center for East-West Studies is dedicated to the spiritual evolution of the individual and of the human race through the exploration of religious experience, and a continual process of self-examination leading to a unity of body, mind and spirit. Our programs foster interfaith dialogue and the appreciation of other cultures and spiritual traditions.

Environmental Center


An ongoing environmental program consisting of seminars, discussion groups, special guest speakers, outdoor reclamation projects, and protection and maintenance of local habitat, our Genesis Outdoors program is curriculum based and includes hands-on learning excursions and overnight experiences. Affiliating with national and state parks we explore inspirational locations, hike along many of the well known trails as well as many trails less traveled.

Wellness Center


Based on the concept of preserving our lives and protecting the lives of others, the Genesis Society provides free alternative and complementary health education, as well as health and fitness programs. We also offer programs for special groups: veterans, people with disabilities, cancer patients and individuals with MS.

Genesis Society

102-02/06 Metropolitan Avenue

Forest Hills, NY 11375

P. 718.544.5997