The Early Celtic Church
Unlike the very hierarchical Roman Church-
“In contrast, the Celtic church celebrated grace and nature as good gifts from God and recognized the sacredness of all creation. It had a love of mysticism and poetry, a deep respect for the feminine, included women in its leadership and allowed clerical marriages. The Celtic understanding of church leadership was rooted in its rural and agricultural communal culture, and the great Celtic monasteries emerged from this tribal system.”
(Celtic Spirtuality- a beginners guide, St. Cuthbert).
Hasidic Druids of North America & Hasidic Druids of Earth
In the early 1970s, the Hasidic Druids of North America was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, US by Issac Bonewits and other members of the Reformed Druids of North America. This was in response to members who were raised Jewish, but wanted “a Druidism with Neopagan polytheology and Yiddish/Jewish cultural patterns” (Bonewit’s Essential Guide to Druidism, Pg. 90). While only active for a few years, there are HDNA writings available in the – A Reformed Druid Anthology, The Great Druish Books chapter.
The HDNA has recently been reincarnated as the Hasidic Druids of Earth, which is open to anyone of a Jewish heritage or inclination, and is interested in Reformed Druidism.