Lior Tsarfaty and Julie Batz
A High Holy Day Chanting Circle
Deep in the month of Elul, we will gather to prepare hearts, minds, and voices for the High Holy Days!
Join Lior Tsarfaty and Julie Batz for a chanting class focused on the themes of the High Holy Days: T’shuvah (returning to our center); T’filah (reaching in to find the prayers of our hearts); and Tzedakah (extending blessing to those around us). We’d love for you to join us in building a community of voices to strengthen and deepen our High Holy Day services!
CHL Members $5, General Public $15
Julie Batz, Shlichat Tzibur
Julie creates engaging and inspiring Jewish spiritual practice and ritual. She studied with Hazzanim Marc Dinkin and Pamela Sawyer and brings 16 years of congregational leadership experience to her work at Chochmat HaLev. With practical wisdom and heartfelt ritual facilitation, she supports our community as we welcome children, mark rites of passage, celebrate partnership, and move with grace through illness and death. Julie’s love of ritual, history, liturgy, and those she serves is palpable.
In addition to her congregational work, Julie’s independent bnei mitzvah training and facilitation practice primarily serves families who have not been members of synagogues, offering them the opportunity to (re)connect Jewishly in their families and the larger Jewish community.
Lior Tsarfaty is an internationally touring musician and recording artist. He uniquely weaves music and various healing modalities to create transformative experiences for his audience and clients. He does music “peace work” with Muslims and Jews and offers mindfulness and chanting workshops in the Bay area, Israel and China. Lior is the founder of Village Song, a school and a movement that brings the power of music to Alzheimer communities.
His groundbreaking work is featured in the film “There Is A Place.”