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February 2019

25February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Mind on the Move – Qigong, Alignment, Vitality

Mondays 6:00 - 7:15pm 5-class pass: $60 Drop-in: $15 Instructor: Molly Barker A dynamic meditation, Qigong uses attention, alignment, and tried-and-true postures and exercises to cultivate wholeness and health. Improve your balance, resilience and stability. Increase your capacities for liveliness, creativity, and sense of connection. Find a relaxed strength in your body, and wake up your natural capacities for healing. In this fun and approachable class, learn Qigong movements and walking forms while exploring fundamental principles: grounding, whole-body movement, relaxed breathing, and a friendly, focused awareness. Molly Barker has trained with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation in Berkeley, California since 2008. She has studied body alignment and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003. She is currently completing her teacher training in the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi with Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Register here

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25February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

WEEKLY MONDAY JEWISH MEDITATION

We come together to sit in silence and community, practicing presence and moment-by-moment awareness of the divine. Our goal is to activate the qualities needed to live more satisfying and meaningful lives -- qualities like wisdom and compassion, patience and joy. Our leaders are experienced teachers who bring heart centered learning and passion to their work.

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26February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Daniel Matt Wisdom of the Kabbalah: Ancient Teachings and Contemporary Spirituality

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! Tuesdays February 19, 26 and March 5, 2019 - 6:30-8:00pm This is a three-session class. No drop-ins. $85 General Public, $65 Members of CHL In this three-session course, explore how Kabbalah reimagines transcendence as Divine presence and how it can enrich our lives. Aspects to be covered include: Ein Sof (as Infinity), Ayin (as mystical Nothingness), Shekhinah (as the feminine half of God), the mystical meaning of Torah, and “raising the sparks” (discovering Divine presence in the material world). The class will use texts of Kabbalah translated by Daniel Matt, including selections from the Zohar, the masterpiece of Kabbalah. Daniel Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and the Zohar. He taught at the Graduate Theological Union for twenty years. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages) and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality. Recently Daniel completed an 18-year project of translating and annotating the Zohar, the masterpiece of Jewish mysticism. This work, consisting of nine volumes was published by Stanford University Press and is entitled The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. This annotated translation has been hailed as “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”   TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

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28February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The Joy of Jewish Dance

Turn your morning into dance. Discover the beauty and rejuvenating force of this ancient ecstatic dance as the moves of the ancestors are tailor fit to each individual body and unique expression.

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28February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

5pm with Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices.

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March 2019

02March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Family Learning Day with Miriam Kanani

Saturday March 2, 2019 - 10:00am-1:00pm Join us for an exploration of the Exodus story: The Israelites cross the parting sea! Deepen your home and havurah Shabbat experience with songs about Sabbath and havdalah that reflect Jewish tradition’s love of freedom. Explore beautiful midrash teachings about Crossing the Sea and build upon our trust walk experience with more games that help us navigate life’s journeys with joy. Age appropriate activities with the wonderful educational staff including Jesse Sachs who will guide Tsofeem in completion of the Torah Yad. Miriam Kanani holds a Multi-Subject California Teaching Credential and has a Higher Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Miriam has brought her love of Judaism and children to Gan Shalom,Tehiyah Day School, Camp Limmud, Tawonga, Congregation Beth El and Blissful Berkeley Camp. She is a singer, educator and Jewish ritual leader. We are thrilled to host her at Chochmat Halev.   Free for Urban Shtetl members CHL members: $30 per household, $40 at door. General public: $40 per person, $50 at the door. var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '54678193950', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-54678193950', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided onOrderComplete: exampleCallback // Method called when an order has successfully completed });

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04March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Mind on the Move – Qigong, Alignment, Vitality

Mondays 6:00 - 7:15pm 5-class pass: $60 Drop-in: $15 Instructor: Molly Barker A dynamic meditation, Qigong uses attention, alignment, and tried-and-true postures and exercises to cultivate wholeness and health. Improve your balance, resilience and stability. Increase your capacities for liveliness, creativity, and sense of connection. Find a relaxed strength in your body, and wake up your natural capacities for healing. In this fun and approachable class, learn Qigong movements and walking forms while exploring fundamental principles: grounding, whole-body movement, relaxed breathing, and a friendly, focused awareness. Molly Barker has trained with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation in Berkeley, California since 2008. She has studied body alignment and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003. She is currently completing her teacher training in the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi with Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Register here

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