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March 2019

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

Preparing for Liberation

Passover Meditation Intensive with Rabbi Dorothy Richman Pesach 5779 Thursdays, 7-9pm March 21, 28, April 4, 11 What can you do to prepare for liberation? What can you leave behind and what can you cultivate for where are you headed? Deepen your commitment to personal transformation and prepare for Passover with meditation, Torah study, and other spiritual practices in a supportive community. The Intensive consists of four weekly meetings that include chanting, meditation, learning, and discussion. Participants commit to working with a hevruta partner and to a personal meditation practice during the period of the Intensive. Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and is a founding faculty member of the new Romemu Yeshiva. Dorothy recently released an album of original songs,     Something of Mine, largely based on texts from the Jewish tradition.   $95 Members $120 General Public var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '58421337794', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-58421337794', // 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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April 2019

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

Preparing for Liberation

Passover Meditation Intensive with Rabbi Dorothy Richman Pesach 5779 Thursdays, 7-9pm March 21, 28, April 4, 11 What can you do to prepare for liberation? What can you leave behind and what can you cultivate for where are you headed? Deepen your commitment to personal transformation and prepare for Passover with meditation, Torah study, and other spiritual practices in a supportive community. The Intensive consists of four weekly meetings that include chanting, meditation, learning, and discussion. Participants commit to working with a hevruta partner and to a personal meditation practice during the period of the Intensive. Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and is a founding faculty member of the new Romemu Yeshiva. Dorothy recently released an album of original songs,     Something of Mine, largely based on texts from the Jewish tradition.   $95 Members $120 General Public var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '58421337794', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-58421337794', // 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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07April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The First Annual Clean the Kitchen for Passover Party

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 10:30am-12:30am Help deep-clean your shul for the holiday. We’ll start with the kitchen and move on to other rooms if we have time. Coffee, tea & nosh provided. We’ll be emptying drawers, sorting utensils, scrubbing the stove, and cleaning the fridge. Nu, let’s make our kitchen sparkle! var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '59044509718', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-59044509718', // 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 }); var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '59044509718', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-59044509718', // 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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09April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

PASSOVER & PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION: Insights from Kabbalah and Mussar to Enliven Your Passover Seder

Tuesdays, April 9 and 16, 7:15 - 8:45pm As we relive the ancient ancestral journey from slavery to freedom on Passover night, we express gratitude for our own freedom and commit ourselves to the liberation of others. We also seek inner freedom--the ability to live in the present moment, free of the baggage of the past. The ritual foods on the seder plate teach us powerful lessons about inner freedom. Each one symbolizes an essential middah, or soul trait we need for the journey. Using insights and spiritual practices from kabbalah and mussar, we will explore how humility (matzah), courage (zeroah), curiosity (mah nishtana), lovingkindness (charoset), patience (bitter herbs) and beginner’s mind (parsley) free us to live joyful lives, in harmony with our highest aspirations. Register here Estelle Frankel, MFT is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor, and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who blends depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of Kabbalah. She has taught Jewish studies in Israel and throughout the U.S. for over 40 years and is the author of: Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing. Learn more at www.estellefrankel.com.

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11April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Preparing for Liberation

Passover Meditation Intensive with Rabbi Dorothy Richman Pesach 5779 Thursdays, 7-9pm March 21, 28, April 4, 11 What can you do to prepare for liberation? What can you leave behind and what can you cultivate for where are you headed? Deepen your commitment to personal transformation and prepare for Passover with meditation, Torah study, and other spiritual practices in a supportive community. The Intensive consists of four weekly meetings that include chanting, meditation, learning, and discussion. Participants commit to working with a hevruta partner and to a personal meditation practice during the period of the Intensive. Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and is a founding faculty member of the new Romemu Yeshiva. Dorothy recently released an album of original songs,     Something of Mine, largely based on texts from the Jewish tradition.   $95 Members $120 General Public var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '58421337794', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-58421337794', // 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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13April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

A Birthday Party Extravaganza Celebrating Rabbi Lynn’s 70th Year of Troublemaking

Saturday April 13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Storytelling, Klezmer dance, food, infused spirits 6:45pm Storytelling with R. Lynn & friends 7:30pm Klezmer music with Peter Bonos 8:30pm Blessing Ceremony DONATIONS INSTEAD OF PRESENTS Rabbi Lynn is raising money to revamp her office into an education center and art space, create a Peace Library to be housed at Chochmat HaLev, set up an annual Torah of Nonviolence retreat and fund the Urban Shtetl program. Some funds will also go to Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity to support our frontline work for racial and immigrant justice. Please RSVP! var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '58550461005', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-58550461005', // 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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14April
4th Street Yoga, 1809 4th St.
Berkeley, CA

Yoga for Passover

Integrate mind, body, heart and spirit via a gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings. The Passover holiday celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt and this story is meaningful for all beings. Experience, via an embodied practice, why the Jewish mystics believe that the places of constriction hold the key and secret to freedom.

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