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October 2017
01October
Chochmat HaLev Sukkah, United States

Making the Sukkah our home

A joyful and crafty afternoon of making Sukkah decorations. Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:00-5:00pm Chochmat HaLev Sukkah With Patti Goldstein Help put up the Chochmat HaLev Sukkah and make it our home! On this afternoon, we will create inspiring, meaningful and spiritual crafts to fill our Sukkah. We will create glow-in-the dark, origami, Jewish stars to fill the sky. We will make magic Lulav out of recycled newspaper, create prayer chains that hold blessings to the world and to our families. We will print images on flags that will blow our blessings into the air. Come and enjoy some treats, drinks and community. Wear clothes you do not mind getting messy. Bring your creativity and imagination. Suggested Donation $5 Everyone is invited: all ages. Patti is the chair of Chochmat HaLev’s Heart to Heart Program, an Interfaith Minister, an artist and a teaching artist.

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

Piyut for Harvest: Queers, Gazelles, and You

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm Looking to make your harvest deep and lovely? Of course! Piyutim are love songs to the Divine, centuries old, featuring a polyphony of erotic relationships and fluidity of desire. These destabilizing devotionals create a surprisingly sweet space for diverse sexualities—perfect for dance clubs and your sukkah! Plus the tunes are amazing. In this workshop we will mostly sing, also listen, and look at text a little. This class is for ALL PEOPLE. You don’t need to be Jewish. You don’t need to have a nice voice. You don’t need to be queer. More about Jewlia Eisenberg here. CHL members - free General Public $10 Powered by Eventbrite

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08October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Embodied Sukkot

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 11:00am-2:00pm Sukkot is the time of gathering the fruits of our labor. Seasonally, it is the time of reaping the harvest of the fields; spiritually, it is the time of reaping the harvest of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We have confronted our shortcomings, cleansed ourselves with compassion and forgiveness, and turned towards a new beginning. It is now time to celebrate! In this workshop you will have the opportunity to construct the strong, yet vulnerable sanctuary (sukkah) that is you. Using guided movement meditations as well as Authentic Movement, you will learn to “listen to” and trust your body’s wisdom to guide you towards the openness, joy, and shalom of this season. Bring a journal and wear comfortable clothing. You may want to bring layers in case you get chilly. Bring water and snacks if you think you’ll want them. Chochmat Members: $10 Non-Members: $20 Miryam Berger, M.S. in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling and 5th degree black belt in Aikido, is certified in The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education, Being in Movement® mindbody training, and Laban Movement Analysis. She has taught Authentic Movement for more than 37 years, working with individuals and groups. Co-founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies and Aikido of Columbus, Miryam developed Power and Sensitivity workshops for women and led an Authentic Movement group that continues after more than 20 years. At her kehillah in Columbus, she led annual Yom Kippur movement meditations for over 10 years. Her passion is helping others discover the power and magic of listening to and being guided by the wisdom of their bodies. Powered by Eventbrite

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08October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

URBAN SHTETL FAMILY PROGRAM INFO SESSION & SUKKAH DECORATION MAKING FUN

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm Chochmat HaLev Sukkah Parents can find out more about our amazing family program while kids have a blast making Sukkah decorations and learning about Sukkot. Light Refreshments provided.

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12October
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610 United States

Simchat Torah

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00-10:00pm Location: Kehilla Community Synagogue 1300 Grand Ave. Piedmont Simchat Torah is the joyous culmination of our High Holy Day journey– a wild celebration of the completion and the restarting of the annual Torah reading cycle. Join us for a joy filled, all ages, evening of prayer and dancing with spiritual leaders and teachers from Chochmat HaLev, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Beit Tikkun, and the Aquarian Minyan. Members of participating organizations: $15-10 General Public $20-15 Children: $5 Tickets Coming and Available at the Door!

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