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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, April 1 | 10 – 11:30am PDT

Tickets
• Chochmat Members $15
• General Public $20
• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!
Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class.


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We’re on Our Way to Freedom Land
5:00 pm

Family and Community Passover Celebration
with Benjamin Mertz, Bruce Bierman, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, and the Chochmat Jewish School

Thursday, April 1  | 5 PM  – 6 PM  |  on Zoom

Tickets
Chochmat Members – $5
General Public – $10
Jewish School Families – No additional charge – included in cost , …

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Moving with the Tree of Life
9:30 am

A 7-week series for the Omer
with Julie Emden
co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev
Fridays, 9:30-10:30am PST
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Sliding Scale
Single Class: $10 – $36  | Series: $70 – $252
Sign up for the series or single classes.
Can’t join live? A recording for your viewing will be sent to , …

Tot Shabbat
5:00 pm

Friday, April 2 @ 5 – 5:30 pm
with Jen Miriam, Alon Altman, and Raizel the Camel
Cosponsored by the Jewish Baby Network and PJ Library
By Donation – RSVP to get the Zoom link

RSVP

Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat happens monthly on the first Friday of the

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Shabbat – 1st Fridays
5:30 pm

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Hearts
with Jhos Singer, Julie Batz and Kiki Lipsett

Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797
Passcode 941869

Join Jhos and Julie in chants and a meditation circle. Share support, care, and the sweetness of our community as we prepare to enter Shabbat.

DONATION



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Torah Study
9:30 am

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11am
with Eric Strellis
Join with Zoom

It is a tree of life to all who take hold of it, and whoever keeps hold of it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.  – Proverbs 3:17-18

If Torah is our Tree of Life, where are its roots, how does it flower, what d

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Monday Night Meditation
7:00 pm
Mondays – 7 – 8:30pm by donation On Zoom SCHEDULE 1st Mondays –  Jeffrey Kessler 2nd Mondays – Jhos Singer 3rd Mondays – Daniella Salzman 4th Mondays –  Jueli Garfinkle 5th Mondays – Jeffrey Kessler DESCRIPTION Want to see God (or at least It’s shadow)? Lower your blood pressure? Manage , …
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Speaking and Listening with Authenticity and Kindness
7:00 pm

An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication During the Counting of the Omer

with Kathy Simon, Ph.D.

Tuesdays  |  7 – 8:15pm
April 6, 13, 20, 27

Tickets for the 4-class series
$80 – Chochmat Members
$120 – General Public
Or Pay What You Can
This is a fundraiser for Chochmat HaLev!

Tickets , …
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Meditation of Presence
8:15 am

Jeffrey Kessler
Wednesdays – 8:15 am-9:00 am

Click here to join us on Zoom! 

Torah is our technology for encountering the Divine Presence. Silence provides a necessary space for that encounter. According to Jewish tradition, the Presence dwells continually within and around us, but we must learn deep li

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, April 8 | 10 – 11:30am PDT

Tickets
• Chochmat Members $15
• General Public $20
• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!
Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class.


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Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm

3rd-4th, Thursdays 4 – 4:45pm
5th – 7th, Thursdays 4 – 5pm
Part of the Youth & Family Program
Register

About Tsofeem: During the 10-month Tsofeem program, kids will explore the Top Ten Mitzvot for These Times, Hebrew language learning, art, prayer, Torah, rabbinic text with questions, and hevruta (stud

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Let’s Talk Prophets
7:00 pm

The Book of Joshua (Chapters TBA)
Thursday, April 8
7pm on Zoom

By donation
RSVP to get the Zoom link


Registration

“Never again did there arise in Israel a prophet like Moses.” Our Torah Scroll ends with the death of Moses and the People of Israel poised to enter the Promised Land.


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Moving with the Tree of Life
9:30 am

A 7-week series for the Omer
with Julie Emden
co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev
Fridays, 9:30-10:30am PST
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Sliding Scale
Single Class: $10 – $36  | Series: $70 – $252
Sign up for the series or single classes.
Can’t join live? A recording for your viewing will be sent to , …

Shabbat – 2nd Fridays
5:30 pm

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Hearts
with Jhos Singer, Julie Batz and Lior Tsarfaty
Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30pm Pacific time
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797
Passcode 941869

Join Jhos, Julie and Lior in chants and a meditation circle. Share support, care, and the sweetness of our community as we prepare to enter Shabbat.

DONATIO

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Torah Study
9:30 am

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11am
with Eric Strellis
Join with Zoom

It is a tree of life to all who take hold of it, and whoever keeps hold of it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.  – Proverbs 3:17-18

If Torah is our Tree of Life, where are its roots, how does it flower, what d

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Monday Night Meditation
7:00 pm
Mondays – 7 – 8:30pm by donation On Zoom SCHEDULE 1st Mondays –  Jeffrey Kessler 2nd Mondays – Jhos Singer 3rd Mondays – Daniella Salzman 4th Mondays –  Jueli Garfinkle 5th Mondays – Jeffrey Kessler DESCRIPTION Want to see God (or at least It’s shadow)? Lower your blood pressure? Manage , …
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Meditation of Presence
8:15 am

Jeffrey Kessler
Wednesdays – 8:15 am-9:00 am

Click here to join us on Zoom! 

Torah is our technology for encountering the Divine Presence. Silence provides a necessary space for that encounter. According to Jewish tradition, the Presence dwells continually within and around us, but we must learn deep li

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, April 15 | 10 – 11:30am PDT

Tickets
• Chochmat Members $15
• General Public $20
• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!
Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class.


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Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm

3rd-4th, Thursdays 4 – 4:45pm
5th – 7th, Thursdays 4 – 5pm
Part of the Youth & Family Program
Register

About Tsofeem: During the 10-month Tsofeem program, kids will explore the Top Ten Mitzvot for These Times, Hebrew language learning, art, prayer, Torah, rabbinic text with questions, and hevruta (stud

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Moving with the Tree of Life
9:30 am

A 7-week series for the Omer
with Julie Emden
co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev
Fridays, 9:30-10:30am PST
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Sliding Scale
Single Class: $10 – $36  | Series: $70 – $252
Sign up for the series or single classes.
Can’t join live? A recording for your viewing will be sent to , …

Shabbat – 3rd Fridays
7:00 pm

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Hearts
with Jhos Singer, Julie Batz and Lior Tsarfaty

Fridays, 7:00– 8:00pm
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797
Passcode 941869

Join Jhos, Julie and Lior in chants and a meditation circle. Share support, care, and the sweetness of our community as we prepare to enter Shabbat.

DON



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Torah Study
9:30 am

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11am
with Eric Strellis
Join with Zoom

It is a tree of life to all who take hold of it, and whoever keeps hold of it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.  – Proverbs 3:17-18

If Torah is our Tree of Life, where are its roots, how does it flower, what d

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Dos Goldene Land: Yiddish Song
11:00 am

A Workshop with Cindy Paley
Sunday, April 18  |  11am – 12:45pm Pacific 
In collaboration with KlezCalifornia
By donation – RSVP to get the Zoom link


Register

Join with Cindy Paley to learn and sing Yiddish songs of immigrant pain and joy. Immigrants’ dreams and difficulties in the New World,

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Monday Night Meditation during the Omer 2021
7:00 pm

Mondays – 7 – 8:30pm
by donation
On Zoom

The last year has been filled with numbers and counting. Every day the newspapers are filled with charts, percentages, rates of transmission, and the haunting specter of the mounting Covid-19 death toll. But what if, instead of counting our losses, we were counting each

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Meditation of Presence
8:15 am

Jeffrey Kessler
Wednesdays – 8:15 am-9:00 am

Click here to join us on Zoom! 

Torah is our technology for encountering the Divine Presence. Silence provides a necessary space for that encounter. According to Jewish tradition, the Presence dwells continually within and around us, but we must learn deep li

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, April 22 | 10 – 11:30am PDT

Tickets
• Chochmat Members $15
• General Public $20
• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!
Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class.


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Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm

3rd-4th, Thursdays 4 – 4:45pm
5th – 7th, Thursdays 4 – 5pm
Part of the Youth & Family Program
Register

About Tsofeem: During the 10-month Tsofeem program, kids will explore the Top Ten Mitzvot for These Times, Hebrew language learning, art, prayer, Torah, rabbinic text with questions, and hevruta (stud

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Snuggle with Torah (K-2nd)
4:00 pm
Thursdays 
4 – 4:30pm
Kids of all ages gather together with the youth mentors for opening prayers and then the Kindergarten – 2nd graders will join Ava to curl up and listen to Torah stories. Your child is invited to create drawings that expresses what they learn fr
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Moving with the Tree of Life
9:30 am

A 7-week series for the Omer
with Julie Emden
co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev
Fridays, 9:30-10:30am PST
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Sliding Scale
Single Class: $10 – $36  | Series: $70 – $252
Sign up for the series or single classes.
Can’t join live? A recording for your viewing will be sent to , …

Shabbat – 4th Fridays
5:30 pm

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Hearts
with Lior Tsarfaty

Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797
Passcode 941869

Join Lior in chants and a meditation circle. Share support, care, and the sweetness of our community as we prepare to enter Shabbat.

DONATION INFO
Our Shabbat services are supporte , …

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Torah Study
9:30 am

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11am
with Eric Strellis
Join with Zoom

It is a tree of life to all who take hold of it, and whoever keeps hold of it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.  – Proverbs 3:17-18

If Torah is our Tree of Life, where are its roots, how does it flower, what d

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Yiddish: Biography of a Language
11:00 am

Jeffrey Shandler in Conversation with Eitan Kensky
Sunday, April 25  |  11am – 12:45pm Pacific Time
In collaboration with KlezCalifornia
By donation – RSVP to get the Zoom link


RSVP

Jeffrey Shandler’s new book, Yiddish: Biography of a Language presents the story of Yiddish in the unusual form of

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Monday Night Meditation during the Omer 2021
7:00 pm

Mondays – 7 – 8:30pm
by donation
On Zoom

The last year has been filled with numbers and counting. Every day the newspapers are filled with charts, percentages, rates of transmission, and the haunting specter of the mounting Covid-19 death toll. But what if, instead of counting our losses, we were counting each

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Heartsongs
7:00 pm

with Lior Tsarfaty
Tuesdays, 7-8pm
Chochmat HaLev is co-sponsoring this weekly event. To get the Zoom link and to be added to his mailing list, email Lior.

“Heartsongs” is a donation based event. Your donations make it possible for me to continue doing this work and I am grateful to everyone for your g

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Meditation of Presence
8:15 am

Jeffrey Kessler
Wednesdays – 8:15 am-9:00 am

Click here to join us on Zoom! 

Torah is our technology for encountering the Divine Presence. Silence provides a necessary space for that encounter. According to Jewish tradition, the Presence dwells continually within and around us, but we must learn deep li

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, April 29 | 10 – 11:30am PDT

Tickets
• Chochmat Members $15
• General Public $20
• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!
Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class.


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Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm

3rd-4th, Thursdays 4 – 4:45pm
5th – 7th, Thursdays 4 – 5pm
Part of the Youth & Family Program
Register

About Tsofeem: During the 10-month Tsofeem program, kids will explore the Top Ten Mitzvot for These Times, Hebrew language learning, art, prayer, Torah, rabbinic text with questions, and hevruta (stud

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Moving with the Tree of Life
9:30 am

A 7-week series for the Omer
with Julie Emden
co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev
Fridays, 9:30-10:30am PST
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Sliding Scale
Single Class: $10 – $36  | Series: $70 – $252
Sign up for the series or single classes.
Can’t join live? A recording for your viewing will be sent to , …

5th Friday – No Shabbat!
5:30 pm

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Hearts

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month, we give our staff and spiritual leaders the night off so that they can enjoy the Sabbath. Come back next week at 5:30pm!

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