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September 2021

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Meditation of Presence – Holy Days
8:15 am
with Jeffrey KesslerWednesdays, September 1, 15, 22, 29  |  8:15 – 9amBy Donation  |  On Zoom  The High Holy Days  What makes them High?  What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source of our being, re-rolling the scroll of our lives back to the beginning.   We are given the chance to start anew , …
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Shabbat – 1st Fridays
5:30 pm
Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Heartswith Jhos Singer and Julie BatzFridays, 5:30 – 6:30pmOn ZoomMeeting ID 826 946 797Passcode 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 INFOOur Shabbat , …
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Torah Study
9:30 am
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11amwith Eric StrellisJoin 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 does , …
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Erev Rosh Hashanah
7:00 pm
Monday, September 6  •  7pm Pacific timeService Leaders    Jhos Singer  |  Julie Batz  |  Lior Tsarfaty  |  Kiki LipsettMusicians   Shira Kammen  |  Michaelle Goerlitz  |  Doni Benedictson The gates are open: it is time to emerge gracefully This service, the first gate of renewal, invites us to celebrate the creation o , …
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Rosh Hashanah Day
10:30 am
Tuesday, September 7  •  10:30am pacific time Service Leaders   Jhos Singer  |  Julie Batz  |  Lior Tsarfaty  |  Kiki Lipsett Musicians   Shira Kammen  |  Michaelle Goerlitz  |  Doni Benedictson As we renew our lives in a com , …
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Tashlich, Klezmer, and a Picnic
11:00 am
Wednesday, September 8 11am  @  Lake Temescal Tashlich:   Jhos Singer & R. Lynn Gottlieb Music:  Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band featuring Mike Perlmutter (clarinet) • Dan Cantrell (accordion) • Ivan Velev (tapan) Picnic: Bring your own RSVP What to bring • Picnic food an , …
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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am
With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, September 9 |  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. Buy Tickets for September 9 o , …
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Torah Study
9:30 am
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11amwith Eric StrellisJoin 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 does , …
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Mama-Loshn? Yiddish in Israel
11:00 am
with Yael ChaverSunday, September 12 11am – 12:45pm  •  On ZoomIn collaboration with KlezCalifornia. By donation  •  RSVP to get your Zoom linkRSVP here Dr. Chaver will trace the trajectory of Yiddish in pre-statehood Palestine and in the State of Israel. Zionist ideology set up Yiddish as the most noticeable sym , …
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Monday Night Meditation – Holy Days
7:00 pm
Mondays, September 13, 20, 27  @  7pmby donationOn Zoom SCHEDULE1st Mondays –  Jeffrey Kessler2nd Mondays – Jhos Singer3rd Mondays – Daniella Salzman4th Mondays –  Jueli Garfinkle5th Mondays – Jeffrey Kessler DESCRIPTION The High Holy Days  What makes them High?  What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source , …
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Meditation of Presence – Holy Days
8:15 am
with Jeffrey KesslerWednesdays, September 1, 15, 22, 29  |  8:15 – 9amBy Donation  |  On Zoom  The High Holy Days  What makes them High?  What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source of our being, re-rolling the scroll of our lives back to the beginning.   We are given the chance to start anew , …
Erev Yom Kippur
6:30 pm
Wednesday, September 15  •  6:30pmService Leaders   Jhos Singer  |  Julie Batz  |  Lior Tsarfaty  |  Kiki Lipsett Musicians   Shira Kammen  |  Michaelle Goerlitz  |  Doni Benedictson Forgiveness flows from humility; the cracking open of our hardened shells Personal growth begins when we open to the message and melody o , …
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Yom Kippur Day
10:30 am
Thursday, September 16  •  10:30amService Leaders   Lior Tsarfaty  |  Laura Goldman  |  Jeffrey Kessler Musicians   Issa Baba  |  Melanie DeMore  |  Shira Kammen  |  Michaelle Goerlitz  |  Doni Benedictson The inward journey is one of compassion. The journey inward continues as we enter the courtyard of the Contemplati , …
Letting Go and Returning
3:00 pm
A Yom Kippur workshop with Rachel MichaelsenThursday, September 16  •  3-4:15pmOn Zoom Register here The afternoon on Yom Kippur, when energy flow ebbs downward, is a time for deep reflection, a time for final identification and acknowledgment of what we want to change. It is also a time for letting go , …
Yizkor & Neilah
5:30 pm
Thursday, September 16  •  5:30pm  Pacific timeService Leaders    Jhos Singer  |  Julie Batz  |  Lior TsarfatyMusicians   Shira Kammen  |  Michaelle Goerlitz  |  Doni Benedictson Yizkor: A gentle shift from grief to purpose as we heal together The personal gate of honoring the memory of those who have died is a compel , …
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Torah Study
9:30 am
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11amwith Eric StrellisJoin 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 does , …
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Monday Night Meditation – Holy Days
7:00 pm
Mondays, September 13, 20, 27  @  7pmby donationOn Zoom SCHEDULE1st Mondays –  Jeffrey Kessler2nd Mondays – Jhos Singer3rd Mondays – Daniella Salzman4th Mondays –  Jueli Garfinkle5th Mondays – Jeffrey Kessler DESCRIPTION The High Holy Days  What makes them High?  What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source , …
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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 – Holy Days
8:15 am
with Jeffrey KesslerWednesdays, September 1, 15, 22, 29  |  8:15 – 9amBy Donation  |  On Zoom  The High Holy Days  What makes them High?  What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source of our being, re-rolling the scroll of our lives back to the beginning.   We are given the chance to start anew , …
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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am
With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, September 23 |  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. Buy Tickets for September 23 , …
Sukkot: A Festival of Ingathering
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
With Leah ShelledaThursday, September 23 @ 7pmIn Person — In the Chochmat Courtyard TicketsSpace is limited. You must register to attend.General Public – $10Chochmat members – Free (Please RSVP!) Registration In Exodus, Sukkot is referred to as Chag Ha’asif, the Festival of Ingathering , …
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Shabbat – 4th Fridays
5:30 pm
Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Heartswith Lior TsarfatyFridays, 5:30 – 6:30pmOn ZoomMeeting ID 826 946 797Passcode 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 INFOOur Shabbat services are supported , …
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Torah Study
9:30 am
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11amwith Eric StrellisJoin 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 does , …
Contemplative Shabbat – Saturday Morning
11:00 am
with Janet Falk and Jeffrey KesslerSaturday, September 25  |  11amIn the Chochmat Courtyard RSVP – Space is limited Join us for an in-person Shabbat service. Janet Falk and Jeffrey Kessler will be conducting Chochmat’s beautiful Contemplative Service, created by founding member Nan Gefen and , …
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Dancing For and With the Torah
11:00 am – 12:45 pm
How to Express Love and Joy in a Jewish WaySimkhes Toyre with Steven WeintraubSunday, September 26  | 11am – 12:45pmIn collaboration with KlezCaliforniaBy donation – RSVP to get the Zoom link With so many of us having been in isolation for so long, this presents a perfect opportunity to explore expressive individ , …
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Monday Night Meditation – Holy Days
7:00 pm
Mondays, September 13, 20, 27  @  7pmby donationOn Zoom SCHEDULE1st Mondays –  Jeffrey Kessler2nd Mondays – Jhos Singer3rd Mondays – Daniella Salzman4th Mondays –  Jueli Garfinkle5th Mondays – Jeffrey Kessler DESCRIPTION The High Holy Days  What makes them High?  What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source , …
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Dancing into Shmita: A Simchat Torah Bash
5:30 pm
with Urban Adamah, Kehilla Community Synagogue and Chochmat HaLevCosponsored by Aquarian Minyan and Beyt TikkunTuesday, September 28  •  5:30 – 9pm Come dance it out! Shmita means “release”, after all, and we are going to throw our hands up to the sky, kick up our feet, and shake off the last morsels of 5781. Thi , …
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Meditation of Presence – Holy Days
8:15 am
with Jeffrey KesslerWednesdays, September 1, 15, 22, 29  |  8:15 – 9amBy Donation  |  On Zoom  The High Holy Days  What makes them High?  What makes them Holy? Teshuvah – a return to the source of our being, re-rolling the scroll of our lives back to the beginning.   We are given the chance to start anew , …
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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am
With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, September 30 |  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. Buy Tickets for September 30 , …
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