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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am – 11:30 am
With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez Thursday, October 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, 2 hours before the class, , …
Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm – 4:45 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 (study bu

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Friday Night Shabbat
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

NEW TIME! Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797

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.

DONATION IN


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Torah Study
9:30 am – 11:00 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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The Magical Sukkah
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

A home for your Jewish heart
Sunday, October 4 @ 5pm

Tickets
Youth Program – Included in the cost of the program (you will automatically be sent the Zoom link)
Chochmat Members – $5
General Public – $10

TICKETS

A virtual celebration for all ages. Invite your grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousins,

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Monday Night Meditation – Sukkot
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

with Jeffry Kessler
Monday, October 5 @ 7
pm
Join by Zoom

For our Sukkot meditation, we will be focusing on the traditional Sukkot practice of inviting in the ushpizzin (the guests).  By connecting with our ancestors (genetic &/or spiritual) and receiving their gifts, we’ll be breathing new life into our par

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Meditation of Presence – Sukkot
8:15 am – 9:00 am

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

Click here to join us on Zoom! 

For Sukkot, we will creatively engage with the traditional ritual of shaking the lulav, as a way of purifying the space around and within us.

 

Torah is our technology for encountering the Divine Presence. Silence provides

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Sukkot 2020: Dinner Under the Stars
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 7
6 – 7:30pm

TICKETS
Chochmat members – RSVP to get the link (admission included with membership)
General Public – $5


TICKETS

Bring your dinner out to your sukkah (or patio, porch, or even under a palm leaf in your living room) and join us for a virtual c

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am – 11:30 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, October 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, 2 hours before the class, a , …

Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm – 4:45 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 (study bu

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Friday Night Shabbat
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

NEW TIME! Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797

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.

DONATION IN


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Torah Study
9:30 am – 11:00 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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Prayers of the Heart: Shabbat with Rabbi Lynn
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday, October 10
10:30 – 11am
On Zoom – RSVP for the link

RSVP

Join Rabbi Lynn and the Youth & Family Program for their monthly Saturday-morning Shabbat service with storytelling, blessings, and prayer. Services hosted and led by Rabbi Lynn and the Youth & Family Community.

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Simchat Torah Dance Party
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 10 @ 7pm
with Kehilla Synagogue and Chochmat HaLev

Co-Sponsored by Aquarian Minyan, Beyt Tikkun, and Embodied Jewish Learning
Free – RSVP to get the link

RSVP HERE!


Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an online dance party to close out the High Holy Days and celebrate the , …

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Monday Night Meditation
7:00 pm – 8:30 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

DESCRIPTION
Want to see God (or at least It’s shadow)? Lower your blood pressure? Manage your spiritual confusion? Connect




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Heartsongs
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

with Lior Tsarfaty
One Tuesday a month, 7-8pm
on Zoom

At Chochmat HaLev we are blessed to be a singing community — and if singing is your spiritual practice (or you think it might be!), this class is for you. Lior creates a safe and loving container for you to immerse yourself in our tradition’s sacred music.

Chan

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Meditation of Presence
8:15 am – 9:00 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 liste

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am – 11:30 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, October 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, 2 hours before the class, , …

Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm – 4:45 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 (study bu

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Tot Shabbat
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, October 16 @ 5 – 5:30 pm
with Jen Miriam, Alon Altman, and Raizel the Camel
Free (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 month.

Puppetry is a powerful tool

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Friday Night Shabbat
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

NEW TIME! Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797

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.

DONATION IN


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Torah Study
9:30 am – 11:00 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 – 8:30 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

DESCRIPTION
Want to see God (or at least It’s shadow)? Lower your blood pressure? Manage your spiritual confusion? Connect




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Meditation of Presence
8:15 am – 9:00 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 liste

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am – 11:30 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, October 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, 2 hours before the class, , …

Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)
4:00 pm – 4:45 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 (study bu

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Snuggle with Torah (K-2nd)
4:00 pm – 4:30 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 from Genesis that are read in the new year. Your child is invite
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Friday Night Shabbat
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

NEW TIME! Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
On Zoom

Meeting ID 826 946 797

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.

DONATION IN


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Torah Study
9:30 am – 11:00 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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The Jew in the Lotus
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Past, Present and Future of Jewish-Buddhist Coherence

with Rodger Kamenetz, Emily Sigalow, Jay Michaelson, and Rabbi Ira Stone
Saturday, Oct 24 @ 7pm

Tickets
Chochmat and CJC members, students and seniors – $18
General admission – $36
Patron – $108


Tickets

Join us as we celebrate the 30th annive

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Puppet Palooza
10:30 am – 11:15 am

A Virtual Music, Puppet and Storytelling Extravaganza!
*Puppet Fun*   *Songs*   *Music*   *Movement*   *Storytelling* 

Sunday, October 25th 
10:30-11:15 am on Zoom
Free!

Register!

Jennifer Altman – Puppeteer and Musician at Jewish Baby Network and Chochmat
Grab your puppets, stuffies, a , …

Dances from the film “The Dybbuk”
11:00 am – 12:45 pm

with Bruce Bierman
Sunday, October 25 @ 11am
a collaboration with KlezCalifornia
Free – RSVP to reserve your spot

In this pre-Halloween workshop, Jewish dance master Bruce will teach dances from the film The Dybbuk. Felix Fiibich and his wife explored the Hebrew alphabet, the alef-beys, through movement and Kabb


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Monday Night Meditation
7:00 pm – 8:30 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

DESCRIPTION
Want to see God (or at least It’s shadow)? Lower your blood pressure? Manage your spiritual confusion? Connect




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Meditation of Presence
8:15 am – 9:00 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 liste

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The Joy of Jewish Dance
10:00 am – 11:30 am

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto Melendez
Thursday, October 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, 2 hours before the class, and a , …

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5th Friday – No Shabbat!
5:30 pm – 6:30 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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Torah Study
9:30 am – 11:00 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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