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Erev Rosh HaShanah

Erev Rosh HaShanah (9/29—7:30 pm): The gates are open: are you going to walk through? This service is begins a process to help us answer that question. The ritual is quite celebratory while also providing framing for the spiritual journey ahead. Jhos will give a d’rash/teaching on redemption, one of our tradition’s calls to action.

Energetic profile: Celebratory and excited 


Our goal is to offer services — Shabbat, holiday, and holy day — that are welcoming, participatory, and inclusive. Our prayer book is filled with words of inspiration from traditional Hebrew prayers to contemporary English poetry; everything in Hebrew is also presented in transliteration, and translation.


Chochmat HaLev strives to open, engage, and excite the hearts, minds, bodies and spirits of all who step though our doors. Each of our HHD services has a slightly different feel…we design the services to be both “stand alone” experiences and part of a larger arc of the journey from opening the gates on Rosh HaShana to closing them on Yom Kippur. All of our services utilize a different mix of prayer technologies including traditional liturgy, chant, meditation, conversation, and movement.


September 29


7:30 pm


First Presbyterian Church
2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA United States

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