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October 2018

18October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The Joy of JEWISH DANCE with Bruce Bierman

Thursdays October 11, 18, 25, and November 1 - 10:00-11:15am Turn your morning into dance. Discover the beauty and rejuvenating force of this ancient ecstatic dance as the moves of the ancestors are tailor fit to each individual body and unique expression. Glorious Jewish World Beat and Middle East grooves are our soundtrack as the whole body gets a gentle invigorating stretch in warm-ups based on the shapes and deeper meanings of the Hebrew letters. Special time and care is taken to articulate vocabulary and gestures from the four genres of Jewish dance: Yemenite, Hasidic, Klezmer and Israel. But most of all, we experience how truly good it is to dance with others in a circle of joy. For ages 8 to 128. All backgrounds and experiences welcome! CHL Members $55, General Public $65 Bruce Bierman is a graduate of the U.C. Santa Cruz Theater Arts program and serves as a Jewish dance master, educator and theater director in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He was a leading performer and teacher with the acclaimed Aman Folk Ensemble and completed the 2006 Karmiel Foreign Dance Teacher’s Program in Israel with an emphasis on Yemenite dance. Bruce has studied with some of the great Yiddish dance masters from New York, Poland and Israel and is a leading presenter of Jewish dance and theater for Yiddish cultural festivals. Bruce serves as director and teacher for the Stagebridge Senior Theater Company and founded NewStages--a performing arts program serving LGBT elders in Los Angeles. Powered by Eventbrite

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18October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

5pm with Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices.

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22October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Mind on the Move – Qigong, Alignment, Vitality

Mondays 6:00 - 7:15pm 5-class pass: $60 Drop-in: $15 Instructor: Molly Barker A dynamic meditation, Qigong uses attention, alignment, and tried-and-true postures and exercises to cultivate wholeness and health. Improve your balance, resilience and stability. Increase your capacities for liveliness, creativity, and sense of connection. Find a relaxed strength in your body, and wake up your natural capacities for healing. In this fun and approachable class, learn Qigong movements and walking forms while exploring fundamental principles: grounding, whole-body movement, relaxed breathing, and a friendly, focused awareness. Molly Barker has trained with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation in Berkeley, California since 2008. She has studied body alignment and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003. She is currently completing her teacher training in the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi with Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Powered by Eventbrite

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22October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

WEEKLY JEWISH MEDITATION

Jhos Singer, Jeffrey Kessler, Daniella Salzman, Jueli Garfinkle & Friends Mondays - 7:00-8:30pm Starting October 22 We come together to sit in silence and community, practicing presence and moment-by-moment awareness of the divine. Our goal is to activate the qualities needed to live more satisfying and meaningful lives -- qualities like wisdom and compassion, patience and joy. Our leaders are experienced teachers who bring heart centered learning and passion to their work. Instruction includes meditation, using chant, and a focus on the weekly torah portion, the sacred calendar and rich Jewish wisdom tradition. No previous meditation or Jewish experience required.

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25October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The Joy of JEWISH DANCE with Bruce Bierman

Thursdays October 11, 18, 25, and November 1 - 10:00-11:15am Turn your morning into dance. Discover the beauty and rejuvenating force of this ancient ecstatic dance as the moves of the ancestors are tailor fit to each individual body and unique expression. Glorious Jewish World Beat and Middle East grooves are our soundtrack as the whole body gets a gentle invigorating stretch in warm-ups based on the shapes and deeper meanings of the Hebrew letters. Special time and care is taken to articulate vocabulary and gestures from the four genres of Jewish dance: Yemenite, Hasidic, Klezmer and Israel. But most of all, we experience how truly good it is to dance with others in a circle of joy. For ages 8 to 128. All backgrounds and experiences welcome! CHL Members $55, General Public $65 Bruce Bierman is a graduate of the U.C. Santa Cruz Theater Arts program and serves as a Jewish dance master, educator and theater director in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He was a leading performer and teacher with the acclaimed Aman Folk Ensemble and completed the 2006 Karmiel Foreign Dance Teacher’s Program in Israel with an emphasis on Yemenite dance. Bruce has studied with some of the great Yiddish dance masters from New York, Poland and Israel and is a leading presenter of Jewish dance and theater for Yiddish cultural festivals. Bruce serves as director and teacher for the Stagebridge Senior Theater Company and founded NewStages--a performing arts program serving LGBT elders in Los Angeles. Powered by Eventbrite

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25October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

5pm with Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices.

Find out more »
29October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Mind on the Move – Qigong, Alignment, Vitality

Mondays 6:00 - 7:15pm 5-class pass: $60 Drop-in: $15 Instructor: Molly Barker A dynamic meditation, Qigong uses attention, alignment, and tried-and-true postures and exercises to cultivate wholeness and health. Improve your balance, resilience and stability. Increase your capacities for liveliness, creativity, and sense of connection. Find a relaxed strength in your body, and wake up your natural capacities for healing. In this fun and approachable class, learn Qigong movements and walking forms while exploring fundamental principles: grounding, whole-body movement, relaxed breathing, and a friendly, focused awareness. Molly Barker has trained with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation in Berkeley, California since 2008. She has studied body alignment and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003. She is currently completing her teacher training in the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi with Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Powered by Eventbrite

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