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April 2018
23April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

MIND ON THE MOVE Qigong Alignment Vitality

Mondays Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6:00pm-7:15pm $15 drop-ins welcome! $60 5-class pass $120 10-week series WHAT IS RELAXATION? Do you feel it in your body? Can you find it with your mind? Is it possible to practice relaxing? Important for health, and an essential part of qigong and tai chi, what is relaxation? We will explore various approaches to relaxing as we practice qigong movements in walking, standing and sitting. We'll refine and deepen our experiential understanding, learning which approaches to relaxation help us most and homing in on a sense of reliability. Molly Barker has trained in Qigong and body mechanics with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation, since 2008. She has studied body alignment, mindfulness, and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003.  Molly is also completing her teacher certification in Peter Wayne’s  Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi.  From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Qigong (chi gung) is a set of movement and meditation practices originating in China.  It integrates awareness of body, breath, and mind to restore health and wholeness. Powered by Eventbrite

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23April
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610 United States

700 Benches: Teshuvah – A Radically Inclusive SVARA-Style Beit Midrash

Mondays April 9, 16 and 23 - 7:00-9:00pm at Kehilla 1300 Grand Ave. Piedmont CA and Mondays April 30, May 7 and 14 - 7:00-9:00pm at Chochmat HaLev Come and learn about the origins of teshuvah – relational repair! $130 for members of Kehilla or Chochmat / $160 general ~ no one turned away for inability to pay. We’ll study the original texts in their original languages, Hebrew and Aramaic. While all texts are studied in the original Hebrew/Aramaic, no prior text experience is necessary. If you’re willing to try, we’ll help you to learn! You belong here if: You want to study Talmud in a multi-level, student-centered, queer-positive space; You know the Hebrew alef-bet and can sound out words, or you’re up for learning the alef-bet before April 9th (Kehillla is offering a 4-week class, at two different times, to help you get there – register here), or you’ve got more Hebrew/Aramaic skills/experience; You’re up for learning in traditional Yeshiva style, with a study partner/hevruta. We’ll help people with similar text skills to pair up, or you can register with a study partner if you already have one. You can commit to all six sessions. We know that unforeseen circumstances can arise, but it’s important that you plan to be at all six sessions. Each week builds on the work of the previous week, and it will be hard to catch up and participate fully if you miss a week. In addition, your hevruta depends on you for their learning as well! Faculty: Maggid Jhos Singer, Chochmat HaLev Congregational Leader Rabbi Dev Noily, Kehilla Senior Rabbi Rabbi Gray Myrseth, Kehilla School Director SAM Luckey, Kehilla Rabbinic Intern & Rabbinical student at Hebrew College Jenna Stover-Kemp, PhD Candidate in Hebrew Bible at UC Berkeley and Kehilla member REGISTER Here! All…

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26April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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30April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

MIND ON THE MOVE Qigong Alignment Vitality

Mondays Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6:00pm-7:15pm $15 drop-ins welcome! $60 5-class pass $120 10-week series WHAT IS RELAXATION? Do you feel it in your body? Can you find it with your mind? Is it possible to practice relaxing? Important for health, and an essential part of qigong and tai chi, what is relaxation? We will explore various approaches to relaxing as we practice qigong movements in walking, standing and sitting. We'll refine and deepen our experiential understanding, learning which approaches to relaxation help us most and homing in on a sense of reliability. Molly Barker has trained in Qigong and body mechanics with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation, since 2008. She has studied body alignment, mindfulness, and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003.  Molly is also completing her teacher certification in Peter Wayne’s  Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi.  From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Qigong (chi gung) is a set of movement and meditation practices originating in China.  It integrates awareness of body, breath, and mind to restore health and wholeness. Powered by Eventbrite

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30April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

700 Benches: Teshuvah – A Radically Inclusive SVARA-Style Beit Midrash

Mondays April 9, 16 and 23 - 7:00-9:00pm at Kehilla 1300 Grand Ave. Piedmont CA and Mondays April 30, May 7 and 14 - 7:00-9:00pm at Chochmat HaLev Come and learn about the origins of teshuvah – relational repair! $130 for members of Kehilla or Chochmat / $160 general ~ no one turned away for inability to pay. We’ll study the original texts in their original languages, Hebrew and Aramaic. While all texts are studied in the original Hebrew/Aramaic, no prior text experience is necessary. If you’re willing to try, we’ll help you to learn! You belong here if: You want to study Talmud in a multi-level, student-centered, queer-positive space; You know the Hebrew alef-bet and can sound out words, or you’re up for learning the alef-bet before April 9th (Kehillla is offering a 4-week class, at two different times, to help you get there – register here), or you’ve got more Hebrew/Aramaic skills/experience; You’re up for learning in traditional Yeshiva style, with a study partner/hevruta. We’ll help people with similar text skills to pair up, or you can register with a study partner if you already have one. You can commit to all six sessions. We know that unforeseen circumstances can arise, but it’s important that you plan to be at all six sessions. Each week builds on the work of the previous week, and it will be hard to catch up and participate fully if you miss a week. In addition, your hevruta depends on you for their learning as well! Faculty: Maggid Jhos Singer, Chochmat HaLev Congregational Leader Rabbi Dev Noily, Kehilla Senior Rabbi Rabbi Gray Myrseth, Kehilla School Director SAM Luckey, Kehilla Rabbinic Intern & Rabbinical student at Hebrew College Jenna Stover-Kemp, PhD Candidate in Hebrew Bible at UC Berkeley and Kehilla member REGISTER Here! All…

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