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April 2017
29April
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, 12th St and Lake Merritt Blvd
Oakland, CA United States
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Join Chochmat’s Action Minyan at the People’s Climate Event

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 10:00am (new time)-5:00pm Location: Lake Merritt Amphitheater near 12th Street and Lake Merritt Blvd. Tikkun Olam — Heal the World. Chochmat folks meet at 10:00 a.m. (new time) to make signs and schmooze. At 11:00, (new time) we’ll join the interfaith service organized by Kehilla Community Synagogue. Full day of speaking, music and Hands Around the Lake-- schedule is here. More info here. RSVP email: actionminyan-green@chochmat.org. Chochmat Halev Action Minyan

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May 2017
02May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Rock in the Red Zone

The Chochmat HaLev Israel-Palestine Program presents the film: Rock in the Red Zone

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00-9:30pm Location: Chochmat HaLev Rock in the Red Zone (2014) is a personal exploration into the lives of musicians in a conflict zone. Near Israel’s border with Gaza lies Sderot, a working class city of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East, pummeled by missiles for years. In underground bomb shelters, residents don’t just survive, they create music – a unique sound that transformed Israeli music, injecting Middle Eastern influences into Western beats. Filmmaker Laura Bialis encounters a creative community that demonstrates the power of artistic creation in perseverance. A facilitated discussion will follow the screening. Open to everyone, all perspectives are welcome. We hope you will attend! $5 suggested donation Facebook                    Trailer                    Movie website “A powerful snapshot of the “real” Israel that shies away from politics but unflinchingly focuses on the effects of politics on the lives of people viewers can’t avoid feeling connected to.” ­ Jerusalem Post “A moving portrait of a musical community that's managed to survive under far greater pressures than worrying about the next gig.” ­ Hollywood Reporter “Perpetually neglected by the government, Sderot's exotic sonic influences and political disaffection together inform a unique sound that has come to redefine Israeli pop.” ­ L.A. Times Questions? Jeffrey Kessler, email: yesh1021@yahoo.com CHL Israel-Palestine Program Mission Statement

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07May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Dr. Avivah Zornberg

Dr. Avivah Zornberg Sunday, May 7,2017 - 7:00pm Location: Chochmat HaLev Isaac: Blindness and Blessing Isaac survives the Akeda - his Binding on an altar; he marries and fathers children. But what does it mean to survive death? In midrashic tradition, the trauma of the Binding induces in him a delayed blindness. With the help of midrashic, psychoanalytic and literary sources, we will explore the enigma of Isaac’s survival, and the ways this experience shapes his blind blessing of Jacob. $15 members of co-sponsoring organizations $20 general public Co-sponsored by: Kevah, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth El, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Urban Adamah. Thanks to Afikomen Judaica--Dr. Zornberg’s books (including her newest book: Moses: A Human Life) will be on sale at the event. Dr. Avivah Zornberg is one of the most dynamic and compelling interpreters of the Bible alive. She weaves together ideas from literature, secular philosophy, psychology and the ancient teachers’ take on the texts. It is entirely engaging and built for the 21st century. Powered by Eventbrite

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09May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Chochmat HaLev Action Minyan General Meeting

Chochmat HaLev Action Minyan Tuesdays, March 21 and May 9 -  2017 - 7:00-9:00pm Location: Chochmat HaLev General Meeting. Details coming.

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22May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Intro to Islam with Ameena Jandali

The Chochmat HaLev Israel Palestine Program A two-part series: Mondays May 22 & June 5 - 7:00-9:00pm Location: Chochmat HaLev Curious about Islam? Concerned about Islamophobia but not familiar enough to debunk misconceptions? Here’s a chance to deepen your own understanding and awareness of Islamic beliefs and practices. May 22     Intro to Islam with Ameena Jandali Ameena Jandali is a founding member of the Islamic Networks Group (ING) which counters prejudice against American Muslims by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and diversity, while building relations with other groups. She teaches on Islam at SF City College, has presented at hundreds of universities, churches & other venues and has spoken about American Muslims on many news outlets. Ameena received her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from UC ­Berkeley, and B.A. in History from the U. of Illinois. For more info on the Islamic Networks Group (ING) June 5      Continued Study during Ramadan Our 2nd class will include further study using course video, text & discussion. Open to everyone, all perspectives are welcome. We hope you will attend! Suggested donation: $10 CHL members, $20 non-members Facebook CHL Israel-Palestine Program Mission Statement Powered by Eventbrite

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