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February 2018
26February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

iEngage ‐ Tribes of Israel

Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5,12,19,26. April dates TBD - 7:00-9:30 pm Text study each week statrts at 6pm. Study and discuss the diversity and divisions in Israel & the US Jewish community with Rabbi SaraLeya Schley Marking 50 years since the 6‐Day War and 70 years since Israel’s founding, the Shalom Hartman Institute has created new curricula providing relevant approaches to the urgent moral challenges facing Jews everywhere. Chochmat HaLev’s Rabbi Emerita, SaraLeya Schley, will guide us in the heart‐centered pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the promise, potential and reality of the State of Israel as a democratic Jewish sphere shared by diverse and divided people. The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the State of Israel for a global assemblage of people divided along “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, national and geographic. Join the conversation on restructuring the relationships between groups, with the collective, and with each of us. Suggested donation for the full program: $36 for CHL members, $72 for non‐members All backgrounds, affiliations, and perspectives welcome. We gratefully thank the Shalom Hartman Institute for making iEngage materials available to Chochmat as part of Rabbi SaraLeya’s participation in their Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. Powered by Eventbrite CHL Israel‐Palestine Program Mission Statement The Chochmat HaLev Israel‐Palestine program approaches the topic of Israel‐Palestine from a uniquely Chochmat HaLev perspective: seeking wisdom with a wide‐open heart, simultaneously holding the brokenness and the wholeness and closing our hearts to no one. We maintain a safe and transparent process in which everyone is welcome to participate and be heard. The long‐view intention is not to come to a place of agreement, but rather to find a way to hold the multiple narratives within a larger truth…

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28February
Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States

Purim Like it’s 5778!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm-11:00pm Urban Adamah 1151 Sixth Street Berkeley CA Megillah Reading and Dance Party with Shamati Celebrate Purim with Urban Adamah and Chochmat Halev at 7:00 pm with a full reading of the Megillah and creative Purim storytelling. Then at 8:30 pm put on your dancing shoes for a rockin’ concert and dance party led by Shamati! In the spirit of awareness and respect, we encourage people to dress in culturally appropriate costumes. Not confident in assessing whether or not your costume is culturally appropriate and respectful? Here’s an article to get you thinking. Thank you in advance for being mindful and we hope you enjoy this year’s celebration. Chag Sameach! Pre-Party Family Friendly Puppet Show and Costume Parade At 6:00 pm join us for a special family friendly Purim Puppet Show. Jen Miriam and her puppets join together to tell the heroic story of Queen Ester. People of all ages will love this hilarious and family-friendly multi-media puppet show. After the puppet show and during the megillah reading, there will be an option for children to do Purim crafts and hear stories in the yurt. Schedule and Tickets 6:00 pm – Pre-Party Family Friendly Puppet Show 7:00 pm – Full Megillah Reading and Creative Purim Storytelling 8:30 pm – Dance Party with Shamati Tickets at $5 in advance, $15 at the door. Children 3 and under can attend the puppet show for free. Tickets Here.

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March 2018
01March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Chants of the Heart with Lior Tsarfaty

First Thursdays Monthly - 7:30-9:00pm March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2018 Join us for an evening of chants and prayers that will open our hearts and bring us closer to our true selves. Experience the power of chanting, singing, mediating and improvising in a safe and sacred environment. Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. No musical experience is needed. CHL Members $15, General Public $20 Powered by Eventbrite

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04March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Pesach Meditation Intensive

Makor Or & Chochmat HaLev Invite You to: Season of Liberation: Pesach Meditation Intensive With Rabbi Dorothy Richman What can you do to prepare for liberation? What do you need to leave behind and what do you need for where are you headed? Deepen your commitment to personal transformation and prepare for Passover with Meditation, Torah, contemporary writings (including Rabbi Alan Lew’s Be Still and Get Going, and our own knowing. The Intensive consists of three weekly meetings that include chanting, meditation, learning and discussion. Participants commit to working with a hevruta partner and to a personal meditation practice during the period of the Intensive. Intensive participants are encouraged to attend the day-long silent retreat held at the SFJCC, led by Rabbi Dorothy Richman, Sunday, March 18th. (separate registration) No previous experience with meditation, Hebrew or prayer is necessary. Intensive Practice Period At Chochmat HaLev Sundays 6:30-8:30pm March 4, 11, 25, 2018 By March 1 ($15 more after March 1) Members: $80 ($95 after March 1) General Public: $100 ($115 after March 1) Co-sponsored by JCC East Bay Minimum of 10 participants. Limited Financial Assistance Available. Contact frontdesk@chochmat.org. Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or Jewish Meditation Center.  She is a Master Educator leading Kevah Torah study groups and teaching widely in the Bay Area.  She has served as rabbi for Berkeley Hillel, Sha'ar Zahav and Congregation Beth Sholom with her mentor Rabbi Alan Lew(z"l).Registration Powered by Eventbrite Separate Registration: Sunday Pesach Meditation Retreat Led by: Rabbi Dorothy Richman March 18th  10:00am - 5:00pm with lunch break In this day-long retreat includes silent sitting and walking meditation, contemplative prayer, and teachings. San Francisco JCC 3200 California Street 94118 JCC Members $50, -  Public $60  MOPMR18 Register here or call the JCC at 415-292-1278. For JCC financial aid please…

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05March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

iEngage ‐ Tribes of Israel

Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5,12,19,26. April dates TBD - 7:00-9:30 pm Text study each week statrts at 6pm. Study and discuss the diversity and divisions in Israel & the US Jewish community with Rabbi SaraLeya Schley Marking 50 years since the 6‐Day War and 70 years since Israel’s founding, the Shalom Hartman Institute has created new curricula providing relevant approaches to the urgent moral challenges facing Jews everywhere. Chochmat HaLev’s Rabbi Emerita, SaraLeya Schley, will guide us in the heart‐centered pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the promise, potential and reality of the State of Israel as a democratic Jewish sphere shared by diverse and divided people. The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the State of Israel for a global assemblage of people divided along “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, national and geographic. Join the conversation on restructuring the relationships between groups, with the collective, and with each of us. Suggested donation for the full program: $36 for CHL members, $72 for non‐members All backgrounds, affiliations, and perspectives welcome. We gratefully thank the Shalom Hartman Institute for making iEngage materials available to Chochmat as part of Rabbi SaraLeya’s participation in their Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. Powered by Eventbrite CHL Israel‐Palestine Program Mission Statement The Chochmat HaLev Israel‐Palestine program approaches the topic of Israel‐Palestine from a uniquely Chochmat HaLev perspective: seeking wisdom with a wide‐open heart, simultaneously holding the brokenness and the wholeness and closing our hearts to no one. We maintain a safe and transparent process in which everyone is welcome to participate and be heard. The long‐view intention is not to come to a place of agreement, but rather to find a way to hold the multiple narratives within a larger truth…

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