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November 2017
27November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

iEngage- Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

Mondays Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 13, 27, Dec 11 and TBA in 2018 - 7:00-9:00pm Study and discuss Israel’s legacy and the challenges for its future An 8‐part series 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 pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the origins and history of the State of Israel and the ideas that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity today. Explore the pivotal events of 1917, 1947 and 1967 as key moments when Zionism unleashed new meanings of Jewishness for future generations. Examine conflicting narratives of occupation/liberation, one state / two states, and Jerusalem. Engage in open and pluralistic discussions on issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and spirituality as they relate to nationhood, sovereignty, moral red lines and future possibilities for the Jewish state and how we relate to it. Suggested donation for the full 8‐session 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

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December 2017
02December
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610 United States

SVARA– Bay Area Fling

CRASH Talk & Reception Saturday, December 2 - 7:00-9:00pm Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave, Piedmont, CA 94610 SVARA Bet Midrash Sunday, December 3 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Chochmat HaLev $18–36 (sliding scale) **Kosher lunch included Whether you’ve never learned Talmud before or you’re an advanced learner, SVARA’s bet midrash (learning community) is for you! All you need is the ability to decode your alef-bet (i.e. sound out your Hebrew letters), and you’ll be learning Talmud in the original Hebrew/Aramaic within your first hour. We guarantee it! Note  -The CRASH Talk on Saturday is a prerequisite for learning in the SVARA Bet Midrash. Anyone who plans to attend Sunday’s full day of learning and has not yet heard the CRASH Talk (in person!) must attend the CRASH Talk on Saturday night. Not sure you're ready to roll up your sleeves to learn Talmud with us in the bet midrash? Feel free to come just to the CRASH Talk & Reception. More info & registration here

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03December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

SVARA– Bay Area Fling

CRASH Talk & Reception Saturday, December 2 - 7:00-9:00pm Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave, Piedmont, CA 94610 SVARA Bet Midrash Sunday, December 3 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Chochmat HaLev $18–36 (sliding scale) **Kosher lunch included SVARA, A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva Whether you’ve never learned Talmud before or you’re an advanced learner, SVARA’s bet midrash (learning community) is for you! All you need is the ability to decode your alef-bet (i.e. sound out your Hebrew letters), and you’ll be learning Talmud in the original Hebrew/Aramaic within your first hour. We guarantee it! Note  -The CRASH Talk on Saturday is a prerequisite for learning in the SVARA Bet Midrash. Anyone who plans to attend Sunday’s full day of learning and has not yet heard the CRASH Talk (in person!) must attend the CRASH Talk on Saturday night. Not sure you're ready to roll up your sleeves to learn Talmud with us in the bet midrash? Feel free to come just to the CRASH Talk & Reception. More info & registration here

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10December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

HEART SONG A Music and Mindfulness Event with Lior Tsarfaty and Rob Fisher

Sunday December 10, 2017 - 9:30am-4:30pm Since ancient times, music has been used to connect us to our internal world and to help us explore different parts of ourselves. We would like to invite you to a unique opportunity to celebrate the connection between sounds, voice, silence, music, and our inner experience. In this workshop, we will explore your essential self through mindfulness and the soul connecting the quality of music. No musical ability is necessary. You can be tone deaf! Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. We are born with an innate sense of love, personal mission, natural self-expression, authenticity and grace that often becomes compromised through the inevitable hurts and disappointments that wound us, and around which we tend to contract away from our essence. This workshop is designed to help you reconnect with what is deepest in you, the music of your soul, the richness of your own song that is longing to be sung.  You will be supported in embodying your own uniqueness in a safe, gentle and music filled environment where you can rediscover yourself in connection with others. Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves. Allow music to begin the process of healing the wounds which separated you from yourself and yourself from others Reconnect with your own uniqueness Connect with others from a place of authenticity and celebration through music Listen to a small group sing specifically to your heart Participate in music that will evoke your compassion for self others Use traditional music from different parts of the world and modern exercises to bring our attention inward. Use music as a tool for transformation and growth. Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves. Learn how to use sound to become more present to your inner self This is a practical workshop that…

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11December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

iEngage- Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

Mondays Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 13, 27, Dec 11 and TBA in 2018 - 7:00-9:00pm Study and discuss Israel’s legacy and the challenges for its future An 8‐part series 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 pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the origins and history of the State of Israel and the ideas that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity today. Explore the pivotal events of 1917, 1947 and 1967 as key moments when Zionism unleashed new meanings of Jewishness for future generations. Examine conflicting narratives of occupation/liberation, one state / two states, and Jerusalem. Engage in open and pluralistic discussions on issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and spirituality as they relate to nationhood, sovereignty, moral red lines and future possibilities for the Jewish state and how we relate to it. Suggested donation for the full 8‐session 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

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