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October 2018

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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28October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Shmirat haLashon: Mindful Speech Intensive with Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Gossip, slander, rumor spreading, teasing, shaming, lying— there are so many ways to speak that amplify our own and other’s suffering. This three-week community of practice and learning, will use chanting, meditation, Jewish text, and chevruta to bring attention and intentionality to our habits of speech.

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November 2018

01November
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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04November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Shmirat haLashon: Mindful Speech Intensive with Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Gossip, slander, rumor spreading, teasing, shaming, lying— there are so many ways to speak that amplify our own and other’s suffering. This three-week community of practice and learning, will use chanting, meditation, Jewish text, and chevruta to bring attention and intentionality to our habits of speech.

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

Jewishy Ways to Love the Earth

One mitzvah at a time Join Urban Shtetl for a fun filled FAMILY LEARNING DAY Sunday Nov 4, 10 am - 1 pm bring bag lunch, garden gloves and wear gardening clothes Join the amazing earth loving staff & community educators of Urban Shtetl, and an indigenous elder, for earth-based activities on our beautiful grounds and neighborhood. Help install a raised garden bed with hammer & nails, create an earth altar, go birding in the neighborhood, make & install a permanent bird house. Age appropriate programming for 4 - 7; 8 - 12, with parent program. Members of Urban Shtetl: free Members of CHL: $30 per household with pre-registration. $40 at door General public: $40 per household with pre-registration. $50 at door For more info: lynn@chochmat.org we’d be happy to hear from you! Register your family for Urban Shtetl today! Powered by Eventbrite !

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07November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

OPENING MINDS, ONE HEART AT A TIME

Join Invest in Peace, Chochmat HaLev and Parents Circle Families Forum bereaved members, Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj as they share their stories of loss and their unique choice of reconciliation. Participate in a discussion on the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why relationship building, mutual understanding of the “other side” and a reconciliation framework is necessary for any sustainable peace agreement.

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

Shmirat haLashon: Mindful Speech Intensive with Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Gossip, slander, rumor spreading, teasing, shaming, lying— there are so many ways to speak that amplify our own and other’s suffering. This three-week community of practice and learning, will use chanting, meditation, Jewish text, and chevruta to bring attention and intentionality to our habits of speech.

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