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April 2019

25April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Kindness & Kaddish with Maggid Jhos Singer

Saying Kaddish is an act of courage and kindness. It gives us a ritual of praise to be offered on behalf of folks who have died, whose lives made a dent in our own souls, who touched us in some way, and whose memory we carry.

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May 2019

02May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Gevurah: In the Face of Genocide, a Force More Powerful

This year, remembrance of Der Horban (the Holocaust) falls during the week we reflect upon gevurah, or strength. What constitutes spiritual strength in the face of extreme violence? Our tradition teaches, “Not by military might and not by force of arms. By spirit alone.”

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08May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Perfection, Silence and Sacred Space: The Meeting Place of the Sabbath and Buddhist Practice

The Sabbath day is one of the most ancient rituals and symbols of stopping. Stopping and resting is not about non-doing, but as it is clearly described in the Bible and Jewish sources, it is stopping the restless need to transform, to change to fix and improve things.

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12May
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Clouds of Glory – Vanishings and Returnings

with Dr. Aviva Zornberg Enveloping clouds of glory are lost and restored. We will explore the midrashic narrative that connects this midrash with the Golden Calf and with the inner life of Israel. Dr. Zornberg’s books will be on sale at the event thanks to Afikomen Judaica. 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. $20 general public $15 members of cosponsoring organizations (Afikomen Judaica, Aquarian Minyan, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Lehrhaus Judaica, East Bay JCC, Congregation Netivot Shalom, and Urban Adamah) var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '53706650036', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-53706650036', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided onOrderComplete: exampleCallback // Method called when an order has successfully completed }); var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '53706650036', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-53706650036', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided onOrderComplete: exampleCallback // Method called when an order has successfully completed });

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