RAZA Mystical Song Circle with Chana Raskin

Join us for an evening of soul-deep, devotional communal song led by Chana Raskin in her first Bay Area event since the release of her path-breaking album KAPELYA, which features an all-women ensemble singing Chabad nigunim traditionally sung only by men.

This RAZA_circle will be a deep dive into the world of nigun (mystical wordless melodies), and a voice-driven improvisational listening project, where we’ll drop in to touch our inner voices and the healing power of collective song. Come as you are, and be embraced by the power of heart-opening melody and prayer.

This RAZA_circle is open to all. Please bring your heart and voice — this is an evening of collective song, not a concert or performance.

Free for members, $18 donation for non-members.

6pm – Potluck dinner and Q&A with Chana Raskin (outdoors)
730pm – RAZA Mystical Song Circle led by Chana Raskin
9pm – Tea lounge for integration and connection in community (indoors and outdoors)

This event is now sold out! To view our other upcoming events, visit https://chochmat.org/events-all/

Join us before the RAZA circle:
Come enjoy a nourishing potluck at 6pm, featuring a Q&A with Chana Raskin. Build and deepen community before the RAZA circle with Community Weaver Brittany Berman and Caroline Kessler from GatherBay. Bring a hearty vegetarian dish to share (please label ingredients).

Join us after the RAZA circle:
Relax into our cozy tea lounge from 9-10p for integration and connection in community 

CHANA RASKIN, the founder and main facilitator of RAZA, is an untrained vocalist who grew up entrenched in the world of Chabad Hasidut and its stirringly complex melodies. These nigunim have carried her at every point on her journey. Her debut album KAPELYA was released by Rising Song Records in February 2023, followed by sold-out concerts in NYC and Jerusalem. 
Leading the tea lounge, Laura Rubin is a certified Clinical Herbalist and Holistic Gut Health Coach, local to the Bay Area. Her passion is to promote holistic wellness for the mind-gut connection: focusing on digestion, stress, sleep, energy and hormonal health.  This is the second time Laura has brought her healing and nourishing tea to Chochmat and we are so lucky to have her!   
She hosts many workshops including ancestral Jewish herbalism. Check her out here: www.nurtureguthealth.com or discover her teas at https://www.nurtureforall.com


Base Bay

Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland

Congregation Netivot Shalom


Kehilla Community Synogogue

Moishe House Rockridge

Oakland Hebrew Day School

Or Shalom Jewish Community

Urban Adamah

Wilderness Torah

Supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund


Physical Access


Entrance to the Sanctuary is at the corner of Prince St. and Fulton St.. There are 8 steps into the main entrance of the Sanctuary. There is an accessible ramp at a separate entrance on Fulton St. Please let a volunteer or staff know if you need to use this entrance; you can also email us in advance at shalom@chochmat.org


We have folding chairs (some with padding, some without), pillows, and floor cushions available for you to use, along with limited bench seating in the back of the Sanctuary. 

COVID Protocols
Our Covid policy effective May 19th, 2023 is as follows:

Chochmat HaLev, in consultation with our medical advisor and based on community survey results, will discontinue masking requirements for attendance at events. Masks, although not required, are strongly recommended. We understand people will need to make their own decisions about exposure and risk based on their own personal preferences, and health status.

Chochmat HaLev will provide passive ventilation (e.g., open windows and doors under the supervision of security-trained personnel) and other equipment as available.

Chochmat HaLev will include specific guidelines for those attending in person events on our website and in announcements regarding events.

For this event, Chochmat HaLev will provide a “masked-only” seating section adjacent to the windows.

DO NOT attend an event at CHL if:

  • You are experiencing any potential symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days and have not had a negative antigen test on Day 6 or later
  • You have had a known exposure to COVID-19 in the past 3-5 days
  • A household member has tested positive in the last 10 days and has not had a negative test on Day 6 or later


Jan 22 2024


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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