Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, November 17th, 7:00pm 
(Only our first Fridays of the month will start early; this service will begin at the usual 7pm time)

Join Chochmat HaLev for a Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service, a mystical tradition full of embodied prayer, soulful singing, ecstatic dancing, guided meditation, sharing of ancestral wisdom, and connection in intergenerational community. This service will be lead by Zvika Krieger and Lior Tsarfaty!

Service will start promptly at 7pm — please arrive a few minutes early to check in and be seated.

If you’re planning to attend in-person, please register in advance.

If you’re planning to attend via Zoom, the link is here: https://zoom.us/j/87810404956
(Our Zoom capacity is limited to 100 attendees; be sure to log on early!)

Before service

6pm – Family and Community Potluck in the courtyard!

During service

Childcare is available. Please register so we know you’re coming!

After service

Enjoy a delicious oneg and schmooze with our beloved community.

8:45pm – HeartSpace will meet in the courtyard.

This month’s HeartSpace is “Authentic Relating with a Jewish Spin.” Join GatherBay’s Caroline Kessler & Blair Lineham for some juicy, facilitated convos to help you drop in, connect, and get to know other folks beyond the usual schmoozing. No Jewish experience required, we’ll have open-ended prompts that touch on themes of Shabbat, Jewishness, and letting go. Outdoors in the courtyard, weather permitting.

Caroline Kessler is the Community Director of GatherBay, a local org that connects 20- and 30-somethings to Jewish life and to each other in the East Bay & beyond. Currently based in Berkeley, she’s also a writer, editor, and facilitator. She’s been bringing people together through writing, art, and spirituality for more than a decade.

Caroline is the co-founder of Ashreinu, a Jewish community in St. Louis; co-creator of The 18 Somethings project, a virtual writing adventure; and co-host of many Shabbat dinners, blessing circles, and other experiences that help people connect with each other & something greater than themselves.

Blair Lineham (he/him) is Gather‘s Networks Manager. He spent nearly a decade in the sales world before leaving to support individuals as a life and leadership coach, group facilitator, and mindfulness meditation teacher.

Blair founded the Authentic Relating community in his hometown of Rochester, NY and is a regular facilitator in the Bay Area– leading workshops to help people create deeper connections with themselves and others. At the core of Blair’s work lies a deep curiosity and drive to welcome people exactly as they are and create cultures of belonging.

Currently residing in Oakland, CA, Blair loves dancing, playing guitar, and bringing community together through song and movement.

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 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.
Chochmat HaLev will provide seating adjacent to a window in an end-of-the-row seat to individuals upon request.

DO NOT attend an event at CHL:

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

Our Shabbat services are supported by donation. Each donation, small and large, allows us to continue with this offering.

Join with video https://zoom.us/j/87810404956

Meeting ID 878 1040 4956
Passcode 972073

Join by phone 1-669-900-6833, 1-346-248-7799, 1-253-215-8782
Meeting ID 878 1040 4956
Passcode 972073
Notice: Our Zoom recordings are for archival purposes only, and therefore are not available to the public.

By attending this event, you consent that recordings or photos of you may be used by Chochmat HaLev. If you have any questions, please contact shalom@chochmat.org.


Nov 17 2023


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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