Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, February 2nd, 6pm

In person and on Zoom
Meeting ID 878 1040 4956
Passcode 972073

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 led by Zvika Krieger and Lior Tsarfaty, with special guest Melila Hellner-Eshed, one the world’s leading scholars of Jewish mysticism!

Service will start promptly at 6pm — please arrive a few minutes early to check in and be seated.

Oneg potluck dinner after services, followed by a special HeartSpace circle with Melila where we’ll dive deep into the secrets of Kabbalah — a unique experience not to be missed!

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

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.

HeartSpace will meet with Melila for a deep dive into the secrets of Kabbalah!

Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D. has been a professor of Jewish mysticism and Zohar at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for over two decades. For the past three decades, she has been a central figure in the Israeli renaissance of study of Jewish texts by Israeli adults of all paths of life in various frameworks. Her publications include  A River Flows from Eden: The Language of Mystical Experience in the Zohar and Seekers of the Face  – From the Secrets of the Idra Rabba in the Zohar. Melila also serves as faculty of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, Research Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute, and is active in the Sulha Peace Project – a reconciliation project that brings together Israelis and Palestinians.


Our Shabbat services are supported by donation. Each donation, small and large, allows us to continue with this offering. Please contribute when you register, or at one of the links below:
• Donate online chochmat.org/give
• Venmo @chochmat 
• Paypal shalom@chochmat.org


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

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.

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 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
  • 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

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.

If you would like to support The Sulha Peace Project in honor of this week’s HeartSpace teacher, please go this link: https://bit.ly/SulhaDonation


Feb 02 2024


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