Welcome Shabbat In Sacred Community with Wilderness Torah and Chochmat HaLev!

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Hearts
with Rabbi Zelig Golden, Melita Silberstein, Zvika Krieger, Lior Tsarfaty, and special guest Daniela Gesundheit

Friday, 7:00pm
In-person AND On Zoom

Meeting ID 878 1040 4956
Passcode 972073

Wilderness Torah and Chochmat HaLev are joining forces to offer a Shabbat prayer service. Join Wilderness Torah’s Rabbi Zelig Golden and Melita Silberstein, together with Chochmat HaLev’s Zvika Krieger and Lior Tsarfaty, as well as special guest Daniela Gesundheit, for embodied prayer, soulful singing, ecstatic dancing, guided meditation, sharing of ancestral wisdom, and connection in intergenerational community.

Event 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 Services

5:30 – 6:00pm: Kids Shabbat Jam (for ages 2-8ish) with music and prayers featuring Wilderness Torah’s Melita Silberstein, head of Nevatim Families and Tot Programming.

6:00 – 6:45pm: Family/Community Potluck in the Courtyard! All are welcome.

6:45 – 8:45pm: Childcare with Elisa! Please register ($10 per child) by 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 15th. Limited availability. 

Email shalom@chochmat.org to join our Families WhatsApp group to connect with other families.

Service will start promptly at 7pm - please arrive 20-30 minutes early to check in and be seated.


Enjoy a delicious oneg and schmooze with our community.


8:45 pm: HeartSpace meets in the courtyard! Our HeartSpace circle is for open-hearted folks in their 30s(-ish) to connect in community — all welcome! Email shalom@chochmat.org to join our HeartSpace WhatsApp group for more info and future events.

HeartSpace: Exotic Fruits
Our ancestors tell a story of twelve spies who return from a distant land with exotic fruit, setting off a chain of panic and revolution that lead to 40 years of desert wandering. Join us for a sensorial tasting of exotic fruits while connecting in community through guided exercises of internal espionage. 

This HeartSpace gathering is sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation.

Daniela Gesundheit is a vocalist, composer, and cantor interested in long-surviving musical traditions that explore and foster group identity. She sings traditional Jewish liturgy for Shir Libeynu, the first queer-inclusive synagogue in Toronto and officiates lifecycle rituals throughout the US and Canada. Gesundheit is the recipient of numerous grants, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. She lives in Los Angeles and haunts Toronto with her husband and fraternal twin babies.

COVID Protocols

Our new 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.
• Donate online chochmat.org/give
• Venmo @chochmat 
• Paypal shalom@chochmat.org

Join with video

Meeting ID 878 1040 4956
Passcode 972073

Join by phone  1-669-900-6833, 1-346-248-7799, 1-253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 826 946 797
Passcode: 941869


Jun 16 2023


7:00 pm
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