Harvesting Abundance: Shavuot Shabbat Morning Prayer Service and Teaching

Harvesting Abundance: Shavuot Shabbat Morning Prayer Service and Teaching
with Zvika Krieger, Elizheva Hurvich, and Kohenet Amanda Nube

Saturday, 10:30 am, In-Person only.

Join Spiritual Leader Zvika Krieger, with special guests Elizheva Hurvich and Kohenet Amanda Nube, for a Shavuot prayer service connecting with the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Commemorate the passing of loved ones with the Yizkor prayer during the service.

As part of the service, we’ll be exploring the mystical significance of the shofar as was sounded at Mount Sinai, and engage in a communal discussion on whether to blow the shofar when Rosh Hashana falls on Shabbat, as it does this year


Service will start promptly at 10:30 am — please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and be seated.

There will be no Kiddush this week.

Harvesting Abundance Altar: Please bring an object for our community altar that represents what you are harvesting in your life, such as plants, flowers, fruits, or significant memorabilia.

Elizheva Hurvich has been an education director and a Jewish educator for several decades. She has worked for Kehilla Community Synagogue, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the JCCSF, The Kitchen SF, Netivot Shalom, and B’nai Tikvah. With a Master’s in Jewish Art and Material Culture from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Elizheva is an artist who loves working with fabric, making custom tallitot and huppot. She lives in Oakland with her spouse and son.

Kohenet Amanda Nube brings a wealth of experience as a Jewish prayer leader and ritual artist. Amanda received her Masters of Jewish Studies at the Academy of Jewish Religion LA. As a Jewish ceremonialist, mother, and educator, she is passionate about sharing her love of Judaism, Hebrew, music, and embodied spirituality.

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
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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


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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.


May 27 2023


10:30 am
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