Listening for the Still Small Voice of the Divine (in a
An Early Shavuot Eve Gathering
for Contemplative Prayer & Embodied Torah Study
“In my flesh I see God.” (Job 19:26)
On the eve of Shavuot Jews gather to engage in an all-night study vigil, remaining awake to greet the dawn in prayer. We do this ancient ritual to receive Torah anew each year as a direct transmission. There are so many texts one can study, and so many meaningful words one can speak. Yet, it is often within the white spaces or silences surrounding our words, that revelation takes place
This early-bird contemplative gathering offers a quiet space to prepare for the all-night vigil at the JCC East Bay. Through contemplative and embodied prayer, silent meditation and study we will listen to the Torah inscribed within our bodies, breath, mind, and soul.
Hosted by Estelle Frankel w/guest teachers Rabbi Diane Elliot, Jeffrey Kessler, Ibrahim Baba.
Tuesday June 3, 7:00 – 10:30pm
at Chochmat HaLev,
followed by the all-night study sessions at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Prayer at dawn either at the JCC or with Beit Tikkun at the Berkeley Marina (Call Beit Tikkun for info)