Purim and an Encounter with Self: A Psycho-Spiritual (Round) Trip for Men

PurimWith Ben Ringler, MA, MFT
and Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks

 Wednesday March 12
7pm – 9:30pm



 Do you want to breathe life into your relationship to Judaism?

Do you feel disempowered or baffled as to how to change your circumstances?

Purim is a holiday that commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia survived a plot of extermination. We will explore how such themes as hidden identity, hatred, punishment and survival can shed light on the inner struggles of we face as Jewish men today.

Ben & Brian will guide you on an evening’s adventure to begin to discover aspects of yourself that you may have hidden away; those aspects of you that may hold the key to unlock aliveness and possibility.  Using group discussion, guided meditation, and experiential exercise, we will attempt to move beyond everyday mind chatter and greet the timeless space within.

Register here.

Suggested Donation CHL Members $10-$20, General Public $15-$25
Financial assistance & work exchange are available.  Contact the office for more information. 

Ben Ringler, MFT-   is a licensed   Ben RinglerMarriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Berkeley. He works with men, women, couples & families, guiding them towards building their self-awareness in order to lead more fulfilling lives.  He specializes in working with men, in particular helping men understand and maximize the potential of major life transitions such as fatherhood, marriage, divorce, physical injury, career change, and aging.  You can read more about him at www.BenRingler.com.

Reb Brian Josef Schachter-Brooks is the Interim Spiritual Director at Chochmat HaLev. He holds a Brian_BrooksBachelor in Music from Eastman and received s’mikha from Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as Minister of Sacred Music and as Jewish meditation teacher from Chochmat HaLev. More at www.chochmat.org.