Stories from the Land of the Talmud: Iraq, Iran and Eretz Yisrael
with Yuval Ron and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
Friday, July 11, 2014
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St. Berkeley
Join Yuval Ron and Rabbi Lynn for an evening of songs and mystical tales that celebrate ‘the open tent’ tradition of receiving guests and honoring the human spirit which is the spiritual heart of Abrahamic traditions. The Talmud teaches: The Compassionate One Desires the Heart (Rachmana leiba bai).
$12 general audience / $10 for Chochmat members
Street parking, and public transportation (Ashby BART or bus #18 on Shattuck Ave)
Tickets Available at the Door
Yuval Ron is an internationally renowned World Music artist, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. He has continuously researched various ethnic musical traditions and spiritual paths worldwide. Under his leadership, the internationally renowned music and dance group, The Yuval Ron Ensemble, has been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths and has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, and in the international press and media. Among his many honors, he composed the songs and score for the Oscar winning film West Bank Story in 2007, was the featured artist in the Gala Concert for the Dalai Lama’s initiative Seeds of Compassion in the Seattle Opera Hall in 2008, and has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan since 2006.
Lynn Gottlieb is a pioneer feminist rabbi, storyteller, percussionist, peace educator, writer, ceremonialist, community activist and clown. She is deeply committed to a life grounded in the creativity, joy and wisdom of the Torah (teachings) of Nonviolence. Her journey includes life long activism with The Fellowship of Reconciliation. Lynn served as a rabbi with Temple Beth Or of the Deaf and Mishkan, NY and Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque, NM which she co-founded.
Since 1964, Lynn has engaged in multifaith, intergenerational and multicultural organizing around issues of economic and racial justice, gender justice and ‘the demilitarization of land and life’.
Lynn’s love of Jewish cultural and spiritual arts embodies her way of being Jewish in the world. The most common request Lynn hears? “Tell me a story!”