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July 2017
31July
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The Purpose and Power of the Lament, Sacred Study with Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Reb Goldie

The Aquarian Minyan Invites You Monday, July 31. 2017 - 7:00-8:20pm Location: Chochmat HaLev As humans we express our suffering by lamenting--with tears, with cynicism or humor, with silence, with a shrug, or a sigh. Our Jewish culture embraces the lament with our music, our prayers, our sacred texts, and the wisdom of our sages. In this workshop we will study the Trauma-Healing sequence developed by Dr. Barry Bub as a way to understand the anguished How(l) of Eichah, the Book of Lamentations chanted on Tisha b'Av. Then, we will partner with each other to create a stanza of our own laments and see what emerges. Cost $20, $10 to members of Aquarian Minyan, Chochmat HaLev, and Kehilla. No one turned away for lack of funds. Registration Coming. CoSponsors: Chochmat HaLev & Kehilla Community SynagogueRabbi Goldie Milgram is a specialist in the fields of Jewish experiential and spiritual education. She is best known as the "rebbe-on-the-road," for her travels world-wide as a seeker and teacher of Torah, Jewish spiritual practices. "Reb Goldie" founded (2000) and heads the 501C3 non-profit Reclaiming Judaism, serves as editor-in-chief for Reclaiming Judaism Press, and in 2014 founded a three-year distance-learned training program for Jewish educators titled Jewish Spiritual Education (JSE): Maggid-Educator Training. Her publications are numerous, beginning with Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat (Jewish Lights Publishing.) She last visited the Aquarian Minyan in 2005, and we are very excited to welcome her back.

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31July
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tisha B’Av Service

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 8:30-9:45pm ​The  Traditional Brief and Meager "Meal of Separation" followed by ​a Candlelight ​Tisha b'Av Service ​with Rabbi Goldie Milgram and Leyners ​ Tisha B'Av reveals something believed to be inseparable that became separated. The Meal of Separation consists of a glass of water, a piece of bread, and hard-boiled egg dipped in ashes​ and is a traditional prelude to this day of mourning​,​and fasting ​for those who are able. We will continue with this day's traditions within the Jewish cycle of spiritual healing with a contemplative ​​service by candle light ​which includes chanting of Eichah, the Book of Lamentations​. ​Suggestions: ​Fasting? Have your regular dinner before arriving​. Bring something for sitting upon the floor​ and a flashlight to read by. Dress simply. Chairs will be available for those who need them. CoSponsors: Chochmat HaLev & Kehilla Community SynagogueRabbi Goldie Milgram is a specialist in the fields of Jewish experiential and spiritual education. She is best known as the "rebbe-on-the-road," for her travels world-wide as a seeker and teacher of Torah, Jewish spiritual practices. "Reb Goldie" founded (2000) and heads the 501C3 non-profit Reclaiming Judaism, serves as editor-in-chief for Reclaiming Judaism Press, and in 2014 founded a three-year distance-learned training program for Jewish educators titled Jewish Spiritual Education (JSE): Maggid-Educator Training. Her publications are numerous, beginning with Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat (Jewish Lights Publishing.) She last visited the Aquarian Minyan in 2005, and we are very excited to welcome her back.

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August 2017
17August
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Chochmat Board of Directors.

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September 2017
10September
4th Street Yoga, 1809 4th St.
Berkeley, CA

Yoga for Renewal

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm Location: 4th Street Yoga 1809 - 4th St. Berkeley With Julie Emden, Embodied Jewish Learning Enter into the High Holy Day season with a gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice, infused with wisdom teachings rooted in Jewish Mystical tradition. Discover your own sensing, moving body as a resource for presence, joy and calm while gaining a deeper connection to yourself on all levels- mind,body, heart and spirit- at this time of return and renewal on the Hebrew Calendar. Co sponsored by Chochmat HaLev $25 Public/ $20 Members of Co-sponsoring Organizations with Julie Emden, Embodied Jewish Learning

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14September
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Chochmat Board of Directors.

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20September
First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA United States

EREV ROSH HASHANAH

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm Location: First Presbyterian Church 2407 Dana St. Berkeley

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21September
First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA United States

ROSH HASHANAH

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am Location: First Presbyterian Church 2407 Dana St., Berkeley

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21September
Cordonices Park, 1201 Euclid Ave (Between Eunice Street and Bayview Place Picnic Area #1)
Berkeley, CA United States

TASHLIKH

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm (Afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah). Location: Cordonices Park – 1201 Euclid Avenue between Eunice Street and Bayview Place Picnic Area #1 Berkeley Meet under the oaks to toss away unwanted spiritual ‘crumbs’ (we will actually use gravel to spare the ecosystem—tashlich is going gluten free!) from the past year. Maggid Jhos Singer and other guests will lead a ritual of letting go and getting clear at Coordinices Park, to be followed by picnic and play time. There are picnic tables and grills, hiking trails, a playground area for small kids, a field for frisbee, basketball courts and a fabulous giant slide. Bring food and playthings. We will supply the ritual.

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22September
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

This deep, meditative service brings back the musical themes in simple and elegant alternation between chanting and silence, between stillness and ecstasy.  Shaykh Issa Nesim Baba and Miriam Peretz will also join us for some Sufi-Jewish holy play and whirling. Join Reb Brian Yosef, Jeannette, Bon and all of the musicians for this special one-of-a-kind experience.

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29September
First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA United States

EREV YOM KIPPUR/KOL NIDRE

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:45 pm Location: First Presbyterian Church 2407 Dana Street Berkeley. It is especially important to be on time for Kol Nidre.

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30September
First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA United States

YOM KIPPUR DAY

Saturday, September 30, 2017 Location: First Presbyterian Church 2407 Dana St. Berkeley 10:00 AM – Contemplative Morning Service in the main Sanctuary. Chanting, meditation, teshuvah teachings and contemplative prayer. The service is designed to provide holy space and time for self- reflection. The service is 2.5 hours long, and contains long periods of silence that may be challenging for some children. See options for children below which occur concurrently. Childcare is also available.         10:30 AM – Children’s Service with Jen Miriam Kantor         11:30 am – Family Workshop 12:30 PM – Musical Torah and Musaf Service – including participatory blessings and the inspiring music of our musical leaders. There will be a special aliyah for the children. 3:00 PM – Afternoon workshops         • Healing Through Psalms - Rabbi SaraLeya Schley         • Embodied Practice for Yom Kippur - Julie Emden         • Non-Dual Judaism: Embodying the Presence - Kevin Morgan 4:30 PM – Yizkor – a time to remember those who have died. 6:30 PM – Neilah – the joyful culmination of our High Holy Day journey

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October 2017
01October
Chochmat HaLev Sukkah, United States

Making the Sukkah our home

A joyful and crafty afternoon of making Sukkah decorations. Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:00-5:00pm Chochmat HaLev Sukkah With Patti Goldstein Help put up the Chochmat HaLev Sukkah and make it our home! On this afternoon, we will create inspiring, meaningful and spiritual crafts to fill our Sukkah. We will create glow-in-the dark, origami, Jewish stars to fill the sky. We will make magic Lulav out of recycled newspaper, create prayer chains that hold blessings to the world and to our families. We will print images on flags that will blow our blessings into the air. Come and enjoy some treats, drinks and community. Wear clothes you do not mind getting messy. Bring your creativity and imagination. Suggested Donation $5 Everyone is invited: all ages. Patti is the chair of Chochmat HaLev’s Heart to Heart Program, an Interfaith Minister, an artist and a teaching artist.

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12October
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610 United States

Simchat Torah

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00-10:00pm Location: Kehilla Community Synagogue Simchat Torah is the joyous culmination of our High Holy Day journey– a wild celebration of the completion and the restarting of the annual Torah reading cycle. Join us for a joy filled, all ages, evening of prayer and dancing with Shirat HaLev and spiritual leaders and teachers from Chochmat HaLev, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Beit Tikkun, and the Aquarian Minyan. Members of participating organizations: $15-10 General Public $20-15 Children: $5 Tickets Coming and Available at the Door!

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19October
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Chochmat Board of Directors.

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