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Wherever You Are, Blow The Shofar

A Bay Area Shofar Blow-InSecond Day of Rosh HashanahSunday, September 20 @ 3pm Step outside and sound the shofar to offer your prayers and blessings. Listen for other shofars being blown in your neighborhood. Also known as a “shofar blow-in” Jewish organizations around the Bay Area and beyond are collaborating by having an event to wake us all up! The power of the Shofar connects us to our tradition. We are awakened to see the light of the world and ourselves. We are called upon to begin anew, and to do our best as we start another......

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An Evening with Anne Lamott

In conversation with Jhos SingerSaturday, September 26 @ 7:30pm PSTcosponsored by Book Passage $9 Chochmat Members$9 Book Passage newsletter subscribers$18 General Public Buy Tickets Anne will read from her forthcoming book Dusk Night Dawn, exploring the hills and valleys of the spiritual path. Along with Moses and Elijah, Anne and Jhos Singer will travel from moments of existential exhaustion to moments of revival, from stunned and hopeless, to paths of renewal. Anne Lamott writes and speaks about what most of us don’t like to think about.  In all her novels, she writes about loss – loss......

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Heartsongs: Tefillah Edition

Tuesday, September 22 @ 7pm PST$9 Chochmat Members$18 General PublicOr Pay What You Can Buy Tickets Join Lior Tsarfaty and special guests Melanie DeMore and Jami Sieber for a special High Holy Day Heartsongs focusing on the power and intention of prayer. Chanting in community is an ancient path to healing and expansion. We’ll learn and chant sacred Jewish prayers: prayers for healing, prayers for peace, devotional chants, and prayers that evoke joy and celebration. Bring your voice, fill your heart, lift your spirit! AboutLior Tsarfaty is Chochmat’s musical director as well as......

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Radical Presence & the Practice of Rebuke

Wednesday, September 23 6pm Pacific / 9pm EasternThis class is closed captionedCo-sponsored by SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva Tickets$9 Chochmat members and SVARAniks$18 nonmembers Buy Tickets Join Laynie Soloman, Director of National Learning & Faculty Member at SVARA, for an adventure into the art of rabbinic rebuke, or tochecha. During the High Holy Day season, we often imagine that the primary reparative work we must do is “teshuva,” making amends with those we have hurt and moving through a process of reconciliation. But how do we let others know they have hurt us, creating space for them......

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