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Great Songs of the Yiddish Theater

And Khanike Songs!with Cindy PaleySunday, November 21 @ 11amIn collaboration with KlezCaliforniaBy donation – RSVP to get the Zoom link The American Yiddish musical theater was a powerful force in the turn-of-the-century immigrant experience. The theater brought to life the immigrant’s dreams, their difficulties in the new world, and the nostalgia for their old country. We’ll sing songs by Molly Picon. Aaron Lebedeff, and the great composers: Alexander Olshanetsky, Abraham Ellstein, Joseph Rumsinsky, Sholom Secunda and others. We’ll close with Khanike songs. Lomir Zingen!  About Cindy Paley» Cindy Paley has delighted Jewish communities with her timeless......

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Community Afternoon of Abundance and Gratitude

Sunday, November 14, 2-3:30pmIn the Chochmat CourtyardFeatured Storyteller – Jhos SingerChochmat members only – RSVP’s requiredMembers – the registration link will be emailed to you next week What are you grateful for? Where does your abundance lie? How do you express it? Share a story, a song, an artwork, a dance, a poem, a video, or an artifact that speaks to how abundance shows up in your life! Chochmat members are invited to an outdoor get-together in the beautiful Chochmat HaLev courtyard for a sharing event on the themes of Abundance and Gratitude,......

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God of Vengeance - Back by Popular Demand

An artful adaptation of Sholem Asch’s ground-breaking 1906 play. Presented by the Yiddish Theatre EnsembleDirected by Bruce BiermanEnglish translation by Caraid O’Brien Streaming from Sunday May 2 thru Monday, May 31, 2021 (video 100 min) Back by popular demand for the month of May! This recent production was hailed by audiences as a “Zoom masterpiece”… “a tour de force”… “Stunning!!” Don’t miss it!!Ticket Information  Digital Event Online Only Tickets: $18 – $45 Note: $45 tickets include a special invite to our “Talk Back” Conversation with the production team and special guests on Sunday, May 23, 4:00pm PDT.......

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Monday Night Meditation during the Omer 2021

Mondays – 7 – 8:30pm by donation On Zoom The last year has been filled with numbers and counting. Every day the newspapers are filled with charts, percentages, rates of transmission, and the haunting specter of the mounting Covid-19 death toll. But what if, instead of counting our losses, we were counting each day as a spiritual gain? Right now, in the Jewish calendar we are in the midst of the Omer Period—an ancient rite of counting each day of the seven weeks between the onset of Pesach and the arrival of Shavuot.......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, May 27 | 10 – 11:30am PDT Tickets• Chochmat Members $15• General Public $20• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class. Buy Tickets for May 27 The Joy of Jewish Dance is a weekly musical movement practice that begins by exploring the deeper healing meanings behind the Hebrew letters with creative movement midrash (improvisation). Then we take our......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, May 20 | 10 – 11:30am PDT Tickets• Chochmat Members $15• General Public $20• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class. Buy Tickets for May 20 The Joy of Jewish Dance is a weekly musical movement practice that begins by exploring the deeper healing meanings behind the Hebrew letters with creative movement midrash (improvisation). Then we take our......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, May 6 | 10 – 11:30am PDT Tickets• Chochmat Members $15• General Public $20• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class. Buy Tickets for May 6 The Joy of Jewish Dance is a weekly musical movement practice that begins by exploring the deeper healing meanings behind the Hebrew letters with creative movement midrash (improvisation). Then we take our......

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A Feminist Shabbat

Women’s Wisdom: Justice and LiberationA Feminist Shabbatwith Naomi Newman, Jennifer Berezan, Melanie DeMore, Laura Goldman, Yael Yechieli, and Lior Tsarfaty Friday, March 26, 5:30 – 6:30pmOn ZoomMeeting ID 826 946 797Passcode 941869 Lior has gatherered up an amazing group of women to join him for a special Shabbat in honor of Women’s History Month. Naomi Newman is a co-founder of San Francisco’s A Traveling Jewish Theatre, where she worked as playwright, director and actress for 34 years, winning awards in each field. Before that she sang on the concert-stage, acted in television and had a psychotherapy practice. In......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, April 29 | 10 – 11:30am PDT Tickets• Chochmat Members $15• General Public $20• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class. Buy Tickets for April 29 The Joy of Jewish Dance is a weekly musical movement practice that begins by exploring the deeper healing meanings behind the Hebrew letters with creative movement midrash (improvisation). Then we take our......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, April 22 | 10 – 11:30am PDT Tickets• Chochmat Members $15• General Public $20• Pay What You Can – If the ticket price is beyond your reach, we still want you to come!Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class and 2 hours before the class. Buy Tickets for April 22 The Joy of Jewish Dance is a weekly musical movement practice that begins by exploring the deeper healing meanings behind the Hebrew letters with creative movement midrash (improvisation). Then we take our......

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