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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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God of Vengeance

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 Saturday, March 20 @ 8:30pm to Tuesday, March 23 @ 11:30pm PSTYour access information will be sent today (March 20) at 6pm Pacific Time. You may view multiple times.Run time 100 min. Tickets: $18, $36, $54 All ticket sales are final. Note: $54 tickets include a special invite to our VIP Conversation on Sunday, March 21, 4pm PST. With host Sara Felder and God of Vengeance cast members Tickets ABOUT THE......

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illustration of picture frames hanging from a tree

A Zoom Schmooze with Leah Shelleda Tuesday, May 4  |  7 – 8:30pmfor Chochmat MembersNot a member? Sign up here. RSVP for Chochmat Members As Jews, we have two lineages. One is our personal genealogy and the other is the heritage of biblical figures who many of us grew up with, or learned about later: Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Miriam – and so many more. Join other Chochmat members to share a story about one of your ancestors. Tell us if there is a biblical figure you identify with and why. And, using our imaginations,......

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dancing hamantaschen with silly faces

with Jen Miriam and Melita (from Octopretzel)Thursday, February 25 | 5-6pm | on Zoom$20 per familyCo-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev, Urban Adamah, and Kehillah Synagogue Register Join Jen and Melita for a fun Purim celebration geared toward kids and families. Their interactive Zoom concert will include original and traditional songs, as well as their take on the story of Purim, told through puppets. Wear a costume! Sing and dance along, jam out on instruments from home, and spin your groggers. Since we can’t celebrate Purim together in person this year, this is the next best......

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"Deli Man" - A Nosh & Schmooze

with …. Erik Greenberg Anjou, Deli Man director Peter Levitt, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Saul’s Deli, Berkeleyand Joel ben Izzy,  author and storyteller, as the MC Tuesday, March 16  |  7-8:30pm  |  on Zoom For Chochmat Members – RSVP to get your linkNot a member? Sign up here RSVP for Chochmat Members For some, delicatessen food is close to a religious experience. Ready for a little fun? Join us for an evening with Deli Man director, Erik Greenberg Anjou, and Peter Levitt of Saul’s Deli. Erik and Peter will entertain us with some stories and......

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Moses: A Human Life

with Dr. Avivah ZornbergSunday, May 23 | Live from Jerusalem10am Pacific / 8pm Israelcosponsored by Kehilla Synagogue, B’nai Tikvah, Beth Israel, Beyt Tikkun, Netivot Shalom, JCC-East Bay, Beth El, Coastside Jewish Community, Mendocino Coast Jewish Community TICKETS$10 – Chochmat Members$10 – Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations$18 – General Public Tickets Moses fails to enter Canaan not because his life is too short but because it is a human life.   – Franz Kafka Moses’ fundamental sense of himself as ‘not a man of words’ comes to a poignant consummation in the long speeches he makes......

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What is Shabbat?

JewCurious – An Intro to Judaismwith Lisa Strongin, Olivia Kurz, and Jeffrey KesslerWednesday, March 10  |  6:30 – 8:30pm  |  by donationCo-sponsored by Moishe House Oakland – Rockridge RSVP Entering Shabbat, our palace in time.The ritual of Shabbat is a gift to slow down, to stop doing, and enjoy simply being. We will share in the spirit of Shabbat, diving into the deeper meanings of the traditional prayers and practices, with blessings and beautiful shabbat melodies. We will support you in bringing the peace and joy of Shabbat into your own home, becoming......

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We Rise

Building an Anti-Racist Jewish Community With Yavilah McCoy Sunday, February 21, 4pm PST Hosted by Kehillah Community Synagogue and co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev Tickets What does consciously anti-racist Jewish community look like? How can the process of building such a community deepen our awareness of structural racism and activate our capacities for collective liberation? Relevant to all who are engaged in uprooting racism, creating spiritual community, or passionate about Jewish culture, we invite you to join us as we launch our deepest work yet on the path to racial justice. Open to all.......

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Cookie Segelstein with viola

with Cookie SegelsteinSunday, February 21 | 11am – 12:45pm | On ZoomIn collaboration with KlezCaliforniaBy donation – RSVP to reserve your spot How do you get the Ashkenazi Jewish sound into your instrument? What are the actual techniques to bring this elusive element into your playing? It’s not enough just to play Jewish tunes, you must make it sound evocative and familiar to your listeners. Although this workshop is best suited for string players, all are welcome, as we will explore general techniques of producing this sound. Cookie Segelstein has toured the world......

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