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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 PSTRun time 100 minTickets: $18, $36, $54 All ticket sales are final. Tickets ABOUT THE PLAYSurrounded by controversy (the first Broadway production was closed down for portraying unconventional characters and the first lesbian kiss on Broadway), this play was the inspiration for the award-winning Broadway show, Indecent. Yiddish Theatre Ensemble offers audiences the rare opportunity to experience the original play......

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illustration of picture frames hanging from a tree

A Zoom Schmooze with Leah ShelledaTuesday, 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, let’s learn......

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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 then......

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Save the Date!Sunday, May 23 | on Zoom10am PST / 8pm Jerusalem An internationally celebrated Torah Scholar, Dr. Avivah Zornberg holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cambridge University. For the past thirty years, she has taught Torah in Jerusalem at Matan, Yakar, Pardes, and the Jerusalem College for Adults. Dr. Zornberg also holds a Visiting Lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. She weaves together ideas from literature, secular philosophy, psychology, and the ancient teachers’ take on the texts. Her work is entirely engaging and built for the 21st century. Registration......

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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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Moment of Remembrance

Tuesday, January 192:30 – 2:45pmon Zoom Register Here Please gather with us on Zoom as we join communities across the nation to honor our loved ones, friends, and neighbors who have died of Covid in this last year. We are blessed to be in loving community during this challenging time, and to have a powerful faith tradition to draw upon for strength and connection. In this Moment of Remembrance, we’ll sing, recite the Kaddish, and share the names of those we are remembering....

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