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Tag: high holidays 2020


Tashlich, Torah, and a Schmooze

Community ConversationsSaturday, September 19 @ 2:30pmRSVP for a Zoom link RSVP One of the highlights of our High Holy Days has always been the personal connections among people and the deep sense of community that is created when we pray together. We are deeply saddened that we cannot observe in person this year due to the pandemic.  So we’ve put together this special opportunity to gather, share, and connect with other folks. Simply choose your conversation. When you join us on September 19, you will be put in a Zoom breakout room with......

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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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The High Priest and High Holy Day Prayer

What Does It Mean to Pray (Tefillah)?with Rabbi Dorothy RichmanMonday, September 21 @ 7pm PST Tickets$9 Chochmat & Makor Or Members$18 General Public Buy Tickets Prayer, according to the rabbis of the Talmud, is avodah shebalev, the service of the heart. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel calls prayer  “a microcosm of the soul.” Yet, how can a book filled with prayers other people wrote hundreds of years ago be a pathway to the individual,  idiosyncratic Jewish soul?  Looking at different stories of the High Priest featured throughout the High Holy day mahzor, we will explore radical re-imaginings of......

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Drawing on Forgiveness

Improv Sketching with Meg Adler (she/they)Cosponsored by Camp TawongaSunday, September 20 @ 7:30pm PDT$9 Chochmat Members & Tawonga Community Members$18 General PublicOr pay what you can, because we really want you to join us! Buy Tickets During the Days of Awe, we’re asked to look back on our actions of the past year, consider where we missed the mark, and ask forgiveness from those we have hurt. But what about forgiving ourselves? How can we release ourselves from what Audre Lorde calls the “paralysis of guilt” to clear our path and start again......

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Rosh HaShanah for Youth & Family

Saturday, September 199:30 – 10:15amRegistration coming soon TicketsYouth Program – Included in your enrollment (you’ll automatically be RSVP’d)Chochmat Members – $5General Public – $10 TICKETS Join Rabbi Lynn’s Rosh Hashanah celebration for youth and families and those who love them. We will co-create the New Year story of Ziz and the Gathering of Birds. This mystical tale celebrates the power of community to renew itself again and again. You are invited to bring a shofar, percussion instrument, apples and honey, grape juice, a round sweet bread (challah), a tallit and your bird puppet,......

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Prayers of the Heart: Shabbat with Rabbi Lynn

Join Rabbi Lynn and the Youth & Family Program for their monthly Saturday-morning Shabbat service with shofar blowing, blessings, and prayer. This service will also include Rabbi Lynn’s telling of Gershon’s Monster – a story of self-forgiveness for Rosh Hashanah....

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Tsofeem  - Preparing the Way (3rd - 7th)

3rd-4th, Thursdays 4 – 4:45pm 5th – 7th, Thursdays 4 – 5pm Part of the Youth & Family Program Register About Tsofeem: During the 10-month Tsofeem program, kids will explore the Top Ten Mitzvot for These Times, Hebrew language learning, art, prayer, Torah, rabbinic text with questions, and hevruta (study buddy) activities to encourage each student to find rich and relevant meanings within our tradition. With Rabbi Lynn and special guests. Supplemental learning and activity packets provide for at-home learning and celebrations....

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Snuggle with Torah (K-2nd)

Thursdays  4 – 4:30pm Part of the Youth & Family Program Register Kids of all ages gather together with the youth mentors for opening prayers and then the Kindergarten – 2nd graders will join Ava to curl up and listen to Torah stories. Your child is invited to create drawings that expresses what they learn from the story. Bring paper, markers, colored paper strips, stickers, glue, and leaves for each session. Children will reflect on the meaning of the story as they experience it. Key Hebrew value words for these stories:  Shabbat, Aytz......

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