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Shabbat Shuva

with Jhos Singer, Julie Batz, and Lior TsarfatyFriday, September 25 @ 5:30 – 6:30pmRSVP to get the Zoom link RSVP The Shabbat that falls between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur is known as Shabbat Shuva – the Shabbat of Return. It marks a resting point during our 10-day journey of the Yamim Noraim — a moment to pause and reflect, to raise and collect the sparks of our intentional, holy work. Our energy shifts from the celebration of the new year and the opening of the gates of discernment to the deeply rooted and courageous......

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Sukkot 2020: Dinner Under the Stars

Wednesday, October 76 – 7:30pm TICKETSChochmat members – RSVP to get the link (admission included with membership)General Public – $5Registration coming soon Bring your dinner out to your sukkah (or patio, porch, or even under a palm leaf in your living room) and join us for a virtual community meal. We will begin together in a short meditative discussion between Jeffrey Kessler and Lisa Strongin on the themes of this holiday and then we’ll break out into smaller groups to introduce your special guest (ushpiza) to and enjoy your dinner along with some......

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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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Rosh Hashanah Morning 5781

Livestreamed from the Chochmat CourtyardSaturday, September 19 @ 10:30amwith Jhos Singer, Julie Batz, Lior Tsarfaty, Shira Kammen, and Michaelle Goerlitz RSVP to get the link  |  Donations happily acceptedSuggested donation: between Chai and Chai Five ($18 – $90) In this time of change and challenge, what is essential, what is important? How does our tradition support us to answer the call of our hearts with appropriate action in this moment? Pray with us in the essential elements of the Shacharit/morning service and Musaf, which includes the special High Holy Day liturgy. Expect some......

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Monday Night Meditation - Elul

with Jeffrey KesslerMonday, September 7 @ 7pmby donationOn Zoom In preparation for the High Holy Days, our meditation will focus on Teshuvah — or Return — to a place of deepening connection.  Internally, Teshuvah is all about returning to essence, purifying our hearts, and activating deeper levels of consciousness.  Outwardly, Teshuvah involves repairing our relationships and re-aligning the way we move through the world.  The goal is simple:  to become our better selves through the transformative power of awareness. No experience is necessary — only the wish to engage in self-reflection.  By donation......

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Monday Night Meditation - Elul

Intimacy and Connection: An Invitationwith Jueli Garfinkle Monday, August 24, 7 – 8:30pmJoin by Zoom Join the contemplative community at Chochmat HaLev for an intimate evening of meditation, chant, and sharing. The month preceding Rosh Hashanah provides greater personal access to the Divine than at any other time of year. We will engage the potentially transformative journey that leads us into the Jewish new year of 5781. The evening of meditation will offer accessible practices to help open your heart, connect to the Divine, and encourage meaningful contact during these unprecedented times. Teachings......

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Meditation of Presence - Sukkot

Jeffrey KesslerWednesdays – 8:15 am-9:00 am Click here to join us on Zoom!  For Sukkot, we will creatively engage with the traditional ritual of shaking the lulav, as a way of purifying the space around and within us.   Torah is our technology for encountering the Divine Presence. Silence provides a necessary space for that encounter. According to Jewish tradition, the Presence dwells continually within and around us, but we must learn deep listening to receive its generative wisdom. Shemah – in a word that sounds like an exhalation of breath,  we are......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, September 24 10 – 11:30am 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, 2 hours before the class, and again at 10 minutes before the class. Buy Tickets for September 24 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......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, September 17 10 – 11:30am 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, 2 hours before the class, and again at 10 minutes before the class. Buy Tickets for September 17 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......

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The Joy of Jewish Dance

With Bruce Bierman & Gilberto MelendezThursday, September 10 10 – 11:30am 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, 2 hours before the class, and again at 10 minutes before the class. Buy Tickets for September 10 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......

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