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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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Dobridens at the Dawn of Klezmer

A Workshop with Mike PerlmutterSunday, May 16  |  11am – 12:45pmIn collaboration with KlezCaliforniaBy donation – RSVP to get the Zoom link Register The term “dobriden” comes from the Slavic for “good day”. These slow and stately klezmer melodies were used to greet guests and to set the mood for various wedding traditions that have since fallen out of use. The disappearance of these wedding traditions has correlated with the rarity of the music, which has been less recorded than other klezmer genres, and tends to appear mostly in older klezmer manuscripts. Though the traditional......

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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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Moving with the Tree of Life

A 7-week series for the Omer with Julie Emden co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev Fridays, 9:30-10:30am PST April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 Sliding Scale Single Class: $10 – $36  | Series: $70 – $252 Sign up for the series or single classes. Can’t join live? A recording for your viewing will be sent to you! Register Join us each week between Passover and Shavuot as we embody divine attributes (Sefirot) that map onto the body, based upon the Tree of Life. Each class will include guided movement sequences as well......

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Yoga for Passover

with Julie Emden of Embodied Jewish LearningSunday, March 21  |  2 – 4pm PST / 5-7 pm EST cosponsored by Chochmat HaLev Register When Moses first saw the burning bush, he said:I will turn aside now and see this great sight (Exodus 3:3) Join us for an extended practice of “turning” in this gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice as a resource for noticing and finding amazement in our everyday movements. Learn about and experience the wonder of the skeletal structures that allow our bodies to twist and turn.   No one turned away......

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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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