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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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Miriam at the river with baby Moses

Family and Community Passover Celebrationwith Benjamin Mertz, Bruce Bierman, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, and the Chochmat Jewish SchoolThursday, April 1  | 5 PM  – 6 PM  |  on Zoom TicketsChochmat Members – $5General Public – $10Jewish School Families – No additional charge – included in cost of program (We’ll send you the link!) Tickets Why is this night different? Because tonight we share old and new stories of liberation.  Because tonight we ask big questions, sing and dance with friends, family and invited guests so everyone feels welcome. May our stories of the past build......

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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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