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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 – $5 TICKETS 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 of......

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Monday Night Meditation - Sukkot

with Jeffry KesslerMonday, October 5 @ 7pmJoin by Zoom For our Sukkot meditation, we will be focusing on the traditional Sukkot practice of inviting in the ushpizzin (the guests).  By connecting with our ancestors (genetic &/or spiritual) and receiving their gifts, we’ll be breathing new life into our particular lineage for the year to come. For beginners and experienced meditators alike. No previous meditation or Jewish experience required. By donation. DONATION INFOOur meditation program is supported entirely by donations. Each contribution, small and large, allows us to keep bringing you meaningful offerings.• Donate......

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Meditation of Presence - Elul

with Janet FalkWednesday, August 26, 8:15 – 9amElul dates: August 26, September 2, 9, and 16 (September dates with Jeffrey Kessler) Click here to join us on Zoom!  During the month of Elul we will focus on preparing our hearts for the High Holy Days. This is the time that we are called – both individually and in community – to make teshuva, to return to our truest and best selves. Each mediation session will highlight teaching on key aspects of the teshuvah journey: returning to essence, repairing relationships, extending and receiving forgiveness,......

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Teshuva and Reparations: A Vision for This Time

with Dr. David Ragland, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, and Benjamin MertzThursday, September 24 @ 6:30pm PSTco-sponsored by JCCSF, The Truth Telling Project, The Community of Living Traditions, Boston Worker’s Circle, WAYS OF PEACE Community Resources, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, JeWitch Collective, and Tzedek Tickets$9 Chochmat members and members of cosponsoring organizations$18 General PublicPay What You Can – we want you to join us and the ticket price should not be an obstacle Buy Tickets Explore the intersection of the ancient Jewish method of atonement in light of the call for reparations as a......

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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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