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God of Vengeance

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 Saturday, March 20 @ 8:30pm to Tuesday, March 23 @ 11:30pm PSTRun time 100 minTickets: $18, $36, $54 All ticket sales are final. Tickets ABOUT THE PLAYSurrounded by controversy (the first Broadway production was closed down for portraying unconventional characters and the first lesbian kiss on Broadway), this play was the inspiration for the award-winning Broadway show, Indecent. Yiddish Theatre Ensemble offers audiences the rare opportunity to experience the original play......

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illustration of picture frames hanging from a tree

A Zoom Schmooze with Leah ShelledaTuesday, May 4  |  7 – 8:30pmfor Chochmat MembersNot a member? Sign up here. RSVP for Chochmat Members As Jews, we have two lineages. One is our personal genealogy and the other is the heritage of biblical figures who many of us grew up with, or learned about later: Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Miriam – and so many more. Join other Chochmat members to share a story about one of your ancestors. Tell us if there is a biblical figure you identify with and why. And, using our imaginations, let’s learn......

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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 then......

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Save the Date!Sunday, May 23 | on Zoom10am PST / 8pm Jerusalem An internationally celebrated Torah Scholar, Dr. Avivah Zornberg holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cambridge University. For the past thirty years, she has taught Torah in Jerusalem at Matan, Yakar, Pardes, and the Jerusalem College for Adults. Dr. Zornberg also holds a Visiting Lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. She weaves together ideas from literature, secular philosophy, psychology, and the ancient teachers’ take on the texts. Her work is entirely engaging and built for the 21st century. Registration......

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What is Shabbat?

JewCurious – An Intro to Judaismwith Lisa Strongin, Olivia Kurz, and Jeffrey KesslerWednesday, March 10 | 6:30 – 8:30pmCo-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 comfortable with the......

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Let's Talk Prophets

Prophet To Be Announced!Thursday, December 97pm on Zoom By donationRSVP to get the Zoom link Registration “Never again did there arise in Israel a prophet like Moses.” Our Torah Scroll ends with the death of Moses and the People of Israel poised to enter the Promised Land.  What a classic cliffhanger! But the story of the Jewish people continues and the book of Nevi’im, or Prophets, chronicles both the history of early settlement of and exile from The Land and the ever challenging and changing relationship between a people and their concept of......

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Let's Talk Prophets

Prophet To Be Announced!Thursday, November 11 7pm on Zoom By donationRSVP to get the Zoom link Registration “Never again did there arise in Israel a prophet like Moses.” Our Torah Scroll ends with the death of Moses and the People of Israel poised to enter the Promised Land.  What a classic cliffhanger! But the story of the Jewish people continues and the book of Nevi’im, or Prophets, chronicles both the history of early settlement of and exile from The Land and the ever challenging and changing relationship between a people and their concept of......

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Let's Talk Prophets

Prophet To Be Announced!Thursday, October 147pm on Zoom By donationRSVP to get the Zoom link Registration “Never again did there arise in Israel a prophet like Moses.” Our Torah Scroll ends with the death of Moses and the People of Israel poised to enter the Promised Land.  What a classic cliffhanger! But the story of the Jewish people continues and the book of Nevi’im, or Prophets, chronicles both the history of early settlement of and exile from The Land and the ever challenging and changing relationship between a people and their concept of......

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Let's Talk Prophets

Prophet To Be Announced!Thursday, September 97pm on Zoom By donationRSVP to get the Zoom link Registration “Never again did there arise in Israel a prophet like Moses.” Our Torah Scroll ends with the death of Moses and the People of Israel poised to enter the Promised Land.  What a classic cliffhanger! But the story of the Jewish people continues and the book of Nevi’im, or Prophets, chronicles both the history of early settlement of and exile from The Land and the ever challenging and changing relationship between a people and their concept of......

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