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Tag: tefillah


5th Friday - No Shabbat!

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Hearts Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month, we give our staff and spiritual leaders the night off so that they can enjoy the Sabbath. Come back next week at 5:30pm!...

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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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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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Erev Rosh Hashanah 5781

Livestreamed from the Chochmat CourtyardFriday, September 18 @ 7pm pacificwith Jhos Singer, Julie Batz, Lior Tsarfaty, Shira Kammen, and Michaelle Goerlitz The gates are open: will you enter them with us? This service, the first gate, welcomes us to celebrate the creation of the world and all its possibilities.  It is the first step in our spiritual journey. As individuals in community, we center ourselves in the mystery of continuous creation. Our celebration strengthens us so that we are ready to explore the larger questions of purpose and honest self-evaluation. General PublicSuggested donation......

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Heartsongs: Tefillah Edition

Tuesday, September 22 @ 7pm PST$9 Chochmat Members$18 General PublicOr Pay What You Can Buy Tickets Join Lior Tsarfaty and special guests Melanie DeMore and Jami Sieber for a special High Holy Day Heartsongs focusing on the power and intention of prayer. Chanting in community is an ancient path to healing and expansion. We’ll learn and chant sacred Jewish prayers: prayers for healing, prayers for peace, devotional chants, and prayers that evoke joy and celebration. Bring your voice, fill your heart, lift your spirit! AboutLior Tsarfaty is Chochmat’s musical director as well as......

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The High Priest and High Holy Day Prayer

What Does It Mean to Pray (Tefillah)?with Rabbi Dorothy RichmanMonday, September 21 @ 7pm PST Tickets$9 Chochmat & Makor Or Members$18 General Public Buy Tickets Prayer, according to the rabbis of the Talmud, is avodah shebalev, the service of the heart. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel calls prayer  “a microcosm of the soul.” Yet, how can a book filled with prayers other people wrote hundreds of years ago be a pathway to the individual,  idiosyncratic Jewish soul?  Looking at different stories of the High Priest featured throughout the High Holy day mahzor, we will explore radical re-imaginings of......

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Rosh HaShanah for Youth & Family

Saturday, September 199:30 – 10:15amRegistration coming soon TicketsYouth Program – Included in your enrollment (you’ll automatically be RSVP’d)Chochmat Members – $5General Public – $10 TICKETS Join Rabbi Lynn’s Rosh Hashanah celebration for youth and families and those who love them. We will co-create the New Year story of Ziz and the Gathering of Birds. This mystical tale celebrates the power of community to renew itself again and again. You are invited to bring a shofar, percussion instrument, apples and honey, grape juice, a round sweet bread (challah), a tallit and your bird puppet,......

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Prayers of the Heart: Shabbat with Rabbi Lynn

Join Rabbi Lynn and the Youth & Family Program for their monthly Saturday-morning Shabbat service with shofar blowing, blessings, and prayer. This service will also include Rabbi Lynn’s telling of Gershon’s Monster – a story of self-forgiveness for Rosh Hashanah....

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Shabbat – Live from the Chochmat Courtyard

Note: Still at 6pm, but we won’t be in the courtyard due to air quality Friday, September 11 @ 6pmRSVP to get your Zoom link RSVP with Jhos Singer, Julie Batz, Lior Tsarfatyand special guest Michaelle Goerlitz It is said that during the month of Elul, the Divine One is in the “field,” presenting Itself to us in a place that is easily accessible to everyone. We’re celebrating this Elul Shabbat with music and prayer livestreamed directly from the beautiful Chochmat HaLev courtyard with Jhos, Julie, Lior, and our High Holy Day Ensemble. ......

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Torah Study

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11amwith Eric StrellisJoin with Zoom It is a tree of life to all who take hold of it, and whoever keeps hold of it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.  – Proverbs 3:17-18 If Torah is our Tree of Life, where are its roots, how does it flower, what does its fruit taste like? Answers to these questions, and more, are revealed to us every week when we study together. Engaging with Torah allows us to access an Eternal Wisdom that often......

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