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Tag: Yom Kippur


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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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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Radical Presence & the Practice of Rebuke

Wednesday, September 23 6pm Pacific / 9pm EasternThis class is closed captionedCo-sponsored by SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva Tickets$9 Chochmat members and SVARAniks$18 nonmembers Buy Tickets Join Laynie Soloman, Director of National Learning & Faculty Member at SVARA, for an adventure into the art of rabbinic rebuke, or tochecha. During the High Holy Day season, we often imagine that the primary reparative work we must do is “teshuva,” making amends with those we have hurt and moving through a process of reconciliation. But how do we let others know they have hurt us, creating space for them......

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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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Drawing on Forgiveness

Improv Sketching with Meg Adler (she/they)Cosponsored by Camp TawongaSunday, September 20 @ 7:30pm PDT$9 Chochmat Members & Tawonga Community Members$18 General PublicOr pay what you can, because we really want you to join us! Buy Tickets During the Days of Awe, we’re asked to look back on our actions of the past year, consider where we missed the mark, and ask forgiveness from those we have hurt. But what about forgiving ourselves? How can we release ourselves from what Audre Lorde calls the “paralysis of guilt” to clear our path and start again......

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Tsofeem – Preparing the Way (3rd – 7th)

3rd-4th, Thursdays 4 – 4:45pm 5th – 7th, Thursdays 4 – 5pm Part of the Youth & Family Program Register Blow the Shofar! Shout Out to The New Year! Join us for the inauguration of our weekly zoom program for 3rd – 7th grade. This month Tsofeem and Mentors will learn how to blow and make a shofar, learn Hebrew blessing for blowing the shofar and grapple with the protocols and meaning of shofar blowing.  Why do we blow a shofar? What does it mean ‘to be awake’ in Jewish tradition? Additional learning for......

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Snuggle with Torah (K-2nd)

Thursdays  4 – 4:30pm Part of the Youth & Family Program Register   Kids of all ages gather together with the youth mentors for opening prayers and then the Kindergarten – 2nd graders will join Ava to curl up and listen to Torah stories from Genesis that are read in the new year. Your child is invited to create drawings that expresses what they learn from the story. Bring paper, markers, colored paper strips, stickers, glue, and leaves for each session. Children will reflect on the meaning of the story as they experience......

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A Sefardic Yom Kippur for Youth & Families

Keys of the Heart: A Story to Teach us About Jewish Self Love and the unexpected guardians of tradition.Sunday, September 27 @ 4pm on ZoomTickets Youth Program – Included in the cost of the program (you will automatically be sent the Zoom link)Chochmat Members – $5General Public – $10 TICKETS Yom Kippur is a day to honor the beauty of our tradition as a pathway to healing the world, and our own Jewish hearts. Sefardic Jewish families have ancestors that came from Spain or Portugal. Sephardic Jews were forcibly displaced from their homes in......

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