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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 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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Toppling Hate: The Ongoing Story of Bree Newsome

A program for Tsofeem, families, and friends in honor of ReparationsSunday, August 23  On Zoom 10:30 – 11:30amTsofeem participants & their families – No charge (register to get your Zoom link)General Community – $5 Register Our country is in the midst of an uprising against anti-blackness. African Americans are demanding reparations and repair. How do we face this moment? To honor Reparations Sunday, we will share the story of artist and activist Bree Newsome who drew national attention in 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and......

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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 About Tsofeem: During the 10-month Tsofeem program, kids will explore the Top Ten Mitzvot for These Times, Hebrew language learning, art, prayer, Torah, rabbinic text with questions, and hevruta (study buddy) activities to encourage each student to find rich and relevant meanings within our tradition. With Rabbi Lynn and special guests. Supplemental learning and activity packets provide for at-home learning and celebrations....

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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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Friday Night Shabbat

Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Heartswith Jhos Singer, Julie Batz, and Lior TsarfatyFridays, 5:30 – 6:30pmOn ZoomMeeting ID 826 946 797Passcode 941869 Join Jhos, Julie, and Lior in chants and a meditation circle. Share support, care, and the sweetness of our community as we prepare to enter Shabbat. DONATION INFOOur Shabbat services are supported by donation. Each donation, small and large, allows us to continue with this offering.• Donate online chochmat.org/give• Venmo @chochmat  (phone 510-704-1767)• Paypal shalom@chochmat.org ZOOM INFOIf you are new to Zoom, join early and follow the prompts to download the free software.Join with video......

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