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Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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November 2017
20November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Mind on the Move Qigong Alignment Vitality

Mondays October 2,9,16,23,30 November 6,13,20 - 6:00-7:15 pm Drop-ins welcome: $15 5-class pass: $60 8 week series: $96 YOUR MOVING CENTER Are we getting ahead of ourselves? Lagging behind? Feeling distracted? As we move through a variety of qigong standing and walking exercises, we will practice feeling our centers. Raising awareness of your moving center improves physical and mental balance, and invites calmness, alertness, and presence of mind. Molly Barker has trained in Qigong and body mechanics with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation, since 2008. She has studied body alignment, mindfulness, and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003.  Molly is also completing her teacher certification in Peter Wayne’s  Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi.  From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind. Qigong (chi gung) is a set of movement and meditation practices originating in China.  It integrates awareness of body, breath, and mind to restore health and wholeness. Powered by Eventbrite

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22November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

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23November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

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23November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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24November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat-Canceled on Nov. 24

Canceled on Nov. 24 Due to Thanksgiving Holiday Estelle Frankel and friends. 4th Friday. 7:30 pm-9:00pm. Chochmat HaLev. Estelle Frankel(teachings/storytelling), Jeannette Ferber (vocals), Daniella Salzman (vocals/movement), Bruce  Silverman (percussion/poetry) Gary Lapow (instrumentalist) and Ahbi Lapow (music/meditation).  A contemplative and celebratory service that blends music, poetry, meditation, movement and deep teachings.  ***This service is adult-oriented but older children who are comfortable with periods of silence are welcome.

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27November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

iEngage- Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

Mondays Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 13, 27, Dec 11 and TBA in 2018 - 7:00-9:00pm Study and discuss Israel’s legacy and the challenges for its future An 8‐part series with Rabbi SaraLeya Schley Marking 50 years since the 6‐Day War and 70 years since Israel’s founding, the Shalom Hartman Institute has created new curricula providing relevant approaches to the urgent moral challenges facing Jews everywhere. Chochmat HaLev’s Rabbi Emerita, SaraLeya Schley, will guide us in the pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the origins and history of the State of Israel and the ideas that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity today. Explore the pivotal events of 1917, 1947 and 1967 as key moments when Zionism unleashed new meanings of Jewishness for future generations. Examine conflicting narratives of occupation/liberation, one state / two states, and Jerusalem. Engage in open and pluralistic discussions on issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and spirituality as they relate to nationhood, sovereignty, moral red lines and future possibilities for the Jewish state and how we relate to it. Suggested donation for the full 8‐session program: $36 for CHL members, $72 for non‐members All backgrounds, affiliations, and perspectives welcome. We gratefully thank the Shalom Hartman Institute for making iEngage materials available to Chochmat as part of Rabbi SaraLeya’s participation in their Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. Powered by Eventbrite

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29November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

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30November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

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30November
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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December 2017
01December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

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01December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Circle of Prayer / Ma’agal Tefilah

1st Fridays: 7:30pm-9:30pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz. Welcome Shabbat in a circle of prayer, dance, song, and wisdom. We connect through vibrant music from around the world, stirring d’rashot/teachings, and the strong bonds of community.

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03December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

SVARA– Bay Area Fling

CRASH Talk & Reception Saturday, December 2 - 7:00-9:00pm Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave, Piedmont, CA 94610 SVARA Bet Midrash Sunday, December 3 - 9:30am - 4:30pm Chochmat HaLev $18–36 (sliding scale) **Kosher lunch included SVARA, A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva Whether you’ve never learned Talmud before or you’re an advanced learner, SVARA’s bet midrash (learning community) is for you! All you need is the ability to decode your alef-bet (i.e. sound out your Hebrew letters), and you’ll be learning Talmud in the original Hebrew/Aramaic within your first hour. We guarantee it! Note  -The CRASH Talk on Saturday is a prerequisite for learning in the SVARA Bet Midrash. Anyone who plans to attend Sunday’s full day of learning and has not yet heard the CRASH Talk (in person!) must attend the CRASH Talk on Saturday night. Not sure you're ready to roll up your sleeves to learn Talmud with us in the bet midrash? Feel free to come just to the CRASH Talk & Reception. More info & registration here

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06December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

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07December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

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07December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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09December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Blessing Service

2nd Shabbat: 10:30am-12:00pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz, and Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, accompanied by the Chochmat Halev musicians. Dance and sing your prayers to the vibrant sounds of harmonium, hand drums, and sacred chant. Includes a torah service, teaching and more.

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09December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Second Saturdays Youth Program

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Chochmat HaLev Youth & Family Program Director, and Fayrn Borella Second Shabbat of the Month - 10:30am - 12:00pm Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9th Fun and educational Jewish program which includes Art, Music, Prayer, Dancing with the Torahs, storytelling, improv theatre and more! Best for kids age 5-10.

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10December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

HEART SONG A Music and Mindfulness Event with Lior Tsarfaty and Rob Fisher

Sunday December 10, 2017 - 9:30am-4:30pm Since ancient times, music has been used to connect us to our internal world and to help us explore different parts of ourselves. We would like to invite you to a unique opportunity to celebrate the connection between sounds, voice, silence, music, and our inner experience. In this workshop, we will explore your essential self through mindfulness and the soul connecting the quality of music. No musical ability is necessary. You can be tone deaf! Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. We are born with an innate sense of love, personal mission, natural self-expression, authenticity and grace that often becomes compromised through the inevitable hurts and disappointments that wound us, and around which we tend to contract away from our essence. This workshop is designed to help you reconnect with what is deepest in you, the music of your soul, the richness of your own song that is longing to be sung.  You will be supported in embodying your own uniqueness in a safe, gentle and music filled environment where you can rediscover yourself in connection with others. Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves. Allow music to begin the process of healing the wounds which separated you from yourself and yourself from others Reconnect with your own uniqueness Connect with others from a place of authenticity and celebration through music Listen to a small group sing specifically to your heart Participate in music that will evoke your compassion for self others Use traditional music from different parts of the world and modern exercises to bring our attention inward. Use music as a tool for transformation and growth. Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves. Learn how to use sound to become more present to your inner self This is a practical workshop that…

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11December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

iEngage- Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

Mondays Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 13, 27, Dec 11 and TBA in 2018 - 7:00-9:00pm Study and discuss Israel’s legacy and the challenges for its future An 8‐part series with Rabbi SaraLeya Schley Marking 50 years since the 6‐Day War and 70 years since Israel’s founding, the Shalom Hartman Institute has created new curricula providing relevant approaches to the urgent moral challenges facing Jews everywhere. Chochmat HaLev’s Rabbi Emerita, SaraLeya Schley, will guide us in the pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the origins and history of the State of Israel and the ideas that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity today. Explore the pivotal events of 1917, 1947 and 1967 as key moments when Zionism unleashed new meanings of Jewishness for future generations. Examine conflicting narratives of occupation/liberation, one state / two states, and Jerusalem. Engage in open and pluralistic discussions on issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and spirituality as they relate to nationhood, sovereignty, moral red lines and future possibilities for the Jewish state and how we relate to it. Suggested donation for the full 8‐session program: $36 for CHL members, $72 for non‐members All backgrounds, affiliations, and perspectives welcome. We gratefully thank the Shalom Hartman Institute for making iEngage materials available to Chochmat as part of Rabbi SaraLeya’s participation in their Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. Powered by Eventbrite

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13December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

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13December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Practicing Non-Dual Judaism Tikkun Middot Monthly Drop-in Group

Facilitated by Kevin Morgan Second Wednesday, June 14, July 12, August 9, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13- 7:00-9:00 PM Location: Chochmat LaLev All are welcome! Free to members, $10 suggested for non-members A necessary condition for spiritual elevation is a continuous quest for a bond with the Creator. (Rambam, Ilchot Yesodot Torah) Are you a Jew with a Buddhist, Sufi, Advaita Vedanta or other Non-Dual practice or practices? Are you looking to see if it may be possible to integrate your Judaism with where your heart is taking you? If so, then please, come join us to explore that conversation together. This monthly drop-in class will combine reading, discussion, personal reflection and meditation in the context of living into non-duality for ourselves in a Jewish context. We will examine the thought of contemporary Jewish authors such as Martin Buber, Arthur Green, Jay Michaelson, Reb Zalman and Rami Shapiro, as well as work by non-dual authors such as Pema Chodron, Ramana Maharshi, Adyashanti and others. Our practices for Jewish non-dualism will be reflection and self-inquiry based on the concepts of Tikkun Middot/Mussar. Only, open-mindedness, a willingness to share your experience, a desire to pursue the truth for yourself and the intention to transform your life are prerequisites. Open to all, no matter what your background. July                          Shitkah August                    Yirah September              Hishtavut October                                                  Simcha November                                              Hakarat HaTov December              …

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14December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

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14December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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15December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

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15December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Celebratory Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Jhos Singer, Julie Batz & friends Dance your prayers to inspiring music both familiar and new, and enter deeply into shabbat with uplifting music from Jewlia Eisenberg, Jason Ditzian, and friends.

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16December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Shabbat Morning Service

Jeffrey Kessler and Janet Falk 3rd Saturday: 10:30 am - 12 pm. This service follows the arc of the traditional liturgy in distilled form — with alternating periods of chanting and silence.

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16December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Hanooka Festival of Lights & Latkes

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 4:00-7:00pm Brighten the night with a celebration for all ages! Feast on homemade latkes, rock out to Klezmer & Sephardic music, revel in shadow puppet tales of Hanooka, (and make your own puppets), get your holiday gifts at the mini Chochmat Hanooka Craft Fair, learn Klezmer dances, spin the dreydl and much more! 4:00pm Make shadow puppets and participate in the shadow puppet show. 4:30pm Shadow puppet tales of Hanooka with Daniel Barash 5:30pm Klezmer and Sephardic Music and Dancing with Peter Bonos and Orchestra Euphonos There will also be a silent auction for a menorah donated by our very own Susan Felix to help Chochmat grow. Sponsored by Urban Shtetl Youth & Family Program. Everyone welcome. Free to Urban Shtetl Families. $15 for members $20 for non-members $5 for children includes a plate of latkes and a dreydl Powered by Eventbrite

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20December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

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20December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Chants of the Heart With Lior Tsarfaty

Wednesdays Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm Join us for an evening of chants and prayers that will open our hearts and bring us closer to our true selves. Experience the power of chanting, singing, meditating and improvising in a safe and sacred environment. Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. No musical experience is needed. CHL Members $15, General Public $20 Join us for an evening of chants and prayers that will open our hearts and bring us closer to our true selves. Powered by Eventbrite

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21December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
21December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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21December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Chochmat Board of Directors.

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22December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat – Canceled on Dec. 22

Canceled Dec. 22 Due to Holidays Estelle Frankel and Friends 4th Friday. 7:30 pm-9:00pm. Chochmat HaLev. Estelle Frankel(teachings/storytelling), Jeannette Ferber (vocals), Daniella Salzman (vocals/movement), Bruce  Silverman (percussion/poetry) Gary Lapow (instrumentalist) and Ahbi Lapow (music/meditation).  A contemplative and celebratory service that blends music, poetry, meditation, movement and deep teachings.  ***This service is adult-oriented but older children who are comfortable with periods of silence are welcome.

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27December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

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28December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
28December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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29December
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

5th Wheel Minyan

5th Friday: 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Lay led. 5th Wheel Minyan is community-led. Join us for the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers and the Mariv (evening) service. The service leadership will be shared by those who attend, so bring your ideas on how to make it meaningful, your voices, instruments & prayers. Anyone welcome, whether or not you are familiar with the service.

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January 2018
03January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

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04January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
04January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
05January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

Find out more »
05January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Circle of Prayer / Ma’agal Tefilah

1st Fridays: 7:30pm-9:30pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz. Welcome Shabbat in a circle of prayer, dance, song, and wisdom. We connect through vibrant music from around the world, stirring d’rashot/teachings, and the strong bonds of community.

Find out more »
10January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

Find out more »
11January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
11January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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13January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Blessing Service

2nd Shabbat: 10:30am-12:00pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz, and Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, accompanied by the Chochmat Halev musicians. Dance and sing your prayers to the vibrant sounds of harmonium, hand drums, and sacred chant. Includes a torah service, teaching and more.

Find out more »
13January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Second Saturdays Youth Program

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Chochmat HaLev Youth & Family Program Director, and Fayrn Borella Second Shabbat of the Month - 10:30am - 12:00pm Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9th Fun and educational Jewish program which includes Art, Music, Prayer, Dancing with the Torahs, storytelling, improv theatre and more! Best for kids age 5-10.

Find out more »
17January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

Find out more »
18January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
18January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

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18January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Chochmat Board of Directors.

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19January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

Find out more »
19January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Celebratory Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Jhos Singer, Julie Batz & friends Dance your prayers to inspiring music both familiar and new, and enter deeply into shabbat with uplifting music from Jewlia Eisenberg, Jason Ditzian, and friends.

Find out more »
20January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Shabbat Morning Service

Jeffrey Kessler and Janet Falk 3rd Saturday: 10:30 am - 12 pm. This service follows the arc of the traditional liturgy in distilled form — with alternating periods of chanting and silence.

Find out more »
24January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

Find out more »
25January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
25January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
26January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat

Estelle Frankel and friends. 4th Friday. 7:30 pm-9:00pm. Chochmat HaLev. Estelle Frankel(teachings/storytelling), Jeannette Ferber (vocals), Daniella Salzman (vocals/movement), Bruce  Silverman (percussion/poetry) Gary Lapow (instrumentalist) and Ahbi Lapow (music/meditation).  A contemplative and celebratory service that blends music, poetry, meditation, movement and deep teachings.  ***This service is adult-oriented but older children who are comfortable with periods of silence are welcome.

Find out more »
28January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Urban Shtetl Family Learning Day

January 28, March 11 and May 6 - 10:00am - 1:00pm A Fabulous Day of Jewish Family Learning including music, food, storytelling, and special art projects. Best for families with children preschool through grade Open to All More information & Registration Coming Soon

Find out more »
31January
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Meditation of Presence

Laura Goldman and Jeffrey Kessler Wednesdays - 8:15 am-9:00 am We sit together in silence, after a brief teaching on meditation practice in connection with the weekly Torah portion with the weekly Torah portion or where we find ourselves in the Jewish sacred calendar.

Find out more »
February 2018
01February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
01February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
02February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

Find out more »
02February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Circle of Prayer / Ma’agal Tefilah

1st Fridays: 7:30pm-9:30pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz. Welcome Shabbat in a circle of prayer, dance, song, and wisdom. We connect through vibrant music from around the world, stirring d’rashot/teachings, and the strong bonds of community.

Find out more »
08February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
08February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
10February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Blessing Service

2nd Shabbat: 10:30am-12:00pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz, and Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, accompanied by the Chochmat Halev musicians. Dance and sing your prayers to the vibrant sounds of harmonium, hand drums, and sacred chant. Includes a torah service, teaching and more.

Find out more »
10February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Second Saturdays Youth Program

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Chochmat HaLev Youth & Family Program Director, and Fayrn Borella Second Shabbat of the Month - 10:30am - 12:00pm Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9th Fun and educational Jewish program which includes Art, Music, Prayer, Dancing with the Torahs, storytelling, improv theatre and more! Best for kids age 5-10.

Find out more »
15February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
15February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
15February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Chochmat Board of Directors.

Find out more »
16February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

Find out more »
16February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Celebratory Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Jhos Singer, Julie Batz & friends Dance your prayers to inspiring music both familiar and new, and enter deeply into shabbat with uplifting music from Jewlia Eisenberg, Jason Ditzian, and friends.

Find out more »
17February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Shabbat Morning Service

Jeffrey Kessler and Janet Falk 3rd Saturday: 10:30 am - 12 pm. This service follows the arc of the traditional liturgy in distilled form — with alternating periods of chanting and silence.

Find out more »
22February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
22February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
23February
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat

Estelle Frankel and friends. 4th Friday. 7:30 pm-9:00pm. Chochmat HaLev. Estelle Frankel(teachings/storytelling), Jeannette Ferber (vocals), Daniella Salzman (vocals/movement), Bruce  Silverman (percussion/poetry) Gary Lapow (instrumentalist) and Ahbi Lapow (music/meditation).  A contemplative and celebratory service that blends music, poetry, meditation, movement and deep teachings.  ***This service is adult-oriented but older children who are comfortable with periods of silence are welcome.

Find out more »
March 2018
01March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
01March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
02March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

Find out more »
02March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Circle of Prayer / Ma’agal Tefilah

1st Fridays: 7:30pm-9:30pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz. Welcome Shabbat in a circle of prayer, dance, song, and wisdom. We connect through vibrant music from around the world, stirring d’rashot/teachings, and the strong bonds of community.

Find out more »
08March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
08March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
10March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Blessing Service

2nd Shabbat: 10:30am-12:00pm. Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz, and Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, accompanied by the Chochmat Halev musicians. Dance and sing your prayers to the vibrant sounds of harmonium, hand drums, and sacred chant. Includes a torah service, teaching and more.

Find out more »
10March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Second Saturdays Youth Program

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Chochmat HaLev Youth & Family Program Director, and Fayrn Borella Second Shabbat of the Month - 10:30am - 12:00pm Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9th Fun and educational Jewish program which includes Art, Music, Prayer, Dancing with the Torahs, storytelling, improv theatre and more! Best for kids age 5-10.

Find out more »
11March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Urban Shtetl Family Learning Day

January 28, March 11 and May 6 - 10:00am - 1:00pm A Fabulous Day of Jewish Family Learning including music, food, storytelling, and special art projects. Best for families with children preschool through grade Open to All More information & Registration Coming Soon

Find out more »
15March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
15March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
15March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Chochmat Board of Directors.

Find out more »
16March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
kids and parents engaged in activities

Tot Shabbat

1st & 3rd Friday: 6 - 7:30 pm. Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman. Our incredibly popular, child-loved and parent-approved Tot Shabbat is offered twice a month. Sing, dance, and bless with Jen Miriam Altman, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel, and her other fabulous puppet friends! The half-hour service includes candle-lighting; singalongs with guitar, drums, and other instruments; puppets; and dancing with scarves.The service ends with Kiddush and Hamotzi, followed by potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. The Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 7:30 pm and is adult-focused, but all ages are welcome. Please donate to the Tot Shabbat childcare providers on the donation page.

Find out more »
16March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Celebratory Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Jhos Singer, Julie Batz & friends Dance your prayers to inspiring music both familiar and new, and enter deeply into shabbat with uplifting music from Jewlia Eisenberg, Jason Ditzian, and friends.

Find out more »
17March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Shabbat Morning Service

Jeffrey Kessler and Janet Falk 3rd Saturday: 10:30 am - 12 pm. This service follows the arc of the traditional liturgy in distilled form — with alternating periods of chanting and silence.

Find out more »
22March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
22March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
23March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat

Estelle Frankel and friends. 4th Friday. 7:30 pm-9:00pm. Chochmat HaLev. Estelle Frankel(teachings/storytelling), Jeannette Ferber (vocals), Daniella Salzman (vocals/movement), Bruce  Silverman (percussion/poetry) Gary Lapow (instrumentalist) and Ahbi Lapow (music/meditation).  A contemplative and celebratory service that blends music, poetry, meditation, movement and deep teachings.  ***This service is adult-oriented but older children who are comfortable with periods of silence are welcome.

Find out more »
29March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
29March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
30March
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

5th Wheel Minyan

5th Friday: 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Lay led. 5th Wheel Minyan is community-led. Join us for the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers and the Mariv (evening) service. The service leadership will be shared by those who attend, so bring your ideas on how to make it meaningful, your voices, instruments & prayers. Anyone welcome, whether or not you are familiar with the service.

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April 2018
05April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service

Morning Chanting & Meditation Service Every Thursday, 7:30am - 8:30am Location: Chochmat HaLev Start your day with chanting, meditation and a little Torah wisdom. In a warm and welcoming group we will chant our gratitude and prayers following the arc of the morning service and connect around the week’s Torah portion. Includes Mourners Kaddish. All are welcome, no knowledge of prayers, music or Hebrew needed.

Find out more »
05April
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Tai Chi

Thursdays: 5 - 6:30 pm. Jeffrey Kessler. Drawing on teachings from both Chinese and Jewish Mysticism, we cultivate embodied awareness through a variety of movement, breathing, and meditation practices. This ongoing class is designed to aid the development of vibrant health, inner strength, balance, and harmony. Jeffrey holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics and spiritual psychology. He is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tai-Chi Chuan. A graduate of Chochmat HaLev’s Jewish Meditation Instructor’s Training program and a student of various traditions and psycho-physical systems, he is dedicated to the deepening of Jewish Spiritual practice.

Find out more »
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