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Clouds of Glory: Vanishings and Returnings

Sunday, May 12 | 7:30 – 9:00 pm | Chochmat HaLev, Berkeley

Enveloping clouds of glory are lost and restored. Dr. Avivah Zornberg, one of the most dynamic and compelling interpreters of the Bible, will explore the midrashic narrative that connects this midrash with the Golden Calf and with the inner life of Israel. (more…)

Passover and Personal Transformation

Insights From Kabbalah and Mussar to Enliven Your Passover Seder
Tuesdays, April 9 & 16 | Chochmat HaLev, Berkeley | Register here

Join Estelle Frankel for two nights to prepare for Passover with insights from Kabbalah and Mussar. As we relive the ancient ancestral journey from slavery to freedom on Passover night, we express gratitude for our own freedom and commit ourselves to the liberation of others. We also seek inner freedom–the ability to live in the present moment, free of the baggage of the past. (more…)

2019 Yom HaShoah Commemoration: Everyone Has a Name

Wednesday, May 1 | 4:30 – 7:15 pm | Register here

Join us for a special community event commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day. Keynote Speaker Father Patrick Desbois is an internationally-renowned human rights activist who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting antisemitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews. (more…)

The Books | Five Class Series at Oshman Family JCC Starts March 6

Class 5: Deuteronomy | Wed, April 3 | Rabbi Jeremy Morrison | Register here

“Judaism: The New Basics” will provide a textual exploration of some of the basic concepts that form the Jewish worldview. This course serves as an introduction to Jewish ideas for those who are new to Jewish learning. For those of you already experienced with Jewish learning, the course’s focus on text should provide a deeper investigation into some of these familiar ideas. No background necessary; curiosity required. (more…)

Intro to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

Sun, March 31 – May 26 | Online Only | Register here

Since the very beginning, the People of Israel have had multiple understandings and expressions of a living Torah. Join Rabbi Ruth Adar to study the varieties of Judaism in the 21st century.

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