Gatherings and Teachings

Thursday, February 28, 7 pm, Minyan Sharing

Location: Abigail & Shoshana’s, 2225 Woolsey St, Berkeley 94705 

7 pm, veggie/fish/dairy potluck supper
7:30 sharing and discussion

We have revived a fundamental Minyan tradition: a MONTHLY MINYAN SHARING!

Shabbat Schedule

Friday evening, February 15, Kabbalat Shabbat with Renee Benmeleh, Rob Katz, and Shoshana Dembitz.

Renee will offer vocal improv helping us create sung prayers together.
At Elizabeth’s home, 6407 Regent St, Oakland 94618
Please bring a generous dish for 8 for the veggie/fish/dairy potluck supper before the service. Gluten-free dishes are especially welcome.
Mark your calendars for 3rd Friday nights at Elizabeth’s

Drash on Sh’lach L’cha

Drash on Sh’lach L’cha
By Abigail Grafton at the June 9th Shabbat morning service

Rabbi Diane Elliot’s Teaching on the Origins of Jewish Renewal

In case you missed Rabbi Diane's inspiring teaching on Sunday, January 21, here are her source texts ranging from the Talmud to the 21st-century: click here.

"How Did The Aquarian Minyan Get our First Torah?" By Reuven Goldfarb and Ljuba Davis

Ljuba:
I remember the events around the acquisition of the Minyan's Torah well. I brought my godparents Marie and Lew Winston to Barry and Debby's wedding and that was Marie's first exposure to the Minyan. When she found out that the Minyan did not have a Torah of its own she told me, "This is what I've been waiting for, finding the right community who would welcome a Torah as its own and really treasure it!" When she heard that there was a Torah available in SF we went together to look at it----and she fell in love with it!

The Minyan Then and Now

Travel with us through time with this slideshow spanning 4 decades.

The Aquarian Minyan

The Aquarian Minyan invites you to our diverse and welcoming East Bay Jewish Renewal community.  Our community was conceived in ecstatic creativity by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, co-founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement.  
 
We are Jews of every level of observance, young and old, single and partnered, LGBT and straight, and every sort of family, differently-abled, spiritual seekers and practitioners of many traditions.
 
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