that in times of tumult and change..... in these incredible times of tumult and change that we are experiencing RIGHT NOW, that this unique moment in our life histories holds great potential for multi-sphered growth, for Tikkun Olam, for repairing our lives, our relationships, our communities, our country and maybe even our world.
this cannot be done alone, in isolation, each of us left believing the voices of despair. Instead, we choose to come together, to be with our "holy brothers and holy sister" and create a vessel of hope - through prayer and song and movement and meditation and in dialogue with each other with love and joy and tears and truth.
Saturday, December 8, 5 pm, Celebrate Hanukkah, light candles, and sing with Elizabeth Hirshfeld
Bring musical instruments for an impromptu band. Vegetarian dinner potluck. Bring latkes or help fry them there. Bring your menorah and candles! Location: 6407 Regent St, 3rd house north of Alcatraz, Oakland 94618 510-734-8242
Sunday, December 9, 5:30 PM Celebrate Hanukkah with the Nigunimat the JCC, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley.
Friday, December 7 at 7pm Join Rabbi Tsvi and Ilana Bar David, Qirvah Community for a multi-faith celebration of Hanukkah - together with our monthly sacred ecstatic music, chanting and drumming in the fusional style of Sufi meets Chasid in the tent of the Beloved.
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 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.