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7/25 Saturday evening, July 25th, Join the East Bay Renewal community for our annual Erev Tisha b’Av observance
8/13 Aquarian Minyan Council meets
8/14 Kabbalat Shabbat with Shir HaShirim
8/15-8/16 AQM First Annual Beach Excursion

Saturday, September 5, 6 pm, Slichot

Held in a private home in the Oakland hills.

6 pm veggie potluck

7 pm, Slichot songs, prayers, process

Saturday & Sunday, August 15-16, AQM first Annual Beach Excursion


2 pm, meet at the Beach at Half Moon Bay for BYO picnic lunch and relaxation

4 pm, Mincha on the beach beach-chairs-umbrella.jpg

7 pm, dinner at Sam's Chowder House

Those who wish will have checked into Half Moon Bay Motels

Evening-sing-a-long at a motel or on the beach

Tributes to Rabbi Bonna Haberman z"l

Bonna Image The Aquarian Minyan mourns the passing of Rabbi Bonna Haberman z"l .  Reuven Goldfarb has provided us links to the following Eulogies:


Tributes to Bonna
by Haviva Ner-David
by Nigel Savage
by Phyllis Chesler
by Shulamith S. Magnus 

Saturday, May 23 - Sunday, May 24, Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 2015

at the JCC East Bay. 
Come to theRenewal Service. 6-7 pm!  Join Karen Roekard, Rabbi David Cooper, Rob Katz, Shoshana Dembitz and friends, for davvening, singing, and stillness.  <>

A unique community-wide celebration and night of learning, a spiritual Tikkun image journey bringing together people of all varied perspectives and affiliations. Stay for an hour-or stay until dawn! We will be led in study by teachers from our diverse Bay Area Jewish community.


Saturday, May 9, 10:30 am, Beit Yakov with Arik Labowitz

Please join us  for a musical Shabbat with Arik Labowitz.  It is full Spring in the Garden with the fig tree showing its first crop of figs.  We will open the Torah to Parashah Emor and count the Omer.
Please bring a pot luck dish for six to share.  
Come and join us, and please arrive early.

Location in San Anselmo.  Contact Bob,, 415 378 9175 for info and directions.

Notes from the funeral of Miriam Chaya

Notes from the funeral of Miriam Chaya, also known as Harriet Fields, held Friday, April 17, 2015:
by Lea Delson

Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm Shir HaShirim

Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm Shir HaShirim

at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley with Cantor Richard Kaplan and Rabbi Michael Zeigler.

The Song of Songs Minyan comes together for a community Kabbalat Shabbat on the second Friday of every month at 7:30pm. This is a soulful musical Friday night Shabbat service which includes Ashkenaz, Sephardi and Mizrahi musical liturgy. These gatherings draw upon the deep wells of Jewish sacred music, poetry, dance, and prayer from around the world. Everyone is welcome!  

Co-sponsored by the Aquarian Minyan. $10-20 donation requested.
Wheelchair accessible.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 pm, Rabbi David Ingber

God is a Four Letter Word: Letting go of our conceptions and misconceptions about the Divine

An evening of music, meaning, and meditation in preparation for Shavuot 

Founder of NY's Renewal Congregation Romemu, and Named by Newsweek as one of 2013's top 50 most influential rabbis in the United States as well as by The Forward as one of the 50 most newsworthy and notable Jews in America, Rabbi David Ingber promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. A major 21st Century Jewish thinker and educator, he has a rich perspective, open heart and mind, and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning.

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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