EVENTS IN BRIEF

5/18 Kabbalat Shabbat @ Marty & Claudia's, Oakland
5/19-20 Tikkun Leyl Shavuot @ JCC East Bay
5/20 Elders Guild with Achi Ben Shalom, North Berkeley Senior Center
5/22 Aquarian Minyan Council meets at Abigail & Shoshana's
5/26 Beit Yakov Service & Discussion in San Anselmo
6/2 Song of Songs Seder Celebrating Pride and Queer Sacred Sexuality 
7/2-8 Kallah 2018 @ UMass Amherst, MA
Counting the Omer
Please join us at the community-wide Tikkun Leyl Shavuot on Saturday, May 19th - 20th, 2018, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 am, at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley 94709.

Gatherings and Teachings


Saturday-Sunday May 19-20, 6 pm till dawn, Tikkun Leyl Shavuot @ JCC East Bay

Shabbat Schedule

Saturday, April 28, 10:15 am, Beit Yakov Shabbat Morning Service in San Anselmo

Join Reb Tsvi Bar-David and his Middle Eastern ensemble.....The Garden is in bloom with the wisteria and fruit trees in early blossom. We will open the Torah to Parashat Kedoshim and discover what is Holy for us....and are we Holy?
Following the service we invite everyone to enjoy a pot-luck Kiddush; please bring a dish to feed six people.

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!

Author Series Reading by Reuven Goldfarb

Video recording of the reading Reuven Goldfarb gave for the Minyan at St. John’s on July 21, 2011

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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