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Please join us at the community-wide Tikkun Leyl Shavuot on Saturday, June 8th - 9th, 2018, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 am, at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley 94709.
EVENTS IN BRIEF
 
3/20 Purim at Ashkenaz
4/9, 4/11, 4/16 Taubman Lectures w/Naomi Seidman at the Magnes
4/27 Mimouna - Save The Date!
5/12 Aviva Zornberg at CHL
5/19 Sacred Sexuality Seder at Urban Adamah
6/8 Erev Shavuot, Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at JCC EastBay

Purim Extravaganza at Ashkenaz

Wednesday, March 20th, 7PM,
Join us for an evening of outrageous fun! Celebrate Purim in style and come together to be a part of a 45 year tradition with Aquarian Minyan. Come for the megillah reading, stay for laughs and political satire with the Real Deal Shpielers. Later in the evening we’ll have dancing with Adama and dance leader Bruce Bierman! Show up for just part of the festivities or stay for the whole megillah! Come in costume (or don’t)! Hamentashen! Food and Drink! There’s something here for everyone. Purim 2019
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Shabbat Schedule

Friday evening, March 21, 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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