Gatherings and Teachings

Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 3:00-5:00 pm, Who Was Lilith? with Mimi Farb
Location: Chochmat HaLev. Cosponsored by The Aquarian Minyan
According to legend, Lilith was the first woman, created even before Eve. She told Adam, “We are equal because we are created from the same earth.” Who is Lilith? Rebel against tyranny? role model for modern women? Vengeful witch? Transgressor?

$10 AQM & CHL members and people under 30, $20 General Public
This dynamic class will explore the story of Lilith as a container for interpretations of powerful women throughout history using classical text and various artistic media to tease out their resonance with our own lives. Participants will engage with the concept of midrash as a personal, artistic mode of Torah interpretation, and have the opportunity to create their own midrashim.
The course is designed to be accessible to all levels of Torah knowledge, from complete beginner to maven. All genders identities welcome!

Mimi Farb is a Jewish educator who recently relocated to the Bay Area from Northampton, MA. She has drawn on her background in yeshiva* and the academic study of religion, as well as her dabbling in a variety of art forms, to help women and others find their voices in Torah through the Girls in Trouble Curriculum, a project she co-created with Alicia Jo Rabins and piloted at the Jewish Community of Amherst and Congregation Bnai Israel in Northampton, MA. A Kevah Teaching Fellow and active alumna of Mt Holyoke College and Yeshivat Hadar, Mimi brings experience facilitating learning and dialogue in a variety of Jewish and interfaith settings.

Sunday, June 25, 2:00 pm, Please join Jim DeMatteo and Stephanie Brown for their Hanukkat Habayit, dedication of their new home.

Stephanie and Jim have moved to Sonoma and would like you to join them in filling their home with your love and energy! Just a quick 1 hour drive from Berkeley (usually) through the verdant vineyards and rolling hills of wine country.
RSVP to for address and details.
Please bring a poem, song or words of inspiration about homes and houses. If you choose to bring food, please bring table-ready dairy, veggie, or fish.