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THE FESTIVAL OF SUKKOT WITH CHADEISH YAMEINU JEWISH RENEWAL

All Sunday events canceled because of rain. Tuesday, Oct. 18: (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE) 7:00 – 8:30 pm: THE BOOK OF KOHELET (ECCLESIASTES) “To Everything There is A Season.” Join in study of this sacred text Thursday, Oct. 20: 6:30 – 8:00 pm: KESHER KESHET (RAINBOW CONNECTION) of Chadeish Yameinu, with TWICE BLESSED of Temple Beth ElLGBTQI Jews AND Friends and Alliespotluck (vegetarian) at TBE Sukkah, 3055 Porter Gulch Road in Aptos Friday, Oct. 21: 4:00 - 5:30pm: "FIRST FRIDAY" FAMILY SHABBAT for children of all ages and their families - including art projects and Playful Hebrew focusing on Sukkot Friday, Oct. 21: 7:30 – 8:45 pm: SHABBAT OF SUKKOT & SACRED CHANT followed by oneg (refreshments

Sing Me Home: Jewish Stories with Music

Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal Presents Erica Lann Clark with Asaf Ophir SATURDAY, December 17th, 7:30 pm VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz (next door to Main Post Office) RESERVE YOUR SEAT IN ADVANCE For info and to reserve seats, call 831-295-8467 or email rebeli@sbcglobal.net Suggested Donation – $15 - $20 per seat A Great time awaits you! Come attend "SING ME HOME, Jewish stories with music.” Bay Area musician Asaf Ophir and I met at the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, where we spoke about how words and music affect people so differently. Out of that conversation grew our duet performance, and our adventure to marry these two worlds together. We spin our tales in

More Grammar, More Fun!

Now that you know your Aleph from your Bet, you want to delve more deeply into the joys and mysteries of HEBREW GRAMMAR. CHADEISH YAMEINU JEWISH RENEWAL is forming a new class, to be co-sponsored with Temple Beth El Wednesdays at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 & Dec. 21 The intent is that this class will continue to study on its own after these initial sessions. *** PLEASE OBTAIN A COPY OF "THE FIRST HEBREW PRIMER" BY EKS PUBLISHING. You may also wish to get a copy of the accompanying Answer Key book. (NOTE: you can order directly from EKS Publishing. There may also be used copies available on Amazon. If you would like to take this class, but cannot afford the book

SPIRITUAL CALLING IN OF CHANUKAH

Rabbi Eli, Etiel Herring and Deborah Allen invite you to Etiel’s home on Monday, December 19th, 7-9 pm, for a "Spiritual Calling In of Chanukah" with stories from your lives, and some prompts from us on what we might do for ourselves and our families and friends to deepen the root relatedness around this time of year, the dark and the light, and this particular Jewish story. Feel free to invite friends and ..................please rsvp to rebeli@sbcglobal.net. #event #familyprogramming

Sacred Listening Circle

Friday, November 11 7:45 pm Many in the community are having strong feelings about the elections. There are many people who have expressed to me that they are literally grieving, or anxious, or depressed. I am sure that there are also some who are hopeful about the changes to come. Glancing through my emails and Facebook, one friend has suggested giving ourselves a day of grief and mourning, as in a shiva. Others have quoted Rebbe Nachman of Bratslov's teachings about never giving in to despair. Another friend sugguested that we re-double our commitment to our values by by giving to causes and organizations that promote our values, such as those that engage in healh-care in minority comm

LGBTQI & Friends Sukkah Potluck

Celebration at Temple Beth El Sukkah Thursday, Oct. 20: Kesher Keshet (Rainbow Connection) of Chadeish Yameinu, with 6:30 - 8:00 pm Twice Blessed of Temple Beth El LGBTQI Jews AND Friends and Allies potluck (vegetarian) at Temple Beth El Sukkah, 3055 Porter Gulch Road in Aptos #event #blog #familyprogramming

MAIMONIDES CIRCLE: From Here to Eternity

Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal of Santa Cruz the MAIMONIDES CIRCLE Jewish Learning for health care professionals and all who are called Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm [We will study selected texts from Jewish tradition especially of interest to those in the health care professions, however...] All are Welcome This month, Holly Blue Hawkins and Etiel Herring will present on “From Here to Eternity” - Jewish end of life rituals and the messages they hold for us To RSVP, and for location, please contact Rabbi Eli at rabbiasst@gmail.com or 831-295-8467 “The physician should not treat the disease, but the patient suffering from it.” “Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,' and thou shalt progres

Singing from the Heart

Old songs are more than tunes-they are little houses in which our hearts once lived. Within your unconscious sleeps a library of wisdom, memory, and feeling cataloged in the words of songs. From lullabies to songs of love and longing, you have an inner language you may be unaware of. Even if you think you don¹t know any songs or have forgotten them all, your subconscious has been storing songs and their meanings since birth. Sunday, September 18th, 2:30 - 5:00 pm at a private home in Santa Cruz $40 per person for members of CY ($50 for general public) RSVP by September 12th to rebeli@sbcglobal.net The power of Singing from the Heart is in experiencing a new connection to yourself and to othe

FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY SHABBAT

for children of all ages and their families! Welcoming Shabbat with Art Projects and Playful Hebrew (focusing on a different holiday each Shabbat) Please join us this Friday at 4 pm at Frederick Street Park for Art with Lynnie, Playful Hebrew with Yael, and, of course, the music, the learning and the breathing in of one last shabbat before elections, with Reb Eli Cohen First Friday of each month. November 4, 4 pm, Frederick Street Park December 2 January 6 February 3 “Snackluck” …. Bring healthy vegetarian finger foods or easy snacks and BYOW (bring your own water or other drink) ~~~~~~ For more information, contact Lynn LeRose at: lerosedelmar@hotmail.com #event #familyprogrammin

All are welcome to a special Shabbat in the beautiful Chadeish Yameinu SUKKAH

The service will take the form of simple sacred chants. Dress warmly (and bring blankets) for this beautiful evening out under the stars and in our magical sukkah. A potluck oneg (refreshments) follows, so please bring something to share in honor of the holiday. WHEN: Friday, October 21, 7:30 - 8:30 pm. WHERE: at the CY Sukkah (at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz) #event #familyprogramming #blog

Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service

After riding high on the High Holidays, we will also have a regular Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service on October 14th, 7:45 pm. Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street in Santa Cruz An oneg (refreshments) follows at around 8:45 pm. Consider bringing something to share. All are Welcome!! #event #familyprogramming

Simchat Torah

Dance in Celebration of the Torah Monday, October 24, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz) #event #familyprogramming

The Joys & Oys of  YIDDISH

CHADEISH YAMEINU JEWISH RENEWAL presents A four-part series on the colorful language of YIDDISH - background, expressions, teachings, stories & songs (and even a few curses! Remember what your Bubby taught you - if you can't say something nice, say it in Yiddish!) ******* 2 Wednesdays in November (Nov. 16 & 30) 2 Wednesdays in December (Dec. 7 & 14) 7:00 pm Dec. 7 – First half hour is especially for those who already can read Hebrew: Learn to read in Yiddish!! (In 15 minutes, we'll have you reading the Torah in the "mamme-loshen") ******* Dec. 14 – Special Guest Teacher REB IRWIN KELLER Midresh Itzik: Poet Itzik Manger’s Yiddish Retelling of Genesis Irwin Keller is Spiritual Leader of Congre

Being an Ally on Issues of Race and Racism

Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal – Adult Education With Rabbi Lori Klein Monday, November 21 and Monday, December 12 7:00 – 8:30 pm At the Aptos Fire Station, Soquel Drive in Aptos (just south of The Farm Restaurant) In these two 90 minute sessions, we will look at: racial privilege and lack of privilege; overt and implicit bias; Jewish texts that support our efforts to be allies; barriers to becoming and being allies. We will also pool and discuss concrete actions we can take in our county and in our lives to become better allies on issues of race. Suggested donation: $10/ session ($18 for both) for members of Chadeish Yameinu. $15/ sess

Light And Miracles

On Wednesday, December 28, at 2 pm, Rabbi Eli will lead a program on Light and Miracles at Dominican Oaks, 3400 Paul Sweet Rd, Santa Cruz. #event #familyprogramming

The Maimonides Circle

Jewish Learning for health care professionals and all who are called. Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm [We will study selected texts from Jewish tradition especially of interest to those in the health care professions, however...] All are Welcome. This month, Holly Blue Hawkins and Etiel Herring will present on "From Here to Eternity"-Jewish end of life rituals and the messages they hold for us To RSVP, and for location, please contact Rabbi Eli at rebeli@sbcglobal.net or 831-295-8467 "The physician should not treat the disease, but the patient suffering from it." "Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,' and thou shalt progress." #education #event

Slichot, the Forgiveness Service 9/24/16

Saturday, September 24, 9:30 pm Selichot services with Rabbi Fern Join us for chanting, singing, praying, and guided contemplation. Carried on the melodies of the season, our inner beings awaken. We find paths that will return us to our deepest selves, as we prepare to enter the days of awe. At a Rabbi Fern and Karen’s home on the west side. RSVP to Reb Eli at rabbiasst@gmail.com #event #blog

The Final Blast

All are invited for the THE BIG BLAST!! Bring your Shofar if you have one, and join us for the Final TEKIAH GEDOLAH at the end of Yom Kippur. Wednesday, October 12th, 7:15 pm. At Masonic Temple, 828 N. Branciforte Ave. in Santa Cruz #event #familyprogramming #blog

Building the Sukkah

The CY Sukkah this year will be in a secret garden... Help Us Build It! We need hands-on help to build the sukkah on Thursday October 13, and possibly the following day or the following Sunday as well. If you can help, contact Marty at: 831-588-4314 ormartyfixit@earthlink.net *** If you are unable to help directly, *** consider helping with this mitzvah by donating to our Sukkah Fund (checks made out to: Chadeish Yameinu, PO Box 3578, Santa Cruz, CA 95063, notated for the Sukkah Fund.) #familyprogramming #blog #event

A YORUBA (WEST AFRICAN – JEWISH CONVERSATION FOR YOM KIPPUR: NUMEROLOGY, MATHEMATICS & MYSTICISM

Rabbi Eli Cohen & Akiva Akindele Bankole will discuss the relationship between the Jewish concept of Teshuvah and the Soul's Return to Its Spiritual Home in traditional Yoruba tribal theology. Wednesday, October 12th, 4:00 pm Adult Education Discussion is followed by - Yizkor (Memorial) Service at 4:45 pm - Reading of Jonah at 5:30 pm - Neilah (Closing of the Gates) at 6:30 pm - Havdalah & Break-Fast at 7:15 pm All Yom Kippur services and activities will be held at the Masonic Temple, 828 N. Brancifore Ave. in Santa Cruz #education #event