Our 2nd Honorable Menschen - April 28th Honor our beloved founding members Richard & Diane Klein

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: Vegetarian feast, a bar, an artsy silent auction, fabulous entertainment by Orchestra Chutzpah, the Kuumbwa Jazz Honors band and Mike Ryan of Santa Cruz Shakespeare. So put it in your calendar - April 28th, 5pm. Sponsors contact: Inquiries to committee chair Shira Belford: #event

Diving Deep Into Our Most Essential Prayers

An in-depth study of central prayers 7 Wednesdays 11am–12:30 pm Jan 23, Jan 30 Feb 6, Feb 13 Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20 Take any of these classes or the whole series. Each class: • Members $20 • Non-members $30 Whole series: • Members $120 • Non-members $190 RSVP to Then make your payment donation on the Support Page. #event

Experience the Omer in Nature starts April 27th and May 4; 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Walk with us, each week focusing on a different mystical aspect of G-d as reflected in nature. Each week there will meditative time, discussion, deepening connection to Kabbalah and a fuller appreciation of what is alive all around us. Please note: I will try to make one- or two-weeks’ walks which will be accessible to all. $15 individual walk; Omer 2019; April 27 and May 4; RSVP To sign up or ask questions, please call Batya Kagan (831) 419-6574. Batya has been an environmental educator for 15 years and has studied Jewish connection to nature with Reb Zalman and Rabbi Gershon Winkler. #education

A Taste of Judaism - An Invitation to Community, May 2, 9, 16/June 6, 13, 20; 7:00 pm, With Rabbis P

Modern, Progressive Judaism is an incredible religion: ● A loving community; ● Meaningful ritual for the 21 st century; ● An opportunity to learn that is inclusive and free of dogma; ● An opportunity to get in touch with our spiritual path; ● Direction for social action, tikkun olam , meaning healing the world, asJudaism teaches we are God's partners in the universe; ● An emphasis less on belief, and more on how we live our lives. If you have been thinking about converting or simply want to know more about Judaism, we look forward to welcoming you to a Taste of Judaism. May 2 - G*D: Who, What, When, Why, Where May 9 - Torah, Ethics, Mitzvah May 16 - Jewish Continuity, Branches of Judaism, Is

Women Making Waves, April 18 and 25, May 2 and 9; 7 pm Women in Jewish History Who Stood Up to the M

Taught by Michele Newman Come enjoy pushing the dominant paradigm with: Lilith: Heroine!; Eve the Mother; Sarah’s Sacrifice; Miriam in the Desert; Daughters of Tzelofchad: New Arithmetic; Rachel and Leah: Being Sisters; Ruth’s Journey; Vashti Refuses; Tamar at the Crossroads; Sotah: Secret; Hannah Raises Her Voice; Judith in the Enemy’s Tent; Yiftach’s Daughter at Stake. Take any of these classes or the whole series. 4 classes Thursday 7–8:30 pm April 18, 25 and May 2, 9 Each class: •Members $20 • Non-members $30 Whole series: • Members $70 • Non-members $110 Small charge for class materials. Please RSVP to or make payments at the Support Page on CY's Website #edu

Archetypes and Jewish Tradition: A Conversation between Jungian and Jewish Archetypes

with Dr. Baruch Dolowich and R'Eli 3 parts Feb. 5 and 12, dialogue between Jungian archetypes and Jewish thought. March 12, dialogue between Chinese archetypes and Jewish thought. Join Dr. Baruch (Gary) Dolowich and Rabbi Eli Cohen as we explore the similar themes found in the teachings of Judaism and spiritual traditions from around the world. In our first two meetings we will draw upon Jungian archetypal psychology, particularly the images of the Warrior, Lover, Sovereign, and Sage, as a map for health and wholeness. Of special interest will be the opportunity to compare this model to the Kabbalistic concept of the Four Worlds. At our final class we will be travelling to China as we uncove

Your People Shall Be My People: Stories of Converts and Latecomers to Judaism

Come hear a panel of people tell their stories, then tell your story and participate in a discussion afterwards. We will hear stories of Conversos, of Hidden Jews who didn’t know their backgrounds, of children protected by the Kinder Transport to save them from the Holocaust, of children of socialists and atheists who grew up without religion — in other words, stories of the Jewish American experience. Take any of these classes or the whole series. 5 Sundays • 4–6 pm. Feb 3, 10, March 3, 10, 17 Each class: • Members $20 • Non-members $30 Whole series: • Members: $90 • Non-members $140 RSVP to Then make your payment donation on the Support Page. #education

Beginning Hebrew Reading

Know your Aleph from your Bet... Follow along at services... Impress your relatives at Cousin Marvin's daughter's Bat Mitzvah!! 6 Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm January 24 and 31 February 7 and 14 March 7 and 14 at the CY Shul at the Galleria, 740 Front St., Suite 170, Santa Cruz. Cost: $90 CY members, $120 non-members (No one turned away for lack of funds / All levels of donation welcome). Sign up at Make payment or donation on Support Page #education


Sunday, January 20th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Tu Bishvat is the “New Year of the Trees” Join us for fun and learning All ages!! Wear closed shoes, layers and hats, and plan to arrive absolutely no later than 11:15 pm. You are welcome to bring a Tu Bishvat snack to share: figs, dates, pomegranates, olives, grapes Or any other fruits or nuts that grow on trees!! Remember: ALL ARE WELCOME!! To RSVP or for more information, contact Lynn LeRose at: 831-688-0393 or CANCELLED #education #familyprogramming