We are looking to start a group for families with young children. This will be member-run, with Shaun Ordinario and Lynn LeRose as moderators, though everyone will be able to help choose content. We will meet monthly and will include a check in from each family, a Jewish story time, a weekly lesson regarding the book, song, a group activity, and a closing. In addition, we will meet monthly outdoors (weather permitting) with families with children of all ages. For more information, questions or suggestions, please contact: Shaun (at, 831-313-6783) or Lynn (at, 831-688-0393). #familyprogramming

Ushpizot! Shekhinah in the Tree of Life; October 14, 7:00 pm

A Creative Map System Designed by Rabbi Leah Novick & Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein Teacher: Michele Hodah Newman Traditionally, we honor the Ushpizin, Great Beings in our Jewish HisStory, as we welcome them into the Sukkah to be with us. We usually dedicate one night of Sukkot to each of them and discuss their effects on us. Commonly, each of these guests are male. During this special evening, we will honor our Jewish HerStory as we acknowledge & learn about what the Seven Nevioth (Female Prophets), Sarah, Miriam, Avigail, Devorah, Huldah, Hannah and Esther, can offer us as aspects of the Sephirot Energy Centers in the Kabbalistic The Tree Of Life. To RSVP, contact Michele at 8

The Myriad Names of G-d; December 12 and 19; 7:00 pm

It’s said that there are hundreds of names of G-d. We’ll examine some of the most common names as well as a few of the more esoteric ones. Come to one or both classes. With Etiel Herring and Rabbi Eli; Contact Leona Phillips, Pricing $20 per session for members $25 per session for non-members, with a discount for a series. December 12, December 19. 7–8:30 pm #education

Kabbalah, Tuesday Series, November 5, 12 and December 3, 10; 7:00 pm

Kabbalah means “receiving.” t’s a tradition rich in mysticism. It waters the beautiful garden of Judaism. And, it can bring us into a closer connection with the Sacred. Suggested reading: Kabbalah: A Sourcebook of Visionary Judaism, by Edward Hoffman; Path of the Kabbalah, by David Sheinkin. With Rabbi Eli Cohen Contact: Louise Caraco: Pricing $20 per session for members $25 per session for non-members, with a discount for a series. Tues. 7– 8:30 pm: Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 #education

Yom Kippur, Adult Study “The Curious Scroll”, October 9, 3:45 pm

Artist and Psychotherapist, Andrew Purchin, will share The Curious Scroll and some of the stories that arrived. The Curious Scroll is a 170 foot “living Torah” which toured the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2016 and Santa Cruz County in 2018. Hundreds of people found calm while making art and exploring challenging questions. “... people in Santa Cruz County added a second layer of marks and paint during the November 2018 election season. We explored questions like: What is beautiful to you? What is ugly to you? Have does something ugly become beautiful? How can the ugliness in our politics become beautiful? Would you be willing to find a disagreement with me while we pain

The Festival of Sukkot

All events at the CY Sukkah located at Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt Street (off 17th Ave.) in Santa Cruz (except as otherwise noted) All are welcome to all events! [DRESS WARMLY FOR THE EVENINGS] SUKKAH CONSTRUCTION Thursday, October 10 and Friday October 11 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm To help, leave your name for Rabbi Eli at: SUKKAH DECORATING Sunday, October 13 5:30 - 6:00 pm Decorating - kids especially welcome! EREV SUKKOT: FIRST NIGHT IN THE SUKKAH 6:15 - 8:00 pm Sunday, October 13 Candle Lighting, Potluck Dinner (vegetarian), Singing & Drumming FIRST DAY OF SUKKOT Monday, October. 14 10:00 a