EVENTS IN BRIEF
4/22 Avivah Zornberg @ Chochmat Halev
4/26 Minyan Sharing @ Lingos
4/28 Beit Yakov in San Anselmo
5/11 Shir HaShirim Minyan @ JCC East Bay
5/15 Aquarian Minyan Council meets at Abigail & Shoshana's
5/18 Kabbalat Shabbat @ Marty & Claudia's, Oakland
5/19-20 Tikkun Leyl Shavuot @ JCC East Bay
7/2-8 Kallah 2018 @ UMass Amherst, MA
Counting the Omer
Today is 25 days, which is
3 weeks and 4 days of the Omer.

Please join us at the community-wide Tikkun Leyl Shavuot on Saturday, May 19th - 20th, 2018, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 am, at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley 94709.

Gatherings and Teachings

Sunday, April 22, 7pm Dr. Aviva Zornberg - "Sing - Now! - to God!" - Miriam and Moses
The history of Miriam, the prophetess who speaks enviously of her brother Moses, offers an intimate glimpse of the tensions between brother and sister, both leaders, both prophets. Midrashic material will illuminate this mysterious relationship.

Shabbat Schedule

Saturday, March 24, 10:15 am, Beit Yakov opens the 2018 season in San Anselmo

Beit Yakov opens its 2018 season with a musical Shabbat in the Garden led by Juli Moscowitz. The Garden is beginning its Bloom so come and join the Opening. We will read from the Torah Parashah Tzav and the ritual cleaning of the ashes from the sacrificial offerings. May our mistakes be our teachings. As is our tradition we will Bless the Garden and its renewal….

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!

Author Series Reading by Reuven Goldfarb

Video recording of the reading Reuven Goldfarb gave for the Minyan at St. John’s on July 21, 2011

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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