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3/4 Minyan's Ultimate Purim Party at Ashkenaz
3/6 Kabbalat Shabbat with Reuven & Yehudit Goldfarb at Len and Tovia's
3/13 Shir HaShirim at JCC East Bay
3/14 Berkeley Torah Circle with Aryae Coopersmith
3/15 Aquarian Minyan Council meets at Debbie Sarnoff's
3/21 Beit Yakov with Arik Labowitz
3/27 Poetry and Kabbalat Shabbat at St John's
4/11 Maimouna
5/23 - 5/24, Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at the JCC East Bay

Wednesday, March 4, 7 pm, Purim at Ashkenaz with The Aquarian Minyan

Buy tickets here.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m
Megillah Reading at 7:00
Dancing with ADAMA  9:00
Late Night Drum Circle at 10:30

* MEGILLAH READING Bring noise makers for Megillah reading and be ready to use them at the mentioning of you-know-who's name)
* Enjoy THE AMAZING PURIM SHPIELERS with ever-fresh Purim-with-a-twist theatrics

Friday, March 6, Kabbalat Shabbat with Reuven & Yehudit Goldfarb at Len and Tovia's

Mellow, traditional service with Shlomo melodies for Kabbalat Shabbat and meditation on the days of the week.  Unplugged.

Doors open at 6:30, services at 7, potluck following the service.

Please bring a yummy dish for 8 for the veggie/fish potluck following the service.

"No-shoe house": wear socks or your own slippers, or put on some of our booties over your shoes or wear our slipper-socks.  near San Pablo and Gilman in Berkeley; for location and directions, call 510 528 1122

Friday, March 13, 7:30 pm Shir HaShirim

Friday, March 13, 7:30 pm Shir HaShirim

at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley with Cantor Richard Kaplan and Rabbi Michael Zeigler.

The Song of Songs Minyan comes together for a community Kabbalat Shabbat on the second Friday of every month at 7:30pm. This is a soulful musical Friday night Shabbat service which includes Ashkenaz, Sephardi and Mizrahi musical liturgy. These gatherings draw upon the deep wells of Jewish sacred music, poetry, dance, and prayer from around the world. Everyone is welcome!  

Co-sponsored by the Aquarian Minyan. $10-20 donation requested.

Saturday, March 21, 10:30 am, Beit Yakov with Arik Labowitz


Bob writes:” We open our 2015 Season with our newest spiritual leader,  Arik Labowitz, whose musical Shabbat  
service will fill the Garden.  It's the first day of Spring, and Rosh Chodesh Nissan;  we will open the Torah to Parashah Vayikra and its offerings of peace.    This is an opportunity to celebrate Shabbat, Spring, and Return to the Garden with blooming wisteria and climbing roses.

Please bring a pot luck dish for six to share.  Come and join us, and please arrive early.”
Location in San Anselmo.  Contact Bob,, 415 378 9175 for info and directions.

Friday evening, March 27, Author night, Kiddush, and Potluck in the Fireside Room of St. John's Church

wire-bound-pad.jpgPlease join us for a brief Shabbat service, inspired poetry readings by David Shaddock and Antoinette Constable, and a delicious vegetarian potluck. Wheelchair accessible. 

Saturday, April 11, Maimouna

a celebration of the last afternoon of Pesach in the garden of Ljuba Davis at College & Stuart in



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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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