Gatherings and Teachings

Saturday, December 8, 5 pm, Celebrate Hanukkah, light candles, and sing with Elizabeth Hirshfeld

Bring musical instruments for an impromptu band. Vegetarian dinner potluck. Bring latkes or help fry them there. Bring your menorah and candles! Location: 6407 Regent St, 3rd house north of Alcatraz, Oakland 94618 510-734-8242

Sunday, December 9, 5:30 PM Celebrate Hanukkah with the Nigunim at the JCC, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley.

Shabbat Schedule

Friday, December 7 at 7pm
Join Rabbi Tsvi and Ilana Bar David, Qirvah Community for a multi-faith celebration of Hanukkah - together with our monthly sacred ecstatic music, chanting and drumming in the fusional style of Sufi meets Chasid in the tent of the Beloved.

Location: - a home in North Berkeley. Please register and receive address by emailing:

Drash on Sh’lach L’cha

Drash on Sh’lach L’cha
By Abigail Grafton at the June 9th Shabbat morning service

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

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!

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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