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8/19 Shabbat Morning Service @ Abigail & Shoshana's , in Berkeley
8/27 Celebrate Nancy Feinberg's Birthday and Sing High Holy Day Music with R. Tsvi Bar David in Berkeley

8/29 Author Night with Reuven Goldfarb and Barry Barkan at St John's
9/16 Selichot (Forgiveness) Workshop & Service with R. Tsvi Bar-David @ Hillside Community Church
9/20 Erev (Eve of) Rosh Hashanah @ Rudramandir
9/21 Rosh Hashanah Day One @ Rudramandir
9/21 Erev (Eve of) Day Two, New Year's "Party" with Lester Chambers @ Rudramandir
9/22 Rosh Hashanah Day Two, Tribute service to R. David Wolfe-Blank @ Rudramandir
9/23-9/28 Teshuvah Nights
9/29 Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) @ Rudramandir
9/30 Day of Yom Kippur @ Rudramandir

Aquarian Minyan Author Series

Tuesday, August 29, 7-9:30 pm, Author Night with Reuven Goldfarb, Editor, and Barry Barkan, Chapter Author: What Do We Know? The Carlebach Anthology: Essays about Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach with Selections from His Teachings and Stories.
Location: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Gatherings and Teachings

Saturday, August 12, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Memorial Service for Chuck Burack’s mother, Ruth Burack, at their home in Martinez.
We will begin with a veggie potluck (no fish) with a preference for gluten-free. After the potluck, we'll do a brief service and then Chuck and Mary Ann will share memories of Chuck's mom, Ruth Adrienne Burack, z"l. Please RSVP to Mary Ann at

Shabbat Schedule

Friday, August 11, 7:30 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat with Shir haShirim
at JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley

"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!

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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