EVENTS IN BRIEF

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Friday, May 12, Kabbalat Shabbat with Shir HaShirim at JCC East Bay
Tuesday, 5/16 Author Night with Andrew Ramer at St John’s
Saturday, 5/20 Beit Yakov with Rabbi Tsvi Bar David in San Anselmo
5/30-31 Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at the JCC East Bay
6/22 Author Night with Rabbi Burt Jacobson at St John’s
7/18 Author Night with Carol Ruth Silver at St John’s

Gatherings and Teachings

Tuesday, May 30 - Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 pm - 7:00 am, Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at the JCC East Bay

JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

Free

Celebrate Shavuot! Get ready for a unique celebration and night of learning – a spiritual journey bringing together people from a variety of perspectives and affiliations. Come for an hour or stay the whole night! We will be joined by teachers from our diverse Bay Area Jewish community.

Shabbat Schedule

Friday, May 12, 7:30 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat with Shir haShirim
at JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley
 

Services are led by Rabbi Michael Ziegler and Hazzan Richard Kaplan with musical accompaniment by a panoply of truly extraordinary Bay Area musicians and singers, and the contributions of an array of marvelous poets.

 

Our Shabbat Services

"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!

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.
 

Even More About Us

A BEACON OF CREATIVE, SPIRITUAL, AND EGALITARIAN JUDAISM SERVING THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS

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