EVENTS IN BRIEF

High Holy Days are Early this Year! 
Sunday evening, Sept 9 –Tuesday, Sept 11, Rosh Hashanah

9/9, Erev Rosh Hashanah @ Rudramandir
9/10 Rosh Hashanah Day @ Rudramandir
9/10 Tashlich @ Aquatic Park
9/10 Sacred New Year’s Party @ Rudramandir
9/11 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah David Wolfe-Blank Tribute Service @ Rudramandir

TESHUVAH NIGHTS
9/12 My Aging Journey with Barry & Debbie Barkan
9/14 Storytelling Shabbat with Jake Birnberg

9/15 Bonfire of Reflection @ Live Oak Park

9/16 An evening on Forgiveness with Rabbi Tsvi Bar David


Tuesday evening, Sept 18 -- Wednesday, Sept 19 Yom Kippur

9/18 Kol Nidre @ Rudramandir
9/19 Yom Kippur @ Rudramandir
9/19 Yom Kippur Walkout outside Rudramandir


10/1 Renewal Simchat Torah Celebration @ Kehilla

 

Teshuvah Nights with the Aquarian Minyan

TESHUVAH* NIGHTS
with the Aquarian Minyan 2018/5779
ALL WELCOME!!

Friday September 14th, 6:30pm
Storytelling Shabbat with Jake Birnberg

6:30 gathering/7 brief service/7:30 Dinner followed by a storytelling circle where we'll share stories of teshuvah*: from our lives, from Hasidic tales, from ???
LOCATION: Lower Rockridge home, RSVP for address 510-717-3479
BRING: Veggie/fish potluck

High Holy Days at the Aquarian Minyan: 2018

The Minyan Then and Now

Travel with us through time with this slideshow spanning 4 decades.

Gatherings and Teachings

HIGH HOLY DAYS COME EARLY THIS YEAR! Full schedule and registration here.

Rosh Hashanah

Shabbat Schedule

Friday, September 14, 6:30, Storytelling Shabbat with Jake Birnberg

6:30 gathering/7 brief service/7:30 Dinner followed by a storytelling circle where we’ll share stories of teshuvah:* from our lives, from Hasidic tales, from ???
BRING: Veggie/fish potluck
LOCATION: Lower Rockridge home, RSVP for address 510-717-3479

Our Shabbat Services

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Some Highlights from the High Holy Days of 5778

As the High Holy Days of 5779 approach, I am thinking back to last year’s High Holy Days and wanted to share some of the moments that particularly stood out for me when celebrating with the Aquarian Minyan in 5778 (or 2017 in the Gregorian calendar). I was so happy to be with the community and many friends.  I felt so moved, and loved so much of what happened on the bima. 

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

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 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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