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7/31 Erev Tisha b’Av with R. Goldie Milgram @ Chochmat HaLev Building
8/11 Kabbalat Shabbat with Shir HaShirim at JCC East Bay
8/19 Shabbat Morning Service @ Jake Birnberg’s, North Oakland
8/29 Author Night with Reuven Goldfarb at St John’s

Aquarian Minyan Author Series

Save the Date: 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 night, July 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Shloshim for Chuck Burack’s mother, Ruth Burack, in Martinez.
It will begin with a veggie potluck (no fish) with a preference for gluten-free. After the potluck, we'll do Havdalah and a brief Maariv and then Chuck and Mary Ann will share memories of Ruth.
For location, please contact Mary Ann at

Shabbat Schedule

Friday evening, July 21, Rabbi Sara Shendelman Leads an Intergenerational Kabbalat Shabbat with Moishe House East Bay

Join Moishe House East Bay and the Aquarian Minyan for an intergenerational sacred Shabbat ritual, led by Rabbi and Cantor Sara Shendelman. Journey into Shabbat with prayers, songs, sound, and stories to open and heal the heart.

"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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