Tisha B'Av with R. Goldie Milgram - The Purpose and Power of the Lament

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The Aquarian Minyan  and Co-sponsors Chochmat HaLev and Kehilla Invite You to Join Us for  Tisha B’Av with Rabbi Goldie Milgram Location: Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, at Fulton Street, Berkeley $20. $10 for members of Aquarian Minyan, Chochmat HaLev, & Kehilla.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Monday, July 31, 7-8:30 pm Sacred Study: The Purpose and Power of the Lament

As humans we express our suffering by lamenting--with tears, with cynicism or humor, with silence, with a shrug, or a sigh. Our Jewish culture embraces the lament with our music, our prayers, our sacred texts, and the wisdom of our sages. In this workshop we will study the Trauma-Healing sequence developed by Dr. Barry Bub as a way to understand the anguished How(l) of Eichah, the Book of Lamentations chanted on Tisha b'Av. Then, we will partner with each other to create a stanza of our own laments and see what emerges.

Until 8:13 pm “The Meal of Separation will be available during the learning above.

Tisha B'Av reveals something believed to be inseparable that became separated. The Meal of Separation consists of a glass of water, a piece of bread, and hard-boiled egg dipped in ashes​ and is a traditional prelude to this day of mourning​, ​and fasting ​for those who are able. 

8:45-10:00 pm: Candlelight, ​Contemplative Tisha b'Av Service
with Reb Goldie and community leyners:
Sara Shendelman, Reba Connell, Renna Khuner-Haber, Len Fellman, Sophie Miron, Tsvi Bar-David

We will continue with this day's traditions within the Jewish cycle of spiritual healing, with a contemplative ​​service by candle light ​which includes chanting of Eichah, the Book of Lamentations​.
Suggestions: ​Fasting? Have your regular dinner before arriving​. Bring something for sitting upon the floor​ and a flashlight to read by. Dress simply. Chairs will be available for those who need them.

 Rabbi Goldie Milgram serves as Dean of Reclaiming Judaism’s Institute for Jewish Spiritual Education, and the Maggid-Educator Ordination Program, a three-year distance-learning program for Jewish educators. A specialist in the field of Jewish spiritual education, she is best known as the "rebbe-on-the-road," for her travels world-wide as a seeker and teacher of Torah and other Jewish spiritual practices.. Most recent, among her many books and articles, is Seeking and Soaring: Jewish Approaches to Spiritual Guidance and Development. (www.ReclaimingJudaism.org)

Reb Goldie last visited the Aquarian Minyan in 2005, and we are very excited to welcome her back.

July 31st, 2017 7:00 PM   through   10:00 PM
Chochmat HaLev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States
Event Fee(s)
Member - Aquarian Minyan, Chochmat HaLev or Kehilla $ 10.00
Non-Member $ 20.00

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