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Shir Joy Shabbat – Focus on Social Action

(Photo of the Shir Joy singers) Social Action Shir Joy Shabbat with Guest Speaker Gennady Mikityanky Our Shir Joy service is a powerful musical experience featuring Rabbi Chabon’s angelic voice accompanied by dynamic professional musicians on the bimah. This service is sure to lift our individual and collective spirits as we enter the space of…

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Posted in Shabbat
Published on May 11th, 2022

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 2022

I am proud to say that right here in Berkeley, CA is an annual Leyl Shavuot event that I’ve been told is the oldest continually running event of its kind in the US. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Save the date for the 34th Annual East Bay Tikkun: A Day of Learning on Shavuot! This year’s event…

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Shabbat online Every Third Friday

During these times of social distancing many of my friends are still avoiding crowds. That means “going” to services online.  Want to try out a new shul? Join Beth Emek on any third Friday for services online. If you are up for it, yes, you can go in-person. If not, join on Zoom.  Their service…

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Is God Jesus?

For many people Jesus is God, but is the reverse true? Last week I needed to have a document notarized. I took it into my bank where they have a notary on staff. The young woman looked over my paperwork and told me, “For this document you have to swear an oath. I have one…

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