Weddings. Welcoming a New Baby. Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

These are moments of celebration. Of transformation. Of transition from single to married, from couple to parents, from child to teen.

How do we make these precious moments meaningful?

How do we create a wedding or other lifecycle ceremony that celebrates who we are- individually and as a couple or family? That expresses our most treasured values?

How do we prepare for the ceremony itself and plan thoughtfully and lovingly for the new stage of life that follows?

How do we create space to connect with each other amidst all of the details of planning an event?

As a rabbi and teacher of mindfulness meditation, these are the questions that are in my heart and mind as we work together.

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Creative Commentary + Hallel!

July 24, 2017, 8:00am - July 24, 2017, 9:30am

****Learn Torah, write from the depths and sing your heart out as we explore the ins and outs of Parshat Devarim. **** 8:00am - Hallel singing (songs of praise for the new moon) with Renna Khuner-Haber 8:20-9:30am - Parsha study + Creative writing led by R. Margie Jacobs + R. Adina Allen. Join us in the Studio for a morning boost of inspiration and connection and refreshment. Together we'll make Torah relevant by discussing the week's Torah portion and engaging in some reflective writing to get our head, heart and imagination going before setting out for the rest of our day. The JSP approach is inclusive and accessible. No experience required. Tea and breakfast treats provided! Co-sponsored by Moishe House East Bay

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T'ruah Rabbinic Convening

August 21, 2017, 9:00am - August 22, 2017, 5:00pm

In February, more than 200 rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical students came together in New York to strengthen our abilities to fight for human rights and care for the most vulnerable among us. Four months later, the need to come together as T'ruah chaverim continues to feel vital and urgent. Join us in Berkeley on August 21-22 for a second T'ruah convening. At this challenging moment, as rabbis and cantors, we commit to raising our moral voices to protect human rights, and to create the strong relationships and skills we'll need to move forward. The convening will include training in practical skills for the work ahead, spiritual practice and tools for sustenance, Jewish learning, and planning for how we'll move forward together to protect the human rights of all people. We'll also reflect on the successes and challenges of 2017, to learn from where we have stumbled and celebrate where we have spoken truth to power. Register now for early bird pricing! Registration costs go up on July 15.

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