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April 2018

A Prayer for Healing – A Creative Prayer Writing Workshop

Sunday, April 22 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilshire Boulevard Temple – Glazer Campus, 3663 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, 90010 United States + Google Map
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A prayer writing workshop with Rabbi Susan Goldberg and author Racelle Rosett. Participants will be supported in finding their voice in their healing journey for writing both private and community prayer.   https://vimeo.com/261554129

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Tree of Life – A Journey into the Inner World

Sunday, April 22 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hollywood Temple Beth El, 1317 N Crescent Heights Blvd. Los Angeles, 90046 United States + Google Map
Free 113 tickets left

In this day long workshop led by Gilla Nissan and Musical Mystic, Yuval Ron, we will explore the mystical Tree of Life, a system of ten energy centers, which exist in our bodies as well in the world around us. Attunement of these cetners may lead to a mindful and wholesome way of living, improving health and well-being.  The contemplative practices we will explore may "bring to life" the attributes of the Tree of Life and lead to a deep…

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Shiviti: Creating a Jewish Meditation Practice

Sunday, April 22 | 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, 5711 Monte Vista Street Los Angeles, 90042 United States + Google Map
Free 20 tickets left

A shiviti is a visual aid for meditation and contemplation, using Hebrew names of G-d. Every Hebrew letter has a divine vibration that is amplified when used in divine names. The divine name can be used as a portal to devekut (union).  When we meditate in this way using the sheviti, we are carried into deep silence and unitive consciousness. In this workshop you will create your own shiviti with a name of G-d that resonates with your soul. You…

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The Letters of Your Name – A Journey to Your Soul

Tuesday, April 24 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States + Google Map
Free 92 tickets left

Dive into the Hebrew alphabet as a guide to discover who we are. The unexpected death of Aaron's children and 'Love your fellow man as you love yourself'.

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Mussar and Holy Listening: A Breakfast Club

Wednesday, April 25 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Open Temple – Atelier Space, 1422 Electric Ave. Venice, 90291 United States + Google Map

Join Rabbi Lori Shapiro and Chaplain Deborah Schmidt  for a tasty breakfest and an introduction to Mussar, a Jewish spiritual path and spiritual direction/spiritual companioning.  Participants will emerge with an understanding of the history and practice of the Mussar tradition - from ancient times to today - and apply concepts of Jewish Spiritual ethics and holy listening to personal practice.  Become a  regular Breakfast Club participant and engage in meditation, silence and reflective learning as interior inroads to the concepts…

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Gratitude: The Healing Power of Giving Thanks

Thursday, April 26 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd. Valley Village, 91607 United States + Google Map

Gratitude is a fundamental value in Jewish tradition. It benefits our spiritual well being and enables us to approach our lives in a healthy manner.  This session will explore both Jewish sources and practices to develop a daily gratitude practice that will change our souls and how we look at the world.

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Healing the Broken Jewish Soul After a Child’s Suicide: An Illustrated Book Talk

Friday, April 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California Ave. Santa Monica, 90403 United States + Google Map

Following Shabbat services, author Susan Auerbach will share excerpts and discuss themes from her grief memoir, "I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage & Clarity After Suicide Loss."  Hear how ritual, text, spiritual practice, and community became both containers for expressing grief and resources for coping with traumatic loss and will conclude with questions and comments from the audience, as well as a book signing.   Dr. Auerbach, a CSUN professor and twice a…

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Shabbat Torah Study – Names and Hebrew Letters

Saturday, April 28 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Universalist Unitarian Church, 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City, 91604 United States + Google Map

In this gathering we will explore Parashat Kedushim /Holy Ones: The unexpected death of Aaron's children and 'Love your fellow man as you love yourself' How the Hebrew Letters and names can illuminate perplexing questions. Join us for discovery and lunch.

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Art as a Healing Path

Sunday, April 29 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States + Google Map

We will explore the making of a metaphoric "sanctuary" in the form of a container for healing and prayer.  Through collage, paint and pens, we will also create personal prayer cards that will be housed in the decorated sanctuary that we will construct.  Just as we offer prayers for healing, so too has art making been a source of healing for people for centuries.  This workshop will combine these two practices as we aspire to the healing of mind, body and…

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