Wednesday, April 25th

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9:00 am

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

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... [More...]

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11:00 am

Coping with Chronic Illness and Pain

Wednesday, April 25 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location Provided Upon Registration
Free 17 tickets left

Rabbi Robbins has lived with chronic/catastrophic illness for the past thirteen years at level 10 from nerve damage. Both from his spiritual resources and training as Rabbi and Kabbalist, along with a doctorate in psychology, he will share and guide the participants through means of accessing their own resources for managing illness and pain. His... [More...]

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12:00 pm

T’Shuvah – a Jewish Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, April 25 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, 90034 United States

As a Jewish addiction treatment center, Beit T’Shuvah has been immersed in a 30-year study of what we call human brokenness – the inherent inner human dilemma wherein we live in an uncertain world with uncertain meaning and an uncertain future. Our teachers have been those in our community who are most acutely broken: the... [More...]

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1:00 pm

The Limits of Healing: Exploring Boundaries to Healing and Care

Wednesday, April 25 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills – Belle Chapel, 300 N. Clark Drive Beverly Hills, 90211 United States
Free 35 tickets left

Our tradition describes the tension between the imperative to provide healing and care for another and the extent to which we must acknowledge the limitations upon that healing and care. How can we help heal when the other is hard to care for? Does it matter what the reason is? What are the limits to... [More...]

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7:00 pm

Israeli Folk Dancing

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, 90036 United States

Love Israeli music?  Want to be healthy, have fun and enjoy great exercise?  This is the perfect class for you! Join Orly Star in a celebration of Israeli dance. No experience necessary.

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Responding to Your Soul’s Yearning: Choosing Judaism

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States
Free 23 tickets left

This interactive workshop articulates the spiritual benefits of choosing Judaism as the soul’s path and provides a framework for finding the necessary resources for converting to Judaism. We will discuss such spiritual benefits as: The sense of a caring community Invitation to question Rituals that bring you closer to a sense of the Divine Practical... [More...]

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And It Was Evening, And It Was Morning: Spiritual Practices for One Day

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Playa Vista Jewish Community, Chatelaine Building, Community Room, 5721 S. Crescent Park Drive Playa Vista, 90094 United States

Stressed? Challenged just to get through the day?  Want to experience more joy?  This workshop will combine Jewish texts, sacred chant, and movement to reveal three spiritual practices to help you to wake up in the morning with full intention, reconnect with yourself at mid-day, and wind down your energy at bedtime.  Please bring a... [More...]

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Opening Reception and Lecture Bread & Salt – An Art Exhibit

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, 3077 University Ave. Los Angeles, 90007 United States

We warmly invite you to the opening of BREAD and SALT, an exhibit which is part of a year-long city wide festival exploring Jews and Food.   At the opening reception tonight hear Dr. Leah Hochman, editor of Tastes of Faith: Jewish Eating in the United States on Jewish food and its multiple layers of... [More...]

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