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An Evening With the Ba’al Shem Tov (A class w/Rabbis Burt Jacobson and Cynthia Hoffman)

March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 24, 2017

An Evening With the Ba’al Shem Tov

A Monthly Class with Rabbis Burt Jacobson and Cynthia Hoffman

Wednesday’s at 7:00-9:00pm
March 15th, April 19th & May 24th

Please register HERE

Israel Ba’al Shem Tov was the father of Hasidism, the 18th century movement for Jewish spiritual renewal. And he was also the single most significant traditional Jewish influence on the development of Neo-Hasidism and the contemporary movement for Jewish renewal. His spiritual wisdom is exceptionally relevant for our time.

Join Rabbis Burt and Cynthia for three joyful evenings of niggun chanting, meditation, small group study, mini-lectures and Q & A. Each evening we will be examining one or more of the Besht’s teachings on bringing joy and compassion into our lives. Each class is independent; you may attend one, two or all three classes.

Cost: Tuition will be $18. per class or $48. for the entire series. If you are planning to attend please let Rabbi Burt know in advance (at rabburt@earthlink.net) so he will know the number of copies of class materials to print.

Rabbi Burt Jacobson is the Founding Rabbi of Kehilla Community Synagogue. He recently published This Precious Moment: The Wisdom of the Ba’al Shem Tov, and he has completed a second book, There is Only One Love: The Ba’al Shem Tov in the Modern World.

Rabbi Cynthia Hoffman was ordained by the ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal three years ago. She is a longtime student of Rabbi Burt’s, specializing in the teachings of the Ba’al Shem Tov.

Be sure to register by clicking HERE, or send check payable to Kehilla, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94610.

Classes will meet in the Main Floor Back Classroom at Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA.

Free parking will be available in the Kehilla parking lot. Please enter the building through the main front door.

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March 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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