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Coming Home: Preparing Our Hearts for the High Holy Days

Sunday, August 28 @ 2:30 pm6:00 pm

Chaya Gusfield MOST current 6-15EveDecker with guitar-NEWWith Rabbi Chaya Gusfield & Buddhist Teacher Eve Decker

 Sitting Journaling Singing Praying Learning

Join Rabbi Chaya Gusfield and Buddhist Teacher Eve Decker to prepare our hearts for the High Holy Days.

We bring our hearts together as we reflect on themes of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur using meditation, song, writing, and learning.

Buddhist Teacher Eve Decker performs and records original songs based on Buddhist teachings, leads dharma music singing circles, teaches classes in loving-kindness for self, and presents daylong programs on dharma and music throughout Northern California. Eve is certified to teach meditation through Spirit Rock Medication Center and has worked in the Jewish community for many years as a song leader. For more on Eve see

Rabbi Chaya Gusfield has served as a Spiritual Director for individuals, couples, and groups, since 2000 and was ordained as a rabbi through the Aleph Rabbinic Program.  She has a long association with Kehilla community synagogues as a spiritual leader and is currently working as a chaplain for Kaiser Oakland/Richmond.  She is passionate about engaging in Jewish practices to assist us in our day-to-day heartbreak, and to celebrate the joys of life.

Cost:  $54 Kehilla members; $64 General Public.  All registration must be made in advance by August 22 so we can anticipate the numbers of attendees and prepare enough materials.   “Dana” (generous free will offering from the heart) will be accepted by the teachers on the day of the retreat. No one turned away for lack of funds.

To Register: You can register online here, or send check payable to Kehilla.

 Location: In the Fireside Room.

All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Please refrain from wearing any scented products in order to make this class accessible for those with environmental sensitivities. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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