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Ongoing Arts, museums, concerts, Joy's arts classes, More ARTS above at HAPPENINGS.
I shlep to NY and SF to play tourist; I can do the same here in the Big Orange. Want to join me, let me know.
Bruce Berger visits LA with planned house concerts.
Sept. 6 @ 3 pm, Sept. 12 @ 4 pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
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DANIEL PEARL WORLD MUSIC DAYS CONCERT
at Valley Beth Shalom. 818 788-6000 Oct. 12. http://www.jewishmusicla.org/
for full info.
REad full Daniel Pearl World Music Days CALENDAR.
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A terrific link to ARTS calendar
for every LA museum:
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SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
JEWS ON VINYL, ends-Sept. 5. Spans the history of Jewish recorded music from the 1940's to the 1980's. Set in a retro 1950's-style living room equipped with listening stations. Lots of album art.
GEORGE SEGAL's The Expulsion sculpture with photos of artist. The accompanying lengthy video of artist is fantastic. Exhibit has ended.
Enjoy the Jewish exhibits, wonderful multi-ethnic concerts, theatre, dance, film, lectures, Passport Screenings, events. Great Adult Learning program. Tasty "Cart" sandwiches/salads sold at events and buffet dinner for some concerts.
310 440-4500 Sepulveda Pass @ Skirball Drive (Mulholland Drive) Free on Thursdays.
View free films on Tuesdays
. Enroll in adult ed. courses, Learning for Life.
Begins Sept. 13.
The Summer concerts are ending and as always it was beautiful outside in the evening at the Skirball. Schedule them for next summer.
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Exhibits, gardens, outdoor sculptures, views, tram ride. 310-440-7300, http://www.getty.edu/
, Free admission. Parking $15. Make reservations for special events-- many free. I visit the colorful and watery Robert Irwin garden first while it is cool in morning.
Really nice that they link to ARTS calendar for other local musuems.
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, Pacific Palisades. 310-440-7300, http://www.getty.edu
, Free admission. RSVP required. Parking $15.
The Getty Villa is modeled after the Villa dei Papiri, a Roman country house in Herculaneum buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
After a decade-long renovation, I visited the Villa and totally loved being on the grounds filled with gardens, pools, fountains, sculptures and exhibits. I loved the etrog tree in herb garden and told the guide about etrogim.
Getty Villa. I tagged onto the Orientation Tour and then took the planned Architecture and Gardens Tour
. Excellent docents informing us of ancient Mediterranean Roman, Greek and Etruscan life. (I have travelled to Pompeii.)
I love that the docents use a mic system
and every person has a head phone, so that we hear perfectly well. I wander, so hearing was perfect; I didn't miss a word while examining the Temple of Herakles' elaborate mosaic marble floors, Corinthian columns in the Triclinium of the Peristyle, and painted ceilings with animals, fruits, and instruments including timbrel.
Off tour, most fun for myself, sister and friend, was being able to decorate replica Greek urns, and play as a warrior and musician in the shadow puppet arena behind a screen in family art studio. Friend and I had studied ancient Greek vases at the NY Metropolitan Museum when we were ceramic undergrads and then me, a grad student. Sister and friend both worked at the Met. and it's always greatly enlightening going museuming with them. Friend studied glass making and sharing the Getty's stunning GLASS exhibit was exciting. It always amazes me to see two thousand year old gorgeous jewelry and arts.
Sitting outside at the Getty Cafe gazing at the ocean, and enjoying delicious Cafe vegetarian meals was perfect.
Leaving for the beach, playing in the sand, and riding the Carousel on the Santa Monica pier was a fun ending to the glorious Getty Villa visit.
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The ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
I loved visiting this new space in the former location of the Shubert Theatre. Pictures of THE YEAR International ends Oct. 10th
. "Very best documentary photography of 2009 from oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world." Don't wait to visit. Two hours alloted time was not long enough for my visit, but then I enjoyed playing on the new interactive table photo monitor. I wrote on the "kitchen wall" about what my "DEFINING MOMENT was in 2009". To put my words in a public space was emotional for me. To stop and think about what was defining was important.
I loved that the photographers themselves are on video sharing their stories about the artistry of their shots, subjects, and the meaning in their work with the "human experience through powerful imagery and stories." Comfortable modern seating in digital gallery. Reading rooms. Great bathroom with photo monitor and no touch soap and water faucets. Water served in kitchen. Cutting edge technology meets artistry. Digital Hi-def 7' x 14' and other screens project simultaneously and separately. Photos on circular gallery wall and corridors.
Validated self-parking in garage below only $1 on weekends (Constellation Ave.) Admission always free. Open Wed - Sun, 11 am -6 pm. Helpful staff. Can't wait to share this Space with my daughter the photographer.
213 403-3000. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City.
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BEYOND THE CAMERA
, exhibition of photographic work by Susan Berkowitz, Marcie Kaufman, Tamar Lando and Sammy Silberstein, American Jewish University’s Platt and Borstein Galleries. Make sure to view any art in the adjacent corridor leading to dining hall. Ends Nov. 21.Gallery Hours, Sunday - Thurs. 10am - 4pm and Fri. 10am to 2 pm. AJU, 15600 Mulholland, Bel Aire. Free parking. (310) 476-9777 ext. 201.
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, soloist for High Holidays at B'nai Horin shuls, sings in enchanting voice, including Ladino, at many venues around town. http://www.stefanivaladezmusic.com/
. One of my favorite drummers, Jamie Papish, joins her many times.
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Music Center is offering the best! KIDS free drum circles monthly on first SUNDAYS
, from 11 - 11:45 AM and other days. Check first before going. http://www.remo.com/
Adult drumming every week night. Check web for amazing activities. Truly one of the greatest gifts to receive in LA from REMO. Drums provided at every event and circle. Hundreds of drummers of all levels at REMO's drum circle and friends shlep from LA to the Valley. Other musicians invited. 818 982-0461, 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood. (hint: you want to de-stress: DRUM.)
REMO is one of LA's greatest gifts. Say hi to facilitators Mike & Jerry from Joy.
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SIMCHAT CHOCHMAH ~ Joy of Wisdom is the spiritual journey and ritual celebration on turning at least 60 years. Continue to consciously envision your dreams, transform age-ing beliefs into blesSings, and strive toward attaining greater spiritual heights. How do we face our 'next' era, and then mortality, and redefine values in our lives in desiring to meet our highest potential, and leave our legacy? Become a "wisdom keeper" in a Jewish Eldering Baby-Boomer rite of passage ceremony.
We would love to offer this workshop to your spiritual community. Call or write to me ( joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com ) or leave a COMMENT below to book a workshop, or if you have questions. http://www.simchatchochmah.blogspot.com/
Joy Krauthammer, MBA (UJ) Serving G*d With Joy, artist, poet, percussionist, sound healer, Joyous Chai Lights publisher, PR consultant, workshop leader, ritual guide, gardener. (I'm a Gemini.)
AriellaShira Lewis, MA, SLR, Speech Language Therapist. Facilitator, healing circles, angel on earth.
Both Joy and AriellaShira were students of Savina Teubal, z'l (# 1creator of the Simchat Chochmah - Joy of Wisdom ritual), and have studied with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's Spritual Eldering Project / Aleph Sage-ing Project, as well as with Marcia Cohn Spiegel, # 2 Simchat Chochmah. Many Wonderful Women With Wisdom joined us at Sarah's Tent, LimmudLA, Wagner Women Retreat, Jewish Federation, Aleph's KALLAH, Makom Ohr Shalom, and AJU workshops and are ready for part II. If you've had part I, let's prepare for part 2.
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RACHEL, was one of the Wise Women in my recent SIMCHAT CHOCHMAH workshop. I'm glad she sent me her ARTS JOURNAL blog filled with paintings, poetry, quotes, and links which I have had a fun time exploring. You might also. Take a look.
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SISTERS IN RHYTHM
All-Women’s Drum Circle, bi-monthly, 4-5:30
pm, FREE. REMO Recreational Music Center, 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, 91605, (818) 982-0461 - Call for date. http://www.remo.com/portal/events
Women of all ages and experience are invited. You don't have to be a drummer to participate. Everyone has something to offer the circle, and any woman or girl is welcome! Come get empowered!
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“Journey to the Land of My Soul
” is a new revised version of Ahuva's first book with the focus on her Torah observant life and living in Jerusalem. I met Ahuva in LA before her change of name, and later enjoyed reading her meaningful spiritual story. She returns to America for a lecture tour Oct. 12th through Nov, 18th
. B'nai Horin
is hosting an event. (See shuls and hAPPENINGS.) If you are interested in Ahuva's lecture for your community/shul, please contact
and visit www.ahuvahgray.com
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JOY SHAKERS (c) with Joy Krauthammer
JOY is available for all your spiritual percussion needs
Take a sound journey with Joy Shakers
.* Learn to creatively play EGGS and small, shaken percussion instruments from indigenous world cultures. Explore shaker rhythms, tempos, patterns. Shape sounds, and experiment with body and shaker movements and positions. Shake, swing, swirl and shuckle your shakers in the Kabbalistic Four Worlds--Spirit, Mind, Heart and Body. Booking for Joy Shakers workshop, please write to me either at my personal address, or joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com (use @ sign, not 'at') www.joyshakers.blogspot.com/
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Joy Krauthammer's SOUNDS OF JOY Healing sounds with
CRYSTAL & TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS. I play for UCLA's Arts and Healing dep't, and at their Healing Beat festival. See Happenings at top.
* * * * * * * OUTSIDE LA
Trips, retreats, camps, workshops
Going to Jerusalem
? The ultimate Jerusalem e-calendar
of events, "What's Up Doc" is published by Rabbi Yaacov Fogelman
. Subscribe at: email@example.com
Say, HI from Joy in LA.
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Read Hadassah Magazine, December 2009. A terrific article by Rahel Musleah on the arts, "Timeless and Fresh Rituals."
Article on the show "Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life", in SF at The Contemporary Jewish Museum ends Sept. 28, 2010.
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ELAT CHAYYIM at Isabella Freedman Center
. Experience weekly/Shabbat year-round Jewish Renewal retreats with wonderful teachers by a lovely lake in the Berkshires. I love this retreat center.
Meditation, and Women in Music
retreat this summer. http://www.isabellafreedman.org/elatchayyim
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* * * * * * * JOY's PERSONAL TORAH
Recommended Writings, Torahs, Rebbes, Teachers, Poets, Videos, Vegetarians, Links, etc.
(LA local teachers are listed mostly at beginning.)
Many of the teachers if you are learning from them, appreciate your DONATIONS to them.
“For the matter (of observing Torah and mitzvot) is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.” From Chabad teaching in Likutei Amarim, TANYA, chaper 35. (which you can have mailed to you.)
"This verse asserts that the Torah is easily fulfilled through all of man’s three forms of expression (also called the “garments of the soul”): thought (“in your heart”), speech (“in your mouth”) and action (“that you may do it”). In a deeper sense, the phrase “in your heart” refers also to the emotions of love and fear of G*d; they, too, are “very near to you,” i.e., easily attainable."
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With GILLA NISSAN, THE SECRET of the HEBREW LETTERS and NAMES, "Since I have known you by the name":
כי בשם ידעתיך
Each Hebrew letter is a wonder, a sign, a symbol;.energetic keys that open the door to new self discoveries and understanding. American Jewish University and Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda, LA. Also at Gilla's home in Sherman Oaks. RSVP Fee. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 818-990 7942.
Gilla Nissan, Jewish mysticism educator, published writer (Parablola magazine) and poet. Graduate of Tel Aviv U.,Yeshiva U. and AJU.
Learn HEBREW and B'nei Mitzvot studies with Israeli metaphysical teacher, privately in her Valley home or a shul. You may know Gilla from AJU/UJ or Metivta.
I love accompanying Gilla at special Metivta services, and love the Shabbat meditations that she leads.
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I love teaching "G*D's HOLIEST # 7" (with Joy Krauthammer) at AJU and I would love to teach the workshop for your organization.
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The Voice of the Chevra of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, has printed the 15th Yahrzeit Issue. Theme: Your stories, Your Torahs, Reb Shlomo Torahs, poetry, Reb Shlomo photos. 50-862-9040 email@example.com
Contact Kol Chevre to write for the upcoming edition.
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REB SHLOMO'S TORAHS and STORIES
The Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
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RUTH FOGELMAN's newest book of poetry and photographs is: "Cradled in God's Arms."
I have been reading Ruth's poetry for years, and have her photos of the Old City on my eastern wall serving as mizrachis.
Ruth Fogelman is the author of "Within the Walls of Jerusalem - A Personal Perspective."
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The family of REB DAVID ZELLER, z'l, have added an AFTERWARD (lots of chaplaincy wisdom) to the book which his family and friends wrote about him, published before Reb Zeller died, Sivan 5767.
Reb Zeller was my very first beloved Rebbe and it means so much to me to read the new words about my rebbe. Please open all the links on the website and listen to Reb Zeller speak and sing in angelic voice. It was the biggest blesSing to have Reb Zeller in our lives. Reb Zeller was my passport into Jewish Renewal. Photos in Oct. Joyous Chai Lights.
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Jewish VEGETARIANS of North America
(JVNA) produced an important one-hour DVD
documentary A SACRED DUTY
: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World," which argues that the application of Jewish values is essential to respond to global warming and other environmental threats and to help shift our imperiled planet to a sustainable path. In addition to being able to see the complete documentary, A Sacred Duty, people can also see blurbs, reviews and questions and answers about it at http://www.asacredduty.com/
Complimentary copies of DVDs. Many articles at www.JewishVeg.com/schwartz
. LA has local JVNA chapters and meetings.
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TORAH TEACHERS directory, Local & International mostly. We have so many DIVINE JEWISH TEACHERS who are accessible to us. Write them to receive their weekly mails, or tune in their live webcasts. Who are your favorites? Let me know.
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Read Sarah's Tent and Malibu's JC&S member GERRY OWENs' Torah parsha commentary. I love his psychological direction.
Contact LA's RACHEL ELANA t
o receive weekly deep Chassidic Torah Parsha teaching, email@example.com
on HAPPY MINYAN
MAZAL TOV on Rachel's recent CHUPPAH.
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Read and listen to DAVID SACKS on the Happy Minyan website and hear him live at Happy Minyan.
RONNIE SERR of Happy Minyan teaches privately, and at AJR--but is on sabbatical this semester.
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Contact all to receive their teachings.
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My orthodox chareidi rebbe, YOSEF Ben SHLOMO HAKOHEN
, sends out his Hazon - Our Universal Vision
Torah teachings. Ask me for his e-address or click the link. For years I study with this Jerusalem based teacher and continue to be blessed and deeply inspired and supported in my spiritual growth by chesed-filled Reb Yosef
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I love receiving the teachings from MIRIAM (AKA Mindy) RIBNER. Write to Miriam and ask for her deep holiday teachings. Mindy is a disciple of Reb Shlomo, z'l, and she has been journeying around the world sharing her Kabbalistic meditations and counsel.
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SPIRITTALK LIVE! Journeys into Mind, Heart, and Soul. Weekly Internet radio program, hosted by Rabbi Dr. WAYNE DOSICK (Renewal rabbi, Reb Shlomo disciple) on HealthyLife.net Radio every Wed. 11 am Pacific, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern. SPIRITTALK LIVE! is a worldwide conversation for exploring the great questions of existence, for joining in the quest to find meaning and worth in life, through intellectual inquiry and sacred spirit.
Listen: Go to HealthyLife.net on the Internet. PC users choose:
“Listen Live”, Mac users: Choose “For Mac Users” from the left column, and follow instructions. To call into the show and join in the conversation, 1-800 555-5453. Each show archived by Thursday evening for later listening. Go to HealthyLife.net, and choose “Archives.”
RAHMIEL HAYYIM DRIZZIN shares his English translations of Hebrew Kabbalistic texts. For mamash deep teachings and meditations write him to get on his list.
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RABBI YITZCHAK SCHWARTZ
, in Jerusalem, kindly sent me "Jewish Healing" information that I needed asap for my own work with another. It is always wonderful and appreciated when a stranger responds when you reach out looking for assistance.yitzchakSchwartz@msn.com
Brooklyn computer phone on Jerusalem, Israel time; 1 646 358-4434
Founder of Paradise Principle Institute ™, Sefirotic Alignment Therapy ™, and co-author of Gilgulei Yisrael,
R. Yitzchak's area of expertise is the study of Kabbalah. He has been immersed in learning for up to 20 hours a day learning for most of the last 20 years with Jerusalem's leading Kabbalists. For the last 10 years Rabbi Schwartz has been researching and developing new techniques to help many young people grow with his skills as a counselor.
Rabbi Schwartz' passion is being a "bridge person." Bridging Torah to the world. In US he also presents Kabbalistic-based techniques for self-actualization. He has taught at LA's Happy Minyan.
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, is a Spiritual Teacher who teaches YOU how to be your own Spiritual Guide. He authors a weekly Kabbalistic Parsha email. Telephone Conference Classes 3 times a week including direct readings from the Zohar, as well as other Spiritual Teachings. Contact:
I am excited reading Chanoch's deeper aspects of Torah. Take a look at Chanoch's interesting website and subscribe.
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Rabbi AVRAHAM GREENBAUM
teaches Torah spirituality, Chassidut and Kabbalah and mysticism when he comes to LA, and on his website: http://www.azamra.org/
. For 15 years the Happy Minyan, B'nai Horin, and now, JLE hosts Rabbi Greenbaum. I hope he returns again soon, as he just was here.
The rabbi has written and translated many books and is known for his work on Rebbe Nachman, and also healing. For a couple decades, I always enjoy learning with the former New Yorker now living in Israel, and also accompanying him on Tibetan singing bowls.
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Rabbi AVRAHAM GINSBURG
For two decades I love learning with this Rav. Many times the Chai Center hosts him. What does he say about 5771?
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Rabbi DAVID INGBER
, Romemu, NY. I have greatly enjoyed learning with R. Ingber at Elat Chayyim and LimmudLA and loved being at his NY Romemu Shabbat service with him. "Be your note
!", he said. Sounds a little like Reb Zuscha. http://www.romemu.org/
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Rabbi ARTHUR SEGAL
invites you to write to him at: RabbiASegal@aol.com
to subscribe at no fee to his on line Torah and Talmud teachings, filled with a compilation of clearly written material from many sources from basic to Zohar. He does mitzvot
taking Torah out to the people where he lives and world-wide. You can google Rabbi Arthur and find his Tanach teachings.
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Rabbi SHOLOM BRODT. I love the mamash gevaldt deep teachings from his Jerusalem's Reb Shlomo Carlebach Yeshivah. I am grateful that Reb Sholom accepted my invite to teach here locally. http://www.shlomoyeshiva.org/
Many great teachers and Shlomo disciples are heard/seen on this live and archive program Oneg TV including R. Shlomo Katz from the Happy Minyan, now in Jerusalem. I also loved learning with Morah Leah Golomb.
Write to Rabbi Sholom Brodt to receive his weekly teaching and see their video class schedules. Invite him to your community and hear about his yeshivah.
DONATIONS are requested to be sent to the Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo.
Rabbi YAAKOV FOGELMAN's amazing Torahs, A Jerusalem Jewish Voice, short or long versions filled with eclectic wisdom. Contact:
I have been blessed to meet Rabbi Fogelman and have Shabbat in his home in the Old City. Ruth Fogelman, wife, is a divine poet.
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, former Jerusalem and LA Kabbalah Teacher, author, humorist, and fine Judaic artist, now living in the desert, for years has written a weekly Torah commentary. Interesting Torah points and gematria
from a mystic and scribe's wisdom and point of view. Guess what country he is from. Author of "Ten and Twenty - Two, A Journey Through the Paths of Wisdom" filled with Tarot and Kaballah, and an Omer Counting guide. Michaelojacobs@roadrunner.com Michael may still be on sabbatical.
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Rabbi KALATSKY, Yad Avraham live on web and archives. Knowing Heart, Daat Tevunos by Ramchal. LIVE, Wednesday 10 am LA, 1 pm NY. Torah live, Tuesdays 9 am LA time. Rav translates all the Hebrew. I love learning on web with the Rav and he translates all Hebrew. He sends reminders. Watch more live video broadcasts online at:
. You too can subscribe to this daily teaching of the Rebbe, revised by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Receive reminders for magazine and live teachings. Videos, etc.
THE JEWISH WOMAN
edited by Sara Esther Crispe, on Chabad's web site. I"m grateful they include my writings. Many fine writers in weekly journal.
I've been a Chabadnic ever since I met The Rebbe, zt'l, in 1970, and he gave me a dollar. When needed, The Rebbe sent blesSings.
I was blessed to be able to davven at The Lubavitch Rebbe's kever in Queens, N.Y. I made prayers for all our chevra. This was a mamash, deeply moving experience for me. I gave tzadakah at the grave site and followed the instructions for honoring The Rebbe.
Yes, I am a feminist and Renewal activist, and my deep Torah learning comes from Chabad. I had a Chabad wedding and continue to spend some holidays at Chabad, especially where I say Yiskor for my husband, z'l. Three Lubavitch rabbis (including Reb Zalman and Reb Shlomo, z'l, and my chuppah Rabbi Hecht) gave me my Hebrew names.
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* * * * MORE PRESS
, Jewish Journal supplement.
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MISHPACHA JEWISH FAMILY WEEKLY
and MISPACHA FAMILY FIRST
, are two magazines I just discovered, thanks to Reb Yosef.
In Family First, I very much enjoyed reading, "In the Shadow of the Beis Hamikdash", a wonderful pictorial tour of Jerusalem's Old City, through the eyes of long-time resident, Bracha Slae, with text and location photos by Libi Astaire.
Included also are Health, Recipes, Advice, Short Stories and Parshah Perspectives.
Other contents include: religious and political news, as well as articles on our history, all filled with photographs of our Holy Land, and people in the news. Photos of ONLY men in the entire Family Magazine. (Where are the women?) Insiders view into Orthodoxy in these well-written informative stories.
MISHPACHA also publishes KOLMUS
, The Journal of Torah and Jewish Thought
. I enjoyed the artistic layout, and found fascinating all the articles including, "Fingers in the Wall", about placing notes in the Kotel stone crevices, and also the article, "What Brachah Do You Make on Moshiach?"
, is a colorful, attractive magazine for the younger set. The cartoons include both genders.
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Tablet Magazine http://www.tabletmag.com/
daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture, launched June. Tablet Magazine offers up-to-the-minute reactions to the day’s news, sophisticated cultural coverage, and in-depth investigations of broad trends in Jewish life. It combines a newspaper’s skepticism, a journal’s thoughtfulness, and a blog’s immediacy.
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Please direct your 20 and 30 year olds to this community e weekly and their activities.
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Published by my Brooklyn cousin, Binyamin Jolkovsky.
They publish a new journal. See TRIBE magazine.
OLAM magazine is reborn on internet, published by David Suissa, weekly writer in Jewish Journal.
I love reading Suissa's JJ stories, mostly about the 'Hood'. (OK, I'm a wanna be 'hood' resident.) I'm thrilled that he rebirthed OLAM, filled with spirituality.
Shalom and BlesSings to you for joy (gila, rena, ditza, simcha, chedva, sason, tzachala),
* * * INTRODUCTION for NEW READERS
"Chai Lights" was birthed in the "Jewish Calendar Magazine" in 1983 and my spiritual ARTS monthly column lived there in hard copy for about a dozen years. I then reclaimed Chai Lights, and continue to write the way I began my column and also my newsletter "Kid Kulture" (birthed in 1980, THREE DECADES AGO).
A benefit to JOYous-CHAI-LIGHTS-doublemonthyear.blogspot.com, joy-zine format vs. my e-mailing form for the past years, is that I can and do add to site during the month, so if YOU want something included, feel free to let me know. Send news in Press Release format (plain type, no flyers). In web-blog, joy-zine form, the benefit is that you can also access this updated info at any time.
You are welcome to "COMMENT" at end of this long POST or else write directly to me. You have my personal address and phone. I always love reading what YOU write. (My other BLOGS (PR memos mostly, and stories, poetry, not daily diaries) are visible by clicking above on VIEW MY PROFILE.)
Feel free to use any of the info in CHAI LIGHTS for your shul's website info. (Credit sources.) Let's JOYOUSLY bring "Community into Unity."
I am happy to share with you my JOYous CHAI LIGHTS of upcoming Shabbats, Chagim/holidays, mostly LA Jewish RENEWAL and post-denominational spiritual events, classes & the ARTS, plus... I only write about the events that I know and love. Not the shuls I used to go to, nor the ones I haven't yet gone to, nor the ones I intentionally don't go to. Thus mine is a partial listing and not 'impartial'. They are where I love to be, and invite you to join me there in joy along the Four Worlds path to The Tree of Life.
In the merit / zechus and light of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I love helping to make our universe a smaller world, one with more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed / lovingkindness. With spiritual Guidance, I make instinctual connections and serve as spiritual guide for others. I believe that music helps to cross boundaries and brings us closer to the Holy One. I emphasize here those events, as well as inspirational, uplifting, joyous learning and prayer opportunities.
Now only bi-monthly, I write this growing, very large mailing, my gift to Chevra, from my Porter Ranch kitchen table looking East to Jerusalem, and no one but I write and proof it. If you see an error, please let me kniow. I hand click each recipient-- no lists. I consciously think of each person,YOU, our connections, as I click YOUR name. UNSUBSCRIBE-- Let me know. Information is subject to change. Please call events to confirm specific locations, times, fees and accessibility.
PLEASE FORWARD monthly JOYous CHAI LIGHTS TO YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY so they, too, can enjoy with you, spiritual Renewal Judaism and learn about traditional Judaism. Most of what I include here is NOT included in other local media. This is the only Jewish spiritual Renewal oriented LA events and shuls list. Click on underlined LINKS for full updated stories of events & some photos. I love it when at an event I meet someone and they tell me they are present because a friend had forwarded JOYous CHAI LIGHTS to them. People stop and tell me they have joined shuls because of these invites. Amayn.
Having Publisher's privilege, I invite you to my many activities, and share them here. You can book me for Kabbalistic workshops, rituals, poetry readings, and for me to play passionate percussion and Miriyahm HaNeviah for Rosh Chodeshes, Women's Passover Seders,simchas, Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l memorial concerts or other spiritual events. I play for shuls, farbrengens and events mostly throughout greater LA.
If your community/shul desires a sound healer, I'm available-- SOUNDS OF JOY ~ SOUND SPA. http://www.healingsoundsofjoy.blogspot.com/
I travel with my crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, bells and gongs that I brought back from Tibet. I love playing them for meditation, vibrational massage, yoga, dance, and homeopathic healing.
. As percussionist for LA synagogues and events, I'm offering a little workshop on small percussion. See PR in link. Please contact me, Joy, for bookings. http://www.joyshakers.blogspot.com/
AriellaShira Lewis and I loved offering SIMCHAT CHOCHMAH ~ JOY OF WISDOM at ALEPH's last week-long KALLAH retreat in Ohio, and local shuls, AJU, and Jewish Federation. Call me to book a workshop.
In addition, I, Joy, continue to offer G*D's HOLIEST #7 and Kabbalistic Four World workshops on "Joy."
ABOUT ME: CLICK: VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE for all sites. 30+ blogs.
"Joy breaks through all barriers." The Lubavitch Rebbe.
When I am drumming, connecting to the Source of All BlesSings, I love seeing YOUR smiling hearts radiating from Hashem and illuminating and reflecting Divine light, and then mine drums in joy with your heart. I always love hearing from YOU and hearing about your spiritual path.
Please ask The Compassionate One for healing blessings / MiSheberach
for all those you love, for healing comfort in Four Worlds of spirit, mind, body and soul. Remember to try to use the Hebrew name both of the one in need, along with the mother's Hebrew name. Torah.org offers MiSheberach lists you can use and you can pray for those listed. http://torah.org/services/cholim
L'SHANA TOVA U'METUKAH
BlesSings for health and joy in the new year. See you in shul,
"Ivdu Et HaShem B'Simcha" Psalm 100:2
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Love and blesSings until next month.