July 2012

July 1, 2012
Tamuz 11, 5772
Friday Candlelighting: 7:50 PM
Parashat Balak


SHIVTI B'VEYT ADONAY

Come share sacred space with us—in chant, meditation, prayer & teaching. Metivta's Annual Elul Retreat with Rabbi-in-Residence Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, and fellow Metivta teachers Lyle Poncher and Evelyn Baran.

August 24th-26th, 2012 at Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino CA. $275 for a single room, $185 for a double room.

Registration Form available here. For more information contact lyle@metivta.org.


RABBI JONATHAN OMER-MAN BOOK PROJECT

Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, founder of Metivta, continues to publish his succinct and gently challenging teachings on his Perpetual Pilgrim blog. To be certain to receive notification of each new posting (about once every three weeks), you can subscribe on the top right of the home page of the website.

Contribute now to the Jonathan Omer-Man Book Project

To receive Reb Jonathan's latest teachings, visit Perpetual Pilgrim

Be sure to add jonathan@omer-man.com to your "no spam" list to receive updates to this blogsite from Rabbi Omer-Man.


COMMUNITY NEWS

MEDITATION AND CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICES
Metivta teacher Perry Oretzky invites you to join him to sit in meditation July 14 and August 18 at 9:00 AM, followed by the new Contemplative Shabbat service beginning at 9:30 AM at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.  You may attend the meditation by itself if you wish.

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is located at 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. Parking is available.

JEWISH MEDITATION SITS IN LOS ANGELES
Regular morning meditation with Rabbi Jill Zimmerman. For more info, please refer to the flyer.

YOGA THEN HAVDALA ON THE BEACH
Join Rabbi Tmimah and Ida Unger at Santa Monica Beach. For more info, please refer to the flyer or contact Ida at iunger@yogagardenstudios.com.

MAZAL TOV TO JOY KRAUTHAMMER ON THE BIRTH OF HER GRANDDAUGHTER
Mazal Tov to Aviva and Brett Freedman of Silver Spring, MD on the birth of their daughter on June 13, 23 Sivan. You can reach Joy at joy@ajula.edu.

MEDITATION CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE 
Rabbinic Intern Sara Abrams of Temple Emanuel is offering a series of Jewish meditation classes at the National Council for Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax Avenue.

"Jewish mysticism teaches that all of us can receive the light of the Infinite if we have the desire to be open to it."

For more information contact batyel2@gmail.com.