August 2012

August 1, 2012
Av 13, 5772
Friday Candlelighting: 7:50 PM
Parshat Vaetchanan
Shabbat Nachamu


SHIVTI B'VEYT ADONAY

Come share sacred space with us—in chant, meditation, prayer, and 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.


HIGH HOLIDAYS 2012

We have a vision: On our personal journey through the Days of Awe, the Yamim Noraim, we will each discover our innermost truth. This is the mysterious opportunity of the High Holy Days.

Every year we strive to bring new dimension and depth to our services. This year, we are happy to welcome Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi. He will be leading our Erev Rosh Hashanah Service. As always, all of our services will be an eclectic and rich mix of prayer, contemplation, chant, teaching, movement and silence. On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, we will hold our traditional Chant and Meditation Service.

Services will be held at the Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles. Register now by downloading and filling out the registration form; please email completed registration forms to caroleann@metivta.org (please include "2012 High Holidays Registration" in the subject line). This form includes sponsorship opportunities, as well as the Yizkor Book of Remembrance application.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation in addition to your ticket registration. Like every non-profit today, our costs are rising. Though the cost of holding these services has increased, no person is ever turned away from Metivta for lack of funds. We thank you in advance for your additional support.

Join us this year. Our journey together will be challenging, but filled with great joy and the opportunity for a profound and transformative spiritual experience.


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

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COMMUNITY NEWS

MEDITATION AND CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICES
Metivta teacher Perry Oretzky invites you to join him to sit in meditation on August 18, 2012 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.

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. For more information contact batyel2@gmail.com.