April 2013

April 1, 2013
Nisan 21, 5773
Friday Candlelighting: 6:54 PM
Pesach I
Erev Pesach occurs on Monday evening, March 25 with Candlelighting at 6:51 PM


CHAG SAMEACH

We wish you a very happy Pesach!


JONATHAN OMER-MAN TO BE HONORED AS ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL RABBIS!

We recently encouraged our members to nominate Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, founder of Metivta, for The Jewish Daily Forward list of America's Most Influential Rabbis. We are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Omer-Man has been selected for a feature in an upcoming issue! We cannot thank our members enough for helping to bestow Rabbi Omer-Man with this honor, and for allowing Forward readers across the country to glimpse into what makes Rabbi Omer-Man such an incredible teacher.

Click here to read one of the testimonials to be published with the feature, written by Joel Stern, our Chazzan for High Holidays. And stay tuned for more info on when Rabbi Omer-Man's feature will hit newsstands nationwide.


NEW FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES

There are now two more ways to stay involved with Metivta! Our brand new Facebook and Twitter pages are a great resource for info on classes, events, meditation opportunities, and much more. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter today!


COMMUNITY NEWS

JEWISH WEEK OF WISDOM AND WELLNESS
Metivta has teamed up with Jewish Wisdom and Wellness for a week of inspiring events throughout Southern California! Please join Metivta teachers Rabbi Andrew Hahn, Ida Unger, Rabbi T'mimah Ickovits, and more on April 21-27. Please visit the website for more information and to register.

BODYFULNESS MEDITATION WITH THE KIRTAN RABBI
Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, will lead a class in easy, Tai Chi-inspired movements through a Jewish Concept. Tuesday, April 23, 7:30-8:30 PM, at Silverlake JCC, 1110 Bates Ave., Los Angeles CA 90029. Click here to register or contact Joanne Tolkoff at joanne@justtolkoff.com or (785) 766-7679 for more information.

TORAH TREK 2013
Join Rabbis Mike Comins and Shefa Gold in sacred chant and Jewish Spirituality activities in the redwood forest of Hendy Woods State Park. April 25-May 1, 2013. Visit torahtrek.org for more info.

EARTH WIND FIRE & AIR CANOE TRIP
Rabbi Shefa Gold invites you to a five-day canoe trip and spiritual retreat in Maine! July 9-14 on Moose Bow River in Jackman, Maine. For more info, click here for the flyer or contact Howard at (413) 652-7086 or burningbushadventures@gmail.com.