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A Kabbalist’s Feast: Tu B’Shevat Seder at Pico Shul

tubishvat 034.1Tu B’shvat is Coming! Celebrate Nature’s Holy Gifts and Wisdom at our Kabbalists’ Feast. Last year this event sold out!

Year’s ago in the ancient city of Tzfat a group of Kabbalists uncovered the mystical secret’s of Tu B’shvat. They revealed these mystical secrets in a ceremony patterned after the Passover Seder and made a festival meal on the night of Tu B’shvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat. There are four cups of wine, a recited text, and ritual foods eaten. However in place of the story of the Exodus from Egypt the Tu B’Shvat seder uncovers the inner dimensions of reality as revealed in nature. In place of Matzah and chicken soup with Matzah balls, there are a dozen kinds of fruit to enjoy and to fuel spirited conversation.

Join Rabbi Yonah for a memorable and delicious excursion into the mystical realm of Tu B’Shevat with this unique Seder he has written for the event based on the ancient Seder recited by the kabbalists in Tzfat centuries ago.

The Tu B’Shevat Seder will take place Tuesday, February 3rd, at 8pm at Pico Shul. Reservations are recommended as space is limit. RSVP for $15 before January 26th. Tickets go up to $20 on January 26th.

Tickets will be online soon!

FAQ:
There will wine served at event, have a designated driver, or us Uber

There is a lot of food being served.

This is a sit down event.

You may be able to pay at door if we still have space.

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Join me for a Shabbat Camping Spiritual Adventure

Shabbat Tent and Pico Shul are organizing the second annual Mountain High Shabbat Spiritual Adventure for young adults in their 20s and 30s, August 22-24, in the Angeles National Forest Jackson Flats Campground.

This awesome summer camping weekend will take place from August 22-24 at Jackson Flats Campground 7,500′ high in the Angeles National Forest. Grab your backpack and camping gear, and we’ll provide the food, l’chaims, and spirituality. Space is very limited, so we need everyone to apply. Fill out this application if you are interested in this adventurous spiritual retreat. We will do our best to include all who apply, but unfortunately we cannot promise a spot to everyone this time around.

I will be leading the teaching and Shabbat programs.

Upon acceptance to the program you will have 48 hours to submit your registration fee or potentially loose your spot. Registration prior to Aug. 11th costs $75, and afterwards cost $99. Price includes camping and kosher meals from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch.

Register at www.MountainHighShabbat.com

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Allen and Deanna Alevy and Family
Barak Raviv Foundation
French-Friedman Foundation

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Moshav feat. MATISYAHU to Headline Jewlicious X

The Moshav Band feat. MATISYAHU epic combination reunion will be this year’s headline act at our 10th Annual Jewlicious Festival! They rocked Jewlicious 6 and the 1st Annual Night of Unity. They are back together for our 10th. (Can you believe this – ten years???)

If you have never been to this totally Jewlicious weekend, its a combination of a conference, sleepover shabbaton, mini-music fest, and all around great winter weekender with hundreds of other Jewish young adults on a historic ship the RMS Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach harbor with ocean views and breezes.

Matisyahu will also be joining Jewlicious for the entire Shabbos.

Great other performers and speakers are booked and will be announced shortly.

Don’t miss this chance to buy your ticket packages before the prices go up on Feb. 1st! Prices from $121 for hotel, food, programming for 3 days and 2 nights. Really.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

A Secret Jewish Recipe for Long Life

elixer cupWhat would Dr. Oz and Oprah say about this?

For generations we have scoured the earth looking for the elixir of life. We want a secret potion that will guarantee us long and eternal life.

Our doctors have discovered that a good diet, exercise, and good genes, among other factors, all contribute to a long and healthy life.

Is there a Jewish elixir of life? YES!

Honey cake.

You see, our fate is as much a factor of good health as it is a good relationship with God. It has been scientifically proven that a healthy spiritual life is another good determining factor for the length and quality of life.

When we celebrate Rosh Hashanah, and connect on a spiritual level, we are helping to extend not only the duration, but the quality of our lives.

Come to shul, eat some honey cake, do some praying and introspection, and leave renewed and rejuvenated.

May you be written in the Book of Life for good health, happiness, success, and peace.

See you in shul,

Rabbi Yonah
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