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Melaveh Malkah - Havdalah Under the Stars

  • Congregation B'nai B'rith 1000 San Antonio Creek Road Santa Barbara, CA, 93111 United States (map)

Bring the holiness of Shabbat into the week to come.

Join us outside on the B’nai B’rith patio (or inside if chilly/rainy) to escort the Sabbath Queen out of Shabbat and into the week. Enjoy Havdalah through song, story and supper (veggie potluck).

Price: Free

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Special guests: musician and prayer artist, Aviva Chernick, healing artist Ninaya Strandberg and CBB’s friend Rabbi Alyson Solomon.

Ninaya Strandberg
Ninaya Strandberg is a holistic health coach and yoga instructor, specializing in healing with warm water, mainly watsu (warm-water massage) and colon hydrotherapy (internal cleansing). She’s born and raised in Sweden, a world traveling health ambassador, who’s has worked closely with leading health icons such as Anthony Robbins, Ana Forest, Connie Allred and Harold Dull. She is a mother, a doula, a dancer, a world-cuisine chef, a nutritional consultant and long-time producer of international family wellness retreats, seasonal cleanse programs and water therapy classes.
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Aviva Chernick
Aviva is a Ba’alat Neginah (prayer leader), award-winning musician, and mindfulness educator based in Toronto. For the past twelve years, alongside an active performing and touring career, she has served in and around Toronto and as a guest in communities across North America leading and teaching about the voice in prayer. Aviva has completed her training as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and is the founder of the sitting and singing community called neySHEV. Her newest album La Serena will be released May 2019.
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Rabbi Alyson Solomon
Ordained by Hebrew College in Boston, rabbi is one of my giant tools. I bring skills in action based coaching, certification as a yoga instructor and work as a change-management consultant. I draw on work in shamanic initiation, integral life psychotherapy, meditation training with Rabbi Alan Lew, z”l, Buddhist study with Pema Chödrön and years of spiritual direction and body work. Rabbi in San Diego.
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