The Peninsula Jewish Community presents an Evening of Sacred Hebrew Chant
Sunday, November 8, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 pm • PJCC Boardroom

Join us for this uplifting, sacred musical call-and-response chant that brings clarity to the mind and expansiveness to the heart. Featuring the Beit Ayin Band. No Hebrew knowledge required.
Free, but please pre-register to reserve your space today.

Peninsula Jewish Community Center
800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 • 650.378.2703

Flyer for Sacred Hebrew Chanting


November 19, 2014

Check back for information on future retreats.

2014 retreat:
Deepen Your Spiritual Connection

at the 11th Annual Beit Ayin
Sonoma County Jewish Meditation Retreat

with Scholars-in-Residence Rabbi Lavey Derby
and Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks

December 19–21, 2014

at the Angela Center in Santa Rosa, CA

>> ONLINE REGISTRATION for 2014 Beit Ayin Winter Retreat, Sonoma CA – Deepen Your Spiritual Connection  (via Brown Paper Tickets).

Dancing in the River of Light

>> Download this flyer with retreat information, and mail-in registration.

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Two groups meet on the Peninsula,
FREE and Open to All:

7:00 pm Mondays at Or Halev in San Mateo.

1:30 pm Thursdays at the PJCC in Foster City.

Sept 13 & 14

Day of At-One-Ment, Yom Kippur retreat 5774

For full event details, click here


The footage above is from the 2009 retreat. See and hear the entire session.

Our slideshow features photos from the 2007 Annual December Jewish Meditation Retreat, Sonoma County, CA and Beit Ayin Philadelphia Retreat June 2009 with  Rabbi Ethan Franzel, with Rabbi Marcia Prager and Hazzan Jack Kessler.

More photos form the 2009 retreat are available at Alex Lowy’s website.

Into the Mystic

May 9, 2013

Join us as we begin a journey into Kedushat Levi, the great Torah commentary of 19th century scholar, kabbalist and Rebbe, Levi-Yitzchak of Berdichev. Drawing from written, oral and mystical traditions Kedushat Levi offers insights into our relationship with G-d, with each other, and with ourselves. Levi-Yitzchak of Berdichev is known and admired throughout the Jewish world for his great humility, the depth of his knowledge, and for the compassion contained in his teachings.

Our teacher and guide on this journey is the nationally renowned Rabbi Lavey Derby who, in addition to his own considerable accomplishments, is a direct descendant of Levi-Yitzchak of Berdichev.

Music and Meditation with David Rubinstein and Ashira Katz.

This class is appropriate for ALL levels and backgrounds.

NO knowledge of Hebrew or Judaism is needed.


Click here to download the mail-in flier

The Journey Center of Santa Rosa

1601 4th Street (west of Farmer’s Lane between Talbot and Alderbrook)

Sundays: April 21, May 12 and June 16

9:30-11:00 a.m.

Pre-Registration IS A MUST so save your seat now with the registration

Mail checks payable to:

Beit Ayin 1444 Nighthawk Drive Santa Rosa CA 95409

Attend each class can be attended separately ($18) or save with all three ($50)

Please bring or mail in a check with the total amount enclosed

December 14-16, 2012 
at The Angela Center
Santa Rosa
 Led by Rabbis Lavey Derby and Ethan Franzel, along with the Beit Ayin band, we will chant, sit, study and explore how to identify and embody our own personal prayers of the heart, mind, body and soul.



2012 Retreat with Rabbis Jeff Roth and Lavey Derby

Come and celebrate a contemplative Shabbat that will enhance your daily spiritual life using variety of mindfully meditative techniques. Open to individuals with no, some or extensive mediation experience. We will have special beginning meditation sessions with instruction and practice.

During our retreat together we will share:

  • Beginning Meditation Workshop
  • Jewish Mystical Teaching
  • Hasidic Storytelling
  • Hebrew Chanting with Live Band
  • Contemplative Communal Prayer
  • Jewish Yoga
  • Meditative Movement
  • Silent Sacred Space
  • Meditation and Healing Arts Workshop
  • Incredible Music with Dynamic Musicians
  • Delicious Kosher and Organic Meals
– and much more all within a peaceful natural setting!

Rabbis Ethan Franzel and Lavey Derby, along with the Beit Ayin Band, lead this annual December retreat filled with powerful sacred Hebrew chant, Chasidic storytelling, meditation, contemplation, and prayerful movement.  Set in the beautiful hills of the Northern CA town of Petaluma, just one hour north of San Francisco, we experience the transformative nature of the spiritual practices that elevate and deepen our lives, allowing us to find true Divine connection.

Don’t miss this annual event which sells out every year!!

To inspire you, take a look at footage from our previous retreat:

Click here to listen to the whole session.