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Passover & Personal Transformation: Insights from Kabbalah and Mussar to Enliven Your Passover Seder

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2019.

sederplateAs we relive the ancient ancestral journey from slavery to freedom on Passover night, we express gratitude for our own freedom and commit ourselves to the liberation of others. We also seek inner freedom--the ability to live in the present moment, free of the baggage of the past. The ritual foods on the seder plate teach us powerful lessons about inner freedom. Each one symbolizes an essential middah, or soul trait we need for the journey. Using insights and spiritual practices from kabbalah and mussar, we will explore how humility (matzah), courage (zeroah), curiosity (mah nishtana), lovingkindness (charoset), patience (bitter herbs) and beginner’s mind (parsley) free us to live joyful lives, in harmony with our highest aspirations.


# Sessions
Date & time

Tuesdays, April 9, 16
7:15 - 8:45 pm

$50 (100%)
$40 (80%)
$30 (60%)

As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please email us at info@lehrhaus.org.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Apr 09 7:15 PM–8:45 PM Tue Chochmat HaLev Estelle Frankel
Apr 16 7:15 PM–8:45 PM Tue Chochmat HaLev Estelle Frankel


Chochmat HaLev

2215 Prince Street

Berkeley, CA 94705



Estelle Frankel

Estelle FrankelEstelle Frankel, MFT is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor, and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who blends depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of Kabbalah. She has taught Jewish studies in Israel and throughout the U.S. for over 40 years and is the author of: Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing. Learn more at www.estellefrankel.com.