East Bay Shorts Yiddish-language actors needed for BRJCC tryouts

For information, call Buni Cooper at (510) 893-3573.

Chocmat HaLev to hold six-day Jewish meditation

Chochmat HaLev will hold a summer session in Jewish meditation Sunday to Friday at its Berkeley site, 2525 Eighth St., No. 13. Beginners and seasoned meditators are welcome. The six-day program will explore the basics of the tradition, found in kabbalistic, Mussar and Chassidic mystical sources.

Students will develop their own meditative practice, learning from traditional and contemporary sources. Teachers will be available for private consultations.

Faculty includes Chochmat HaLev founder and co-director Avram Davis, co-director Nan Fink and Rabbi Alan Lew of the Conservative Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco. The program is $225. Scholarships are available. For registration information, call (510) 704-9687.

Also sponsored by Chochmat HaLev, singer-songwriter Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield will hold a workshop on integrating traditional Jewish prayer with prayers of the heart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 861 Arlington Ave., Berkeley. Reservations are necessary.

Hirschfield also will lead a havdallah and musical celebration at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Chochmat HaLev. Tickets are $30 to $50 for the concert and workshop, $25 to $40 for the workshop only, and $15 for the concert and havdallah only. For information or reservations, call (510) 528-7016.

Call for vendors at CCJCC flea market

Vendors of all types are needed for the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center's annual flea market Sept. 27. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Proceeds benefit CCJCC senior programs.

The JCC is at 2071 Tice Valley Blvd. in Walnut Creek. For information, call (925) 938-7800.