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Carlebachi Rabbi Shiur on the High Holy Days in Bezerkeley

Posted by Oyster on August 30, 2006

Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach

From our friend Alona:

Rabbi Shalom Brodt from Jerusalem is sharing teachings from Reb Shlomo Carlebach on the essence of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. He is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo in Jerusalem. It is in Berkeley at the Beit Midrash Ohr HaChaim, 1380 Hopkins corner of Acton (Close to N. Berkeley Bart) Thurs night 7:30. For questions call Alona at 510 706 2611.

A Mystical View of the Jewish New Year:
Teshuva, Prayer, and Tzedaka

Teachings from Reb Shlomo Carlebach on the essence of
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo website:

Dearest Beit Midrashites:

The Beit Midrash is pleased to announce a special visit from Rabbi Shalom Brodt, Founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo in Yerushalayim. He will be teaching at the Beit Midrash this Thursday evening, 7:30 pm.

The topic will be:

A Mystical View of the Jewish New Year: Teshuva, Prayer, and Tzedaka

Teachings from Reb Shlomo Carlebach on the essence of
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

Rabbi Shalom Brodt, a master Judaic studies teacher and storyteller, is the head of Yerushalayim’s popular ‘Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo,” a yeshiva infused with the spirit and teachings of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, (ztzl). As the founder and director of the Rural Community Beit Midrash Project, he also travels across North America teaching a unique mix of Jewish Meditation, Talmud, Kabbalah, and Chassidut.
Shalom Brodt

Date: Thursday evening, Aug. 31

Time: 7:30 pm

Beit Midrash
1380 Hopkins St. at the corner of Acton
Berkeley, CA 94702

Suggested donation:
no one turned away for lack of funds

Beit Midrash Ohr HaChaim
email: beitmidrashohrhachaim [at ]yahoo.com
phone: 510-558-0536


34 Responses to “Carlebachi Rabbi Shiur on the High Holy Days in Bezerkeley”

  1. Y-Funk said

    Sounds like a great program. To bad im stuck down in Santa (Simcha) Cruz. Can someone tape this? video or audio (video pref) Have a great Shabbos!

  2. Oyster said

    Alona might be able to help with this. Otherwise, you can join the yidden of the Mission Minyan this Friday for some young Jewish Carlebachi Kabbalat Shabbat action! 😀

  3. Oyster said

    Y-Funk: have you ever noticed how Chabad’s directories never spell out “San”, or “Santa”? It’s always “S.” . 🙂

  4. Shalom
    How great that Rabbi Brodt will be with you. He is woderful.
    Does anyine know if he will still be in California after Rosh Hashonnah?
    I will be near Laguna Woods-Orange County.

    Can anyone help me to find a Carlebach minyan somewhere close by for Yom Kippur and Sukkos?
    Please email me if you have any suggestions.
    Blessings and many thanks,
    Devorah Segall

  5. Oyster said

    Hey Devorah,

    I know SoCal like I know West African interpretive dance, but try this out:


    L’Shana tovah!

  6. talia said

    please ask Y. L. to leave the congragation and serve time in a mental hospital after violently attacking his Kallah and causing her great duress and a mis – carriage of their child. I am a third party who witnessed this vile act on the part of mr l. Please do not publish but deal with this in a confidential manner as to ensure her safety from him. I am a neighbor.

  7. yael said

    Y is a very sick, dangerous man at this point… he is experiencing a severe episode of violent mental illness, and desperately needs treatment….if you are able to communicate with him, please encourage him to seek treatment, before he hurts himself or anyone else……

  8. javorah said

    I, too agree with Yael and talia that Y. L. should be sent to a mental hospital for the violence he caused to his Kallah and unborn child. Please have him evaluated before he hurts another innocent woman.

  9. Oyster said

    Talia, Yael, & Javorah:

    Please help me out, because these are serious allegations that you’re leveling at Y. L., and I want to know why. I’ve tried to search online for the incidents that you’re referring to, but I’m coming up empty-handed. Could you provide for me & Oy Bay’s readers more information? Who is Y? What congregation does he belong to? Why are you commenting on the incident here?

    I have great concern for Pikuakh Nefesh, but also for Lashon HaRah. Please fill in the blanks.

  10. dovidana said

    I agree with all three posters about Y. L.‘s Mental condition in regards to his violence on his kallah and their unborn child – with talia and God as our witness we saw him throw his fists at her stomach in severe anger and violence. he needs to go back to the mental hospital he was in after his last divorce with Zahara – which had violence as well. God help him – he is a very Ill individual and women in the community need to be aware of this.

  11. Oyster said

    Please read my comment above. This is serious.

  12. javorah said

    he belongs to Beit Madrash on acton and hopkins in berkeley, CA
    he was violent on 12/14/06 with his Kallah by throwing his fists at her stomach and screaming “this baby should Die”! – over and over. Talia, a neighbor witnessed this as she lives nearby. He has had other incidences of violence with his past relationships and has been in Mental Insitutions many times throughout the past years. His ex – Kallah mis – carried his child after this violence. we want other women to be aware so they do not become involved with this dangerous person. Thank you for your concern.

  13. Oyster said


    Why have you all decided to comment on this incident here? I welcome the use of the site, but it just strikes me as a bit unexpected. Aside from posting about him here, what else have people done about this matter? Have any area rabbis been consulted? Has there been discussion about this in the community? Are the police aware of this domestic violence?

    It is critical that the discussion here be just the starting point for any appropriate action. Otherwise, it will be ineffectual. Please let all of us know.

  14. javorah said

    Rabbi Ferris has been e mailed with the info, a berkely police report has been filed on 12/14 immediatley after the incident, a restraining order against Y. L. has been filed and the Kallah he abused has been in close contact with the domestic violence dept of the berkeley police dept. thanks for your concern and questions.

  15. elisheva said

    thank you for the support to the people in the community who posted. I am ok and re – cuperating from the ordeal. Hopefully my ex – partner and whom I thought was my future husband, will find good health. In the meantime I remain on my own as the strong woman I am. Elisheva.

  16. talia said

    Y. L.‘s hospitalization of July ’06 was kept a complete secret from his kallah – if she had known she would have Not accepted a 2nd date from him.

  17. Y. said

    I came upon this thread after googling my name. These allegations are absolutely false, and I would request that they be removed from here. I believe that they are all from the same person, who was my Kallah, until she became abusive. After my getting a restraining order (her claims of one against me are completely false) she was forced to stop communicating with me directly, and so has begun these postings here, and in other places. I will gladly talk directly with anyone here regarding this as long as it is within the realms of halacha. In the meantime, this rishus should be removed.

  18. talia said

    The above listed allegations against Y. L. are certainly Not False, and a restraining order for his domestic violence against his ex Kallah has been filed with the alameda courts. The listed allegations have been posted from people in the community who are aware of his domestic violence, and throwing of his Fists toward his ex – kallah in a Borderline fit of rage. He has an extensive history of Mental Illness and hospitilizations. I am a neighbor who witnessed his violence on 12/14. Y. L. has a severe menta dis – order, and is delusional as to how he treated his ex – kallah. When she became pregant, he went into a Rage on the streets of Berkeley repeatedly stating “this baby must die”, with his fists thrown violently toward her stomach. I saw and heard it myself, as God is my witness.

  19. yael said

    i stand with Talia- no false accusations have been made, merely statements of fact posted solely in order to protect other women and encourage Y. to seek treatment for his illness.

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  21. elisheva said

    I invite interested parties to attend the Restraining Order Court hearing at the Alameda County court on Fallon St. on 2/23/07 at 9:00 a.m. where with God as my witness, I will be telling the Judge the factual information regarding the above true allegations against Y.L. Anyone having questions should contact the Alameda county courts regarding this domestic violence case – and should also ask the courts if it is indeed open to the public. Thank you for your questions and concerns. According to the Restraining orders, which have been served, no 3rd party in affiation with mr L. is leagally allowed to contact me, as this is also a potential Criminal case in the D.A.’s office. Contact them if you desire more information. I am re – cuperating and need to heal.

  22. elisheva said

    Why don’t you just delete the postings from people in the community who are concerned, and let the Judge deal with this in court? this is a private manner, and it seems there is a Sexist vibe. Thank you.

  23. elisheva said

    Another aspect of Borderline is promiscuity, casual sexual encounters, etc. this is a true fact and not libel.

  24. elisheva said

    Y. L.‘s promiscuity and casual sexual encounters have possibly left me with potential life threatening diseases which may include HIV and I want people in the community to know the truth so No other women get hurt!! It takes alot of hutzpah for me to put this out there but I am trying to save other women and I don’t believe it is fair to hold the truth from potential future victims of Y. L.. I am awaiting test results, and see that Y. L. was posting under casual encounters just this past sunday looking for NSA sex with unsuspecting women! someone needs to stop this demented person from future injury – causing a mis – carriage of a Jewish baby should be enough but he still carries on..

  25. lchaimlover said

    You’re right, it does take a lot of chutzpah for you to continue to put accusations out there in the public domain when you are unwilling to come forward and discuss the issues face to face with concerned individuals seeking the truth. If you are as concerned with the truth as you claim, you will discontinue this method of communication and allow direct contact with yourself.

  26. elisheva said

    Feel free to contact the berkeley police – case # RF07308313 and go ahead and call the domestic violence division & get the scoop from them directly because I am not allowed Legally to discuss this with any 3rd party individuals affiliated with Y. L.. Or, come to the court date on the 23rd if it is open to the public, which I am unsure of. You would think you would want women in the community to be warned = safe from someone who is a player – user of women sexually, who could ber carrying who knows what, and who created a violent scene when confronted with his ex – Kallah’s pregnancy, especially after he had promised to be there for her, stating over and over how badly he wanted a Jewish baby since his other two kids were not Jewish. But so it goes with backward thinking people – Women do not put up with domestic violence anymore, and even religious, Jewish women, have the Law step in for protection if they need it. The Berkeley police dept and the Superior courts of Alameda have all the records, including the 2/2/07 violation of the R.O. by Y. L.. The temp. restraining order says he must stay 100 yards away for 5 years, and the permanent one will most likely state the same terms. Farewell, and remember the person you are affiliated with is a danger – research what Borderline is and educate yourself.

  27. Oyster said


    If you slander anyone ever again on Oy Bay, I will ban you. I don’t
    say this lightly, but you are flagrantly violating what I wrote here.
    Oy Bay is our site and is not communal property. We are not harassing
    you; you are acting like a troll and
    harassing us.

    Also, we are not affiliated with Y. L. in any other way aside from the
    fact that he is a Jew. Stop with your accusations that we are somehow
    in league with him. We gave you a fair chance to discuss this issue in
    a civil and impartial manner. Yet you of all the “real” people
    involved in this affair refused to talk to us. I say “real”, since all
    of your so-called female supporters on this thread have bogus email
    addresses, and have refused to contact any of us (if they even exist).

    Aside from all this, I do agree with you that it might be worth all
    our while to research into ‘Borderline’. But the victim of your
    slander is not exactly the first person who comes to mind in terms of
    the applicability of such lines of investigation…

  28. elisheva said

    Feel Free to have the woman Sarah(?) you mentioned in your e mail call me so I can tell her and you the Factual truth ASAP. I prefer a woman to call due to the sensitivity of the issue(s) at hand. I am happy to co – operate and bring the truth to light. [Ed.: phone number scrubbed]

  29. Oyster said

    Hi Elisheva,

    We appreciate your openness. A female member of Oy Bay will be in
    touch with you. And I hope you don’t mind that I scrubbed your phone
    number from your comment, for privacy reasons. If you so desire, I can
    put it back.

  30. Elizabeth Starr Ceramics is NOT associated with the Porn actress of the same name. Y. has Libeled me on – line linking my website with hers – stating we are the same people. He must be stopped immediatly. The domestic violence unit and the D.A.’s office have been contacted. See for yourself how twisted Y. L. is – google my name and see what he has done to try to destroy my Business as a ceramic artist, not a porn star!

  31. elisheva said

    My cell has been turned off. you can reach me at [Number removed for privacy concerns, Ed.] – please scrub this after you write it down. I am going to tell you the truth about what happenned when you call – and I want to say here, even after all the Libel, etc I forgive Y.L. as I know this is part of what he suffers with his mental disability, and that it is easy to forget it has to do with a chemical imbalance in the brain. I forgive him for all the pain he has caused me, but I would still like to set the record straight with you. I have been diagnosed with an ovarian cancerous situation, or hopefully only a pre – cancerous situation called endometriosis, and I am in a weakened physical state, but I am still available to speak with you when you call. thank you and I do wish y.l. healing and help for this serious chemical imbalance he suffers with. I do care about him, i loved him with all my heart, and am truly sorry he suffers so badly. elisheva

  32. elisheva said

    please call soon as I will be going into the hospital for surgery on my ovary sometime later this week. thank you. elisheva

  33. Oyster said

    To E. and Y.,

    Please stop using Oy Bay to voice your opinions of one another. Both of you have let this lead to Lashon Hara, and that kind of behavior has no place on Oy Bay. Please take this off-line. This is no way for two adult Jews to act. If you can’t do so civily, then so be it. Oy Bay has already been contacted in regards to this by the Berkeley Police, and I don’t need to deal with your tzuris. Any further posts by either of you will be met with ridicule and rejection. Your personal fight isn’t welcome here anymore.

    With that said, I hope you both find peace of mind, body, and soul. But please, we don’t want to be involved in your fighting anymore. Shavuah tov.

  34. elisheva said

    I am not interested in discussing anything with you further, so don’t call me after all. My intent in posting here was to simply forewarn other Jewish women so no other unsuspecting woman gets hurt in the future, (i wish people had forewarned me!) but any new victims will have to deal with it themselves. you definitley will not be hearing from me again. I hope everyone finds peace of mind, body and soul and that no other women are violated – ever.

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