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Shema Echad:

Listening for the Oneness," a three-part class on meditation techniques based on sounds encoded in the prayer, begins at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 14, 23 and Jan. 4 at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.

Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members. For information, call (415) 751-2535.