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POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER:Havdalah/Malave Malke/Open Mic

Our Second Annual Havdalah Malave Malke will be rescheduled. Stay tune for the new date and plan on joining us as we escort the Queen at the conclusion of Shabbat.  Following the short service, folks share our own talents with each other, so come with a song, a poem, a story that is meaningful to you, and share your gift with the community. Our Shabbat Unplugged ensemble will also perform.  No need to sign up ahead of time; we provide the mic - you provide the content. We look forward to seeing you there and feel free to invite a friend!!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Adult Ed Class - "Becoming Clear."

“Becoming Clear”, an exploration led by R’ Steven Silvern and Geoff Basik . Join us on 
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. starting January 21 through March 31 (skipping Purim on March 10). 
We have a text that speaks to the intersection of soul and character, spirit and psychology.  A Kabbalistic text and a "modern" overlay.  The Way (Path) of the Upright (or Just, or Righteous)—Mesillat Yesharim by R’ Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto (Ramchal) was published in 1746, originally as a treatise against the legalistic methods of Asheknazi Rabbis.  About 100 years later it was adopted by R’ Israel Salanter (he was from Salant, his name is Lipkin) as the anchor text for the Mussar movement.  Another 100 years later R’ Mordechai Kaplan translated it into English from the perspective of personal ethics.
The basic premise of the text is that there are 9 attributes that develop spirituality—closeness with God.  We will be examining and discussing these 9 attributes as a technology for developing spirit/psyche.  The text has from 1 to 4 chapters devoted to each attribute—this will form the basis for our discussions.
We are not recommending one text because the various translations, themselves, lead to a deeper exploration of the attributes. A list of some possible texts may be found here.

Adult Education at Sunday School

“Adult Ed at Sunday School”
(Open to all members of Kol HaLev)
Please join us Sunday, January 26, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel as Rabbi Geoff discusses "Adult vs. Pediatric Judaism."  Studying Judaism isn't just for children; in fact, the children can't know the half of it! In this session, Rabbi Geoff will lead us through a discussion of a short article on embracing moral complexity as part of engaging with Judaism in adulthood.  To view the entire schedule of Adult Ed classes click here

"The Stories We Belong To"

Some stories are not "ours" as much as we are "theirs." They have a powerful claim on us. Perhaps because deep truths may only be conveyed through story, the parables and tales, vignettes and dramas and lore are at the heart of our faiths and identities. While they certainly contain philosophical and theological depths, they are accessible to, and speak to, all of us. They are as formative, if not more so, than liturgy or scholarship. (They rank up there with songs!)
Pastor Chris and Rabbi Geoff will conduct another short-term, mini-series of joint CHC and KHL learning -- four weeks of reading together and unpacking a few of our foundational stories; parables from Christian Scripture, tales from the Talmud. We believe this will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about each other's religious identities and imaginations. Or simply to get to know each other better! Easy. Social. Yet content rich. (Maybe even some refreshments.)
All are welcome to join us on four successive Wednesday evenings: January 29, February 5, 12 and 19 at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

Literature at Lunch 

Plan on joining Gail Lipsitz Saturday, February 22, 2020 at noon for a discussion of "Three Floors Up" an intriguing story by Israeli author Eshkol Nevo.  "Three Floors Up" (2015), is set in a suburban Tel Aviv neighborhood, this novel is divided into three sections, one for each floor of the apartment building. We get to know the residents of the separate apartments "up close and personal," as they reveal their dreams, fears, successes, failures, and (mostly) troubled relationships. Several of the main characters are facing a crisis or moral dilemma, and the reader is invited to judge the actors' decisions, actions, and justifications. Nevo artfully makes the lives of his characters intersect with each other, bringing different perspectives to the concepts of "neighbor" and "community." Some have seen the novel as a microcosm of Israeli society, but it also has wider relevance. Eshkol Nevo, is a contemporary Israeli author of five best-selling novels, as well as short stories and children's books, that have also been popular with audiences abroad. For a biography of Eshkol Nevo click on his name and for a handy list of the many characters in this book, click here

Women's Seder

SAVE THE DATE: March 22, 2020 for our annual Women's Seder.

KHL Educational Programs

KHL Sunday School - ENROLL NOW!
Kol HaLev's Sunday School is an educational program serving children entering pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Classes begin Sunday, September 8 at our new time, 9:30 a.m. and meet two days a month. For more information about the KHL Sunday School program, click HERE. To enroll now, click HERE.

B'nai Mitzvah Program - 7th graders - Enroll Now!
This is the year!  Your child is coming of age, and we have a way to do that Jewish-ly, to help shape and inform that emerging adult. If your twelve-year-old is going to become a bar or bat mitzvah, you need to enroll them in this program. Our 7th grade class will meet one Sunday evening per month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. starting September 15. For more information on the program click HERE. You must be a KHL member to enroll your child in the B'nai Mitzvah program.

Calendar of Events

Today's Calendar

Kabbalat Shabbat
: 7:00p

Friday Night

Kabbalat Shabbat
: 7:00p

Shabbat Day

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER:Torah Study (Rabbi's Tisch)
: 8:45a
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER:Shabbat Morning Service
: 10:00a
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER:Havdalah/Malave Malke/Open Mic
: 7:00p

Upcoming Programs & Events

Becoming Clear Adult Ed Course
Tuesday, Jan 21 7:00p
KHL Sunday School 2019-2020
Sunday, Jan 26 9:30a
Becoming Clear Adult Ed Course
Tuesday, Jan 28 7:00p

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Shemot

Shabbat, Jan 18
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Designate KHL At AmazonSmile

Kol HaLev now has an account with AmazonSmile - basically anyone in the congregation, or elsewhere, can elect to have Amazon donate 0.5% of the purchase price of anything they buy on AmazonSmile credited to Kol HaLev. 
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Kol HaLev every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to KHL. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Make sure you are logged in at AmazonSmile each time you shop.
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