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Music and Poems for All

 

This is a collection of all Kol HaLev "Shabbat Unplugged" recordings.

This Shabbat 

Join Cantor George for Shabbat this Friday May 14, 7:00 p.m. Click on the blue title above to join in.  
 
This week’s Torah portion, B’Midbar (Numbers 1:1–4:20), recounts the taking of a census of the Israelite men of military age, specifies the arrangement of the tribes in their encampment and travels, emphasizes the special status of the Levites, and assigns them tasks in the service of the sanctuary.
The Haftarah portion (Hosea 2:1-22speaks of reconciliation between God and the children of Israel, beginning with a prediction that “[their] number will be like the sand of the sea” and ending with a striking image of betrothal. 
For our discussion, we may consider the central position of the portable sanctuary in the Israelite’s encampment, as protector and protected, and also as a source of danger; the consecration of the first-born to God; and the image of covenant as a marriage between the divine and the human. In particular, what might it mean for us today to consecrate the first fruits of our life’s work to God? All are welcome to join the service and Torah study by clicking on the blue title above.

Revisiting Global Shabbat

Watch KHL’s April 9 Global Shabbat service and enjoy the myriad voices of our Jewish world: Sephardic, Ugandan, and American. KHL welcomed in Shabbat with prayers sung by Jews from around the globe, while reflecting on and celebrating our own cultural backgrounds within the Kol HaLev community.

Counting the Omer

From the evening of the second Seder until Shavuot is 7 full weeks. The 7 weeks between freedom and revelation is the period of counting the omer (sfirat ha'omer). Even as this was an important period of preparation for the original receivers of revelation, so too is it an important period for us. This is a time of reflection, self-examination, improvement, and repair. These 7 full weeks can be really full of our effort to make this world a better place.
The technology of counting the omer is a significant tool in our effort at betterment/repair. Each day of the 7 weeks (49 days) represents a different attribute that we can enliven for ourselves and for the world.
Join Cantor George and Steven Silvern as we journey from enslavement to revelation. Each night at 8:00 p.m. from March 28 through May 16 we will virtually gather to count the omer. 
An omer counting page with a chart has been created for you to follow. For those of you wanting a text for the counting of the omer, you can download that by clicking here.

Calendar of Events

Today's Sefirah Count Is 49

היום תשעה וארבעים יום שהם שבעה שבועות לעמר

Today's Calendar

Erev Shavuot

Friday Night

Shabbat Day

Upcoming Programs & Events

May
16
May
16
KHL Board Meeting
Sunday, May 16 10:00am
May
16
Shavuot for Families
Sunday, May 16 2:00pm
May
16
Festival of Shavuot
Sunday, May 16 6:30pm
May
21
Virtual Candle Lighting
Friday, May 21 7:00pm

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Nasso

Shabbat, May 22
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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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to KHL. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Make sure you are logged in at AmazonSmile each time you shop.
Sun, May 16 2021 5 Sivan 5781