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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 on Friday April 16, 7:00 p.m.  Click on the blue title above to join in.  
 
This week’s portion speaks to us about cleanliness for women and men—after birth, after a discharge, and more. It talks about the purification through a mikvah, a ritual bath, and addresses spiritual needs--speaking of a ritually impure person, suffering tazria, an illness of the skin (brought on by behavior. speaking ill of another, gossip, loshan horah לָשׁוֹן הָרַע.) Through the lens of Mussar, a Spiritual path of living a meaningful ethical life, we see that tazria is equated with Rachamin (compassion). The compassion that we seek is also the way we should view our fellow humans.
Those suffering need our compassion. The Torah speaks of a separation from the community as a time for healing, though we know separation can also cause despair and depression. This Torah portion Tazria/Metzora, Lev. 12:1 - 15:33 gives a ritual for returning to the community—something to consider as we begin the journey back from COVID. Do you cringe or back away when we see someone coughing or blowing their nose? How can we be there for others and still protect ourselves? How do we come back to community?
This Shabbat Reb Tova and Helene Miller are sharing what they have learned studying this portion over the past two weeks and look forward to exploring this with all of you. 
Join us this Saturday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome 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.

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. VIRTUAL classes meet two Sundays 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 VIRTUALLY one Sunday per month. 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 Sefirah Count Is 16

היום ששה עשר יום שהם שני שבועות ושני ימים לעמר

Today's Calendar

Rosh Chodesh Iyyar
Counting the Omer
: 8:00p

Friday Night

Virtual Candle Lighting
: 7:00p
Counting the Omer
: 8:00p

Shabbat Day

Virtual Shabbat and Torah Study
: 10:00a
Counting the Omer
: 8:00p

Upcoming Programs & Events

Apr
15
Pirkei Avot Class
Thursday, Apr 15 7:00p
Apr
16
Virtual Candle Lighting
Friday, Apr 16 7:00p
Apr
17
Virtual Shabbat and Torah Study
Shabbat, Apr 17 10:00a
Apr
18
Apr
18
KHL Board Meeting
Sunday, Apr 18 10:00a

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Tazria-Metzora

Shabbat, Apr 17
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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.
Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyyar 5781