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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

Adult Education at Sunday School

“Adult Ed at Sunday School”
(Open to all members of Kol HaLev)
Please join us SundayFebruary 23, at 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the chapel as Rich Polt discusses "Preserving Your Family Stories."  It’s been shown that sharing personal and family stories offers tangible benefits to our own wellbeing and that of our progeny. Yet often, and for a variety of reasons, we neglect to preserve our stories. It can feel overwhelming; we wonder if anyone will be interested; and it may challenge us to face difficult questions. However, when we push through the fear, we can experience clarity, catharsis, relief, and joy. During this session, Rich Polt will share a few stories about his work with families, and will offer tips for unpacking your own narrative, with techniques for capturing it as a legacy.  To view the entire schedule of Adult Ed classes click here. 

Rosh Chodesh Gathering

For the women of KHL and our friends, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, cousins and nieces--a chance to learn and celebrate. Join us on Sunday, February 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the KHL room as we learn about one person’s journey to making and wearing tallit. Beth will work with us as we enjoy music, storytelling, and an opportunity to wrap and tie tzitzit (fringes on a tallit).  It is not the garment itself, but the tzitzit that makes the Tallit special. There will be materials provided for hands-on knotting and wrapping practice with non Kosher strings. There will also be several DIY tallit for hands-on practice of wrapping and knotting with Kosher fringes. 

Shabbat Unplugged

Please join us Friday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel for “Shabbat Unplugged,” with our own KHL musicians leading us in candle light with joyful and heartfelt singing—featuring Chanukah songs.

Pie Palooza - It’s time for pie!

Pie Palooza is the KHL Sunday School's only fundraiser and we invite everyone in the community to join us. Over 90 pies and baked goods are donated for a silent and a live auction.  You have to be on your toes. Bidding can be tough for Grandma’s Jewish Apple Cake!  
Join us Sunday, March 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Havenwood Presbyterian Church at 100 E. Ridgely Road, Lutherville-Timonium, 21093. We will share a lunch of pizza and salads and then enjoy the live auction. To attend please RSVP here. All pie donations are welcome and truly appreciated. If you have a special pie or one you want to try please consider helping by donating it. Sign up to donate a pie here
Bring any pie donations to the Havenwood Presbyterian Church by 9:30 a.m. on March 1.
These children are an integral part of our community and the future of our synagogue. Let’s eat some pizza, buy some pie, and have a lot of fun supporting each other. 

Havdalah/Malave Malke/Open Mic 

Join us for our Second Annual Havdalah Malave Malke on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. 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.

Women's Seder

For the women of KHL and their family and friends, our annual Women's Seder, Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m. in the parish hall. RSVP required to Ricki

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.

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

Friday Night

Shabbat Day

Torah Study (Rabbi's Tisch)
: 8:45a

Upcoming Programs & Events

KHL Sunday School 2019-2020
Sunday, Feb 23 9:30a
Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Sunday, Feb 23 4:00p
Becoming Clear Adult Ed Course
Tuesday, Feb 25 7:00p
Shabbat Unplugged
Friday, Feb 28 7:00p

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Terumah

Shabbat, Feb 29
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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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