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Music and Poems for All

 

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

Joint KHL/CHC Thanksgiving Service

Please come to our joint Thanksgiving Service with Holy Comforter, on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Our in-person, interfaith Thanksgiving service will be led by Cantor George and KHL/CHC Unplugged musicians as we share with prayer and song, in our gratitude for all that we have, for each other, and for our ability to now join together. The service will be held in the large sanctuary at CHC.  We will be honoring the CHC mask optional policy.

An Ageing Ritual 

Student Rabbi Emily has formed a small group focused on developing a Jewish lifecycle ritual related to stepping into our elder years. Being an "elder" is an important period of life, and yet, we do so little to celebrate or consciously mark it. Join us Tuesday mornings,  at 10:00 a.m.  Please contact Emily ASAP if you are interested in exploring the creation process of this new ritual. 

Tuesday Afternoon Torah

Join Rabbi Steven and Rabbi Jacke for our next afternoon Torah study, virtually Tuesday, November 22, 4:30 p.m. We started with Genesis (Bereisheet) 1:1. Our study will be guided by the Reconstructionist view of Torah seeking to understand how looking at a "diary of the Jewish people" can help us to "become more fully human." This class meets every other week. Click here for future dates and class recordings. Click here to join us virtually.

This Shabbat 

Friday Night Shabbat 
The women of Kol HaLev will lead this Friday night service, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. in honor of Rosh Chodesh (the new month of) Kislev! All genders encouraged to attend! Click on the blue title above to join.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us in person this Saturday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. in the chapel or virtually by clicking on the blue title above.
Torah: Toldot 1st Cycle, Genesis 25:19—26:22
We enter the story of Isaac and Rebecca.  They had twins (Esau and Jacob), who were not identical.  They travelled into Philistine territory and “became rich.”  They dug wells and didn’t seem to get along with the Philistines. How does their story advance the narrative of the redactor? What role do they play in Kaplan’s image of “diary?”  Are they simply a backdrop for a more “compelling” rivalry between twins?
 
Our Mi Shebeirach/healing prayer list can be viewed by clicking on the blue text. If you would like to add someone to the list, or if there’s a name on the list that we can remove, please let Joann or Cantor George know. Please help us keep it up to date!

Beginners Hebrew Class 

Hebrew class every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  Join Shira to learn how to read The Holy Language and to explore some of the mystical meanings of these ancient letters. (Free textbooks provided.) For more information contact Shira.  Click here to join Beginner Hebrew Class virtually.

Mordechai Kaplan Diaries

Did you know Mordechai Kaplan, founder of Reconstructionism, kept extensive diaries? Well, he did - 27 Volumes worth - spanning from 1913  to the 1970's. We will explore some of the major themes for which he is most famous. Topics include Judaism, The Divine, chosenness, and Israel. Join us for our next discussion on Monday, November 28, 7:30 p.m. as we begin this exploration which takes place every other week. Click here to join us virtually. 

Niggun Circle 

Please join us for our next opportunity, Sunday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m., (please note the change in start time) to sing and pray together using the wordless melody of NiggunWe will be holding these hour long sessions, rain or shine, twice a month at Judy's home. Everyone is asked to bring their own chair. For more details and location information, contact Judy Gerb. 

Hashpa'ah/Group Spiritual Exploration

Are you looking for more spirituality in your life? Student Rabbi Emily is training in the ALEPH: Jewish Renewal Spiritual Direction Certification program to be a Mashpia (Jewish Spiritual Director.)  She will be beginning to offer a Group Spiritual Exploration on Mondays at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. This group will be open to both Kol HaLev and the Church of the Holy Comforter Communities. We will be meeting in the CHC library every Monday. For more information and meeting dates click here.

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Ageing Ritual
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Friday Night

Shabbat Day

Upcoming Programs & Events

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Ageing Ritual
Tuesday, Nov 29 10:00am
Dec
1
Beginner Hebrew Class
Thursday, Dec 1 7:00pm
Dec
2
Friday Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, Dec 2 7:00pm
Dec
3
Shabbat Service/Torah Study
Shabbat, Dec 3 10:00am
Dec
4
Niggun Circle
Sunday, Dec 4 4:30pm

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Vayetzei

Shabbat, Dec 3
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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, November 29 2022 5 Kislev 5783