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Adult Education at Beit Lev

“Adult Ed at Beit Lev”
(Open to all members of Kol HaLev and Beit Lev)
Please join us Sunday, April 28 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the chapel as Rabbi Geoff discusses "spiritual but not religious." To register for this class please click here. For more information, contact Carin Galupo To view the entire schedule of Adult Ed classes click here

Women's Seder

Our annual Women's Seder this past Sunday was a huge success. Thank you Ricki for organizing this important communal seder again this year!!!  The Haggadah, metaphors and the Serach supplement used can be viewed by clicking on each title. 

April Adult Ed Class - "Practical Theology Part IV - Counting the Omer" 

There are many ways to get from Passover to Shavu'ot, from Liberation to Revelation. Rabbi Steven Silvern is ready, willing and able to share a particular approach, described thus:
A course for those who want to connect with the divine (whatever that might mean for us). Kabbalists, in order to refine their connection with the divine, developed meditative practices around the “counting of the omer” that involved transcending what they determined were our 7 human attributes. An ancient unit of dry measure, the omer was the amount of barley offered on each of the 49 days from the second day of Passover through Shavuot (the 50th day). After the destruction of the Temple, the Omer offering was memorialized by a form of ritual counting. The Kabbalists transformed this counting into an actually-quite-effective meditative practice. Come join us as as we spend Wednesday evening class (April 24) reflecting on the various human attributes, as defined by the Kabbalists in connection with the Omer counting, while seeking ways to “offer them up” toward more divine connection. You are invited to join the learning and discussion on Wednesday evening (April 24) at 7:30 p.m. in the KHL room.  

Hike Big Gunpowder Trail with KHL

All are welcome. Sunday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. Hike begins from the parking lot for Big Gunpowder Trail. (Opposite side of the highway from the Gunpowder Lodge Restaurant) From I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) take exit 32N Belair Road North for 5.5 miles. Parking lot for trail will be on the right. Join us for this pleasant hike with views of the river. If we are lucky and nature cooperates, there should be lots of wild flowers along the trail. Mostly flat hike with one big hill. Trail is rocky underfoot so boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Hiking poles optional. Bring water and snacks. Length of hike will depend on ability and interest of group but we will plan to hike 4-5 miles. Leaders: Wendy Matt and Reuben Dagold.

Rosh Chodesh Gathering

For the women of KHL and our friends, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, cousins and nieces--a chance to learn and celebrate. The Rosh Chodesh Iyyar gathering on Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. will be lead by Linda Silvern. We will be making something for the synagogue. Gathering to learn from each other, to learn more about each other, and to better understand the women within our tradition.  

Literature at Lunch 

Join Gail Lipsitz on Saturday, May 18 at noon for our last Literature and Lunch for this year. Our discussion will be of Ilana Kurshan's memoir, "If All the Seas Were Ink" (St. Martin's Press, 2017). Alone in Jerusalem after a painful divorce, 27-year-old Ilana discovers "the world's largest book club," daf yomi (Hebrew for "daily page"), through which people around the world are all learning the same page of Talmud each day. The practice was inaugurated in 1923 by Rabbi Yehuda Mayer Shapiro of Poland and created an international community. The Talmud contains rabbinic teachings spanning about 500 years and is the basis for Jewish law (halacha). Ilana is drawn in by the wisdom, arguments, stories, and very human characters in the Talmud. Her studies give structure and meaning to her days, and she feels rescued by what she calls her "life raft."
In her memoir, she shares selected passages from the Talmud that offer insights into what is happening in her life at particular times. During the seven and a half years that it takes to read the entire Talmud through daf yomi, Ilana falls in love again, marries, and gives birth to children.
An engaging writer, Ilana Kurshan "takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tour of the Talmud" that will delight those who have little or no knowledge of Talmud as well as those who have studied it. Try reading a chapter a day, and you will finish the book with time to spare before May 18. Copies are available in the Baltimore County Public Library system. There are so many gems here that you may even want to buy the book.

Calendar of Events

Today's Calendar

Erev Pesach
Taanit Bechorot

Friday Night

Shabbat Day

Torah Study (Rabbi's Tisch)
: 8:45a
Mindful Minyan
: 10:00a
In Home Communal Seders
: 7:00p

Upcoming Programs & Events

In Home Communal Seders
Friday, Apr 19 7:00p
In Home Communal Seders
Shabbat, Apr 20 7:00p
Adult Education at Beit Lev
Sunday, Apr 28 9:45a
Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Sunday, May 5 4:00p

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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.
Fri, April 19 2019 14 Nisan 5779