Dec
18
6:00am 6:00am

Chai Day

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Bob Marley
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Oct
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Humanistic Judaism Study Group - KS Community Room

We will watch a DVD ofRabbi Sherwin Wine giving a lecture on the Story of Humanistic Judaism.  Rabbi Wine is the founder of The Society for Humanistic Judaism.. You are welcome to bring your own dinner to eat while we watch the DVD. Discussion of the lecture will follow at 7:00pm. There is no fee and registration is not required. All are welcome!

 

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Sep
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

Yom Kippur - WHUUF

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The High Holidays are a time when we get together and celebrate our Jewish identity.  Please join us in our inspiring and enjoyable  Humanistic High Holiday Services.

We will have an open small group discussion opportunity prior to the service.  Please see Small Group Discussion: Yom Kippur  in front page event listing for more details.

See registration information here or register online.

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Sep
30
3:15pm 3:15pm

Small Group Discussion: Yom Kippur

High Holiday Pre-Service Discussions to Debut this Year:  

An Invitation from Kol Shalom President, Elly Adelman

Kol Shalom’s approach to the high holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, emphasizes the opportunity that these celebrations provide for reflection and refocus.  Rosh Hashanah, head of the year in Hebrew,  is a time for looking ahead to the new year.  Here in the northern hemisphere that coincides with autumn, which I experience as a more contemplative time than the headlong sunny rush of summer.  Ten days later is Yom Kippur which can be an opportunity for introspection, letting go, and seeking a new path for the new year.  However you approach the holidays, Kol Shalom will be here to welcome you.  

This year we are debuting informal Pre-Service Discussions which will take place at WHUUF 45 minutes prior to the start of the service.  As we talk and explore themes we are also getting to know one another; we can then walk upstairs in time for the services and have more friendly faces at the oneg or break-fast following the ceremony.  The Rosh Hashanah discussion, which starts at 6:15 pm on September 20, will include a brief exploration of Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, including festive foods, and rituals such as tashlikh.

The Yom Kippur pre-service discussion, which starts at 3:15 on September 30, will include reflections on change including forgiving (particularly ourselves) and moving forward.
How do you approach entering the new year?  Let’s talk and explore together.  The discussion will be co-faciliated by myself and Kim Gould.  Hope to see you there.  

                                                                                          Elly Adelman
                                                                                      
Information about Kol Shalom's Yom Kippur Service

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Sep
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPT. 20

Kol Shalom's Sunday School program gives our kids age appropriate Jewish experiences that feature immersion in Jewish culture, history and ethics, along with a great opportunity to be with other Jewish kids and families. 

Our aleph and bet classes are for ages 5-10.  Classes meet two Sundays per month at the Mittelman Jewish Community Center in Portland (near Hillsdale).

Our two year mitzvah preparation program includes classes that meet one Sunday per month at the Kol Shalom Center.

Classes are small and personal.  Aleph and bet classes  usually have fewer than ten students while mitzvah classes usually have about three students.

Our congregation is affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism.  Our program aligns with the philosophy and beliefs of the movement.  We emphasize the humanistic aspects of Judaism and omit supernatural practices and instruction.

You can find out more about our Sunday School program, including personnel, curriculum and  costs, here.

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Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah - WHUUF

  • West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The High Holidays are a time when we get together and celebrate our Jewish identity.  Please join us in our inspiring and enjoyable  Humanistic High Holiday Services.

We will have an open small group discussion opportunity prior to the service.  Please see Small Group Discussion  in front page event listing for more details.

See registration information here or register online

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Sep
20
6:15pm 6:15pm

Small Group Discussion: Rosh Hashanah

High Holiday Pre-Service Discussions to Debut this Year:  

An Invitation from Kol Shalom President, Elly Adelman

Kol Shalom’s approach to the high holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, emphasizes the opportunity that these celebrations provide for reflection and refocus.  Rosh Hashanah, head of the year in Hebrew,  is a time for looking ahead to the new year.  Here in the northern hemisphere that coincides with autumn, which I experience as a more contemplative time than the headlong sunny rush of summer.  Ten days later is Yom Kippur which can be an opportunity for introspection, letting go, and seeking a new path for the new year.  However you approach the holidays, Kol Shalom will be here to welcome you.  

This year we are debuting informal Pre-Service Discussions which will take place at WHUUF 45 minutes prior to the start of the service.  As we talk and explore themes we are also getting to know one another; we can then walk upstairs in time for the services and have more friendly faces at the oneg or break-fast following the ceremony.  The Rosh Hashanah discussion, which starts at 6:15 pm on September 20, will include a brief exploration of Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, including festive foods, and rituals such as tashlikh.

The Yom Kippur pre-service discussion, which starts at 3:15 on September 30, will include reflections on change including forgiving (particularly ourselves) and moving forward.
How do you approach entering the new year?  Let’s talk and explore together.  The discussion will be co-faciliated by myself and Kim Gould.  Hope to see you there.  

                                                                                          Elly Adelman
                                                                                      
Information about Kol Shalom's Rosh Hashanah Service

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