Holidays and Shabbats
Jewish Holidays: Connecting to Our Heritage, Creating Meaning for Today. Kol Shalom celebrates holiday and Jewish life cycle ceremonies as cultural expressions of the cycles of both nature and human life and of events in Jewish history. Using language that is true to our humanistic approach, we feel free to adopt traditional observances that we find meaningful, to adapt others, and to create new forms that meet the needs of present generations. At the same time, we strive to create a setting that is welcoming and appealing to our diverse Jewish and intercultural members. Our chorus, the Music Makers, enhances and enlivens many of our gatherings.
Each fall Kol Shalom welcomes the Jewish New Year with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur celebrations. We light up the dark winter days with a joyous Hanukkah celebration for the entire family. Read more about our High Holiday celebrations. In the spring we celebrate the Passover freedom story with a community Seder.
Shabbats and Havdalahs
Our Shabbat celebrations are held regularly throughout the year and foster community, reflection and joy. Each Shabbat service focuses on a particular theme followed by an oneg or sweet repast. We also hold Havdalah potluck dinners in members’ homes for an evening of good food, good talk and friendship.
Please check the online calendar for scheduled holiday and Shabbat celebrations or contact the Kol Shalom office for more information.
Kol Shalom welcomes the ideas and participation of all members in the creation and implementation of our holiday ceremonies.
Please contact the Kol Shalom office: 503-459-4210 or Email us for more information.