Holidays & Programs
Volunteers design and lead holiday observances as well as programs like Kohelet Talks and Havdalah Fun Nights.
We have beautiful High Holidays services, Simchat Torah, Passover, Purim, Tisha B’Av, Hanukkah, and Sukkot. Some years we also gather for Tu B’Shevat, Lag B’Omer and Shavuot. We have Yizkor services on Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot.
Jewish holidays are sometimes bittersweet, with a full spectrum of emotions and meaning. Koheletans get this, and it’s beautiful.
(Paintings (c) by Deanne Kapnik)
(Paintings by Nancy Flanders Lockspeiser)
(Multimedia by Susan Cooper)
Each KOHELET TALK has a different topic and format of presentation followed by discussion. Thank you to Io Loechell for organizing these wonderful evenings. The presenters deftly meld Judaic concepts with modern concerns, resulting in thoughtful and vigorous conversations.
THE NEXT KOHELET TALK IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16.
Please save the date for a harp concert–the next Kohelet talk– Sunday, October 16th, at 4 pm. We will have the pleasure of listening to Star Edwards, a professional Celtic harpist, play a variety of Jewish songs, pop, movie, and Celtic music plus her own original compositions. Please come in person, if possible, as the acoustics will sound so much better live in the sanctuary than on Zoom. Hope to see you there!
Details are in the Kohelet newsletter.
THE TALKS FOR 2022 SO FAR:
STARTUP EXPERIENCE IN ISRAEL – August 13 with Jesse Hettleman
JEWISH POETS – Wednesday June 29 with Aviva Siegel, renowned Koheletan and Poet
STORY LINE – A FAMILY HISTORY FROM POLAND TO THE USA – Sunday April 3 with Artist Susan Cooper giving a tour and speaking about her current exhibit