Upcoming Worship Services
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We hold periodic Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services  at 6:45 p.m. Our next Friday evening services will be: April 26
We hold Shabbat morning services every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. We also welcome all to regular Torah Study sessions in the Religious School building before services at 9:00am. Our upcoming Shabbat morning services:
April 20, and 27, Led by Rabbi Paul and Cantorial Soloist Laura 
Upcoming Jewish Events

April 20, Saturday 5:00 – 8:00 pm Kol Shalom Community Seder
(deadline has passed to sign up, details and payment information can be found in our weekly newsletter or Click Here)

April 28, Sunday 2:00 pm Film showing of “SHOA: Four Sisters” at the Lynwood Theater on Bainbridge Island. Starting in 1999, Claude Lanzmann made several films that could be considered satellites of SHOAH, composed of interviews conducted in the 1970s that didn’t make it into his final, monumental work. In the last years of the late director’s life, he decided to devote a film to four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe. This film showing is sponsored by Congregation Kol Shalom and hosted by Tova Gannana. Please join us at the Earth & Vine Wine Bar across the street from the Lynwood Theatre for a conversation following the film.
May 1, Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm Yom HaShoah Remembrance in the synagogue sanctuary
May 5, Sunday 6:00 – 9:00 pm Annual Gala Dinner Fundraiser
(details can be found in our weekly newsletter or Click Here)
Upcoming Adult Education
Coming on April 24 and May 22 –
Classes on Islam and Rumi

On April 24, from 7:00-9:00pm, Rabbi Paul will host an evening of discussion to approach two texts “The Koran: A Very Short Introduction” and “Muhammed,” both by Michael Cook. We invite the broader community for this discussion on the “Heart of Islam.” Rabbi Paul will also host a second class on May 22 from 7:00-9:00pm to discuss Rumi, and he highly recommends the recently reissued “The Essential Rumi” translated by Coleman Barks.

I am a Jew. Do I have to believe in G-d?
May 23 and 30, 2019. Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.
It is more common than we want to admit. “I am a Jew but I am not sure I believe in G-d.” The problem is, what exactly is this “G-d” we are questioning? Is it a “he” with a long flowing beard reaching out to touch Adam on the Sistine Chapel or is it the empty space in between the wings of the Cherubim over the Ark of the Covenant? Is G-d a vengeful entity hiding in the clouds that checks to see if we are naughty or nice, or is G-d a universal scientific constant or the sum of all animate and inanimate relationships? And quite frankly, does and level of Judaism, traditional or otherwise, support any of these ideas? Exactly “who” is it we are blessing when we say “Baruch ata-Blessed are You?” If any of these questions resonate, this class on theology, Jewish-style, is for you.

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 24

    Rabbi Class on the Heart of Islam

    Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Fri 26

    Shvi HaPesach / Yizkor Service

    Apr 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Fri 26

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Apr 26 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  4. Sat 27
  5. Sat 27

    Shabbat Services w/Rabbi Paul and Laura

    Apr 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Sun 28

    Adult Ed – Schiach Tzibur

    Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  7. Sun 28

    Rosh Chodesh – Iyar

    Meeting on April 28 because of
    Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Tue 30

    Super Supper

    Wendy Jones, Lorna Jean Giger
    Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  9. Wed 01

    Religious Practices Committee Mtg

    May 01 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm