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Upcoming Worship Services
 
We hold periodic Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services  at 6:45 p.m. Our next Friday evening services will be:
 
December 7, led by Rabbi Paul
 
December 14, led by Rabbi Paul
 
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:
 
December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, led by Rabbi Paul and Cantorial Soloist Laura
 
 
 

December Community Hanukkah Lighting and Hanukkah Party

On December 2, Sunday at 5:00pm, Congregation Kol Shalom will host a community Hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah) lighting on the first night of Hanukkah, using our beautiful hanukkiah at the entrance to our building. We invite the community to celebrate lighting the first night candle.
 
On December 9, Sunday at 5:00pm, we will also be celebrating the last night of Hanukkah with our annual congregational Hanukkah Party, complete with traditional food, games, and fun. Bring your hanukkiah and candles and watch our sanctuary fill with holiday lights and joy.
 
Please join us for one or both of these upcoming Hanukkah events.
 
 

Upcoming Adult Education

 
Adult Education Year-Long Class on how to be a Shliach Tzibur – one who leads services)
(Two Sundays a month, Nov-May, 1-3 p.m.)
 
Back by Popular Demand: Jewish Meditation – All Kabbalah Edition
Nov 13, 20 and 27. Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.
 
What exactly is Kabbalistic meditation? Most people that “don’t like meditation” have been introduced to meditation via its most complex route, that of clearing one’s mind. The only problem is, that is one tiny facet of meditation. At its core, meditation is intentionality, and kabbalistic meditation uses sacred Jewish symbols as a gateway into a space of relaxation and self-discovery. Each class will contain theory and discussion, ending with a practical meditation based on the discussion of the day.
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 18

    What does the Koran really say about Jews?

    In the current climate of mistrust
    Dec 18 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  2. Tue 18
  3. Wed 19

    Island Center Planning Mtg

    Dec 19 @ 6:30pm - 8:30am
  4. Fri 21

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Dec 21 @ 6:45pm - 7:45pm
  5. Sat 22

    Shabbat Services w/Rabbi Paul and Laura

    Dec 22 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
  6. Mon 24

    Klezmer and Chinese Night

    Dec 24 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  7. Tue 25

    Super Supper

    Wendy Jones, Lorna Jean Giger
    Dec 25 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  8. Sat 29

    Bat Mitzvah Shabbat Service

    Dec 29 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  9. Sat 29

    Shabbat Services w/Rabbi Paul and Laura

    Dec 29 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm