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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:
 
March 8 and March 22
 
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:
 
March 2, 9, 16, & 23, led by Rabbi Paul and Cantorial Soloist Laura
 
March 30, led by Cantorial Soloist Laura 
 
March 21, 10:00 am We will hold a weekday Purim Morning Service led by Rabbi Paul and Cantorial Soloist Laura, and as in past years, include a complete reading of the Megillah in several different languages. Since this is a weekday morning service, feel free to bring your tefillin or borrow a set. Rabbi Paul will be there early to instruct you how to wear them if you would like to learn.
 
 
 
Upcoming Jewish Holidays and Events
 
March 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Holiday Purim Party
 
March 21, 10:00 am – 12 noon Morning Purim Service
 
April 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Kol Shalom Community Seder at Kiana Lodge (details coming soon)
 
April 28, 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.
 
Upcoming Adult Education
 
Great Jewish Thinkers Volume 5: Emmanuel Levinas
March 7 and 14, 2019. Thursdays, 7-9 pm
In lieu of a class preparing for the cancelled trip to Germany, I am offering a final great Jewish thinkers class, this one focusing on the thoughts and works of the great French Jewish 20th Century Philosopher, Existentialist and Metaphysicist, Emmanuel Levinas.
 
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. Thu 21

    Purim Morning Service

    Mar 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Fri 22

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Mar 22 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  3. Sat 23

    Shabbat Services w/Rabbi Paul and Laura

    Mar 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Tue 26

    Super Supper

    Wendy Jones, Lorna Jean Giger
    Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Sat 30

    Shabbat Services w/Cantorial Soloist Laura

    Mar 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Wed 03

    Religious Practices Committee Mtg

    Apr 03 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sat 06

    Shabbat Services w/Rabbi Paul and Laura

    Apr 06 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  8. Mon 08

    Book Club

    Apr 08 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  9. Mon 08

    Book Club – RSVP required

    Apr 08 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm