Friday, April 11, 2014

What's happening this weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue - April 11

Saturday, April 12th - Torah Study 10am & Worship Service 11am

Please note:  Hebrew School classes will resume on April 27th.

Wishing you a Zeisen Pessach!  

Passover begins April 14th at 7:16pm.

Community Seder at 58 Goose Hill Rd begins at 6:30

Friday, April 4, 2014

What's happening at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue this weekend - April 4

Saturday, April 5th:  Torah Study 10am & Worship Service  11am

Sunday, April 6th: 10:30am for Heather Forest

And the RSVP date for the Community Seder was April 2nd so of course, the reservations are finally coming in.  Call today.  Really. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Erev Oscar Night In Review

from Scott Ash - Chair of the Fund Raising Committee
Check out the kippah on Oscar!!

And the winner is …. KSS!
Erev Oscar a success!

Many thanks to all who came out for Erev Oscar night on March 1st. There was a good crowd, great food and lots of movie-focused fun. Plus, we raised more than $1300 for the shul!

The evening got off to a good start thanks to the evening’s emcee Billy Crystal-nikoff (aka Zack Murdock). He gave us all his perspective on movies, America and politics fresh from his having been at the Sochi Olympics.

While greeting old and new friends, we all took in the decorations. Cliff Broffman and Barbara Feder-Murdock transformed the sanctuary with stars in honor of each of this year’s Oscar nominees, movie-themed centerpieces, and an 8-foot tall Oscar statuette complete with yarmulke. The look of the room was completed with Oscar nominated movie posters on loan from Cinema Arts; thanks go out to Abby Pariser for making that happen. 

Folks enjoyed another delicious KSS event thanks to the food provided by our own Julie Barkan. While eating and circulating, we all bellied up to the KSS bar. It was well staffed, organized and supplied thanks to Margaret and Martin Roche. Jane Kunstler, Cliff Broffman, Bob Kersch and others provided additional help at the bar. At the end of the evening, Abby Pariser made sure that dessert featured cake and fruit, and Ileen Koenig contributed fabulous Oscar-themed chocolates.

As part of the evening’s entertainment, there was a Movie Quote quiz featuring 10 famous quotes from films throughout the years. Howard Globus took home the prize for the most correct answers: film historian Robert Osborne’s authorized history of Oscar’s first 85 years. There was also a raffle of a dual membership at the Cinema Arts Centre won by Scott Ash; the proceeds went to the shul. Finally, towards the end of the evening, people could participate in a 50/50 Oscar pool to predict who won take home the statuettes the following evening, and Steve Siegler read the tea leaves best.

Once again, KSS proved that it can put on fun and unique home-grown entertainment. Many thanks and praise go out to all the members of the Fundraising Committee for doing so much work to organize, promote and make the evening a success. Who knows? Maybe this will be the start of a KSS tradition.

All we need to make the next event as successful or even more so is you!

Friday, March 28, 2014

What's happening this weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue - March 28

Friday Night forum on Gun Control.  Join us as we welcome Leah Barret from NYAGV to discuss what we can do to make our communities safer.  March 28th - services begin at 7:30.

Saturday, March 29th - Torah Study 10am and Worship Service at 11am

Sunday, March 30th at 8am sharp so we can Skype with our sister school in Israel.  Come watch our kids in action!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kehillath Shalom Religious school Happenings - coming soon!

Here's what's happening at Hebrew School in the next few weeks:

March 30 - 8am sharp!! Skype with our friends at the Brandt school in Israel.

April 6th - 10:30am All Classes for Freedom Tales with Heather Forest

Also April 6th - PACKS program for the little ones

April 8th - Tuesday Seders (volunteers needed for food - talk to Dalia)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kehillath Shalom Synagogue welcomes NYAGV

It can feel frustrating not knowing what to do to bring positive change when facing the gun lobbies.  Join us as we welcome Leah Barrett, the Executive Director of NYAGV - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence for a special forum after services.

March 28th, 2014
Services are at 7:30pm sharp

Congressman Steve Israel might pop in for a cameo appearance.

Friday, March 21, 2014

What's happening this weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue

Friday, March 21st - Join us as we honor long-time members, Evelyn and Eli Botkin, as they make their big move to Massachusetts.  Oneg following Musical Shabbat services at 7:30.

Saturday, March 22nd following services - Nissim offers yet another in his fascinating series on Israel today.  Torah Study begins at 10am, services at 11am.  Forum to follow.

Next week:  we'll be hosting NYAGV (New Yorkers Against Gun Violence) on Friday night after services and Skyping with our sister school in Israel on Sunday.