Thursday, January 22, 2015

This Weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue - January 23rd-25th

Friday Night Services - come support our Hebrew School kids as they help Rav Greg lead services on Friday evening in preparation for their big days in the summer. 7:30pm

Saturday Torah Study at 10am on January 24, 2015

Saturday Services at 11am on January 25, 2015

And on Sunday, January 25 please join Rav Greg for Adult Education   10 AM to 12 PM
"The Fundamentals of Reconstructionist Judaism" presented by Rav Greg Hersh
* Are we the "chosen people"?
* How do we understand Mordechai Kaplan's definition:
 “We suggest that God be thought of as the cosmic process that makes for man's life abundant or salvation [shalom]”?
* In light of science, how do we understand God and the future Messianic era?
* What is Jewish Peoplehood?

Join us for a lively and informative discussion.
 We will explore and discuss these questions and more on January 25th from 10am-12pm.  In our wonderful KSS tradition, noshes will be available for everyone.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Adult Education with Rav Greg: "The Fundamentals of Reconstructionist Judaism"

Adult Education   Sunday, Jan. 25 10 AM to 12 PM


"The Fundamentals of Reconstructionist Judaism" presented by Rav Greg Hersh


-Who was Mordecai Kaplan?
-Are we the "chosen people"?
-Is Judaism a religion? An ethnicity? A civilization?
-In light of science, how do we understand G-d and the future Messianic era?
-What is Jewish peoplehood?

Join us for a lively and informative discussion.
 We will explore and discuss these questions and more on January 25th from 10am-12pm.  In our wonderful KSS tradition, noshes will be available for everyone.



Greg Hersh, Rabbinic Intern 

Greg earned BA's in Philosophy and Religion from George Washington University. After college, setting out to further bridge the gaps between Eastern and Western thought, Greg traveled to Southeast Asia where he taught English, lived in a Buddhist monastery, backpacked around, and explored the philosophies of the East. 
The following year was spent in Jerusalem learning Hebrew and applying to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he currently studies. Greg was also a participant in Tom Brown's Tracker School, which filled him with useful survival information, a deeper understanding of Native American philosophy, and an intractable love of the wilderness. Greg hopes to integrate his passions of Eastern philosophy, the bliss of nature and Jewish tradition/wisdom into his life-path.

Did you know...KSS is 45 years old?!?


Thursday, January 8, 2015

This Weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue - January 9th -11th


Big & busy weekend at Kehillath Shalom

Shabbat Eve Fri Jan 9  7:30 pm - Rav Greg

Shabbat Morning Sat Jan 10 with Rav Greg
 10 am Torah Study & Shabbat service


Update on Israel  11:30 with Nissim-the Palestinian Issue, the refugees, and Human Rights

Cafe Musica Sat nite Jan 10  7:30 - music, songs, food, drinks, fun!   A real "coffee house" experience!

Enjoy a night of music and poetry at Cafe Musica at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue


Kehillath Shalom Synagogue Proudly Presents:

Cafe Musica!

A coffee house experience complete with open mic and professional musicians.

Doors open at 7pm.

Got a poem to share?  A song to sing?  Join us at 7:30 and take the stage yourself.

Coffee, teas, delicious delights away you.  Get your fingers snapping, dust off your beret!  Spend a stress-free evening with friends.

$10 at the door.  January 10th, 2015.

See you there!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This Weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue - December 19th - 21st

This weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue:

Friday, December 19th - Services at 7:30 with R' Greg

Saturday, December 20th - Torah Study at 10am with services to follow

Sunday, December 21st - Bagels and Books - At Arlene's house!