Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism

CALENDAR

 

 

September 2016

*11 (Sunday): 2:00 PM — Discussion Group
The group will meet at the home of Jean Safir In Albany. Details to follow.

* 14 (Wednesday): 7:30 PM — Albany/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond/Kensington/San Pablo Havurah
The group will meet at the home of Fran Rahn in Albany. Please email or call her to say you're coming, and what you would like to bring to share.

* 18 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch — Introduction to Humanistic Judaism
questions about humanistic JudaismThe talk today will be about Humanistic Judaism, its origins, differences with other branches of Judaism, and about our thirty-year old community. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Free of Charge. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

* 20 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM —JCRC Town Hall on Racial Justice: Race and Voting Rights
TownHallSpeakersThe JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council) is sponsoring a town hall to discuss race and voting rights. Following a wave of recent court decisions that uncovered intentional racial discrimination and overturned new voting restrictions across the country, there is a huge new national push for restoration of the Voting Rights Act, and other vehicles to protect against race-based manipulation of the electorate. Come hear experts on this critical issue. Panelists will include Mindy Romero, founder and Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change; Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California; and others. Location is Temple Isaiah at 945 Risa Road in Lafayette. RSVP here and state that you are a member of Kol Hadash.

 

October 2016

* 2 (Sunday): 7:30 PM — Erev Rosh Hashanah
Apples and HoneyWe invite you to join us at our member-led humanistic celebration of Rosh Hashanah at the Albany Community Center, Community Room. Our meaningful service will include joyful songs, candlelighting, and reflections for the new year supportive of a more humane world. We will have apples and honey, and lots of finger food our guests will bring to share for after the service at our oneg. Preregistration is required. Please download our registration form, complete and return with your check, or call our office with your credit card information at 510-982-1455 and then email your form.

* 11 (Tuesday): 7:30 PM —Erev Yom Kippur
Man with shofarWe invite you to join us at our member-led humanistic celebraton of Yom Kippur at the Albany Community Center, Community Room. Our meaningful service will include beautiful Jewish music played by the Amaranth trio, candlelighting, and reflections for the new year supportive of a more humane world. Preregistration is required. Please download our registration form, complete and return with your check, or call our office with your credit card information at 510-982-1455 and then email your form.

* 16 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch — Civic Engagement: What are the ballot issues?
voteIn light of the number of State and local propositions on our ballots in November, we are please to have KH member Jean Safir, also of the League of Women Voters, and KH member Deb Malbec, president of the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville, review the issues for us in a non-partisan manner. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

November 2016

* 9 (Wednesday): 7:30 PM — Albany/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond/Kensington/San Pablo Havurah
The group will meet at the home of Miriam Aroner in El Cerrito. Please email or call her to say you're coming, and what you would like to bring to share.

* 13 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch — Humanistic Judaism & its Enlightenment Roots: Pt 1
Baruch SpinozaThe European Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries signaled a devotion to reason over religious revelation and authority. For many Jews this meant the shedding of traditional rabbinic Judaism and a search for new ways to be Jewish. Kol Hadash will explore both the general European Enlightenment and the Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah) in a two-part series led by three of our members: philosopher Bernie Rosen, historian Marilyn Boxer, and Michael Prival, International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

* 18 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the November birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

December 2016

* 4 (Sunday): 4:00 PM — Humanistic Judaism & its Enlightenment Roots: Pt 2
Baruch SpinozaThe European Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries signaled a devotion to reason over religious revelation and authority. For many Jews this meant the shedding of traditional rabbinic Judaism and a search for new ways to be Jewish. Kol Hadash will explore both the general European Enlightenment and the Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah) in a two-part series led by three of our members: philosopher Bernie Rosen, historian Marilyn Boxer, and Michael Prival, International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Free of charge. Albany Community Center, Rm II.

 

* 11 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch —Topic TBD
Join us for a public talk on a topic of interest TBD. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

* 23 (Friday): 6:00 PM — Chanukah Party
Shabbat ItemsSAVE THE DATE: Our potluck Chanuka Party will be held with lots of latkes, applesauce, main dishes, sides and desserts. We will sing along with the magnificent Ben Brussel. More info to follow! Albany Community Center, Communty Room

 

January 2017

* 8 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch: Topic TBD
BagelsSAVE THE DATE for another great Bagel Brunch event. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

* 21 (Saturday): 11:00 AM — MORNING Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the January birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

February 2017

* 11 (Saturday): 11:00 AM — MORNING Tu B'Shvat Seder/Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsSAVE THE DATE: Please join us at our member-led humanistic Tu B'shvat Seder. More info to follow. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the January birthdays of our members. Albany Community Center, Rooms I & II.

 

* 19 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch: Darwin Day Celebration
BagelsSAVE THE DATE for another great Bagel Brunch event. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

March 2017

* 12 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch: Topic TBD
BagelsSAVE THE DATE for another great Bagel Brunch event. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

* 24 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the January birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

April 2017

* 2 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch: Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance
BagelsSAVE THE DATE for another great Bagel Brunch event. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

* 15 (Saturday): 6:00 PM — Passover Seder
Shabbat ItemsSAVE THE DATE: Please join us at our member-led humanistic Modern Exodus Passover Seder. Registration and more info to come. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the January birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

May 2017

* 7 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch: Topic TBD
BagelsSAVE THE DATE for another great Bagel Brunch event. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

* 26 (Friday): (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the January birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

June 2017

* 11 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
members meetingDetails TBD. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

* 23 (Friday): (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the January birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

July 2017

* 28 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the July birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

August 2017

* 25 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the August birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

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