JOIN US: What Members Say
B. Goddard says:
How to Move Across the Country and Find Your Niche--After retiring and moving from New Haven, CT to Berkeley, it wasn't long before I found Kol Hadash, this Humanistic Judaism group. The members welcomed me into the community and I immediately sensed a group of caring, intelligent people. Since I had arranged programs (among many other responsibilities) at one of Yale's residential college for 26 years, I volunteered to take on the duties of Program Director for Kol Hadash.
We bring speakers to our Sunday Bagel Brunch Programs and are planning a lecture series in winter/spring 2008. Whether or not you are presently a member, we welcome your suggestions for future programs, the more eclectic and appealing to younger members, the better. Email email@example.com and we will have a conversation.
E. Dolin says:
It's been 5 years since I joined Kol Hadash. Raised a Conservative Jew, then marrying a Reform rabbinic student only kept me on the periphery of my Jewish identity and involvement. I hadn't even been inside a synagogue for 20 years. A newspaper article about secular Judaism, a new concept to me at the time, caught my attention. Secular? and Jewish? together? At the introductory meeting I was fascinated with all I heard and found the members most diverse and interesting. Fast forward - in these past five years I've felt so comfortable celebrating Judaism in a way I can comfortably identify. I've made wonderful friends, attend stimulating talks on a broad range of timely topics, regularly participate in a local Havurah group and even have become a board member. I'd never have imagined this five years ago. I'm more involved in my Jewish community now than ever before and have found a community where I know I belong.