Kol Haverim is a secular Jewish congregation in Ithaca, NY for those who desire non-theistic ways to celebrate their identity, culture and heritage.
Specifically, we offer:
Celebrations of Jewish holidays - the High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover, etc. for the whole family
Social, cultural and educational programs and experiences for adults
Jewish Cultural School classes for children, held eight Sundays per semester
A non-traditional way to affiliate with the Jewish community
An affirmation of our contemporary Jewish identity while preserving our connection to the past and linking us to the future
We are pleased to invite you to our
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service
and potluck reception
Wednesday evening, September 24, at 7pm
Lifelong Center, 119 W. Court St., Ithaca
Humanistic service with live music followed by light refreshments and time for schmoozing!
Since this is a weeknight, our goal is to start the service promptly. Doors will open at 6:45pm, our musicians, David Frumkin and Will Fudeman will be playing light music while guests arrive. The service will begin no later than 7:15pm.
For the potluck reception, we ask Kol Haverim members to contribute a dessert or snack. We ask people with last names beginning with letters A-M to please bring a savory snack or finger food and those with last names beginning with letters N-Z to please bring a dessert or fruit. We will provide beverages (and apples, challah, and honey) for everyone to enjoy.
The event is free for members. For non-members the cost is $10 per adult or $20 for a family.
Childcare will be available for children (18 months to 10 years). To confirm a childcare space for your child or children, please contact email@example.com
by September 21
I'm also looking for volunteers to help with set-up or clean-up. If you'd have time to come early to help set up chairs or slice apples, or if you can commit to stay afterwards to help with clean-up, send me an email -- I'd appreciate it!
Yom Kippur Service and Break the Fast Meal
Saturday, October 4, 5:30pm
Location: Member's home (details to follow)
\The evening will include a short service and a time for reflection and discussion followed by a catered break-the-fast meal. Free for members; for non-members, the cost is $10 per adult or $20 per family. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1 if you would like to attend.