Purim 2017 with Kol Haverim

Sunday, Mar 12 2017 / Just Be Cause, (map) / 1pm –2pm

Come one, come all, come young and old to Kol Haverim’s Purim Spiel and Hamantaschen Contest!

Enjoy the Kol Haverim family production of the Purim Spiel and enter in the Hamantaschen contest! Come in costume, or come as you are. Cheer on Esther and Mordechai and boo the nefarious Haman. Then join us in a parade to the Community Purim Celebration at The Space at Greenstar.

Hamantaschen will be judged in three categories: prettiest, most unique, and best overall. Time to pull out Bubbie’s recipe box or point your browser at your favorite recipe site and show off your baking prowess!

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Free and open

Tu B’Shevat 2017

Saturday, Feb 11 at 5:30pm

Just Be Cause Center

1013 West State Street

Dear Kol Haverim Community and Friends,

Our Tu B’Shevat celebration has always been a lively event (maybe because of the 4 cups of wine during the service 😉 ), and is open to all.  We hope you can join us for our Tu B’Shevat participatory seder and dish-to-pass meal once again this year! Come celebrate the holiday of the trees! (*).

Our Tu B’Shevat seder will include wine, juice and various holiday foods.  Please bring a dish-to-pass and your own place settings (so we can reduce the need for disposables).  Also, let us know in advance if you require childcare. Cost for members is free. For non-members the suggested donation is $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child, or $20 for a family (KH is committed to making membership and participation accessible to all. We follow HUD guidelines in offering reduced fees to those households below Ithaca median income levels. Please inquire).

Please RSVP to rsvp@kolhaverim.net by February 8 so that we may plan accordingly.

(*) Tu B’Shevat, commonly known as “The Holiday of the Trees” originated in the time shortly after the Jewish people were forced to leave Israel. In that time, it was a celebration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. After being exiled from Spain during the Inquisition in the 15th century, a group of Jewish mystics, the Kabbalists, reinterpreted the holiday as a time to appreciate the importance of plants and the environment to our well-being. In recent years, Tu B’Shevat has become a day in which we recognize our ethical obligations to care for the planet and all its inhabitants.