Children’s Rosh Hashanah

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Saturday, Oct 1 / 10AM-12PM / Stewart Park Large Pavilion (map)

Come enjoy a family-oriented service, nature crafts for all ages, story-telling, traditional holiday foods of apples and honey, honeycake, and more! Blow the shofar to welcome the new year and walk over to the lake for the Tashlich ceremony.

This event is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.

Please RSVP to rsvp@kolhaverim.net

Fall 2016 Events

Shana Tova Kol Haverim Members and Friends! As the summer comes to an end, the Kol Haverim Board was busy planning another great year of programs and holiday celebrations. We are happy to present you this schedule of events for the Fall 2016. We look forward to seeing you at our events!

Fall 2016 Events Calendar

 

Community Passover Seder 2016 with Kol Haverim

Kneidel soupSunday, April 24  / Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road (map) / 4pm

Dear Kol Haverim Members and Friends,

Please join us for 2016 Kol Haverim Community Passover Seder. This year’s Seder will feature celebratory music by “Mel & Sol” (our much-beloved Will Fudeman and David Frumkin). There will be a traditional non-Kosher Passover dinner of brisket, Middle-eastern vegetable stew, and rice (catered by Ba-Li Cravings of Ithaca) along with Roger’s “famous” vegetarian matzo-ball soup, as well as plenty of wine, juice, gefilte fish, matzo, charoset and hard boiled eggs.  We ask members to bring a side-dish, salad or dessert.

Reservations are required: $38 for non-member adults, $20 for member adults, $10 for children ages 4-13. Children 4 and under are free.

To reserve a place for your family, please send a check to Kol Haverim, Passover Seder, P.O. Box 4972, Ithaca, N.Y. 14852-4972. Also please email us at holidays@kolhaverim.net as soon as you know so we can get a decent attendance estimate as early as possible.

Please make your reservations by Friday, April 15.

We hope everyone can attend. Please spread the word!

Purim 2016 with Kol Haverim

Purim Hamantashm

Saturday, Mar 26 2016 / Just Be Cause, (map) / 2pm –4pm

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.  We have plenty of groggers to go around, or make one yourself at the craft table.

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 epicurious.com and show off your baking prowess!

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Free and open

Community Dinner and Program

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Saturday, Mar 12 2016 / Lifelong, 119 W Court St (map) / 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Dear Kol Haverim community and friends:

Join us for the next Kol Haverim community event during which we will share a dinner and a personal story.  Kol Haverim will provide the dinner and we’re asking that everyone who joins us be ready to share a brief story of an important book, film, or event that impacted their life or helped shape their trajectory.

The details:

Cost: Members – free, Guests – $10/Adult, $5/Child, $20/Family. Please RSVP no later than Thursday afternoon, March 10. But if planning ahead sounds like a new innovation, we’ll take RSVPs now.  Be sure to send them to:  RSVP@kolhaverim.net. (RSVPs to any other email address may or may not go down the ground wire…)

Please let us know if you require childcare.

Thanks as always,

The KH gang

Darwin Day 2016: Is It Science vs. Religion or Something Else?

Darwin Day

Saturday, Feb 13 2016

Lifelong, 119 W Court St, Ithaca, NY 14850 (map)

5:30pm – 7:00pm (Dinner)

7:00pm – 8:30pm (Program)

Historically, the theory of evolution has encountered a great deal of resistance, much of it from people professing to be deeply religious. It is easy to cast the problem as science vs. religion, but that approach unnecessarily builds a wall between religious belief and scientific thought. We will examine and discuss what is really behind the repeated conflicts between science and the societies in which operates.

Program FREE and open to all.

For Dinner and Childcare, RSVP to programs@kolhaverim.net by Feb 11. Cost: Members – free, Guests – $10/Adult, $5/Child, $20/Family.