Sukkot 2016

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Sunday, Oct 16  / Rober H. Treman Upper Pavilion (map) / 11am-1pm

Dear Kol Haverim members and friends,

Please join us for our annual Sukkot celebration.  We will decorate the sukka and then have a short observance, followed by a picnic lunch.  After lunch, we will adventure for a hike in the gorge. Upper Treman park is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Ithaca, and an idyllic location for an Autumn gathering.

Kol Haverim will provide apples, challah, and cider.  We ask that you bring your own picnic lunch and something to share for dessert.  The event will be held rain or shine.  We will transform the spacious covered porch of the pavilion into our sukka.  There are plenty of tables outside as well as on the porch and inside the pavilion – but no heat, so please dress appropriately.

Please note that there will most likely be a $7 PARKING FEE per vehicle (unless you already have a state park permit).  If you would like to carpool,  the parking lot of Home Depot is a convenient location to meet up.

RSVP appreciated to rsvp@kolhaverim.net

A note on decorations: Because will be celebrating in a state park, the cutting of living plants is discouraged.  Participants are encouraged to bring something from home to help decorate the sukka.  If each person or family brings a small item of personal significance to hang on one wall of the sukka it would be a nice conversation piece.  And/or you may bring some clippings, paper loop chains, or other decorations.

Rosh Hashanah 2016

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Sunday, Oct 2  / Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road (map) / 7-9pm

Dear Kol Haverim Members and Friends,

Please join us for Rosh Hashanah Evening Service and potluck reception. Humanistic service with live music followed by light refreshments and time for schmoozing! Will Fudeman and David Frumkin (aka Mel and Sol) will once again be providing music.

RSVP appreciated to rsvp@kolhaverim.net.

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 email rsvp@kolhaverim.net.

We hope everyone can attend. Please spread the word!

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