High Holy Days 5775
Signing up for High Holy Days avodah -- prayer in action, work of the heart, and service to the community -- is one way to support the values that bring you to Kolot, and to connect with the people that bring those values to life. Kolot does not have tickets nor require a donation for the High Holy Days, though we do ask for contributions. In so many ways, it is our community's Avodah that makes our inclusiveness possible. Please sign up for your Avodah shift here. Contact student rabbi Heath Mackenzie Reynolds with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember! Kolot does not require tickets or reservations to any High Holy Days service.
Location KeyCF = Camp Friendship, 339 8th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)MT = Mission for Today, 298 6th Ave. (at 2nd St.)KC = Kolot Chayeinu, 1012 Eighth Ave. (between 10th & 11th St.)PP = Prospect Park sukkah, just inside the park between 4th and 5th St., off Prospect Park West. Sukkah is available for anyone’s use. You must bring all you need (paper goods, lights, garbage bags, etc) and take everything out. Sign up to use the Sukkah!PSJC = Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave. (at 14th St.)Erev Rosh HaShanah: Wednesday 9/24, MT5:30 PM LGBTQ & allies dinner; more details below6 PM Service I8:30 PM Service II click image of Sukkot flyer to view largerRosh HaShanah — 1st Day: Thursday 9/25, MT10 AM Breakfast10:30 AM Service11 AM Family service for children ages 4 to 9 CF12:15 PM Puppet show singalong with performer/educator Ora Fruchter and friends CF1:30 PM Lunch for entire community CF3:30 PM Tashlich — communal ritual, rain or shine (location TBD) PPRosh HaShanah — 2nd Day: Friday 9/26, MT10 AM Service with guest leader Student Rabbi Heath Mackenzie Reynolds and Cantor Lisa B. Segal with Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Torah reading by Robert Berkman, haftarah by Eric and Sacha Sloan, and d’var Torah by Rabbi Alissa Wise1 PM Conversation with three of Kolot’s teens who have spent time in the Middle East: Danya Levy and Rachel Cockrill, who spent the summer in Israel, and Noah Chasek-MacFoy, who lived the past two years in Egypt. What did they see? What is their understanding of that experience? How was that experience affected for them by being Jewish?Shabbat Shuvah Saturday 9/27 MT9 AM Torah study for this Sabbath of Return10 AM Breakfast10:30 AM Service with Torah reading and d’var Torah by Dr. Lisa Grant of HUC-JIRKol Nidre: Friday 10/3, MTOn Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur we welcome you to wear white as a symbol of purity, to refrain from wearing leather to honor all life, and when entering/exiting the service, to engage in quiet conversation or contemplation to honor the holiness of this day.6 PM Service I8:30 PM Service IIYom Kippur: Saturday 10/4, MT10 AM Service11 AM Family service CF1:30 PM Adult learning: “Sustaining Music, Changing Music.” Hear Kolot member and acclaimed composer Marty Ehrlich speak to the roles doubt and faith play in his music and musical practice.3:30 PM Afternoon service including creative interpretations of Jonah and Avodah5 PM Yizkor—Memorial Service6:30 PM Neilah—Concluding Service7:30 PM Community Break-FastSukkot: Wednesday 10/8, PP2 PM Sukkah building and decorating6:30 PM Veggie Potluck Picnic dinner, candles, kiddush, lulav and etrog, and holiday singing in SukkahSukkot: Thursday 10/9 PSJC Sukkah6:30 PM Kolot Chayeinu and the Park Slope Jewish Center present Rabbi Arthur Waskow speaking about Shmitta, the sabbatical year that begins now: History, current reflections, action.Shabbat during Sukkot: Saturday 10/11, KC9 AM Torah study10 AM Breakfast10:30 AM Shabbat Sukkot service1:30 – Open House: Kiddush and veggie potluck lunch in Kolot PP3:30 PM sukkah. Meet Kolot members and staff, and find out more about Kolot.What's Next, Kolot?: Tuesday 10/14, PP6:30 PM Join the What’s Next team for a conversation about Judaism’s big questions: Does our kind of Judaism have a future? Where is it headed? What do American Jews now seek from their religious experience? How is this expressed in worship, education, family, life cycle, identity? Are Kolotniks representative or are we outliers?Simkhat Torah: Thursday 10/16, KC6 PM Light supper6:30 PM For kids and adults of all ages: celebrate the New Year for Torah. We read the end and the beginning. Communal celebration and dancing with Torah, featuring Kolot friends Patrick Farrell/Michael Winograd Duo.8:15 PM Brooklyn-wide celebration with Torah — hakafot and dancing — at Grand Army Plaza