SELICHOT SERVICE - New this year, August 28, 9:30pm
This year, for the first time, Kehilat Shalom will host Selichot services (online) on Saturday night, August 28 at 9:30pm. From the Jewish Virtual Library: “Selichot are special prayers for forgiveness, said… during the period [leading up to the New Year]. At the Selichot service, worshipers begin to examine their deeds of the past year, seeking forgiveness from G-d and promising to improve their behavior in the New Year. The prayers are specifically tailored to help worshipers direct their hearts and minds to the process of teshuvah (Hebrew for repentance).” The Selichot service, traditionally held on Saturday night a week before Rosh Hashana, offers a musical prelude and themes related to the upcoming High Holidays. Join us at: See Bulletin for details, or email email@example.com
*Weekly ON-LINE Saturday Havdalah Service, ending after March 13* @ 7:30 PM, THE REAL SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
March 6 - Sam Fishman and Evelyn Sheftel March 13 - Rabbi Ilana Krygier-Lapides will be presenting: אַ שמעק יידיש A Shmek Yiddish – A Kleyne Tam Not to be missed! Saturday evening Motzei Shabbat, Kehilat Shalom will hold a weekly online Havdalah service and program to keep us connected and inspired. Service start at 7:30pm, followed by a program of interest to our members. With In-Person Services Resumption, Hadalah Program Discontinued after March 13
Thank again to Ora Major for taking the initiative to work with Kehilat members to develop our Saturday evening programs. If you have ideas for an upcoming Saturday evening program, or would like to host/facilitate one, please contact Ora Major (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rabbi Leonard Cohen (email@example.com) either directly, or through congregation’s email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Zoom link for this service is: in your bulletin, or email email@example.com to get the link.
*Purim is coming!!* PURIM "MASK" ERADE
Online Megillah Reading and Celebration -Thursday, February 25 - 7:30pm
Purim is a time of celebration when the world is figuratively turned upside-down (nahafoch hu). While we continue to have our lives upended by COVID, that does not prevent us from celebrating -- in fact, each 'Simcha' is all the more special and important nowadays. Get your WILDEST FACEMASKS and LOUDEST NOISEMAKERS ready and join us for online Megillah reading and festivities. Megillah reading will be followed by entertainment including an animated learning about Mishloach Manot, and a presentation of the Wide World of Hamentaschen (yummm!) by Ora Major.
10:20 am – Torah procession in Main Sanctuary 10:30 am – Family service begins (in Veterans’ Lounge) 10:30-11:10 – Family service with Rabbi and Cantor 11:10-11:30 – “Big Blowout” 11:30 – Children join for Shofar-Blowing in Main Sanctuary 11:40-12:00 – Snack (in Veterans’ Lounge) 12:00-1:00 – Supervised Free Play
Rosh Hashanah Day 2
10:20 am – Torah procession in Main Sanctuary 10:30 am – Family service begins (in Veterans’ Lounge) 10:30-11:10 – Family service with Rabbi and Cantor 11:10-11:30 – Kehila Kids Activity 11:30 – Children join for Shofar-Blowing in Main Sanctuary 11:40-12:00 – Snack (in Veterans’ Lounge) 12:00-1:00 – Supervised Free Play
Yom Kippur 10:20 am – Torah procession in Main Sanctuary 10:30 am – Family service begins (in Veterans’ Lounge) 10:30-11:10 – Family service with Rabbi and Cantor 11:10-11:30 – Yom Kippur Program 11:30-11:45 Snack (in Veterans’ Lounge) 12:00-1:00 – Supervised Free Play
This year, we introduce our first-ever “Tekiah Gedolah Family Service" where parents and grandparents can join their young ones for a fun, festive service conducted by the Rabbi, Cantor and friends. Kids will also learn how to blow the shofar, and compete in the “Big Blowout” Shofar Contest.
Karaoke Havdalah in co-ordination with the JCC - Saturday, February 8th
Pesach- April 20 - 27 Chag Sameach
We will read the Megillah using a new, handcrafted scroll donated to Kehilat Shalom by the Wornovitzky family - the 16th Megillah they have donated to synagogues across North America. Dress up in your finest costumes and join in the celebration! Wednesday, March 20, 7:00pm Trinity Lodge - 1111 Glenmore Trail SW For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Purim Party & Megillah Dedication at Trinity
Kehilat Shalom is Saddened by the Passing of our Beloved Cantor, Rebecca Levant z"l
Rebecca was an active member of the kehila who greatly enhanced our davening with her beautiful presence and voice. She loved to introduce new melodies and to explain the background of the prayers.
Thanks to the volunteers and all who helped make our 2018 Casino a success!
A SPECIAL YASHER KOACH TO SHARON BATSHAW , WHO IS KEHILAT SHALOM'S 2018 SHEM TOV AWARD HONOUREE.
Jewish Meditation Evening Wednesday August 8, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Location: Calgary Jewish Centre An evening of ecstatic Hebrew chant and Jewish meditation with husband and wife spiritual teachers, Avi Craimer and Kate McGee. Explore your experience of God by entering more deeply into your inner life and connecting to the divine spark in each other. Avi is a meditation teacher and spiritual director. He has taught courses on loving-kindness and concentration meditation, and spoken on the differences between the Jewish spiritual tradition and the mindfulness meditation tradition, at Limmud Toronto. Kate is a multifaith chaplain and Registered Psychotherapist who has taught loving-kindness meditation, led prayer and facilitated support groups in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. She is the Executive Director and Chaplain for Boarding Homes Ministry, where she provides spiritual care for people with serious mental illness. For beginners and more advanced practitioners. No Charge to Participants but registration is requested RSVP to:
Services at: The Calgary Jewish Community Centre (CJCC)
1607 - 90th Avenue SW
Mailing Address: Kehilat Shalom Society of Calgary 11 Sinclair Crescent SW, Calgary, AB T2W 0L8 . Phone: 403-613-1848 Email: email@example.com