Kolot Chayeinu - Voices of Our Lives
Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives is a Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, where doubt can be an act of faith and all hands are needed to build our community. We are creative, serious seekers who pray joyfully, wrestle with tradition, pursue justice and refuse to be satisfied with the world as it is. As individuals of varying sexual orientations, gender identities, races, family arrangements, and Jewish identities and backgrounds, we share a commitment to the search for meaningful expressions of our Judaism in today's uncertain world.
Celebrating the Jewish high holidays with a baby and a bit of ambivalence/Kolot ChayeinuI would like to share some information about High Holidays at Kolot Chayeinu, where my family and I are members, and I am a board member. It is an amazing, inclusive congregation. I could go on for a while about why, but related to the High Holidays: Kolot's High Holiday services are available at no cost to whomever would like to attend. This year, for the first time, we are holding High Holiday services at NAB Theatre at City Tech - 285 Jay St. It is a fully accessible space that is beatiful and very large. So no one will be turned away due to lack of seating. Everything you need to know can be found here: https://kolotchayeinu.org/pdfs/HHD5780Brochure.pdf This year's services are especially meaningful for Kolot as they are the first with our new Rabbi, Miriam Grossman. She is a wonderful person and inspiring leader. For those who participate in services and are not members, we do request (but certainly don't require) a personally meaningful contribution. We are absolutely committed to making our High Holiday services open and welcoming to anyone who wants to attend, regardless of income or affiliation, but of course our ability to realize this commitment is dependent on sufficient resources. We also welcome volunteers! Last but not least: there will be childcare. Two rooms: one for kids aged 7-10, and the other for kids six and under.
Hebrew school suggestions needed!I love that they really stress social justice as part of Jewish values. The best part of their Hebrew School (I think) is that the kids learn everything through that social justice lens. So they discuss how our history and culture relate to current issues -- and the kids are encouraged to be activists and advocates while they engage in Jewish learning. They meet once a week for 2 hours. I think there may be more when they start studying for B'nai Mitzvot.
Re: [PSP] Hebrew tutor/instructor?Our son received 1:1 tutoring from Tehila (T) Wise right before he started Hebrew through the Kolot Chaiyenu children's learning program. (He started a year late and needed to learn the letters). T is a fantastic teacher. She teaches at Kolot but might accept private students. You could call the office to get her information.
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