Celebrate Shabbat. We will be led by our music director, Zach Mayer, and Gladys Maged and Alana Eichner. It is the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul which precedes Rosh Hashanah. In this shabbat celebration, we will sing original and traditional melodies for the New Year’s holidays. We will begin to think about how to make the upcoming period of reflection most meaningful for each of us. Spoiler alert: We will hear the blast of the shofar to open the holiday season. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link.
Slomo By Josh Izenberg
The only thing Slomo loves more than being in the zone is talking about the zone, a realm of pure subjectivity and connectedness that he achieves through skating. Watch this 16 minute film anytime in advance and join the discussion from 8:00 – 9:00 pm. We will provide guiding questions to launch our small groups into rich discussion.
This is part 3 of our series. View (in advance) this documentary —from the New York Times site and then meet for discussion.
To view these Op-Docs, go to the link below and scroll down until you find the titles that we’ll be discussing. (The other 12 Op-Docs listed on this page are also well worth viewing!) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/opinion/coronavirus-documentaries-streaming.html
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year! Our service will be online so that everyone may safely attend. It will be joyous and filled with music. Our humanistic liturgy, and our speaker, KB member, Jamie Wilson, will make it a meaningful experience. If you have a long Jewish tradition you will find our service to be a refreshing alternative. If you are new to Jewish tradition, you will find this service very accessible. All are welcome. Register HERE.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year! This service is family friendly but we welcome all ages and it will be meaningful for all. Our service is filled with music and meaningful ideas. We have a refreshing view of Jewish tradition and we do it in a way that is accessible to all. Our speaker, KB member, Staci Rubin will share reflections. There will be a short separate service for children 6 & under, in a separate Zoom room, as part of this service. We warmly welcome you to celebrate with us online. Register HERE.
Tashlich is a ceremony performed on Rosh Hashanah. Traditionally, Jews casts off their sins into a body of flowing water. In Jewish Humanism, we use the ceremony to let go of thoughts, feelings and behaviors so we can move forward into the new year. We will provide the ceremony and instructions for you to use at in person ceremonies in various locations. More information will be available here soon or email@example.com. Here is a link with creative Tashlich ideas: https://www.jewishboston.com/do-it-yourself-tashlich/
Yom Kippur – Time to Reflect and Begin Again For A New Year! Our service will be online so that everyone may safely attend. It will be filled with music. Hear the ancient song Kol Nidre chanted and as an instrumental. Our humanistic liturgy, and speaker, David Meshoulam, will make this a very meaningful experience.
If you have a long Jewish tradition you will find our service to be a refreshing alternative. If you are new to Jewish tradition, you will find this service very accessible. All are welcome. Register HERE.
There is a memorial section of this service and the names of departed loved ones will be honored by being scrolled on the screen. Please submit names HERE. You are welcome to submit names whether or not you are attending that service.
Yom Kippur – We reflect on the year past and the year ahead. This service is family friendly, and meaningful for all ages. It is filled with music and meaningful ideas and a short talk by Gretchen Brion-Meisels, KB member and part of our Sunday school faculty. We have a refreshing view of Jewish tradition and we do it in a way that is accessible to all. We warmly welcome you to celebrate with us. Register HERE.
Yom Kippur is a day for reflection and thought. Join us for our mid-day service with singing and thoughtful humanistic liturgy. All of the songs are niggunim (wordless melodies) which are easy to sing and give a contemplative mood. KB Member, Josh Katofsky, will share reflections followed by discussion. Register HERE.
Conclude Yom Kippur, our day of reflection and renewal. In this short service, we conclude our special day by committing ourselves to a better year and a better world. Hear the blast of the shofar, one more time, as a symbol of our commitment to change in the year ahead. If you like, prepare a meal before hand to break your fast after the service. The service includes blessing over the bread and wine. Register HERE.