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May 2024 Member News

So many wonderful things are happening this May and June! We kick off May with our annual Kol Rinah Mitzvah Day on Sunday May 5th. This is open to all of Kol Rinah and I hope that you’ll stop by and join us as we work to help repair our world. There will be many different service projects to choose from including packing meal kits for Operation Food Search, making cat toys for the Humane Society, planting flowers for Brentmoor residents,...Read more...

March 2024 Member News

I recently read a beautiful prayer written by author, spiritual leader and Rabbi, Naomi Levy, called a “prayer for daily insight”. The prayer says, “Open my eyes, God. Help me to perceive what I have ignored, to uncover what I have forgotten, to find what I have been searching for. Remind me that I don’t have to journey far to discover something new, for miracles surround me, blessings and holiness abound. And You are...Read more...

January 2024 Member News

While January 1st is not a Jewish holiday and for us, simply starts a new year on the Gregorian calendar, it still carries with it this reminder of newness and the feeling of a fresh start. I also think that it gives us an opportunity to say Shehechiyanu: a chance to recognize time, a chance for gratitude and a chance to appreciate being alive in this moment. Rabbi Shefa Gold says, “The Shehechiyanu blessing is said whenever we realize the...Read more...

November 2023 Member News

Wow – the High Holidays flew by and it was absolutely wonderful to see so many Kol Rinah members and guests coming together to connect and celebrate. Thank you for joining us and thank you to everyone who helped to make everything run smoothly.    I hope that you’ll join us for all of the amazing events that we have coming up in November and December. We are super excited for our Hanukkah Pop Up Craft Fair on November 12, which...Read more...

September 2023 Member News

I suppose that it shouldn’t be any surprise that as our Engagement Coordinator I often think about what “engagement” fully means or how can we engage more members, etc. A dear friend of mine recently said that engagement is really a process of how we interact with people at all times. To me, this means engagement is really all about relationships. One of the foremost experts on relationships is Dr. John Gottman. In his book, “The...Read more...

July 2023 Member Engagement

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition for the word vibrant is, “pulsating with life, vigor or activity”. I am so thrilled to be part of such a vibrant synagogue community as ours! And Kol Rinah is a hub of activity! From back-to-back amazing Mitzvah Day and Lag B’Omer events in early May, to hosting a wonderful, joint synagogue Shavuot program, to music programs, baby namings, aufrufs, Verein Science programs, KR...Read more...
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