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Kol Dorot Daily - Shabbat Tonight is LIVE

Today is DAY TWENTY-TWO, which makes THREE WEEKS and ONE DAY of the Omer.


This week I realized that I miss talking to people on the phone. I love Zoom meetings and FaceTime, all the ways we are learning to be virtually present with each other. But now almost my whole schedule is video calls, and I miss the simplicity and directness of just talking and listening to someone else's voice. (I also miss not having to sit in one spot for an entire conversation.) So—contrary to everything I thought I knew about myself—I'm going to resolve to make more phone calls next week.

We have to change things up. We have to make things new. We have to challenge ourselves, open ourselves up to new possibilities. We have to rediscover blessings we've forgotten. In small ways. However we can.

We're doing something new tonight for Shabbat. Our Shabbat blessings on Zoom have been so wonderful, we've decided to try a real-time Zoom Shabbat service. This will be our first live, pray-at-the-same-time Shabbat service in seven weeks! If you can, please join us at our regular 6:00pm for blessings and then 7:30pm for our Zoom Shabbat Service. The link can be found below.

I hope that this is a healthy and peaceful Shabbat for all of us and our loved ones.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Noah


Celebrate Shabbat

*LIVE* Candle Lighting and Shabbat Blessings

Friday, 5/1, 6:00pm

Check your daily email for details

*NEW* *LIVE*Friday Night Shabbat Service

Friday, 5/1, 7:30pm

Check your daily email for details

We're trying something new this week! We will be holding our Friday Night Shabbat Service LIVE via Zoom. Please join us to pray virtually "together" in a new way. (Note: Use the same Zoom link for the Candle Lighting and Shabbat Service.)

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, 5/2, 9:00-10:00am

Check your daily email for details

Havdallah with Morah Anat and Family

Saturday, 5/2, 6:00pm (Pre-recorded)

Join Morah Anat and her family for the blessings that conclude Shabbat. Havdallah will be pre-recorded and posted on the Kol Dorot Facebook page.


May Day and Judaism

As far back as the Roman Empire, the 1st of May has been celebrated as a festival of springtime. (Dancing around the "maypole," crowning the "Queen of May," etc.) Since the 19th century, May Day has also been observed as International Workers' Day. If you're interested in a little quirky Jewish history:


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