Yom Rishon, 12 Shevat 5775

Dear Members and Friends of the Kol Chadash Congregational Family,

Shabbat Shalom.  

Thank you  once again to Mel and Linda Solomon and all our volunteers without whom Kol Chadash would not function. 

This weekend, Deb Rogers, Deb Chessin, and myself will be accompanying 8 of our 8th-12th grade students to Washington DC to lobby our Congressmen.   We will be learning about social action and political issues from a Jewish perspective and then writing speeches and delivering them to our government officials.   We will be learning alongside youth from over fifteen other congregations from all over the United States.  We look forward to having the students share their experience with the congregation upon their return.  The weekend also includes a visit to the Holocaust museum and Havdalah at the Lincoln Memorial. 



  • Friday January 23rd to Monday January 26th:  PBJ trip to L'taken Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Sunday, January 25 9:15a - noon: Religious School.  The morning will include a visit from 6 points Science Academy and 6 points Sports Academy.   

  • Sunday, January 25 9:30a - 11a: Brotherhood Meeting at D&R Bagels in Solon.   

  • Monday, January 26th:  NO L'kum vl'shir and  NO Hebrew School due to Washington Trip.   

  • Tuesday, January 27 5p - 6:30p:  Solon Food Bank at Church of the Resurrection.  

  • Friday, January 30th 6:30p: Renaissance Group Shabbat Observance and Dinner.

  • February 6th 7:30p: our annual Erev Shabbat and Tubishvat Seder led by the members of our second through fourth grade classes.  


  • Upcoming Social Action Opportunities:  Families with KIDS and you empty nesters: Mark your calendars! Kol Chadash has 3 dates on the books for 10-12 members to volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank: Thurs. May 14, Mon. July 20, and Mon. Sept 21, 5:30-7:30pm. This is a FAMILY ACTIVITY open to AGE 6 and up! Please contact Lisa Durbin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spots for May 14! There is an advance registration process that has to happen. No last minute sign-ups! 

  • Register now to vote in the 2015 World Zionist Congress elections.  The Reform movement needs your vote!   Elections began on January 15, 2015 and all American Jews are eligible to register.  More information can be found at www.Reformjews4Israel.org.  

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Rabbi Estelle