Yom Sheini, 6 Elul 5774

Dear Members and Friends of the Kol Chadash Congregational Family,

Shabbat Shalom!  

Our annual BACK TO SCHOOL SHABBAT EVENT is Friday, August 29th at 6:30 pm at the Solon Community Park Pavilion.  The evening will begin with our annual cookout.  We will also have a special "Barking Blessing" that evening. Bring your four legged family members and BYOB (Bring your own bags for dog cleanup).  Suggested donation for the dinner is $5 and please also consider bringing a donation of some sort of pet goodies or paraphernalia to donate to the Humane Society.  PLEASE ALS0 BRING A DESSERT TO SHARE AT ONEG.  There will also be a pet Oneg as well.  There will be a Barrels of Fun program that evening with a special animal craft and we will have exotic live animals to view.  Come learn about Jewish mitzvoth relating to taking care of animals. 

Saturday August 30th 10:30 am, we celebrate Abby Goldschmidt, daughter of Lauren and Matt Goldschmidt becoming a Bat Mitzvah.  Mazal Tov to Abby and parents, Lauren and Matt.

With regular school beginning, that means religious school will also soon begin.  Debbie Chessin, the religious school staff and I are busy preparing for the opening of Religious and Hebrew School on Sunday, September 7th.  If you have not already enrolled your child, please fill out the enrollment forms as soon as possible and  mail to the congregation at PO Box 39161, Solon Ohio, 44139.  The forms can be found on our website. 

High Holy Day tickets and our annual calendar are being mailed in the coming week.  Please be on the lookout for this important packet and let us know if you do not receive yours.  We once again will have tickets available for guests.  To request tickets, please call 440 263-5571. 


  • On Friday evening, September 5th, we will have a Shabbat Service with Torah reading. The D'var Torah will be about preparing for the Holy Days.
  • Our High Holy Days Barrels of Fun Service will be on Friday evening, September 19th at 6:30 pm.

  • Our Selichot Service this year will be on Saturday evening, September 20 at 7 pm, and as in previous years will begin with a wine and cheese reception and study.  The subject of this year's Selichot Study will be the "Music of the Holy Days".  Please look for an Evite with more information. 
  • Click here for our High Holy Days schedule


  • Sunday, September 7th:  First Day of Religious School for 2014-2015

  • Friday, December 5th:  Our Winter Rock Chanukah Shabbat

  • Sunday, December 14th:  Julie Silver, an internationally acclaimed Jewish vocalist, will be our musician in residence for our annual congregational retreat.

  • Friday, January 23rd through Monday, January 26th. PBJ trip with other Reform congregations throughout the United States in the L'taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington, D.C. 

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Rabbi Estelle