PLEASE NOTE: Rabbi Lisa Grant will be fielding pastoral emergencies through February 22.

Contact 860-836-4743 or

Erev Purim Extravaganza! 

February 28 at Kolot, 1012 8th Ave

6:00pm, Family and Kids celebration and costume parade.
See performances by Kolot teachers Rachel Evans and Amanda Miller, beloved former executive director Scott Nogi, and Shabbat Sheli songleader Ty Citerman. Parade your costumes, dance, and have a blast. 
~Food Interlude~
Nosh in the social hall. 
7:30pm, Adult Celebration. 
Get ready for an irreverent and rocking Purim, complete with Megillah reading, costumes, and a Purim Spiel written by Nicole Silverberg, Kolotnik and comedy writer for Samantha Bee!  
Want to join the fun and be IN the Spiel?
We've got eight parts and we'll be handing them out to the first folks who email student rabbi Miriam Grossman, Being in the spiel means joining us for rehearsal on Thurs, Feb 22nd at 7pm at Kolot, 1012 8th Ave. No need to memorize lines- just bring your passion for cracking this community up!
SIGN UP HERE if you want to decorate, bring food, or otherwise lend a hand! 

Continue the Purim celebration...

Teen Marshal Training 
Sun, March 4, 12-2pm @ Repair the World, 808 Nostrand Ave
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Who should lead a parade for kids? OTHER KIDS! Perfect for the beautifully bossy and the sweetly shy young people in your life. Attend this training then put it to use on March 11 as an official march marshal. Contact Teen Coordinator Gabbi at
Followed by, Purim Carnival Build for Teens and Families 
Sun, March 4, 2-5pm @ Repair the World
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Because art is resistance, and games are more fun when you make them! Help build games and props and signs and wonderful whatnot in preparation for the March 11 Carnival. 
Hamentashen Bake in Preparation for Purim Carnival 
Tues, March 6, 4-10pm, swing by anytime @ East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn
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Meet with friends while you fold dough and by the end of the night, we'll have hundreds to keep us snacking throughout our busy weekend!

Purim Carnival

Kolot is co-sponsoring the annual Purim carnival for families with JFREJ and the Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee
Sun, March 11 @ East Midwood Jewish Center
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It will finally be time to party with exquisite hand-built carnival games, Jewish music from around the world, a Purim Shpil created by Workmen's Circle youth- all culminating in a social justice family parade.

Read "Drashes," Interpretations of Stories and/or Traditions,
by Members of Kolot Chayeinu!

Member Drashes >>

Letter Writing on Shabbat

Saturdays @ 10am in the social hall at Kolot, 1012 8th Ave, between Torah study and services.
Under the direction of New Sanctuary Coalition, we write letters on behalf of immigrants in detention and in the deportation process. For more information contact Sharon Jaynes at
On Thursdays, there are regular Jericho Walks at 11am around 26 Federal Plaza, to support people checking in with ICE at that time. 

The boat is launching... Renew for 5778!

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Raising Our Voices: Kolot Chayeinu Gala!

Raising Our Voices 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 (evening)
at Industria, 39 S 5th St., Brooklyn

Gala Webpage

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann founded Kolot Chayeinu 25 years ago. On June 7, 2018, the entire Kolot community- members, friends, and fellow travelers- will convene to celebrate the Rabbi's incredible leadership, the amazing community Kolot has built, and mark the transition into our congregation's future.

Interested to get involved in planning the Gala? Got ideas about food, decor, the evening's program?

We want your skills and perspective!

Reach out to the Gala Co-chairs at

Doing some online shopping? Kolot is an Amazon Smile charity! Every time you make a purchase from Amazon, you can indicate Kolot as your charity of choice and AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Kolot! Costless to you, but oh so important to Kolot.

Read Rabbi Lippmann's article,"A Jewish Congregation Tackles Racism," published in e-Jewish Philanthropy, by clicking here.

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