Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives

We are a Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, where doubt can be an act of faith and all hands are needed to build our community.


Friday 12/19: Kol haKolot / Chanukah Celebration @ Kolot
6:30 - 9:00pm: A special Kol haKolot / Shabbat and Hanukkah Celebration @ Kolot, in the Social Hall. Join us for Chanukah candle lighting (bring 5 candles and matches), an all-community Shabbat Chanukah service, with Rabbi Lippmann, Cantor Segal, and musician/composer Kolot member Adam Lane, latke making, dreidel spinning, Chanukah singing, and more! Kolot members of color, younger and older, will present brief reflections about the Eric Garner case and police misconduct during the service. Potluck vegetarian meal with latkes:  please be sure to sign up HERE for what you’ll bring.
Saturday 12/20: Shabbat Services
9 AM: Torah study on the weekly portion. In the balcony at Kolot.
9:30 AM: Kolot chanting group at PSJC. Email Lisa Zbar for info.
10 AM: StorahSteps & Breakfast.
10:30 AM: Shabbat morning service with special blessing for Jean and Matt Thomases on their 50th anniversary.
12:45 PM: Kiddush lunch to honor the Thomases.
Sunday 12/21: Jewish Summer Camp Fair
12:30-2PM join Kolot for a Jewish Summer Camp Fair co-hosted by PSJC and CBE.  At PSJC. More information here

What's Next for Kolot Chayeinu? More information on the process and keep the conversation going between meetings! Join the Google group.


Kolotniks celebrating Simkhat Torah. Our sanctuary was packed! Read High Holy Day Drashes and Sermons from clergy and guests.

Rabbi Lippmann and Kitah Gimmel learning about the Torah 

Kolotniks at the massive People's Climate March. We were so proud to be part of the 400,000 strong! 

Roots/Judur/Shorashim: A Conversation on Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance and the Changing of Minds

video by Joe Friendly

Ali Abu Awwad and Hanan Schlesinger

Moderated by Rabbi Ellen Lippmann on Sept. 7 at Kolot Chayeinu

On the crisis and violence in Israel and Gaza:

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