Welcome to Kol HaLev!
"If you’re searching for a thoughtful, exciting place to celebrate your Judaism,
Kol HaLev is for you."
We look forward to welcoming you! Kol HaLev is alive with opportunities to experience Shabbat and holiday services, life cycle events, community service activities and innovative educational programs for all ages. Most services are at The Ratner School in Pepper Pike. Please visit our Calendar for more information. Join us and see for yourself why so many are inspired to make Kol HaLev their Jewish Community.
Kol HaLev is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities in Association with The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
Join us for the High Holy Days
The Jewish New Year and the Days of Awe are fast approaching. We will gather for S’lichot on Saturday, September 5, and for Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, September 13. We look forward to coming together as a community for these and all services and celebrations that comprise this season of renewal and self-reflection.
The High Holy Days Members Packet contains everything Kol HaLev members need to know about our High Holy Days services and programming, including the dates, times and locations for High Holy Days services; the fees for visitors and out-of-town guests; and guidance about what to bring to our Rosh Hashanah “Potluck-Plus” Luncheon. Check the High Holy Days at a Glance chart to get an overview of our activities. If you have questions, they're likely to be answered here.
If you're not a member, or if you have friends or family who may be interested in spending the High Holy Days with Kol HaLev, invite them to explore our community more deeply through our High Holy Days Season Membership. You can read more about the High Holy Days Season Membership here and download the registration packet here.
The High Holy Days at HaLev are a community-wide undertaking, and member participation is integral to their success. It's a rewarding time to contribute your energy to Kol Halev. You'll find a call for High Holy Days volunteers in the August newsletter and the Weekly Update with tasks like helping to set-up our portable ark, co-hosting a kiddush, taking a turn as a greeter or reading a short piece (in English) during a service or organizing a kiddush after each Rosh Hashanah service and the Yom Kippur Neilah. Every member is asked to please bring a dessert, fruit plate or vegetable tray (finger food) to at least one of these services.
You can help us by returning your registration form and payment by the deadline on Monday, August 31, so we have ample time to prepare for the many facets of this community-wide event.
We look forward to celebrating the High Holy Days with you and sharing the year to come. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet New Year!
Did you know Kol HaLev has published a COOKBOOK?
Download the "Recipes from the Heart" order form here.