As the Jewish High Holidays approach, many seek a community that offers inspirational services, tradition and a warm inclusive atmosphere. Kol HaNeshamah (Voice of the Soul) has created a High Holiday experience, focusing on the joy of the holidays with unique and memorable services that leave participants spiritually and intellectually uplifted.
Founded in 2008, Kol HaNeshamah is dedicated to reenergizing the spiritual life of both affiliated and not yet affiliated Jews. Their services are renowned for helping all Jews, regardless of educational or religious backgrounds, to experience Judaism in a spirited and meaningful way. In addition to these services, Kol HaNeshamah sponsors Friday night and pop-up Shabbat morning services, in person and zoom adult classes, one-on-one learning, Singles events, Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes and assistance with lifecycle events. Pastoral Counseling is also available.
Chazzan Mo Kiss leads the services, together with the Kol HaNeshamah A Cappella Group. He is known for blending the melodies of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach with traditional liturgical classics and R &B melodies– with a strong emphasis on congregational singing. Whether you have limited comprehension of Hebrew or have had an intensive Jewish background, Kol HaNeshamah’s participatory services are accessible to all, with soaring davening, meaningful commentary and a warm sense of community. Mo and the A Cappella group will have you swaying in your seat!
Our Scholar in Residence/co-founder Rabbanit Adena Berkowitz, is well known across the U.S and Internationally for her lectures, her writing and her riveting Torah classes. In addition to her work at Kol HaNeshamah, Rabbanit Adena is a practicing therapist and author of the best selling The Jewish Journey Haggadah.
Together with Rabbi Zev Brenner, leading Jewish radio broadcaster and podcast host, you will be inspired by their Torah insights. Rabbanit Adena’s riveting sermons inspire attendees to think about the spiritual direction of their lives and everyone leaves feeling more connected to their heritage and the meaning of their lives. Rabbi Zev Brenner offers insights into the prayers that help worshippers connect more to the liturgy.
During services, parents don’t have to worry about keeping their children occupied as there is childcare available. In addition, there will be a separate children’s service and fun filled kid’s programming including a magician to keep the children entertained.
At the end of both days of Rosh Hashanah services, there will be a Gala Hot Kiddush. On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Kol HaNeshamah community will head down to the 91St Street Promenade, at the bank of the Hudson River, for the annual Tashlich ceremony. Following the conclusion of Yom Kippur, there will be a Break-Fast.
“One of the great challenges facing the Jewish community today is how to attract individuals and families to feel more connected to their heritage and community. We hope that by offering these inspiring services, many Jews, whether single or married, parent, grandparent or empty nester, will find a spiritual home for the holidays and Shabbat and will find an entry way to connect with Jewish life and our many institutions.” said Rabbanit Dr. Adena Berkowitz.
There is limited seating so don’t get closed out. Reserve your place today. You will leave services not only spiritually infused but gastronomically satiated as well with the great food served!
To reserve, please visit https://www.kolhaneshamahnyc.org/reservationsTISHREI2023.cfm
No one is turned away due to lack of funds!
For more information, email Kol HaNeshamah at email@example.com or call 347.693.6961
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