MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The Kula Minyan, a new monthly Shabbat service for you and your family
NEXT KULA MINYAN: Saturday, May 18 at 9:15 a.m.
This year’s dates:
• Saturday, February 23
• Saturday, March 23
• Saturday, April 27
• Saturday, May 18
What is Kula?
Kula means, “leniency” in the Talmud, and the goal of the Kula Minyan is to create accessibility and invite participation through lenience. This service compliments our traditional Shabbat service. Together they create a richer environment for Shabbat worship.
Why are we starting the Kula Minyan?
We honor you for your commitment to your children’s Jewish education. Honor yourself in the same way. Speak to God in their presence. Share the experience with other families who are doing the same.
What if I don’t like being in shul?
We get it. When you think about Shabbat Services you say, “I feel uncomfortable with what I don’t know, and why on earth does the service have to take 3 hours?!” Kula Minyan is the perfect place to embrace the awkwardness of not knowing. Ask your questions. Experiment with an ancient tradition. Sing and laugh your way through it. We’ll guide you the whole way.
What does the schedule look like?
The new service dovetails with our Shabbat school model of teaching prayer through participation, learning and singing. Adults participate the whole time while children begin in the service and continue learning in their classrooms. See schedule below for timing:
Who? How long? Which prayers?
K & 1st Grade 20 minutes Pesukei d’Zimra
2nd/3rd/4th Grade 40 minutes Pesukei d’Zimra & Shacharit
5th/6th Grade 60 minutes Pesukei d’Zimra, Shacharit & Torah Reading
Adults 60 minutes Pesukei d’Zimra, Shacharit & Torah Reading + Optional Torah Study
How do I participate?
Most importantly, attend with an open spirit ready to learn and sing along. Ready to take the next step? We’re looking for Torah readers to chant 3 verses. Rabbi Zelony will provide an MP3 to help you practice as well as in person assistance if needed.
We look forward to praying with you!