Monday, August 3rd, 2015

KBY NEWS

Tu B’Shevat; The New Year for Trees

Tu B’Shevat; The New Year for Trees

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar – celebrated this year on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – is the day that marks the beginning of a “New Year for Trees.” This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a […]


Teshuva and Hope

Teshuva and Hope

by Beth Frank-Backman Each Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, we prepare for the next. Traditionally, we prepare by a process known as teshuva, or in English repentance. But what exactly are we repenting of? Most of us haven’t murdered anyone nor embezzled our employers nor slandered someone so badly that they wrongly […]


Give a Soldier a Siddur…

Give a Soldier a Siddur…

We are doing something unprecedented and need your help. The Israeli Army has asked one of KBY’s associate congregations to expand a newly created Kabbalat Shabbat program for the Israel Defense Forces officer training school. For progressive Judaism in Israel this opportunity is revolutionary. Between 12-15 times a year, IDF officer courses and divisions, involving 3-4,00 soldiers, will be brought to Tel Aviv to experience a progressive Shabbat service, complete with a new progressive prayer book. We want to give this prayer book as a gift to every soldier. Click here to contribute… to the Soldiers Siddur project. Read this post to learn more.


KBY Releases Nishmat Shabbat (The Soul of Shabbat) CD

KBY Releases Nishmat Shabbat (The Soul of Shabbat) CD

KBY announces its latest CD, Nishmat Shabbat, The Soul of Shabbat The project is a joint effort by KBY, Beit Knesset Moreshet Yisrael and Ahuva Batz. The CD selections are prayers and psalms sung during Shabbat morning services at Moreshet Yisrael, Jerusalem’s flagship Conservative synagogue. Experience the warmth of the music, recall Israel and Jerusalem, and perhaps remember a Shabbat service in Jerusalem. Click here to visit the Nishmat Shabbat (The Soul of Shabbat) album page.


KBY Writes Torah Scroll

KBY Writes Torah Scroll

This past year KBY commissioned and completed the writing of a Torah Scroll based upon a gift from a donor.  KBY granted the scroll to the  the Conservative Congregation in Zichron Ya’akov last Simhat Torah.  This of course was as close as we may come to the “giving of the Torah”, clearly a highlight of the year.  The Torah […]