• Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Nava Tehila Chanukah Concert at Woodstock Jewish Conregration

    Come celebrate Chanukah and be inspired by these cutting-edge musicians from Jerusalem in a special free Chanukah concert with our friends at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation!

    Gifted Israeli musicians Daphna Rosenberg and Yoel Sykes play original and traditional Jewish music that energizes and excites their audiences. The ensemble grew out of the shared experience of leading musical prayers at Nava Tehila, a thriving Jewish Renewal community in Jerusalem. Over the past several years they have performed in Israel and throughout the world, in concerts, festivals, conferences and private events. They will be joined by Shir Yaakov on percussion!

    Rabbi Jonathan will begin the evening leading us in Chanukah candle lighting — bring your menorahs! — and then in the candlelight, our guests will take us on an inspiring musical journey to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Light refreshments after the concert.

    The evening is free and open to all - your donations are welcome, and help us continue to bring quality programs to the WJC!

    Daphna Rosenberg – Vocals and Guitar

    After traveling the world for many years as a wandering troubadour, Daphna returned to Israel and reconnected to her Jewish roots through music. Daphna composes music to prayers and Israeli poetry and is a main prayer leader in the Nava Tehila Jewish Renewal community in Jerusalem. Daphna has specialized in musically leading Circle of Life ceremonies – such as births, Bar/Bat mitzvas, and weddings. In her music one can hear the influence of folk and rock with a touch of Klezmer. Daphna is active in the area of spiritual care for the ill, in creating heart-to-heart connections between people and in dialogue circles between Israelis and Palestinians. Her compositions to prayers have become popular in communities throughout the world.

    Yoel Sykes – Vocals and Guitar

    Yoel studied flamenco guitar at the Center for Eastern Music in Jerusalem, and at the Carmen de las Cuevas School in Granada. He is a prayer leader at Nava Tehila community. He has composed tens of melodies to prayers, ranging from simple chants to complex musical pieces. Some of these can be heard on the Nava Tehila album Dancing in the Glory, and on the second album that is currently in production. Yoel's music shows the influence of rock and blues, reggae and flamenco, Arabic, Moroccan and African music. He is a master of improvisation and an extraordinary vocal soloist, as well as a talented leader of spiritual prayer circles.

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 9 rsvps
    Woodland Pond in New Paltz, NY

    Kabbalat Shabbat and Veggie Potluck

    6:30 pm Musical and Meditative Services
    8:00 pm Veggie Potluck — bring a vegetarian dish to share — to celebrate Shir Yaakov's father's 85th birthday

    Please sign-up to volunteer (set-up, clean-up) or to bring challah, grape juice, etc.

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 43 rsvps
    Deyo Hall in New Paltz, NY

    Chanukah Celebration

    Celebrate Kol Hai turning three years old and the fifth night of Chanukah. Bring your menorahs and candles — we will light together — and a veggie potluck dish to share.

    Want to bring latkes or volunteer in some other way? Please, sign-up here.

    And we need you to RSVP (below) please. Suggested donation (collected at the door) is $20/person. NOTAFLOF*.


    5 pm Set-up crew arrive
    5:30 Doors open
    6:00 Havdalah and Hanukkah Teachings
    6:20 Candle Lighting and Meditation
    6:30 Songs
    6:45 Food (potluck dinner) and Schmooze
    7:05 Darshan
    7:35 Ask for help with clean-up; games (dreidel), dancing
    9:00 Clean-up

     *No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds.

     Our KOL HAI Chanukah Gathering is the perfect place for our community to give to the greater community in need.  

    Hunger is a very real phenomenon in Ulster County. Please bring a bag of non-perishable groceries to our Chanukah celebration and one of our members will make arrangements to bring our contributions to our local Food Pantries. 

    Food Pantry Suggestions
    Fresh Produce

    • potatoes
    • sweet potatoes
    • winter squash
    • carrots
    • apples
    • celery
    • containers of salad greens 

    Non-perishable Items

    • canned and/or dried beans
    • rice
    • pasta
    • oatmeal
    • canned tuna/salmon
    • tomato sauce
    • peanut or almond butter
    • olive oil
    • nuts


    • Toilet paper
    • laundry detergent
    • toothpaste 
    • shampoo
    • diapers
    • tampons/sanitary napkins
    • cleaning supplies 

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