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Rosh Hashanah Erev / Shofar Service with Kolaynu

Sunday, October 02, 2016
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Event Type:
Chai Bryce
Location Details:
Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Avenue (at Broadway)
Santa Cruz CA 95062

Kolaynu: The Progressive Jewish Voice of Santa Cruz, invites community, friends, and loved ones to join us in celebrating the Jewish New Year “Santa-Cruz-Style” -- warm, spiritual, participatory, egalitarian, progressive, creative, joyful and peace-oriented, in song - with cantorial soloist Jonnie Pekelny, guitarist Toku Woo, and shofar blaster Trevor Bryce.

We welcome individuals and families of every configuration and orientation, interfaith, questioning, and friends of Jews.

No tickets necessary. Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated to cover the cost of the facility and printed materials (suggested donations in units of “chai” (18), for “life”, are in keeping with the spirit of the season). No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Come as you are; no need to dress-up (as much as possible, please refrain from wearing fragrances for the comfort of those who may be sensitive). Please feel free to bring flowers, photos and mementos to adorn the mishkan (altar).

Call (831) 475-3313 for more information or KolaynuEvents-owner [at]

For many years, Kolaynu High Holiday observances have been a Creative community option in Santa Cruz.

Kolaynu services are --

Progressive: recreating traditional Jewish ritual so as to more accurately reflect contemporary Jewish values;

Egalitarian: blending new liturgy and feminine voices with traditional prayers and blessings;

Participatory: offering opportunities for all who attend to share in reading aloud and facilitating the service. We sing together.

Both women and men facilitate the holiday celebration. Our co-facilitators are volunteers.

Our service is also Peace-Oriented. Kolaynu has its roots firmly planted in beliefs of working towards social justice, human rights, and peaceful coexistence all around the world. Please join us on these Holy Days and share your thoughts, your spirit, and your energy, as we all face the challenges of making the world a better place in the year ahead.

We sing together in joy and peace. All are welcome!
Added to the calendar on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 8:35PM
by Chai Bryce
by Chai Bryce
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