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From the Desk of Rabbi Alter

interfaith service for healing and love

Dear Friends, Due to the disturbing events in Charlottesville I am opening up tomorrow night’s Service to the community as a Service for healing and love. The ministers from the Federated Church and Reverend Ron Thompson from the Westchester Congregational Church will join me and take part

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Kol Colchester, Parshat Re’ch,

Dear Friends, Please hold the date, Friday, August 25th for our first speaker of the year after our  Shabbat Services at 7:30 P.M. , Professor Faye Ringel, Professor Emerita of Humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will speak to us on the topic of Jewish  Superstitions

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Kol Colchester Parshat Ekev, August 10 2017

Upcoming Friday Night Shabbat Service 7:30 P.M. Saturday morning Shabbat Service 9 A.M. Talmud-Tuesday-6:30 P.M. Please send in your Hebrew School registration forms if you haven’t done so. We need help with our Shabbat minyans in these summer months.. We have a yahrzeit Saturday morning, if you

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Kol Colchester, Parshat Vaetchanan August 4 2017

Upcoming Friday Night Service 7:30 P.M. Shabbat morning Saturday Service 9 A.M. Tuesday-Talmud Class 6:30 P.M. Blood Drive-Wednesday August 9th from 1-6 P.M. in memory of Henny Simon Please help support our minyanim,  it is tough  during these summer months. The prophet Isaiah refers to the Jewish

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Kol Colchester Parshat Devarim, July 28 2017

Upcoming Friday Night Shabbat Service at 7:30 P.M. Saturday morning Shabbat Service 9 A.M. Tuesday-Talmud class 6:30 P.M. It is also the start of The Ninth of Av known as Tisha B’av marking the anniversary of the destruction of both our Temples. We will read from the

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Kol Colchester, Parshas Balak, June 14, 2017

Upcoming Friday Night Service tonight 7:30 P.M. Shabbat morning Service-9 A.M. Tuesday-Talmud class 6:30 P.M. Please help support our minyans. The name of the slain Israelite man who was slain with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, leader of a father’s house Simeonites. (Num. 25:14)

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Kol Colchester, Parshat Balak, July 6 2017

Please join us for our Friday Night Service at 7:30 P.M. On Shabbat morning Mr. H. Marty Hirschkowitz will chant his Bar Mitzvah Haftorah beginning at 9 A.M. Please join in wishing Marty a Mazal tov and stay for the kiddush following Services. Tuesday-Talmud 6:30 P.M. Shabbat

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Kol Colchester Parchat Chukat, June 30 2017

Upcoming Friday Night Shabbat Service tonight at 7:30 P.M. Saturday Shabbat morning Service 9 A.M. Enjoy July 4th. Please help us out at our minyanim. L’shalom, Rabbi Ken Alter Parshat Chukat speaks about the Para Aduma, the Red Heifer used in the times of the Holy Temple.

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Kol Colchester, Parshat Korach, June 20 2017

Upcoming Friday Night 7:30 P.M.-Yahrzeits for Henry M.’s daughter and Fran H.’s father Saturday-Shabbat Service 9 A.M. celebrating the 49th anniversary of Rabbi Alter’s Bar Mitzvah-Special kiddush follows Service. Please email me to let me know if you will be attending. Sunday-Annual Meeting of Synagogue 7 P.M.

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Kol Colchester Parshat Shlach, June 14 2017

In Parshat Shlach, Moses sends 12 people to scout out the Land of Israel. They return with the conclusion that there’s no way to win a battle against the indigenous Canaanites. Commentators point out that Moses sent the spies only to answer the question of how to conquer the

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