Category Archives: Holiday Celebrations

Biennial S’lichot Coffeehouse with Bill Cohen and Many Jewish Songwriters/Musicians you also know and love …

On Sunday, September 10th (the 19th of Elul), we began the last full week of the waning year of 5777. As Shabbat ends this week, we will celebrate Havdalah and bring in Leil S’lichot – a Night of Penitent Prayers that … Continue reading

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See you at Sinai …

On Shavuot (beginning, this year, Tuesday evening, May 30th and continuing through Thursday), we celebrate what the rabbis called z’man matan Torateinu ~ the time our Torah was gifted. However, the roots of Shavuot in Torah relate to agriculture, not the … Continue reading

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Lag b’Omer ~ What Is It?

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Lag b’Omer … What is it? This is a question frequently asked, even by Jews, when mentioning the Jewish holiday of Lag b’Omer. To the English speaker, the first word sounds like “log” – the wood you place on a campfire. This auditory cue … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be Free? Responsibility … for the Freedom of Others

This is a crosspost from Faith in Public Life’s 100 Days of Justice (www.justice100.org), an initiative which partners with voices from diverse religious, racial, cultural backgrounds and LGTBQ  communities to widely share resources, stories and calls to action at both the national and … Continue reading

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Bringing Light into Dark Times ~ Ancient Tradition AND Modern Necessity

An extraordinarily bright and hope-filled invitation from Little Minyan Kehilla member Jodi Kushins to participate in this season of light with our brothers, sisters, cousins of multiple faith traditions which bring LIGHT into darkness when daylight becomes sparse in our hemisphere. … Continue reading

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Mo’adim l’Simcha ~ Festival of Joy … Sukkot Bounty and Responsibility

Many of us, even those of us who were raised in Jewish homes, did not grow up with a sukkah in our backyards. There was a sukkah built at the synagogue and we decorated it together, maybe had a festive … Continue reading

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Preparing for and Celebration our Yamim Nora’im 5777 ~ Days of Awe 2016

          Click here to access our full schedule for the Days of Awe 5777                                       The Yamim Nora’im ~ Days of … Continue reading

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Revelation on the Farm ~ Receiving Torah in Community

Sunday, June 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 at Over the Fence Urban Farm Shavuot, one of the three pilgrimage festivals in Torah, has its roots in agriculture, although it is liturgically and, in celebratory customs, linked to the revelation of Torah … Continue reading

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Tikun Leil Shavuot ~ Torah and Tannins

Tikun Leil Shavuot ~ Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ~ Torah and Tannins (Red Wine, Black Tea, Dark Chocolate) On Shavuot, we celebrate what chazal (our rabbinic sages) called Z’man Matan Torateinu, meaning the time when our Torah was … Continue reading

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Let My People Go! The Dark Side of Chocolate

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED … IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RECEIVING INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT WHEN RESCHEDULED, PLEASE CONTACT US AT littleminyan@littleminyan.org During Passover, we retell the biblical story of our liberation from slavery. So central to Judaism is this … Continue reading

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