The Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua

Hebrew Congregation 2022 Program Will be Available by June 1, 2022

Hebrew Congregation 2021 Program was: (Masks and Unvaccinated Attendee Policy below)


Our Kabbalat Shabbat Prayerbook can be downloaded.


Week 1

Friday, July 2- 5:00 p.m. (5-6) Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath”, Rabbi Rob Morais, Jesse Thorpe, cantorial soloist. Smith-Wilkes Hall Stream

Saturday, July 3 - 9:30 a.m. (9:30-11:30) Hebrew Congregation Sabbath Service, Rabbi Rob Morais, Jesse Thorpe, cantorial soloist.  Kiddush lunch to follow. Hurlbut Sanctuary. 


Week 2

Tuesday, July 6 - 2:30 p.m. (2:30-3:30) Hebrew Congregation Conversations & Refreshments, Everett Jewish Life Center Porch

Friday, July 9 - 5 p.m. (5-6) Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath”, Rabbi Sam Stahl, Susan Goldberg Schwartz, cantorial soloist. Miller Park  Stream on FB

Saturday, July 10 - 9:30 a.m. (9:30-11:30) Hebrew Congregation Sabbath Service, Rabbi Sam Stahl, John Myers, Soloist, Bruce Gingrich Organist, and Choir Quartet from Temple Anshe Hesed, Erie, Hurlbut Sanctuary. (stream on FB)

 

Week 3

Sunday, July 11 - 7p.m. (7-8:15) Hebrew Congregation Shirley Lazarus Sunday Speakers Series, Joe Gerace, Director of Police and Security, Chautauqua Institution, “Full Circle”, Smith-Wilkes Hall

Monday, July 12 – 3:00 p.m. (3-4) Meet and Greet Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Chautauqua Guest Chaplain – Week 3. In conjunction with the Everett Jewish Life Center. Everett Jewish Life Center, 36 Massey


Tuesday, July 14- 2:30 P.M. (2:30-3:30) Hebrew Congregation Conversations & Refreshments, Everett Jewish Life Center Porch

Friday, July 16 - 5 p.m. (5-6) Hebrew Congregation Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath”, Rabbi Joshua Caruso, Cantor Laurel Berman.  Smith Wilkes Hall. Stream on FB

Friday, July 16 - 6:15 p.m. (6:15-7:30) Shabbat Dinner, (Sponsored by Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua). Prepaid tickets required.   Heirloom Restaurant, Athenaeum Hotel

Saturday, July 17 - 9:30 a.m. (9:30-11:30) Hebrew Congregation Sabbath Service, Rabbi Joshua Caruso, Cantor Laura Berman.  Kiddush lunch to follow. Hurlbut Sanctuary. Stream on FB


Week 4

Sunday, July 18  – 4 p.m. (4-4:45) Hebrew Congregation Tisha B’Av Observance, Porch of Everett Jewish Life Center, led by Cantor Laura Berman.

Sunday, July 18 -7 p.m. (7-8:15) Hebrew Congregation Shirley Lazarus Sunday Speakers Series, Arthur and Betty Salz, authors of Shalom Chautauqua, “Shalom Chautauqua: The Hebrew Congregation and the Jewish Presence”  Smith-Wilkes Hall

Tuesday, July 20- 2:30 p.m. (2:30-3:30) Hebrew Congregation Conversations & Refreshments, Everett Jewish Life Center Porch

Friday, July 23- 5 p.m. (5-6) Hebrew Congregation Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath”  Rabbi Cookie Olshein.  Miller Park (if rain, Smith-Wilkes Hall) Stream on FB

Saturday, July 24- 9:30 a.m. (9:30-11:30) Sabbath Service, Rabbi Cookie Olshein, Susan Goldberg Schwartz, soloist.  Kiddush lunch to follow. Hurlbut Sanctuary. (stream on FB)

 

Week 5


Tuesday, July 27- 2:30 p.m. (2:30-3:30) Hebrew Congregation Conversations & Refreshments, Everett Jewish Life Center Porch

Friday, July 30 - 5 p.m. (5-6) Hebrew Congregation Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath” Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Congregation Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA;  Susan Goldberg Schwartz, cantorial soloist.  Miller Park (if rain, Smith-Wilkes Hall) (stream on FB)

Saturday, July 31 - 9:30 p.m. (9:30-11-30) Hebrew Congregation Sabbath Service, Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Congregation Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, Pa;  Susan Goldberg Schwartz, cantorial soloist.  Kiddush lunch to follow. Hurlbut Sanctuary (stream on FB)



Week 6

Sunday, August 1- 7 p.m. (7-8:15) Hebrew Congregation Shirley Lazarus Sunday Speakers Series.  Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County NY Commissioner of Health; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine, State University of NY at Buffalo, “Global Pandemic, Local Response”, Smith-Wilkes Hall

Tuesday, August 3- 2:30 p.m. (2:30-3:30) Hebrew Congregation Conversations & Refreshments  Everett Jewish Life Center Porch

Friday, August 6- 5 p.m. (5-6) Hebrew Congregation Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath” Rabbis Ron and Barbara Symons; Dr. Andrew Symons, cantorial soloist.  Miller Park (if rain, Smith-Wilkes Hall). (Stream on FB)

Saturday, August 7- 9:30 a.m. (9:30-11:30) Hebrew Congregation Interfaith Outreach Sabbath Service, Rabbis Ron and Barbara Symons; Dr. Andrew Symons, cantorial soloist.  Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Maureen Rovegno, Rev. Carmen Perry, readers.  Service includes explanation of prayers.  Kiddush lunch to follow. Hurlbut Sanctuary. (stream on FB)


 
Week 7

Sunday, August 8- 7 p.m. (7-8:15) Hebrew Congregation Shirley Lazarus Sunday Speakers Series:  Erroll Davis, President of the African-American House, Chautauqua Institution, “ A Conversation with Erroll Davis, President of the African-American Heritage House”. Smith-Wilkes Hall.

Tuesday, August 10- 2:30 p.m. (2:30-3:30) Hebrew Congregation Conversations & Refreshments, Everett Jewish Life Center Porch

Friday, August 13 - 5 p.m. (5-6) Hebrew Congregation Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath”, Rabbi Frank Muller, Smith-Wilkes Hall. (stream on FB)

Friday, August 13 - 6:15 p.m. (6:15-7:30) Shabbat Dinner, (Sponsored by Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua). Heirloom Restaurant, Athenaeum Hotel.


Saturday, August 14 - 9:30 a.m. (9:30-11:30) Hebrew Congregation Sabbath Service, Rabbi Frank Muller, Dr. Andrew Symons, cantorial soloist. Kiddush lunch to follow. Hurlbut Sanctuary (stream on FB)



Week 8

​Sunday, August 15 - 7 p.m. (7-8) Hebrew Congregation Shirley Lazarus Sunday Speakers Series.  David Levy, Professor of Music, Wake Forest University; Program Annotator and Pre-Concert Lecturer for the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, “Rescue, Restoration, Revival: Austrian-Jewish Musicians After 1938 and the Work of Exil-Arte. Smith-Wilkes Hall


Tuesday, August 17- 2:30 p.m. (2:30-3:30) Hebrew Congregation Conversations & Refreshments, Everett Jewish Life Center Porch

Friday, August 20- 5 p.m. (5-6) Hebrew Congregation Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath”, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, Susan Schwartz, cantorial soloist. Miller Park. (stream on FB)

Saturday, August 21- 9:30 a.m. (9:30-11:30) Hebrew Congregation Sabbath, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, Susan Schwartz, cantorial soloist. Kiddush lunch to follow.   Hurlbut Sanctuary.  (stream on FB)


 
Week 9

Sunday, August 22- 5:30 p.m.? (5:30?-8) Hebrew Congregation Celebration Banquet, CANCELLED due to CoVid-19.

Friday, August 27 - 5 p.m. (5-6) Hebrew Congregation Evening Service “Kabbalat Shabbat:  Welcoming the Sabbath”.  Susan Goldberg Schwartz, cantorial soloist.  Smith-Wilkes Hall. (stream on FB)


Saturday, August 28 - 10 a.m. SHORT STORY DISCUSSION: Led by Mark Altschuler. Read the story before attending the session.  Copies of the story available at the Circulation Desk of the Smith Memorial Library.  There is no charge for this event. Marion Lawrance Room of Hurlbut Church.


                                      C O V I D    P R E C A U T I O N S


RELIGIOUS SERVICES – KABBALAT SHABBAT AND SATURDAY MORNING -

AND SUNDAY LAZARUS LECTURES

Vaccinated and accompanied children under 12 – Masks optional – Distancing not necessary Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated – Masks required – 6 feet distancing required


ALL OTHER EVENTS – CONVERSATIONS AND DINNERS

Vaccinated (at least 14 days earlier) and accompanied children under 12 ONLY


See https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

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