The Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua

Hebrew Congregation 2021 Program. (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, Miller Bell Tower (if rain, 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). Prepaid tickets required.  Reservations call Laura Arnold (412-401-9016).  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 (if rain, Smith-Wilkes Hall). (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 at TBD) (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.  Miller Parker (if rain, Smith-Wilkes Hall). (stream on FB)

                                      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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