KOL HALEV SHABBATON

EXPLORING THE OMER: INTEGRATING FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY

EXPLORING THE OMER: INTEGRATING FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY

The theme of the Shabbaton, “Exploring the Omer: Integrating Freedom and Responsibility,” connects with a particular moment in the Jewish sacred calendar: Lag b’Omer, or the 33rd day of the Omer count, which begins at Passover and concludes as we enter the holiday of Shavuot. Lag b’Omer itself falls on Saturday night and Sunday of the Shabbaton weekend.


We will be focusing in part on the somewhat mysterious origins of the day itself. We will also be delving into the practice of counting that is so much a part of this time of year, as well as reflecting on the complex relationship between freedom and responsibility that is signified by this calendrical bridge called the Omer. As we always do, we will, draw upon the talents and insights of our members to help us further our understanding of these intriguing questions. Hopefully, the weather will allow us to have a traditional bon fire.

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The 5773/2013 Kol HaLev Intergenerational Shabbaton

Friday, Apr 26th, 4pm to Sunday, Apr 28th, 1pm

Punderson State Park

For the past fourteen years, it has been a Kol HaLev tradition to hold a biennial community-wide retreat. The retreat provides an opportunity for Kol HaLev members to spend an entire Shabbat together in a fun and beautiful location (Punderson Manor Lodge and State Park, 11755 Kinsman Rd, Newbury, OH 44065), to enhance our connection to one another and to the experience of Shabbat itself.

Saturday Night Bon Fire and Talent Show


In a repeat of a success of our last Shabbaton, the Saturday evening program will be a participatory program where members of all ages can share with the community. We need you! Please sign up to participate on your registration form.

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Registration


Return your registration forms with payment by March 15 to avoid a $XX late fee. Registration ends April 5.


Return to the Kol HaLev office:

2245 Warrensville Center Rd.

Suite 215

University Hts., OH 44118


For questions concerning registration and accommodations, contact Vicki Sussman at vicki.sussman@gmail.com. For questions concerning programming, contact Rabbi Steve at rabbisteve@kolhalev.net.