Zoom Shabbats

Monthly Zoom Shabbat @ 7 p.m.
November 20, 2020
December 18, 2020

Tzedek v’Shalom Singing Shabbat

Led by Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan Jack Kessler**

NEW LOCATION: Your Home!

Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan (Cantor) Jack Kessler**  lead our service, which starts at 7:00 p.m.
We hope you’ll join us for a cozy, joyful, friendly, and moving Shabbat — a special mix of old favorites, some new music, and timely, down-to-earth, brief teachings!

Contact 267-291-4456 or tzedekvshalom@gmail.com for log-in information.

marcia-prager-2019

*Marcia Prager is a vibrant Jewish Renewal teacher, storyteller, artist, and therapist. She is Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and rabbi for the P’nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia PA. A brief biography cannot convey to warmth and spirituality she brings to services she leads. Marcia Prager is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia where she received Rabbinic ordination and a Master of Hebrew Letters degree in 1989, and a D.Min honoris causa in 2014.  In 1990, she also received the personal smicha (rabbinic ordination) of  her mentor and teacher, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, with whom she continued to work closely for more than twenty years.  In 2010, Rabbi Marcia was selected by the Forward newspaper as one of the Top Fifty Female Rabbis. Learn more about Rabbi Marcia at http://marciaprager.com/.

jack-kessler-2019

**Jack Kessler has been called a one-man force of nature in Jewish music. (He has also been called the Jewish Sun Ra; and he claims to have been called late for dinner). He sang Jewish liturgical music as a Hazzan (Cantor) for twenty years before he decided that he prefers singing with a band. Jack is musical director, vocalist, and composer-arranger for Klingon Klez, which describes itself as “good old-fashioned, heartwarming, foot-stompin’ fun-for-the-whole family klez/funk fusion from another planet.” He also directs Atzilut, a ten-member ensemble that performs Concerts for Peace, featuring Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together. An excerpt from one review of Azilut proclaims, “Cantor Jack Kessler’s deep, resonant voice, playing against Shaheen’s violin, and the entire ensemble, is amazing! The result is music that gets deeper the longer that you listen, but that is also a relaxing pleasure the first time through.” To hear a range of Jack Kessler’s talents, listen to excerpts at http://atzilutmusic.com/ourmusic.htm.

Posted by: Naomi | November 4, 2020 3:03 pm
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High Holy Days 2020/5781

Tzedek v’Shalom 2020/5781

High Holy Day Schedule

Gabbai Seth Fishman, service leader

This year, we will be splitting our services between TvS and Pnai Or Philadelphia. For health and safety reasons, most High holiday services will be held online over Zoom. Tashlich and Women at the Water will be in person with masks and social distancing.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Evening — Friday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m.
      Tzedek v’Shalom Zoom service led by Gabbai Seth Fishman and TvS musicians
      Virtual community dinner follows at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Mornings — Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20
      Tzedek v’Shalom joins P’nai Or Philadelphia services
      For more information, visit http://pnaior-phila.org/. Preregistration is required.

Tashlich — Sunday, September 20 at 4 p.m.
      We will all wear Covid masks and observe social distancing.
      Call for further details.

Women’s Day at the Water — Saturday, September 26
      Instead of traveling in group cars to the ocean, we will travel safely, locally.
      Call for further details.

Kol Nidre & Evening Service — Sunday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
      Tzedek v’Shalom Zoom service led by Gabbai Seth Fishman and TvS musicians
      Please remember your tallit!

Yom Kippur Morning Services — Monday, September 28
      Tzedek v’Shalom joins P’nai Or Philadelphia services
      For more information, visit http://pnaior-phila.org/. Preregistration is required.

Yom Kippur Yiskor and Neilah Services — Monday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.
      Yizkor: 5:30–6 p.m.
      Neilah/Concluding Service: 6:00–7:30 p.m.: Bring your shofar!
      Virtual community break-the-fast follows services.

For further information and Zoom links,
call 267-291-4456
to leave a message.

Add your voice to ours as we renew ourselves for the new year. Everyone is welcome to our High Holiday services.

Posted by: Naomi | September 14, 2020 6:20 pm
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Zoom Shabbat 8/21/20

Zoom Shabbat @ 7 p.m.
August 21, 2020

Tzedek v’Shalom Singing Shabbat

Led by Gabbai Seth Fishman* and Laura Fishman**

NEW LOCATION: Your Home!

Gabbai Seth Fishman* and Singer Laura Fishman**  lead our service, which starts at 7:00 p.m.
We hope you’ll join us for a cozy, joyful, friendly, and moving Shabbat — a special mix of old favorites, some new music, and timely, down-to-earth, brief teachings!

Contact 267-291-4456 or tzedekvshalom@gmail.com for log-in information.

**Canadian-American soprano Laura Fishman holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Linguistics from McGill University. At the Schulich School of Music, Laura performed the role of Alcina in the Canadian premiere of Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero with Opera McGill. An active international performer, Laura participated in the 2019 Franz-Schubert Insitute in Baden bei Wien, Austria.
Posted by: Naomi | August 17, 2020 4:24 pm
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Zoom Shabbat 7/17

Zoom Shabbat @ 7 p.m.
July 17, 2020

Tzedek v’Shalom Singing Shabbat

Led by Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan Jack Kessler**

NEW LOCATION: Your Home!

Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan (Cantor) Jack Kessler**  lead our service, which starts at 7:00 p.m.
We hope you’ll join us for a cozy, joyful, friendly, and moving Shabbat — a special mix of old favorites, some new music, and timely, down-to-earth, brief teachings!

Contact 267-291-4456 or tzedekvshalom@gmail.com for log-in information.

marcia-prager-2019

*Marcia Prager is a vibrant Jewish Renewal teacher, storyteller, artist, and therapist. She is Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and rabbi for the P’nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia PA. A brief biography cannot convey to warmth and spirituality she brings to services she leads. Marcia Prager is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia where she received Rabbinic ordination and a Master of Hebrew Letters degree in 1989, and a D.Min honoris causa in 2014.  In 1990, she also received the personal smicha (rabbinic ordination) of  her mentor and teacher, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, with whom she continued to work closely for more than twenty years.  In 2010, Rabbi Marcia was selected by the Forward newspaper as one of the Top Fifty Female Rabbis. Learn more about Rabbi Marcia at http://marciaprager.com/.

jack-kessler-2019

**Jack Kessler has been called a one-man force of nature in Jewish music. (He has also been called the Jewish Sun Ra; and he claims to have been called late for dinner). He sang Jewish liturgical music as a Hazzan (Cantor) for twenty years before he decided that he prefers singing with a band. Jack is musical director, vocalist, and composer-arranger for Klingon Klez, which describes itself as “good old-fashioned, heartwarming, foot-stompin’ fun-for-the-whole family klez/funk fusion from another planet.” He also directs Atzilut, a ten-member ensemble that performs Concerts for Peace, featuring Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together. An excerpt from one review of Azilut proclaims, “Cantor Jack Kessler’s deep, resonant voice, playing against Shaheen’s violin, and the entire ensemble, is amazing! The result is music that gets deeper the longer that you listen, but that is also a relaxing pleasure the first time through.” To hear a range of Jack Kessler’s talents, listen to excerpts at http://atzilutmusic.com/ourmusic.htm.

Posted by: Naomi | July 15, 2020 10:05 am
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Zoom Shabbat 6/19

Zoom Shabbat @ 7 p.m.
June 19, 2020

Tzedek v’Shalom Singing Shabbat

Led by Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan Jack Kessler**

NEW LOCATION: Your Home!

Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan (Cantor) Jack Kessler**  lead our service, which starts at 7:00 p.m.
We hope you’ll join us for a cozy, joyful, friendly, and moving Shabbat — a special mix of old favorites, some new music, and timely, down-to-earth, brief teachings!

Contact 267-291-4456 or tzedekvshalom@gmail.com for log-in information.

marcia-prager-2019

*Marcia Prager is a vibrant Jewish Renewal teacher, storyteller, artist, and therapist. She is Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and rabbi for the P’nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia PA. A brief biography cannot convey to warmth and spirituality she brings to services she leads. Marcia Prager is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia where she received Rabbinic ordination and a Master of Hebrew Letters degree in 1989, and a D.Min honoris causa in 2014.  In 1990, she also received the personal smicha (rabbinic ordination) of  her mentor and teacher, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, with whom she continued to work closely for more than twenty years.  In 2010, Rabbi Marcia was selected by the Forward newspaper as one of the Top Fifty Female Rabbis. Learn more about Rabbi Marcia at http://marciaprager.com/.

jack-kessler-2019

**Jack Kessler has been called a one-man force of nature in Jewish music. (He has also been called the Jewish Sun Ra; and he claims to have been called late for dinner). He sang Jewish liturgical music as a Hazzan (Cantor) for twenty years before he decided that he prefers singing with a band. Jack is musical director, vocalist, and composer-arranger for Klingon Klez, which describes itself as “good old-fashioned, heartwarming, foot-stompin’ fun-for-the-whole family klez/funk fusion from another planet.” He also directs Atzilut, a ten-member ensemble that performs Concerts for Peace, featuring Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together. An excerpt from one review of Azilut proclaims, “Cantor Jack Kessler’s deep, resonant voice, playing against Shaheen’s violin, and the entire ensemble, is amazing! The result is music that gets deeper the longer that you listen, but that is also a relaxing pleasure the first time through.” To hear a range of Jack Kessler’s talents, listen to excerpts at http://atzilutmusic.com/ourmusic.htm.

Posted by: Naomi | June 10, 2020 10:57 pm
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Zoom Shabbat @ 7 p.m.

Tzedek v’Shalom Singing Shabbat

Led by Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan Jack Kessler**

At 7:00 p.m. on . . .
   Friday, April 17, 2020
   Friday, May 15, 2020

NEW LOCATION: Your Home!

Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan (Cantor) Jack Kessler**  lead our service, which starts at 6:30. We hope you’ll join us for a cozy, joyful, friendly, and moving Shabbat — a special mix of old favorites, some new music, and timely, down-to-earth, brief teachings!

marcia-prager-2019

*Marcia Prager is a vibrant Jewish Renewal teacher, storyteller, artist, and therapist. She is Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and rabbi for the P’nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia PA. A brief biography cannot convey to warmth and spirituality she brings to services she leads. Marcia Prager is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia where she received Rabbinic ordination and a Master of Hebrew Letters degree in 1989, and a D.Min honoris causa in 2014.  In 1990, she also received the personal smicha (rabbinic ordination) of  her mentor and teacher, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, with whom she continued to work closely for more than twenty years.  In 2010, Rabbi Marcia was selected by the Forward newspaper as one of the Top Fifty Female Rabbis. Learn more about Rabbi Marcia at http://marciaprager.com/.

jack-kessler-2019

**Jack Kessler has been called a one-man force of nature in Jewish music. (He has also been called the Jewish Sun Ra; and he claims to have been called late for dinner). He sang Jewish liturgical music as a Hazzan (Cantor) for twenty years before he decided that he prefers singing with a band. Jack is musical director, vocalist, and composer-arranger for Klingon Klez, which describes itself as “good old-fashioned, heartwarming, foot-stompin’ fun-for-the-whole family klez/funk fusion from another planet.” He also directs Atzilut, a ten-member ensemble that performs Concerts for Peace, featuring Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together. An excerpt from one review of Azilut proclaims, “Cantor Jack Kessler’s deep, resonant voice, playing against Shaheen’s violin, and the entire ensemble, is amazing! The result is music that gets deeper the longer that you listen, but that is also a relaxing pleasure the first time through.” To hear a range of Jack Kessler’s talents, listen to excerpts at http://atzilutmusic.com/ourmusic.htm.

Posted by: Naomi | April 12, 2020 11:46 am
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Hanukkah Celebration 2019!

Members of TVS and Friends celebrated the first night of Hanukkah at the home of Joanne Loewy. Everyone ate lots of latkas, sang beautiful songs, and shared  great stories.

Hanukkah 2019

Here is a link to a video of the festivities IMG_6927

Posted by: Ralph Posmontier | December 25, 2019 11:55 pm
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Shabbat Morning Service

Tzedek v’Shalom

Newtown’s Reconstructionist Havurah,
invites you to join us for a

Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

Shabbat Morning Service
“Sex at the Sheep Shearing Festival Leads to Surprises”
with Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael
Saturday, December 21, 2019

10:00 a.m. Service, followed by a delicious kiddush
at Newtown Friends Meeting House,
219 Court Street, Newtown, PA

Rabbi Rayzel Raphael graduated from Brandeis University and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, is a singer/songwriter of more than 60 new Jewish songs/prayers, including liturgy, and performs in a trio called MiRaJ.
http://www.shechinah.com/about.html

For further information, Contact tzedekvshalom@gmail.com.

Posted by: Naomi | December 17, 2019 9:56 pm
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Winter Musical Shabbats

Tzedek v’Shalom Singing Shabbat

Led by Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan Jack Kessler**

At 6:30 p.m. on . . .
   Friday, January 17, 2020
   Friday, February 21, 2020

NEW LOCATION: Pennswood Village
1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd, in the Barclay House Terrace Room

Newtown, PA

Directions to Barclay Terrace Room

1. Enter at signs for Pennswood Village and Newtown Friends School.
2. Drive straight until road dead-ends.
3. Turn right and you will pass a meadow, a large parking lot, and the Newman building (Dorothy’s)
4. Park at the P2 lot, which is just beyond Newman.
5. The Barclay building is on your right, immediately next to the parking lot.  (Don’t walk too far!) First you’ll pass a long outdoor porch; then see double doors entering the building.
6. Once inside, the room is immediately on your right!
(A diagram of Pennswood Village is located here: PennswoodMaps-2019.)

Come join us for our singing Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv Services, followed by our fabulous Potluck Dinner!

Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan (Cantor) Jack Kessler**  lead our service, which starts at 6:30. We hope you’ll join us for a cozy, joyful, friendly, and moving Shabbat — a special mix of old favorites, some new music, and timely, down-to-earth, brief teachings!

Afterwards we will keep our Shabbat tradition and have a potluck dinner. Please bring a generously sized vegetarian/dairy entrée and drink to share. You may bring an additional dessert if you’d like.

marcia-prager-2019*Marcia Prager is a vibrant Jewish Renewal teacher, storyteller, artist, and therapist. She is Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and rabbi for the P’nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia PA. A brief biography cannot convey to warmth and spirituality she brings to services she leads. Marcia Prager is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia where she received Rabbinic ordination and a Master of Hebrew Letters degree in 1989, and a D.Min honoris causa in 2014.  In 1990, she also received the personal smicha (rabbinic ordination) of  her mentor and teacher, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, with whom she continued to work closely for more than twenty years.  In 2010, Rabbi Marcia was selected by the Forward newspaper as one of the Top Fifty Female Rabbis. Learn more about Rabbi Marcia at http://marciaprager.com/.

jack-kessler-2019**Jack Kessler has been called a one-man force of nature in Jewish music. (He has also been called the Jewish Sun Ra; and he claims to have been called late for dinner). He sang Jewish liturgical music as a Hazzan (Cantor) for twenty years before he decided that he prefers singing with a band. Jack is musical director, vocalist, and composer-arranger for Klingon Klez, which describes itself as “good old-fashioned, heartwarming, foot-stompin’ fun-for-the-whole family klez/funk fusion from another planet.” He also directs Atzilut, a ten-member ensemble that performs Concerts for Peace, featuring Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together. An excerpt from one review of Azilut proclaims, “Cantor Jack Kessler’s deep, resonant voice, playing against Shaheen’s violin, and the entire ensemble, is amazing! The result is music that gets deeper the longer that you listen, but that is also a relaxing pleasure the first time through.” To hear a range of Jack Kessler’s talents, listen to excerpts at http://atzilutmusic.com/ourmusic.htm.

 

 

 

Posted by: Naomi | December 3, 2019 6:18 pm
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Musical Shabbat

Tzedek v’Shalom Singing Shabbat

Led by Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan Jack Kessler**

Friday, November 15, 2019
at 6:30 pm

NEW LOCATION: Pennswood Village
1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd, in the Barclay House Terrace Room

Newtown, PA

Directions to Barclay Terrace Room

1. Enter at signs for Pennswood Village and Newtown Friends School.
2. Drive straight until road dead-ends.
3. Turn right and drive until you see a parking lot on your right labeled “Visitor Parking Lot.” Park there.
4. The Barclay building is on your right, immediately next to the parking lot.  (Don’t walk too far!) First you’ll pass a long outdoor porch; then see double doors entering the building.
5. Once inside, the room is immediately on your right!
(A diagram of Pennswood Village is located here: PennswoodMaps-2019.)

Come join us for our singing Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv Service, followed by our fabulous Potluck Dinner!

Rabbi Marcia Prager* and Hazzan Jack Kessler**  lead our service, which starts at 6:30 and will take about an hour. With a special mix of old Tzedek v’Shalom favorites and some new music, this will be joyful, moving Shabbat!

Afterwards we will keep our Shabbat tradition and have a potluck dinner. Please bring a generously sized vegetarian/dairy entrée and drink to share. You may bring an additional dessert if you’d like.

marcia-prager-2019*Marcia Prager is a vibrant Jewish Renewal teacher, storyteller, artist, and therapist. She is Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and rabbi for the P’nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia PA. A brief biography cannot convey to warmth and spirituality she brings to services she leads. Marcia Prager is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia where she received Rabbinic ordination and a Master of Hebrew Letters degree in 1989, and a D.Min honoris causa in 2014.  In 1990, she also received the personal smicha (rabbinic ordination) of  her mentor and teacher, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, with whom she continued to work closely for more than twenty years.  In 2010, Rabbi Marcia was selected by the Forward newspaper as one of the Top Fifty Female Rabbis. Learn more about Rabbi Marcia at http://marciaprager.com/.

jack-kessler-2019**Jack Kessler has been called a one-man force of nature in Jewish music. (He has also been called the Jewish Sun Ra; and he claims to have been called late for dinner). He sang Jewish liturgical music as a Hazzan (Cantor) for twenty years before he decided that he prefers singing with a band. Jack is musical director, vocalist, and composer-arranger for Klingon Klez, which describes itself as “good old-fashioned, heartwarming, foot-stompin’ fun-for-the-whole family klez/funk fusion from another planet.” He also directs Atzilut, a ten-member ensemble that performs Concerts for Peace, featuring Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together. An excerpt from one review of Azilut proclaims, “Cantor Jack Kessler’s deep, resonant voice, playing against Shaheen’s violin, and the entire ensemble, is amazing! The result is music that gets deeper the longer that you listen, but that is also a relaxing pleasure the first time through.” To hear a range of Jack Kessler’s talents, listen to excerpts at http://atzilutmusic.com/ourmusic.htm.

 

 

 

Posted by: Naomi | October 15, 2019 2:58 pm
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