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ouie Landerson Wednesday March 7 at 7:30pm - UPAC

Sunday March 18 at 7pm - Bardavon


you & me



plus Mozart, Beethoven and Vassar’s Todd Crow on piano

Saturday March 17 at 2pm - Bardavon

Saturday March 24 at 2pm - Bardavon

BARDAVON - 35 Market St Poughkeepsie • 845.473.2072 UPAC - 601 Broadway Kingston • 845.339.6088


Jewish Renewal A spiritual phenomenon for modern times

“Judaism is a millennia-old sacred conversation that can help us navigate the unprecedented complexity of information and communication in this modern global village,” says Shir Yaakov Feit, founder of Kol Hai, Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal spiritual community. Kol Hai, which means “all life”, supports the journey of the Jewish community through services, lifecycle celebrations, educational experiences, and spiritual practices that are multigenerational, ecological, and embodied. Services include a mixture of meditation, prayer, music, and study. They have always been open to the LGBTQ community, and women are invited to participate in previously male-only rituals. “We need to see the unity and interconnectedness of all life,” Feit says. “It is more urgent than ever that we fix our hearts in service of repairing the world.” The Jewish Renewal movement was started by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a Hasidic refugee who arrived in New York after fleeing Nazi persecution. After living through the transformations of the ’60s in America, including the New Age movement and second-wave feminism, Zalman struggled to find a framework that could reconcile his cherished root tradition with the awakening and equality of the modern era. What emerged was a syncretic, mystical movement of Judaism that was open to everyone. “Reb Zalman took the best of what Judaism has to offer and saw it in global and universalistic light, while never jettisoning specific cultures and traditions,” Feit said. Kol Hai’s music-filled Shabbat and holiday services are held in New Paltz, and are open to all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and faiths. Kol Hai’s annual Second Night Community Passover Seder will be held on March 31 in New Paltz. Reserve your seat online. —Marie Doyon

42 parks. Feel the chill.

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Profile for Chronogram

Chronogram March 2018  

Chronogram March 2018