Events

Omer Trek: Love is the Antidote

The 49 day period from Passover to Shavuot is called the Omer and it is a special time when the Jewish people prepare for receiving the Torah at Sinai. Join us for some or all of our 7-week trek through Torah! Click here to learn more and click here to register.

May 30, 6:30-8:00pm, hybrid
Love is the Antidote

As Jews and as human beings, this last year has caused our hearts to break countless times. Our world is broken. To wake up each day and face our difficulties we must be strong and have courage. The greatest source of power to face adversity is to surround ourselves with love. We’ll study and reflect on some of the great texts and prayers from our tradition.

June 2, 5:00-6:30pm in person only
Concert with Kol Shirah – Music of Laughter and Mirth

June 6, 6:30-8:00pm, in person only
Turning Pain into Music: Israel Since October 7th

Psalms for the Psoul

More information forthcoming.

Summer Book Study: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Join Rabbi Holzman for this three-session Summer Book Study of Yossi Klein Halevi’s Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. Registration coming soon. Be sure to purchase the edition with responses from Palestinian voices, as we’ll study these as well.

July 25, August 13, and September 12

6:30-8:00pm

Hybrid

Summer Book Study: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Join Rabbi Holzman for this three-session Summer Book Study of Yossi Klein Halevi’s Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. Registration coming soon. Be sure to purchase the edition with responses from Palestinian voices, as we’ll study these as well.

July 25, August 13, and September 12

6:30-8:00pm

Hybrid

Summer Book Study: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Join Rabbi Holzman for this three-session Summer Book Study of Yossi Klein Halevi’s Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. Registration coming soon. Be sure to purchase the edition with responses from Palestinian voices, as we’ll study these as well.

July 25, August 13, and September 12

6:30-8:00pm

Hybrid

Women at War: Devorah & Delilah

Study two provocative and powerful stories of biblical women with agency and power.

Hops-dalah Drinking & Drashing for the Omer

Join us for Havdalah, counting the Omer, and short study on the connection between the harvest, Omer, and beer. Schmoozing to follow!

Women at War: Devorah & Delilah

Study two provocative and powerful stories of biblical women with agency and power.

Omer Trek: Turning Pain into Music: Israel Since October 7th

The 49 day period from Passover to Shavuot is called the Omer and it is a special time when the Jewish people prepare for receiving the Torah at Sinai. Join us for some or all of our 7-week trek through Torah! Click here to learn more and click here to register.

June 6, 6:30-8:00pm, in person only

Turning Pain into Music: Israel Since October 7th

The arts are often filled with expressions of the creator’s pain and trauma. For the State of Israel, music has always been an expression of the emotional state of the country. In these months since October 7th, there has been a huge wave of creativity in music especially, to bring voice to trauma, rage, sadness, healing and wholeness.  This session will explore this most recent creative transformation in Israeli popular music.

Democracy, Israel, and Zionism

Democracy, Israel, and Zionism

Taught by: Rabbi Holzman
Tuesdays, October 24, November 28, December 19, January 9, March 19, April 16
6:30-8:00pm, in person, online by request

Zionism is the idea that Jews must have a state in our
ancestral homeland. That simple statement has been
controversial since its inception. For many of us, liberal
democracy reflects core tenets of our Judaism, meaning
that the Jewish state must be a democratic state, and
the recent street protests in Israel over the proposed
judicial overhaul reflect the difficulty of applying all
these ideas. Over the past seven years, NVHC has been
experimenting at the intersection of Judaism and
democracy and this year we will turn our focus to how
this intersection affects our Zionism and support for the
State of Israel. This class requires no prior knowledge
and will be conducted in person with a hybrid option.

Registration is required – click here to register!