At Kol Tikvah's core there resides a single idea -- joy. We describe this idea with the Hebrew word simcha. No matter whether we are praying, playing, studying, celebrating or taking action to heal our world, we do it with joy in our hearts. In these moments of simcha, we connect to all that is holy.
What do you get when you take Katy Perry and mix it with Chanukah, rock ‘n roll mixed with the sacred prayer Or Zarua, and barbershop quartet parts mixed with the blessings of Shabbat? The Kol Tikvah Glee Club is a fun and engaging musical group experience, led by Cantor Noa Shaashua, for kids ages 7-13. Our […]
Many of Rabbi Jon’s sermons, stories and articles about and by him are found below. One of his passions is writing and it is reflected in his written work. His sermons are filled with stories that bring life to the points he makes. He writes for both adults and children. To learn more about his philosophies and opinions, read […]