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Welcome to the Little Shul by the River!

Kehilat HaNahar is a vibrant, warm and strong community  davening, celebrating and learning together in-person and virtually. 

 

We are an egalitarian, Reconstructionist congregation of about 130 families, welcoming of everyone in our community.

 

For in-person, indoor activities, masking is optional.

 

Many of our activities including services, Torah study and adult learning are also offered via Zoom.

  • Services are in-person, either indoors or outdoors in warmer weather (weather permitting ) and on Zoom. 
  • Torah study (Thursdays) is in-person and on Zoom. For more information, contact Rabbi Diana at rabbidianamller@gmail.com.
  • Bagel U classes (adult education) are mostly via Zoom. For more information, contact Abraham Leibson at abraham.leibson@gmail.com. To view videos of past classes and see what's coming up soon, click HERE.

Introducing our new Rabbi Janine Jankovitz

 We are delighted to share the exciting news that Rabbi Janine Jankovitz will be KHN’s new rabbi beginning July 1st. 

Rabbi Janine brings exceptional strengths to our Little Shul by the River. Of great importance is her proven track record of growing the religious school in her current synagogue. The congregation was impressed with Rabbi Janine’s warmth and intelligence, her ability to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds, and her deep connection to Judaism and Torah. Of equal importance, Rabbi Janine is committed to our tradition of providing a welcoming, diverse, innovative and vibrant Reconstructionist community in New Hope, Lambertville, and beyond.

Rabbi Janine is very much looking forward to meeting everyone who is part of our wonderful shul and reaching out to the broader community. Having served as a rabbinic intern for KHN, she already feels a deep connection to the Little Shul.

Rabbi Janine was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2020. Since then, she has served as the rabbi for Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid in Broomall, PA. She is a graduate of Temple University and worked for over a decade both as a student rabbi and an education director. With her husband Steven and their young daughter Evelyn, she is planning to move to our local area in the near future.

We want to express our heartfelt appreciation to the Rabbinic Search Committee*, including Chair Andy Kaufman; to our beloved Rabbi Diana, who has been so supportive of our efforts; to Jessica Regetta of Gestaltworks, an organizational development team led by KHN member Debra Brosan; and to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College for providing a clear process and the guidance that has brought us to this next step in our journey. 

Shortly, we will share information about a celebration planned for September 22nd to welcome Rabbi Janine.

 * Rabbinic Search Committee: Donna Arons, Sarah Charnock, Steve Fox, Jayne Gershowitz, Scott Kalish, Anita Lerman, Louise Levy, Sharon Meixler, Lew Scheindlin.

 

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Upcoming Events

 

FridayFri, 26 AprApril, 2024

 
 
Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, Apr 26th 7:00p to 9:00pShabbat evening service

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SundaySun, 28 AprApril, 2024

 
 
The Amazing Story of Curt Bloch

Sunday, Apr 28th 11:00a to 12:00pKHN Abraham Leibson will tell us about Curt Bloch, a German Jew who was hidden from the Nazis in a tiny crawl space below the attic rafters of a modest Dutch home. He was sustained by both food and the materials he needed to make 95 single copy editions of a satirical, highly creative magazine series called, The Underwater Cabaret just now drawing attention.

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MondayMon, 13 MayMay, 2024

 
 
Book Discussion -People Love Dead Jews

Monday, May 13th 6:30p to 8:00pDara Horn’s book has a shocking title, but with the rise of Jewish hate, now is the time to understand the past so that we can confront the patterns of antisemitism and biases against Jews. In the discussion we will grapple with: How does Jewish history shape the present moment? How is it exploited for the comfort of the living? Please read or listen to the book before our Zoom discussion

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ThursdayThu, 9 MayMay, 2024

 
 
Arts Beit Midrash

Thursday, May 9th 6:15p to 8:15pSteph is a Creative Facilitator of the Jewish Studio Process and will be teaching it as a spiritual practice, or tool. It brings together text study and creative practice to unearth levels of understanding that aren’t accessible just by thinking through something, and it can be used to explore questions about Jewish texts and wisdom or personal questions about ourselves and our own lives. For a note about the March 2024 session, go to the event page and follow the link.

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ThursdayThu, 20 JunJune, 2024

 
 
Arts Beit Midrash

Thursday, Jun 20th 6:15p to 8:15pSteph is a Creative Facilitator of the Jewish Studio Process and will be teaching it as a spiritual practice, or tool. It brings together text study and creative practice to unearth levels of understanding that aren’t accessible just by thinking through something, and it can be used to explore questions about Jewish texts and wisdom or personal questions about ourselves and our own lives. For a note about the March 2024 session, go to the event page and follow the link.

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Wed, April 24 2024 16 Nisan 5784