Join Har HaShem Virtually – June 19 – June 26

Join Congregation Har HaShem to pray, study, and socialize! Please see the calendar on our website for descriptions of all of our programs, including Zoom links. Click here to find additional resources for services including online prayer books.

Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat – Friday, June 19 – 3:00 pm

Join Rabbis Sandra Lawson and Isaama Goldstein-Stoll for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service on Zoom to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in 1865 when Union forces freed the slaves in Texas. Registration is free but required. Co-sponsored by Be’chol Lashon and Keshet. Register here.

Friday Evening Shabbat Service – Friday, June 19 – 6:00 pm

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our holy days with awe and with joy…and hope you will join us.

Torah Study – Saturday, June 20 – 9:00 am

Torah is our greatest gift! But it isn’t reserved just for rabbis. It is accessible and inspirational to all. Young and not-so-young, experienced and new-comers, all are welcome to explore the Torah portion of the week with Rabbi Greene and volunteers who will take turns to explore the Truths to help make meaning in our lives.

Shabbat Morning Service – Saturday, June 20 – 10:15 am

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our holy days with awe and with joy…and hope you will join us.

Havdalah – Saturday, June 20 – 8:15 pm

Havdalah marks the transition from sacred to ordinary time. We’ll gather online for this short ceremony, share some reflections and prepare for the week to come.

LGBTQ Life and Struggles in Israel (Israel Religious Action Center) – Sunday, June 21 – 4:00 pm

Please join us for coffee and conversation with Rabbi Noa Sattath, Director of IRAC and former Executive Director of the Jerusalem Open House; Ofer Erez , IRAC’s Director of Public Policy and Outreach, and former Executive Director of the Jerusalem Open House; and Rabbi Donald Goor, IRAC Steering Committee member for an up-to-date conversation about the current status of LGBTQ equality in Israel and how IRAC and progressive Judaism is fighting to make Israel a more just and whole society for all. We will update you on the current status and how we project the new government impacting our struggle for justice. Join us for this important conversation during Pride Month. Register here to receive the password to join the event.

Community as Family with Guest Speaker David Young on How to Stay Safe on our Devices – Monday, June 22 -11:00 am

If you are sixty years old or older, interested in social-emotional support, information about aging issues, and possibly aging alone, Community as Family is for you. We meet monthly to share our experiences and enhance our relationships.  Periodically, we bring a speaker on topics of relevance to our aging population. For more information, please contact Holli Berman ( or Harriet Edelstein (

Repairing the World: The Relationship Between the African-American and Jewish Communities – Monday, June 22- Wednesday, June 24

Join the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center of New York City for a special three-night event  moderated by Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Director Emeritus. Find more information on the sessions and register here.

Weekly Morning Minyan – Wednesday, June 24 – 7:30 am

Make morning prayer part of your daily workout. Start your day with prayer or join with others to say kaddish for a loved one in our new, weekday service. The service will be lay-led.

The Black-Jewish Alliance, Then and Now – Wednesday, June 24 – 11:00 am

Join the American Jewish Archives at the Hebrew Union College  as the AJA, in partnership with The Temple (Atlanta, Ga.), presents “The Black-Jewish Alliance: Then and Now.” This special webinar will bring together four knowledgeable voices to examine the history of the Black-Jewish alliance in America and discuss its relevance to the dramatic events of the current day!

Register here

Kabbalah Reading Group – Wednesday, June 24 – 6:30 pm

The Har HaShem Kabbalah Reading Group reads and discusses Zohar and Rabbi Kaplan’s book “Inner Space”. Our discussion will center on Jewish mysticism generally and as applied in everyday life.

Women of Har HaShem Virtual Teachings for Comfort – Thursday, June 25 – 5:00 pm

We will learn what our liturgy has to teach us about comfort through text study, music and the wisdom of our tradition. Rabbi Ruthie Gelfarb will be leading this session. Holli Berman, Rabbi Bronstein and TBD will be leading future sessions. The sessions will be held on June 25, July 23, August 27 and October 22 from 5:00 until 6:00 PM. RSVP to register.

Friday Evening Shabbat Service – Friday, June 26 – 6:00 pm

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our holy days with awe and with joy…and hope you will join us. Rabbi Bronstein will be leading this service.

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