Kol Am of Freehold Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Ten years ago, a group huddled around a kitchen table, contemplating the founding of a Reform Jewish congregation in Freehold Township to address the needs for a more relevant religious experience. This is when Congregation Kol Am of Freehold was born.
Over the years, the congregation has fostered a sense of community by nurturing a literate and socially active community and creating “Jewish memories” for the next generation, through its innovative programs and guidance by Rabbi Brooks Susman.
This week the congregation is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a weekend full of events.
The weekend kicks off with a truly innovative Rock Shabbat service, inspired and created by cantorial soloist Esther Krutzel and choir member Judi Thaw; utilizing the vocal and instrumental talents of the congregation; at the Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School on Friday, June 1st at 7:30 PM. The special Shabbat service is open to the public.
Congregation Kol Am will also be hosting a Saturday night, by invitation only event, featuring New Jersey’s funniest mom, comedienne Robyn Fox, the screening of a retrospective on the temple’s history , as well as various official proclamations.
The Tenth anniversary weekend festivities will conclude with a “Fun in the Park with Kol Am” open house event at Camp Topanemus. The event will feature games, contests, entertainment and barbecue delights as well as various displays depicting the Kol Am “experience” for prospective members. A suggested donation of $5 per person or $18 (“chai”) per family will be appreciated.
To learn more about Congregation Kol Am and its milestone anniversary events, call (732) 792-8000 or visit its web site at www.congregationklolam.org