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Coming up at Nahalat Shalom

  • Coming November 13-16: Sephardic Traditions 2014 +

    Rabbi Dr. Jordi Gendra-Molina returns by popular demand to continue the celebration of New Mexico’s Sephardic Jews

    A native of Barcelona, Rabbi Gendra holds a PhD in medieval Jewish literature from the Universitat de Girona, as well as a Master's Degree in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 2006). He is rabbi of Congregation B’nei Tikvah Beth Israel (Sewell, NJ).

    He will be joined by Cantor Dr. Neil Manel Frau-Cortez, also of Barcelona, and by a number of New Mexicans with Sephardic heritage for four days of activities in Albuquerque. Join us in the ongoing celebration of the culture and history of New Mexico’s oldest Jewish community! 

    RabbiGendra The Taos program has been cancelled.  All sessions will be held at Congregation Nahalat Shalom.

    Download the flyer with complete schedule of events

    Thursday, November 13,  4:30-6p:
    Presentation on the crypto-Jews for Cheder students and parents

    Friday, November 14, 7-9p:  Sephardic Shabbat Vegetarian Potluck Dinner

    Saturday, November 15, 10a-noon:  Sephardic Shabbat morning service, with Rabbi Jordi Gendra and Cantor Neil Manel Frau-Cortez

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  • BULGARIAN CONCERT & DANCE PARTY featuring Maestros of Traditional Bulgarian Music: BULGARIKA +

    Wednesday, November 5th, 7-10pm

    Opening Acts, 7-7:30 —Bulgarian dance music by Goddess Of Arno & folkdance performance  by Amali Buxbaum -Gordon, Megan Jordan-Culler & Marisa Granados. From 7:30 on -- dance to the fiery, hauntingly expressive music of BULGARIKA!

    Tickets are $15.00-General, 12 and Under FREE     BUY TICKETS ONLINE!  


    Learn more about BULGARIKA:  
    Donka Koleva (vocals)  graduated from the National School for Folk Arts in Shiroka Luka and performed for three years with the Sliven Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances.  She has been a featured soloist on Bulgarian Radio and Television and has participated in numerous singing competitions in Bulgaria and Europe.  Her voice has been featured on numerous recordings, and in 1997 her recording of “Javore” was named “Song of the Year” in the Bulgarian national radio competition.  Donka performs traditional and arranged songs from Thrace across the U.S. with multiple ensembles, including Kabile, Kitka, Planina, and Chubritsa.

    Nikolay Kolev (gadulka)  is considered one of the foremost gadulka players in the world.   After graduating from the prestigious National School

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  • Join or renew your membership! +

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    Download our Membership Form 

    (now the same for new and renewing members)

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  • Dance with us on Simchat Torah! +

    Reservations have closed for our Simchat Torah dinner on Thursday, October 16, at 6 pm. But you can still come for Yizkor and to dance with the Torahs, to the rousing music of the Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band!


    Simchat Torah schedule:

    • 5:30-6pm, Yizkor in the Sanctuary
    • 6pm, Dinner - RSVP requested
    • 6:30pm, Service - Hakafot in the Sanctuary
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Rabbi's Reflections

  • Don’t Freak Yourself Out +

    Rabbi Deborah J. Brin Kol Nidre 5774/2013 As a child I loved to hear stories about the Wise Men of Chelm.  Chelm was an actual shtetl in Poland, that got an unfortunate reputation as being filled with fools who sounded like the wise and learned Read More
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Thu Nov 27 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Explore the Talmud Study Group
Fri Nov 28 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Sun Nov 30 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
NO Klezmer/Rikud Rehearsal
Thu Dec 04 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Cheder & B'nai Mitzvah Classes
Thu Dec 04 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Explore the Talmud Study Group
Fri Dec 05 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Fri Dec 05 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Shabbat con Alavados
Sat Dec 06 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Reconstructionist Minyan