Thank you to everyone for making our first picnic a wonderful success. We had sunshine, good friends, good food, and good music! We will definitely do this again next year.

Planning has begun for High Holidays. We will hold services in Medaille Hall in the Formal Lounge, the same building as last year. Check the calendar tab to see dates and times. No tickets are needed, donations are accepted. Please click the donations tab for details.

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posted Sep 26, 2013, 8:01 AM by Ohel Avraham

Our deepest thanks go to everyone who helped with planning and executing High Holiday services this year. We could not have done it without you. We had help with transporting the Torah across campus, transporting books, setting up the room, food (organizing, bringing, cooking, sharing and cleaning), Torah readings, haftarha readings, honors, clean up, drashes, greeting, shofar blasting and much more. It was beautiful to see our community pull together its many talents to make this year's holidays such a success.

May you have a healthy and happy new year full of simchas.

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posted Jun 24, 2013, 12:05 PM by Ohel Avraham

Please join us for our first annual picnic!! Come to the pavilion behind the JCC next to the canal on Sunday July 28th from noon til 4pm. Bring a dairy dish to pass, enjoy the live music of Ben's Basement with our own Cantor Sam. Bring the family and friends and relax with us rain or shine.

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posted Jun 24, 2013, 12:03 PM by Ohel Avraham

Sunday Classes Schedule Change: Please note that our regular Hebrew and Torah classes will not be held on 6/30, 7/7 or 7/14. Classes will resume on 7/21.

Survey Results and meeting minutes

posted May 22, 2013, 1:30 PM by Ohel Avraham

Please click HERE to visit our website

We received 30 responses from our first community survey. Thank you to everyone who participated! Here is a summary of the results:
In general people like the schedule of two Friday and two Saturday services per month
People want to add a service on the 5th Friday of the month
People are interested in Torah Study in a different time/format
There is a desire to continue to do programs with Naz students and faculty
Members like when there is a drash or sermon
Most participants will be coming again to High Holiday Services
Members would like some type of kids or teen programming
Many people would like to participate in a charity project
Some people are interested in a Shiva Chevrah group, but they don't know how to do it

There were also some lovely supportive comments about Ohel and the community. The experience left us pleased with the input and eager to act on some of the results. As a result of the information and suggestions, we are establishing five committees
1-Kids/teens programs (3)
2-Tzedakah Projects (1)
3-Shiva Chevrah (3)
4-Torah Study (3)
5-Shabbaton/retreat (this committee is already full)

We still have several seats on 4 of the 5 committees. The number of members is listed next to the name. Please feel free to email Shelli at: to join a committee or to share thoughts or offer help in any way.

Additional Topics:
We will be adding some speakers with study sessions after Saturday morning services from time to time after the High Holidays.

To send donations to Ohel, please visit the website : HERE . Click on the donations tab to the left for information about using paypal or sending a check. A thank-you card will be mailed to all of our generous donors.

We will be planning a retreat over a Shabbat (Friday evening through Saturday night) with song, study, food, and fun. Keep a look out on the website and for emails.

Our next board meeting will be June 23rd at 4pm at Crossroads coffee house

Our Community Picnic will be July 28th at the JCC pavilion-more details to come!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the survey and the meeting and to all of you who were with us in spirit!

Learn to Leyn Torah

posted Jun 4, 2012, 9:45 AM by Ohel Avraham   [ updated Jun 4, 2012, 9:45 AM ]

We have a new group started for anyone who wants to learn to leyn (read from the Torah in the original). Reading Torah for services is a wonderful mitzvah and a personal accomplishment. The Torah is written in Hebrew calligraphy without vowels or punctuation, or musical notation (trope). Join our Sunday afternoon 1-2pm class and learn how to chant this ancient wonderful text.

Lessons are individualized so all levels are welcome, whether you want to learn or improve existing skills.

We invite you to learn to leyn and join our growing group of Torah readers.

Class meets at Golisano Academic Center on Naz campus in room 151 Sundays 1-2pm (except holidays)

Room Change for April 20th

posted Apr 19, 2012, 4:05 PM by Ohel Avraham

On Friday evening April 20th we will meet in room 122. Go in the center entrance of the Golisano Building, go right, go to the end of the hall and make a left.
See you there, 6pm.


posted Mar 30, 2012, 12:44 PM by Ohel Avraham

Please find information about transliterated prayer books on the 'Resources Center' tab to the left. You will find one for Friday nights and one for Shabbat mornings.

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posted Mar 28, 2012, 8:29 PM by Ohel Avraham

Friday Night Services March 30th will be in room 325 at Golisano Academic Center from 6pm to 7pm

Family Learning it's all about you!

posted Mar 18, 2012, 3:34 PM by Ohel Avraham

Please look at our family learning page we want your input and thoughts!  family learning is not just for kids and parents.  It is for all those interested in learning.

Check It Out!

posted Mar 18, 2012, 3:30 PM by Ohel Avraham

Check out our new feedback page we are always interested in finding out what you think...  Fell free to share your thoughts.  We are always interested!

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