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Recent Zoom events

Livnot, Lehibanot veLashir - to build, be built and to sing - a look at Israeli popular music through the decades - with Gabi Peretz.  The recording from April 23rd 2023 is here

The Green Team invited Avigail and Noah Morris to talk about The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, based at Kibbutz Ketura.  The recording from April 2nd is here.

Nahum Gordon interviewed author Andrew Levy about his book Song of Songs - Love in the Age of Tyranny

The recording from March 30th 2023 is here

A pre-Pesach shiur with Rabbi Joel - From Chaos to Seder - why Purim must come before Pesach

The recording from March 28th is here


Profiles in Peace - Rabbi Ron Kronish in conversation with Rabbi Joel

A conversation on Zoom from March 26th 2023 - recording is here 

A pre-Purim talk with Rabbi Joel:

Megillat Esther and religious persecution: Resistance and Accommodation.

The recording from Feb 28th 2023 is here

Welcoming Guests - Hachnasat Orchim

We studied this topic with Rabbi Joel on Tuesday evenings in the spring.

The recording of the first session on Feb 14th 2023 is here.

The recording of the second session on Feb 21st 2023 is here.

Our Tuesday evening study series last autumn was on "Exploring the poetry of the central texts of Shabbat prayer".  The series is now ended, but the recordings are here:

November 8th (click here for the study sheet)

November 15th

November 22nd

November 29th

December 6th

“Should someone collapse in shul, would we know what to do? Who do we call? Where is the defibrillator?
We hope you enjoy this recording (Click here for the session) of an informal session led by Benji Rosen, a community member and junior doctor with over two years of A&E experience. The first half hour will be dedicated to basic life support, and the second to scenarios including faints, falls, fits, and choking at the Kiddush. The session is a perfect primer before any practical in-person session, whether you’re an experienced first-aider or beginner.”


One of the series of study sessions on 'Forgiveness' was recorded; 'Fraternal Forgiveness' Part 2, was on Sept 28th 2022 and presented by Nahum Gordon and Rabbi Joel.  Watch the recording of this session here.

One of talks on environmental issues organised by The Green Team was about Ethical Investing - on May 16th in 2022 Amy Clarke and Neil Hill from Tribe Impact Capital spoke and answered our questions on how to invest ethically.  Watch the recording of this session here.

Jay Shofet from SPNI, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel spoke to  Kol Nefesh on March 22nd 2022 on the work being done by SPNI.  Click here to watch the recording of the talk and for for more information on SPNI, including how to join.

Our Tuesday evening series with Rabbi Joel on 'Staying together after Sinai' was recorded:

Click here for the June 28th 2022 recording

Click here for the July 5th 2022 recording

Click here for the July 12th 2022 recording

Click here for the July 19th 2022 recording

Our study series with Rabbi Joel on 'Birkot haShachar: Morning Benedictions for our time' started on December 7th.


Click here for the Dec 7th 2021 recording.

Click here for the Dec 14th 2021 recording

Click here for the Dec 21st 2021 recording

And here for the study materials

Marking Tu B'Shevat, Tom Hill, a lead Adviser for the National Trust’s Trees & Woodland consultancy team, shared his insights from the world of tree and woodland conservation on Jan 13th.  The recording of this Green Team event is here


Environmentalism in Israel - a talk by Sam Daniel from Greenpeace Israel on 7th October 2021, a KNM Green initiative event.  Click here for the recording.


Rescue in Sarajevo  –  a talk from Robert Stone on the Sarajevo Hagaddah and the remarkable story of the Bosnian Imam who saved it from the Nazis.  Click here for the recording (note, the first few minutes are missing).


Leadership at the Podium and the Bimah - conversation with Rebecca Miller, Chazan Jacky Chernett and Susannah Cohen from 11th March 2021.  Click here for the recording.


Frances Oppenheimer gave a talk on Tu B'shvat 2021 titled 'The Portable Religion - from the Land of Israel to Jews Everywhere'.  Click here for the recording.


Professor Jonathan Schorsch presented on 'Jews, Blacks, Race and Slavery in a World Becoming Modern' on Jan 24th, 2021.  Click here for the recording of this presentation. 

Professor Eva Frojmovic talked to KNM about the Polin Museum of Polish Jewry in Warsaw on Dec 3rd, 2020. Click here for the recording of this presentation.

Two talks in our 'Meat, Ethics and Kashrut' series were recorded:

  • What Is Kosher Slaughter? With the Masorti shochet Rabbi Shlomo Zacharow. Click here for the recording (part of the session only).

  • Lab-Grown Meat: Is it Kosher? With Rabbi Dr Ari Zivotofsky, Bar Ilan University and consultant to Israel’s Aleph Farms.  Click here for the recording of this session.

Rabbi Joel's videos


Here are Rabbi Joel's videos and podcasts. They include Divrei Torah recorded for our Kabbalat Shabbat services, various Divrei Torah and study sessions for the Yamim Nora'im 2020, and sessions on Pirkei Avot and Proverbs.

Introductory Session on 'Standing Together at Sinai'

Here is the recording of the first session in this new series (April 26th 2022)

New class on The Bible's Wisdom Literature - The Book of Proverbs:

Feb 17th 2022

Feb 24th 2022

March 3rd 2022

March 10th 2022

March 24th 2022

March 31st 2022

April 7th 2022

Divrei Torah from Rabbi Joel

Dvar Torah on Balak, June 25 2021

Dvar Torah on Korach, June 11 2021

Dvar Torah on Tazria Metsora, April 16 2021

Dvar Torah on Shemini, April 9 2021

Introduction to Ellul (Aug 20th 2020)

The Noachide Laws 1 - This year's study theme (Aug 24th 2020)

The Noachide Laws 2 - Blasphemy (Sept 3rd 2020)

The Noachide Laws 3 - Blasphemy and non-Jews (Sept 7th 2020)

Dvar Torah for Rosh Hashanah 2020

Dvar Torah before Yom Kippur 2020

Dvar Torah for Yom Kippur 2020

Dvar Torah for Sukkot 2020

Dvar Torah for Hoshana Rabba, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah 2020

Pirkei Avot class on Zoom

Chapter 1 - November 19th 2020 

December 3rd 2020 - Structure of the Mishnah 

Chapter 2,  Mishnah 8, part ii

Chapter 2,  Mishnah 8, part iii

Chapter 2,  Mishnah 8, part iv (April 15 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 5 (July 29 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 6

Sept 9th - the Individual and the Collective, orchestra and musician

Chapter 3, Mishnah 7 (Oct 7 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 9 (Oct 14 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 10 (Oct  21 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 11 (Oct 28 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 12 part I (Nov 4 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 12 part II (Nov 11 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 13 (Nov 18 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 14 (Nov 25 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 16 (Dec 16 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 17 (Dec 23, 2021)

Chapter 3, Mishnah 18 (Dec 30, 2021)


The Kol Nefesh Desert Island Discs


Members of Kol Nefesh are interviewed about their life story and their favourite music.  And of course, the book and the  luxury item they plan to take with them to the Desert Island.   Cheryl Sklan interviewed: 

#1 - Chazan Jacky Chernett

#2 - Nahum Gordon

#3 - Dr Georgia Kaufmann

#4 - Michael Shapiro

And Shirley Fenster has interviewed

#5 - David Ostroff

#6 - Meira Ben-Gad

#7 - Danny Kalman

#8 - Cheryl Sklan

#9 - Gabi Peretz

#10 – Zvia Bowman

#11 - Jeremy Kelly

Jay's podcasts


Jay Schlesinger has produced a series of podcasts in which he talks to members of Kol Nefesh about prayer, leading services and the music of the Yamim Nora'im:

Episode 1 - Gilead Limor

Episode 2 - Stephen Griffiths

Episode 3 - Chazan Jacky Chernett

Episode 4 - Rabbi Joel Levy

Episode 5 - Allan Myers

Episode 6 - Liz Preter

Music of the High Holydays


Recordings of some of wonderful prayers we sing during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, sung and recorded by Gilead Limor and by Barbara Borts.  

For more details about each piece of liturgy, including where they can be found in the Machzor, please see our dedicated page for these recordings, here. To go directly to the recording without the explanatory text, click the links below.

Unetana Tokef 

Ki Keshimchah


Ochila La'el

Haben Yakir Li

Kol Haneshamah

Malchuyot section of Rosh Hashanah Musaph

Zichronot section of the Rosh Hashanah Musaph

Shofarot section of the Rosh Hashanah Musaph

Kol Nidrei, sung by Chazan Jacky Chernett at our pre Yom Kippur Zoom 

Ya'aleh Tachanunenu (Kol Nidrei service)

Avinu Malkeinu (Alsace Lorraine melody)

Avinu Malkeinu (USA traditional melody)

Avinu Malkeinu (Janowski melody)

Labrit Habeit

Adonai, Adonai, El Rahum

Shema Koleinu

Mochel Avonot


El Nora Alilah

Akhat Sha'alti from Ps 27

Mima'amakim from Ps 130

Piano B&W
The Kol Nefesh Desert Island Discs
Music of the High Holydays
Ellul Zoom events
Jay's podcasts
Rabbi Joel's videos
Recent Zoom Events
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