M'KOR MAIL
September 6, 2017
When Israel stood to receive the Torah, the Holy One said to them: "I am prepared to give you My Torah. Present to Me good guarantors that you will observe and study the Torah and I shall give it to you."
They said: "Our ancestors are our guarantors."
The Holy One said: "Your ancestors are not sufficient guarantors. Bring Me good guarantors, and I shall give you the Torah."
They said: "Our prophets are our guarantors."
The Holy One said: "The prophets are not sufficient guarantors. Bring Me good guarantors and I shall give you the Torah."
They said: "Indeed, our children will be our guarantors."
The Holy One said: "Your children are good guarantors. For their sake I give the Torah to you."
 
We are kicking off the school year with a BIG weekend in store! As we welcome back our ECC and Religious School students, we will have our first Shabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat) service of the year this Friday evening. The service begins at 6:30 pm, but feel free to come early for some light refreshments. A special "apples and honey"-themed Oneg will follow. The service will be family-friendly - a worship experience full of songs, special blessings, a story, a short Torah service, and liturgy meaningful for those of all ages. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to join in celebrating Shabbat in true L'dor Va'dor fashion -- across the generations. This Friday evening will also be a Visual T'filah service, where all the songs and prayers will be projected onto a large screen on the bimah.
 
Shabbat morning, Yossi Afek will lead our Torah Study session. Please note, this week Torah Study moves back to its 9:00 am start-time for the rest of the school year. Our Spice Up Your Judaism program begins at 10:30 am Saturday, and will be led by congregant Scott Kushner on the topic of "Exploring Your Personal Judaism." All are welcome!
Religious School (for our 5th and 6th graders) and Junior Congregation also begin this Saturday morning. Our Shabbat morning service begins at 10:30 am in the chapel, led by Rabbi Frenkel, Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg, and Cantor Hochman, and will include the Bar Mitzvah of Andrew Greenberg.
 
And, Sunday morning, we welcome our Kindergarten through 4th graders for their first day of Religious School.
 
I love this time of year as we head into fall and the holiday and back-to-school season!
 
We hope to see you at some point throughout the weekend!
 
L'shalom,
 
Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel
 


If you wish to have a Mi Shebeirach said during our Shabbat services, please let us know by noon each Friday so we can give the names to the rabbis. 
In This Message
WE CELEBRATE
The Bar Mitzvah of
Andrew Greenberg
son of John & Bonnie Greenberg
 
The Birth of
Ella Joy Gadarian
  granddaughter of Gary & Robin Kushner
 
The Anniversary Blessing of
Paul & Carol Weller 
 
WE REMEMBER
Roy Lerman
father of Michael Lerman         

THE WEEK AHEAD

Friday, September 8
Please join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm. Our Family Shabbat service will celebrate the season with teachings and songs followed, of course, by an ice cream Oneg with lots of apple & honey treats.  

Saturday, September 9    
8:45-11:15 am First Saturday of Religious School
9:00 am Torah Study (Boardroom)  
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel)
Bar Mitzvah of Andrew Greenberg 
10:30 am Spice Up Your Judaism (Boardroom)
Exploring Your Personal Judaism, led by Scott Kushner 
 
Sunday, September 10
9:00-11:15 am First Sunday of Religious School
10:00 am Scholar-in-Residence Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
Do you sing, entertain and relish the chance to perform? Come to our rehearsal and you'll be in the show: ages 16+. For more information and directions, contact Alan Schorr or call the synagogue office at 856-424-4220.
 
Monday, September 11
7:00 pm Education & Youth Committee Meeting (Chapel)
7:30 pm Communications Committee Meeting (Oneg Room)
7:30 pm Membership Committee Meeting (Boardroom) 
 
Tuesday, September 12
4:10-6:00 pm First Tuesday of Religious School
7:30-9:00 pm First Tuesday of Hebrew High School 
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Chapel)
7:30 pm House Committee Meeting (Bride's Room)

Wednesday, September 13
10:30 am
The Many Faces of God led by Yossi Afek (Chapel)
4:10-6:00 pm First Wednesday of Religious School
7:30 pm Ritual Committee Meeting (Boardroom)   
 
Friday, September 15     
8:00 pm Erev Shabbat Service (Sanctuary; webcast)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Please click on each event name for more information or to register for that event.
 
Membership Renewal & Religious School Registration Forms are Due
The start of Religious School and the High Holy Days are here. Kindly return your completed forms with payment. Any questions, please contact the synagogue office.

HIGH HOLY DAYS 
High Holy Day information and tickets will be mailed soon. Please refer to your tickets and The Source for service times.  
 
Saturday, September 16, 8:30 pm

Tashlich Service
Thursday, September 21, 3:00 pm
(at Croft Farm)

Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am

High Holy Day Food Drive & Operation Yellow Ribbon Collection
Saturday, September 30
(at all Yom Kippur services) 

Yom Kippur Study Session
Saturday, September 30, 2:30 pm

Saturday, September 30, following N'eelah (approximately 6:30 pm) 

Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 pm (sponsored by Family Programming)

Monday, October 9, 6:30 pm (sponsored by Achim,The Men's Group)

Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 pm (sponsored by Tot Programming)

Saturday, October 28, 8:00 pm
This groundbreaking a cappella vocal band and internet phenomenon brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the M'kor Shalom stage. Various Ticket Levels Available Now, including options for reserved seating and band Meet & Greet!

Tuesday, November 14, 2:30-9:30 pm
Early Bird Vendor Registration Deadline: September 30
This year, join us for a special weekday shopping extravaganza! Looking to share your wares or know someone else who might be interested? Click here for Vendor information.
For late-breaking news, please visit our website at www.mkorshalom.org.

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Michelle Bross
Executive Director
Congregation M'kor Shalom
850 Evesham Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-4220
(856) 424-2890 (fax)
ExecutiveDirector@mkorshalom.org