M'KOR MAIL
January 10, 2018
"I say to you today, my friends, that even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'"   [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
 
Beethoven once said, "Music has the power to change the world." And, every year, when we gather together for our MLK Shabbat Service, we are reminded of just how true that statement is. Music has the power to bring us together, it can unite us, and it can inspire us to join voices and join hands as we move our communities and our world ever closer to the dream Dr. King spoke of so powerfully. If not now, when?

Friday night, we gather hundreds strong to pray, sing, and stand together. At this moment in our history, we must be the change we wish to see in our world by spreading messages of love, peace, and hope.

Our Erev Shabbat service begins at 8:00 pm, but please plan to arrive early. Under the direction of Cantor Hochman, along with Dr. Beverly Collins, Evelyn Thomas and Donavon Soumas, the Unity Choir will lead us as we sing and give glory to God while honoring the legacy and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We look forward to having you, your family and your friends join us for what has become an annual "Not To Be Missed" Shabbat. Get ready to sing, dance and let your spirit soar! In other words, there's just no place to be like M'kor Shalom this Friday night!

Friday evening we will also be collecting apple juice, oatmeal, canned tuna, soup and wacky macaroni & cheese (kosher) for the JFCS Food Pantry. On your way in to this special Shabbat service, we invite you to drop off these food drive items in the bins located outside the Sanctuary.
 
Shabbat morning, Torah Study begins at 9:00 am, this week led by Mark Pinzur. Our Spice Up Your Judaism session will follow at 10:30 am, led by Scott Kushner.
 
And, Sunday afternoon, the Unity Choir will be singing at New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen, NJ, beginning at 3:30 pm.
 
We also have Weekend of Service projects taking place - please check the website for the list of social action opportunities.
 
We all look forward to celebrating this weekend of song and service together!
 
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 Engagement of 
Adam Martin & Laura Reznick 
daughter of Nancy Isaacs
 
WE REMEMBER
Arthur "Bus" Gordon
uncle of Susan Singer
 
Eugene (Gene) Kutner 
grandfather of Rebecca Connolly 
THE WEEK AHEAD
 
Friday, January 12  
Kindly bring apple juice, oatmeal, canned tuna, soup and Wacky Macaroni & Cheese (kosher) to donate for our MLK Weekend of Service project. No glass jars, please.  
 
Saturday, January 13  
9:00 am Torah Study, led by Mark Pinzur (Chapel)
10:30 am Spice Up Your Judaism, led by Scott Kushner (Social Hall)
 
Sunday, January 14  
10:00 am Adult Education Committee Meeting (Boardroom)  
10:00 am Blankets of Hope (Vestibule)  
3:30 am Unity Choir performance (New Hope Baptist Church, Metuchen, NJ)
 
Monday, January 15                   
Schools & Offices Closed - MLK Day
8:30-10:30 am Food Sort (at Food Bank of South Jersey, Pennsauken) 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PB&J Sandwich-Making & More (at M'kor Shalom)   
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm Baking Goodies (at Gift of Life Family House, Philadelphia) 
3:30-5:30 pm Serve Dinner (at Cathedral Kitchen, Camden) 
  
Tuesday, January 16   
10:30 am Pastoral Poetry: Selections from the Book of Psalms led by Rabi Hirsh (Chapel) 
 
Wednesday, January 17   
7:30 pm Board of Trustees Meeting (Oneg Room)
 
Friday, January 19  
5:30 pm Tot Family Dinner (Oneg Room)
6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) 
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.
 
Tuesdays, January 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 am (led by Rabbi Hirsh) 
 
Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Snow date: February 4)
 
Women's Connection Canvas & Cocktails
Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm   
 
Sunday, January 28, 9:30 am - for parents of students grades 3 & 4
Sunday, February 4, 9:30 am - for parents of students grades K, 1 & 2
 
First Thursdays: Documentary - Joachim Prinz "I Shall Not Be Silent"
Thursday, February 1, 7:00 pm 
 
 
Saturday, February 10, 5:30 pm
 
Sunday, February 25, 4:00 pm 
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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