"May the One whose spirit is with us in every righteous deed
be with all who work for the good of humanity,
and bear the burdens of others,
and who give bread to the hungry,
who clothe the naked,
and take the friendless into their homes.
May the work of their hands endure,
And may the seed they sow bring abundant harvest."
(Rabbi Chaim Stern)
This prayer from our Mishkan T'filah siddur reminds us that religion is not only a matter of belief but also of behavior. As one ancient rabbi taught: ayn ha-midrash ha-ikkar, eleh ha ma'aaseh - it's not the abstract act of learning that is the essence, but translating that learning into action.
This Friday night (8:00 pm) is our "M'kor Cares" Shabbat service, during which we will honor the members of the Caring Community and Social Action committees, who do so much to translate these prayers and teachings into tangible acts of helping, kindness, support and compassion. In prayer, music and teaching, our service will reflect the commitments of our community to tzedakah (generous actions), g'milut hasdadim (acts of loving-kindness) and tikkun olam (repair of the world). Bob Bross and Jon Rosen will be adding their musical talent to our service, which will also be webcast.
You are also invited to join the 6:00 pm Shabbat Potluck Dinner and panel discussion with volunteers and recipients of our Caring Community and Social Action Committees' services. To RSVP and coordinate a dish to bring, or for more information contact Judy Stern or call the synagogue office at 856-424-4220.
We hope that, along with honoring the many programs and projects that the Caring Community and Social Action committees accomplish, that even more of us will be inspired to find ways to "translate learning into action." The needs in our community, our society and in the world are demanding, and no one person can "do it all" - click HERE. And for some inspiration from the younger members of the Jewish community about how to make a difference, click HERE.
This Shabbat morning 9:00 am Torah study will be led by Rabbi Frenkel, followed at 10:15 am by Spice Up Your Judaism led by Sarah Rosenson, focusing on "Sharing Our Blessings" using the morning blessings in our prayerbook.
Rabbi Richard Hirsh
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.
The B'nai Mitzvah of
son of Joseph & Holly Jaroslaw
daughter of Jeffrey Beenstock &
Sharyn Sherman Beenstock
The Birth of
Cecilia Fox Padilla
granddaughter of Eileen Fox
The Marriage of
Jill Radwin & Samuel Elias
son of Robert & Eileen Elias
grandson of Donald & Thelma Spivack
The M'kor Or "Spotlight" Shines On...
Cantor Hochman Trivia
How many M'kor Shalom B'nai Mitzvah students has Cantor Hochman trained?
Cantor Hochman has trained 2,400 B'nai Mitzvah students since she began on November 1, 1981.
Whose music did the Cantor sing in the early years?
When she was a teenager, Cantor Hochman would perform in coffee houses, choosing to sing Janis Ian tunes! She says, "I love her songs. They are ingrained in me."
HEAR JANIS IAN PERFORM LIVE!
THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, April 21
Saturday, April 22
Torah Study, led by Rabbi Frenkel (Chapel)
Spice Up Your Judaism, Celebrate Shabbat!
Monday, April 24
Sharing Our Blessings, led by Sarah Rosenson
Shabbat Morning Service (Sanctuary)
Bar Mitzvah of Levi Jaroslaw
Shabbat Afternoon Service (Sanctuary)
Bat Mitzvah of Lauryn Beenstock
Sunday, April 23
11:00 am M'kor Or Planning Committee Meeting (Oneg Room)
Please click on each event name for more information or to register for that event.
Win One-Year FREE Membership!
Raffle Drawing: Wednesday, May 17
, during Annual Congregational Meeting
$36 per raffle ticket. Click here to purchase tickets.
Quizzo ...on Broadway!
Saturday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Treat Yourself to a Little Retail Therapy
Monday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Hebrew High School Open House
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30-9:00 pm
For 7th & 8th Graders. Tell your unaffiliated friends!
Please Call Me Helen: A Story of Hope, Resilience and Rebirth
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 5, 5:30 pm
M'kor Or "Source of Light" Tribute Honoring Cantor Hochman
Sunday, June 4, 5:00 pm
Advance Congregational RSVP by April 24.
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Congregation M'kor Shalom
850 Evesham Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-2890 (fax)