Shalom from Kol Haskalah

July 2015

Mountains

COME JOIN US!

Open House Spectacular!  
Get Acquainted With Kol Haskalah 
Enjoy Entertainment, Ice Cream, Food and Fun!
Meet Our Teachers
Bring Your Friends!
(Details Below) 
 
  
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Sunday School News
Upcoming Congregational Events
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Call to Action
Happy Birthday
Happy Anniversary
Member Happenings
My Strength
Tributes
Locations



~ SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES ~
 
 Less than one month until the first day of school, and things are heating up. We're still waiting on some enrollment forms, so please try to get those in ASAP. If you need a form, you can download one at  http://kolhaskalah.org/resources/forms/ or email me and I'll send one to you right away:  dsennett@gmail.com.   

We're looking at some special programming for our older students, kids who've already graduated Sunday school, and adults.  We hope to take the mitzvah class and post-mitzvah kids on a camping trip this fall, and to use the post-mitzvah kids in the Sundayschool and in social action projects -- it's a great way for them to put their KH education and their Jewish values to work, and have some fun at the same time! 

So...we're excited about seeing everyone on Aug. 23rd for the first day of school and the congregational open house.  Come, bring prospective members and students, and bring your appetites!

David Sennett
Education Director  

~ UPCOMING  CONGREGATIONAL  EVENT S ~    
 KOL HASKALAH OPEN HOUSE 
Sunday, August 23rd
Murphey Hall
UNC-CH Campus

10:00 -11:00 am
 Coffee/Bagels, Children/Parents Visit Classrooms

11:00-12:00 am
Entertainment

Kim's White Tiger Taekwondo will be performing a fun and exciting taekwondo demonstration and the students from the studio and demo team will be participating in a Kick-a-thon to benefit Shot@Life. This organization educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. Please visit shotatlife.org for more information.

The Kick-a-thon is the mitzvah project and brain child of Sylvia Gordon who has completed Kol Haskalah's Sunday School and Mitzvah Program in May 2015, is a second degree black belt in taekwondo and a member of Kim's White Tiger Championship Taekwondo Demo Team.

She will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah (with her sister Sara Gordon) on November 14, 2015. Pledges are made either per kick or by a flat donation. Please contact Sylvia at snapkicksylvia@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor her.

Please note she has completed a  "test fun" and thinks she will be able to complete 85 kicks in one minute. Come see all the fast high-flying kicks and board breaking performed in the name of tzedakah and tikkun olam!!!!

Ice Cream will be provided to start off a sweet and treaty new Sunday School year!

Look Forward to Seeing You There!

 
KOL HASKALAH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Home of Faye Kalman
The Cedars
Chapel Hill, NC

Due to schedule changes, the  book discussion group will probably meet late August at the home of Faye Kalman at The Cedars. Contact Lynne Kane  (919-960-0983) ( batya.etel@gmail.com) for more specific info.


HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES SCHEDULE

PLEASE JOIN US TO WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR!

Rosh Hashanah Eve
Sunday, September 13th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Main Sanctuary, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Church (ERUUF)
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC

Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre)
Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:00-9:00 pm
ERUUF Main Sanctuary

Adult Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2:00-4:00 pm
ERUUF Small Sanctuary

Niskor
Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:00-6:00 pm
ERUUF Fellowship Hall

Break The Fast Pot Luck
Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:00-8:00 pm
ERUUF Fellowship Hall

If you would like a postcard with dates for upcoming Kol Haskalah holidays celebrations, please respond to www.kolhaskalah.org


KOL HASKALAH COFFEE KLATCH

Sunday, September 27th, 10:00 - 11:30 am
 Student Union
UNC-CH campus

Guess what? We (parents/members/friends) are going to start meeting during Sunday school for coffee and nosh. Come join us as we bond with the community of Kol Haskalah.

     

COMING THIS FALL!!   

KOL HASKALAH FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 13th, 10:00 am
Murphey Hall
UNC-CH Campus
 
Enjoy movies   on Sunday  mornings -- free and open to all!  Each film revolves around a topic of Jewish interest and each has been selected for its entertainment value as well as its validity as a basis for discussion of Jewish themes.  Comedies, dramas, musicals, animation, classics and contemporaries, there's something for everyone. 

While a panel of filmologists (okay, David, with advice from a number of people with brains and taste) has selected some two dozen films from which to pick. Selections will be made by you -- members who volunteer to facilitate one or more sessions.

Each of the films is available free from Netflix (we have an account) and/or the Durham Public library, so facilitating really means just picking a film, turning it on, and sitting back and enjoying the show! Bring your own popcorn! 
  
Beginning on September 13th, (viewed while Sunday school is going on), the festival will continue one Sunday each month until May. 

Who'll pick our first film?  Contact David at dsennett@gmail.com or 804-334-2117 to volunteer for one, or several, dates! 



~ UPCOMING JEWISH  COMMUNITY EVENTS
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CALL TO ACTION 
TIKUN OLAM
  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!    

 

DURHAM URBAN MINISTRIES COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Sunday, August 23rd, 4:15 pm 
 

 

This month, please consider helping Kol Haskalah, along with Judea Reform and Beth El, provide dinners to homeless and hungry people in Durham. We serve over 200 people each month and the number keeps growing. We feed all ages, all backgrounds, all religions.

 

We need donations of 10 tuna casseroles, cookies, 14 large cans of green beans (Costco size),  2 large cans of sweetened iced tea mix, 12 cups of shredded cheese and peanut butter and jelly (there are so many kids now!) and 3 large bottles of Ranch or Italian salad dressing. 

 

You can drop off the food at Judea Reform by Friday, August 21st or take supplies directly to the shelter on Sunday, August 23rd. Please let me know what you can donate so I can coordinate with the other congregations. Contact Francis Presma at  presma@law.duke.edu or 919-451-6207. We would love to have more participation from Kol Haskalah in this mitzvah. 

 

Also, please consider joining the prep crew to prepare and serve meals to help the needy and hungry; it's fun and a minimal time commitment. We begin at 4:15 p.m. and are usually finished by 5:45. Children over 13 (and Pre-Bar and Bat Mitzvah) may use time to participate in making or buying food for these dinners as part of their community service activities. What better way to teach what Humanistic Judaism really means. Contact Frances Presma at presma@law.duke.edu if you would like to sign up.

 

  

Tuna Casserole Recipe

 

2 bags of noodles (any kind)

3 carrots and 3 celery stalks, chopped

2 large cans of cream of mushroom soup (Food Lion has their own brand)

6-7 cans of chunk light tuna, drained

 

Cook noodles, blend all ingredients together, put in disposable tin (one really big or two medium ones). You can deliver anytime to Judea Reform for them to freeze in advance or deliver fresh on Sunday to the Community kitchen. So easy! Prepare when you have
time. 
     

DONATIONS 

 

We continue to collect non-perishable foods for the food banks and old towels/blankets for the animal shelters. We also collect soaps, shampoos, etc. (all those samples that we get and never use) and donate them to the Durham Women's shelter. Please bring to any congregation event. We will deliver for you!   


Renee and Burt Rauch  


   
HAPPY BIRTHDAY           
 



   8/04  Thomas Gordon
   8/11   Eli Zachary
   8/18   Lauren Robbins-Pollack
   8/19   Adrienne Sheitman
   8/30   Gayla Halbrecht



      

 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  

 

 

    8/11   Michele Maynard and David Warshauer
    8/15 Eileen Cowel and David Sennett
    8/18  Michelle and Carlos Sallinas
    8/19  Renee and Burt Rauch
    8/28  Toby and Peter Beckman

 
 
~MEMBER HAPPENINGS ~

I f you have, or know of, member life events that you would like to share with your Kol Haskalah community, let me know at janzelman1@gmail.com
 

~ MY  STRENGTH  IS  IN  ME
 ... AND  IN  YOU ~

       

To all our members: If you or someone in your family could use community support, please contact us at janzelman1@gmail.com to let us know what we can do or If you're in a position to offer some help.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with with Gayla Halbrecht for her continued recovery.
 

 

~TRIBUTES ~

           
Tributes are greetings,  thank yous, or other messages from members to members acknowledging celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries or other events with a donation to Kol Haskalah in that person's name. We ask that a minimum donation be $10 per greeting.

Please send tribute notices and checks, made out to Kol Haskalah, to:
Barbara Flink, Kol Haskalah Treasurer, 10100 Rock Hollow Road, #108, Raleigh, NC 27617
 


 LOCATIONS ~ 


Unless otherwise noted, events occur at
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

  4907 Garrett Road

Durham, NC 

 

    6/10 mile east of 15-501, on the left 

 

Click http://www.eruuf.org/contact-us/directions-and-parking for directions/parking info

 

  Seder and large celebrations are in the Fellowship Hall at the front of the complex  

 

Shabbat celebrations are in Classrooms 4 & 5 at the back of the Care Building, at the rear of the campus.