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March 13, 2017
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DrGranaJewish Ancestry & Women's Cancer 
Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 pm 
Learn more about cancer and genetic screening from   Generosa Grana MD, one of the leaders in Cancer Genetics and Director of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Grana will also discuss the latest options and evaluations available at this important Women's Connection program. $5 per person. Open to the community. Click here for more information or to register

UnpluggedM'korstock Unplugged 
Friday, March 24 
Immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat service 
Enjoy dinner (BYOB) & dessert in a relaxed, coffee house setting. Live music from Philly-based folk group, Sarah & the Arrows. No charge. RSVP required by March 17; no walk-ins allowed. Click here for more information or to register.

JukeboxJukebox Sunday Night 2 
Sunday, April 2, 5:45 pm 
Shake, Rattle and... Rolls! A Tribute to Cantor Hochman.
Enjoy dinner, dessert and musical entertainment, with tunes from 1980-2016 performed by in-house talent. $40 per person. For more information, contact Marylee Alperin. Click here to RSVP by March 24

BakeSaleColin's Cadets Bake Sale 
Monday, April 3, 9:15 am - 3:15 pm 
Tuesday, April 4, 9:15 am - 9:00 pm 
Wednesday, April 5, 9:15 am - 6:00 pm 
Thursday, April 6, 9:15 am - 3:15 pm 
Friday, April 7, 9:15 am - 3:15 pm 
Just $1 each, fresh baked goods will be on sale in the school lobby. Funds raised help support medical care for 4-year-old Colin, M'kor Shalom member & ECC student who lives with cystic fibrosis.

QuizzoQuizzo Night 
Saturday, April 29, 7:00 pm 
Details coming soon on our fourth annual team trivia night! 
ChrainGang Chrain Gang  
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 3, 4 & 5, 6:30-9:00 pm 
Participate in this horseradish-making M'kor Shalom tradition of more than 25 years. Parents and children (aged 12+) are welcome - and needed! Earn mitzvah credits!
RSVP to Jeff Fields. Sponsored by Achim (The Men's Group).

Passover Shuk 
Tuesday, April 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 5, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm
Friday, April 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, April 9, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Purchase our Chrain Gang's home-made horseradish, kosher wines and gift shop items in time for the Passover holiday.

Passover: First Seder  Monday, April 10 

Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for our Shabbat service schedule.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
March 24 - We celebrate March birthdays. M'korstock Unplugged immediately follows. 
March 31
April 14
April 28 - Shabbat Chavurah; We celebrate April birthdays.
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (Sanctuary; webcast) 
March 17 - Our Choir joins us.
April 7 - Confirmation Israel Trip send-off
April 21 - M'kor Cares Shabbat; We honor our Caring Community volunteers. Potluck Dinner at 6:00 pm prior to the service (stay tuned for details). 
TorahStudyTorah Study, 9:00 am (Chapel) 
March 18 & 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 
Come 15 minutes early for schmoozing and light refreshments before Torah Study begins on the hour. All are welcome to join the conversation; no RSVP or previous experience necessary.

Tot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Friday, March 17 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Enjoy dinner for just $10 per family. Our Tot service is always free and open to the community. You can attend the service even if you do not attend the family dinner. Click here to register .

SpiceUpSpice Up Your Judaism, Celebrate Shabbat! 
Saturdays, 10:00 am 
This meaningful programming is designed to enrich your Shabbat experience. Every session stands on its own, and newcomers are always welcome.  
The 10 Commitments
March 18
Led by Carl Viniar
An ongoing conversation about the power of kindness and generosity and about God as the possibility of the transformation of the world. We explore the Ten Commitments, which are personal expressions of the Ten Commandments in our daily lives

Abraham and Isaac, Kierkegaard and Kant
March 25
Led by Sarah Rosenson
Soren Kierkegaard wrote an entire book about the Binding of Isaac, entitled Fear and Trembling. Immanuel Kant took a very different view of this Biblical passage. Come discuss the commentary of these two giants of Western philosophy.

Exploring Your Personal Judaism
April 1 & 8
Led by Scott Kushner
An ongoing conversation that gets people really thinking about their own beliefs on topics such as good and evil, destiny vs. free will, ritual and tradition, the meaning of the word "God" and more of Judaism's Big Questions

An Introduction to Jewish Meditation 
April 15 & 29
Led by Rabbi Hirsh
This will be an introduction to contemplative practice from a Jewish perspective. No prior meditation experience necessary.

The Ritual Committee is currently planning Shabbat programming for the spring. Contact Ellen Krause to let us know topics that interest you and if there are any sessions you would consider leading.
Rockhill Dine to Donate: Rockhill  
Thursday, March 16 - All Day!  
M'kor Shalom will earn 15% of your purchase when you Dine in, Take Out or get Delivery from Rockhill (1800 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ)Mention this fundraiser or show the flyer.  
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With Congregation M'kor Shalom as your designated charity on AmazonSmile, our synagogue will earn a percentage of your eligible purchases. Be sure to start every Amazon shopping experience at and earn money for M'kor Shalom at no cost or hassle to you.   
The Story of Esther: Secular Saga or Sacred Story?
Thursdays, March 23 & 30, 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Hirsh
The story of Esther is associated with the holiday of Purim, but on Purim we barely have time to read the story in detail. In this course, we will look at the story more closely. Click here for more information.

MkorCaresShabbatM'  kor Cares Shabbat - Potluck Dinner & Service  
Friday, April 21 - Dinner at 6:00 pm, Service at 8:00 pm

Join with our Caring Community for an evening o
f fellowship and worship. Enjoy a potluck supper followed by our Erev Shabbat Service. M'kor Cares volunteers will be honored.

Our Caring Community volunteers are here to help congregants in need of support.
Volunteers provide: Transportation, Meals on a short-term basis, Shopping, Telephone reassurance, Friendly visits, Shiva set-up assistance
If you or someone in your family is confined to home because of illness or injury, M'kor Shalom's Caring Community volunteers are here to help. Please contact Jane Bloom or the synagogue office, so our volunteers can respond to your needs.

Colin's Cadets Bake Sale 
April 3-7
Fresh baked goods for just $1 each. Click here for sale hours and information.

Yoga Class + Onzie Sale 
Thursday, April 6, 5:15 pm 
Click here for more information or to register

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.

TotShabbatTot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Friday, March 17 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm 
Enjoy dinner for just $10 per family. Our service is always free and open to the community. You can attend the service even if you do not attend the family dinner. Click here to register .

ShakeBakeTot Shake & Bake 
Sunday, March 26, 10:30 am 
Come SHAKE with the trainers from INSPIRINGBODIES and BAKE with the pros from Classic Cake! Advance registration is $15 per family by March 14; $18 after. Click here for more information or to register.

Colin's Cadets Bake Sale 
April 3-7
Fresh baked goods for just $1 each. Click here for sale hours and information.

YogaOnzieYoga Class + Onzie Sale 
Thursday, April 6, 5:15 pm 
Join us for a family Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Pizza & drinks will be served. A Bake Sale will be held to raise funds for Colin's Cadets. Onzie yoga gear will be available for purchase. 10% of sales will be donated to M'kor Shalom's ECC & Religious School and an additional 10% will be donated to Colin's Cadets. $15 per family ($18 after March 31). Click here for more information or to register.

Spring Break Magic Show 
Friday, April 14, 10:30 am 
Enjoy Passover treats and a magic show courtesy of Skyhigh Entertainment. Advance registration is $12 per family, through April 12. $15 at the door. Click here for more information or to register.

Registration is Now Open!
Click for more information on our 2017 Summer Program.
Click for more information on our 2017-2018 School Year, including Full-Day Kindergarten!
Please contact the ECC Office for additional information. 
AchimLunchAchim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, April 5, 12:00 noon (Cherry Hill)
Join the men of M'kor Shalom for lunch and conversation, this month at Herman's Woodcrest Deli, Woodcrest Shopping Center. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.  

Chrain Gang Horseradish Preparation  
April 3, 4 & 5, 6:30-9:00 pm 
Click here for more information or to RSVP

Jewish Ancestry & Women's Cancer
Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 pm
Click here for more information or to register.

School Breaks - Help Wanted!
Our M'kor Shalom College Connection students are always in search of internship and employment opportunities during their school breaks and over the summer. If you have any opportunities (paid or unpaid) to share with our students, please e-mail the details to David Snyder.

Social Action Cooking
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 pm 
Help prepare food for New Visions Community Services of Camden. All welcome (children 12 and older may participate, but must be accompanied by an adult). You must RSVP. Contact Steve German to sign up. 

FoodJFCS Food Pantry 
Collection: Ongoing
M'kor Shalom is now collecting food items for the JFCS Food Pantry. Place donations in the bins by the main office. For details, please contact
Kim Coffina.

Purim Food Drive
Through March 19 
Help us keep food on the shelves of the JFCS Food Pantry. Please drop of your donations in our lobby. The M'kor Shalom collection will be delivered to JFCS on March 20.  

JFCS Weekly
The Jewish Family & Children's Service recent newsletter highlights services available to our community.

Board of Trustees Meetings
Wednesday, March 15 & April 19, 7:30 pm
All congregants are welcome and encouraged to attend.
WiFi at M'kor Shalom
We improved wireless internet access, with multiple hotspots around the building. Click "mkorguest" and you're connected! 

M'kor Shalom Job Bank
Remember to check our Job Bank for listings. If you know of an opening where you work, please download the form, fill it out and return it to the synagogue office so that the position can be posted online.

M'kor Shalom Help Wanted:

Office Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to assist in the synagogue office on Sunday mornings. Lend your support. Contact Michelle Bross in the synagogue office.

Webcasting Team Volunteers: Help the effort to webcast our services to those who are homebound or cannot come to services in person. No experience needed. Contact Bruce Weinger.

Call for House Committee Members: If you are interested in joining our House Committee which oversees building maintenance and policy regarding use of the facility, please contact Paul Fishbein.

Photo Call! Send us your photos reflecting life at M'kor Shalom, including worship, study, good deeds, social events and more. Selected photos will be featured on the congregation's website, Facebook page and lobby displays. Email photos to

M'kor Shalom Library Volunteers
Volunteers (high school age and above) are wanted to help with book and DVD check-outs and returns. Click here for more information or to volunteer .
M'kor Shalom Happenings On The Web
Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow @MkorShalom on Twitter. Tag us on Instagram! #mkorshalom #mkormoments. Share see your M'kor Shalom moments & photos!

Gift Shop - Always New Items!
Stop in for all your gift-giving needs - Shabbat, holidays, engagements, weddings, new baby, B'nai Mitzvah, Confirmation, graduation and birthdays. Personalized wedding Ketubahs may be ordered. We also carry a large selection of beautiful tallitot.

Library News:
New Books & DVDs Available!
Check out the brand new additions to our extensive collection of Judaic fiction and nonfiction, DVDs, audio books on CDs and children's books - all of which can be borrowed at no cost! Many t hanks to the generosity of those who have donated to the Library Fund this past year. (Overdue books will incur late fees. Please contact Carol Fisher with any questions.)

Gift Cards Available In The Synagogue Office
ShopRite, Acme, Short Hills Deli, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Panera Bread and Starbucks gift cards are always available in the synagogue office during regular office hours. CVS gift cards may be used for prescriptions as well as other items.  Please note: We no longer offer online ordering of gift cards.

Recycle Your Empty Ink Jet and Laser Printer Cartridges! Old cell phones, too!
We have collection bins in both the main office and the school office. Drop off during regular office hours. These materials will be recycled and the congregation will receive a cash rebate. A win-win opportunity!

You can sign up online for any of the events listed above by clicking the registration link. If there is a fee, please pay using your Visa, MasterCard or PayPal account. If you pay by check, you will not be officially registered until your payment is received.

Thank you for using our online registration system, which will save you time and make it easier to sign up for events at M'kor Shalom. We hope you enjoy this new feature, and we also want to hear your feedback. You can send your feedback to