To help you find what you are looking for, E!Minders is organized by category (see list at left). We welcome your feedback, and will continue to work on making our communications with you as effective as possible.
| SPECIAL EVENTS/SPECIAL PROJECTS
January Membership Special!
Tell your unaffiliated family and friends that they can j
oin M'kor Shalom in January and pay
only 50% dues
for the remainder of the 2017-2018 year. All member benefits apply PLUS free Religious School "catch up " tutoring as needed! For information, contact
or call the
Martin Luther King Weekend:
MLK Erev Shabbat Celebration
Friday, January 12, 8:00 pm
If not now...when?
The Unity Choir brings the community together for our annual MLK celebration. For those unable to attend in person, this service will also be
Weekend of Service
For each of our projects, kindly RSVP to Kim Coffina.
(at M'kor Shalom)
Friday, January 12, 8:00 pm
We are collecting items for the JFCS Food Pantry:
apple juice, oatmeal, canned tuna, soup and
Wacky Macaroni & Cheese (kosher). Kindly drop these items in the bins located outside the Sanctuary.
Food Bank of South Jersey
(1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ)
Monday, January 15, 8:30-10:30 am
Sort and package food. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old.
PB&J Sandwich-making & more
(at M'kor Shalom)
Monday, January 15, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Help us make 800 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for The Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. We will also be making placemats and utensil packages. Family-friendly event; all ages welcome.
Serving Dinner at Cathedral Kitchen
(1514 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105)
Monday, January 15, 3:30-5:30 pm
Set up and serve dinner to Camden residents at the largest emergency food provider in Camden. Space is very limited; must be age 16 and older. Kindly
Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Snow Date: Sunday, February 4)
Planing a party? Come meet the area's finest party professionals to make your celebration memorable. Free and open to the community. Click here for more information.
Shabbat Service for Special Needs Families
Saturday, February 3, 11:00 am
The community is invited to share a Shabbat service followed by a light lunch. There will then be supervised activities and, concurrently, a discussion for parents/caregivers with clinical social worker and psychologist, Sonya Voynow. Click here for
by January 28.
Candy Bar BINGO
Saturday, February 10, 5:30 pm
Bring the entire family to this fun-filled (and possibly nougat-filled!) event. Our cheerful candy-themed night will feature pizza, dessert, BINGO and lots of candy! Cost is just $18 per family plus one nut-free candy bar per child. Click here for
by February 7.
Presentation with the Author: Abigail Pogrebin
Sunday, February 25, 4:00 pm
Detailed in her book
My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
, Abigail Pogrebin shares her experiences after living one year of devoted Jewish exploration. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Click here for
Women's Israel Trip 2018
Led by Rabbi Frenkel and Merle Steinberg
Trip Dates: November 1-11, 2018
Friday Evening Service Schedule
for a pdf of our Shabbat service schedule.
Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm
February 16 - Our Choir joins us.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
- Shabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat); We celebrate January birthdays.
February 9 - followed by M'korstock Unplugged (details coming soon)
Fridays, January 19 & February 16, 6:15 pm
Join us for
(5:30 pm) prior to our tot service.
January 13, 20 & 27
February 3, 10 & 24
(No session February 17)
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.
Spice Up Your Judaism, Celebrate Shabbat!
Saturdays, 10:30 am (No session February 17)
This meaningful programming is designed to enrich your Shabbat experience. Every session stands on its own, and newcomers are always welcome. Come early for schmoozing and refreshments between 10:00-10:30am.
Exploring Your Personal Judaism
January 13 and February 3 & 10
Led by Scott Kushner
Experiencing Jewish with Feeling
January 20 and February 24
Led by Carl Viniar
January 27 - Topic TBA
The Ritual Committee is currently planning Shabbat programming for the fall. Contact
to let us know topics that interest you and if there are any sessions you would consider leading.
|DINE & SHOP TO DONATE
Pastoral Poetry: Selections from the Book of Psalms
Tuesdays, January 16, 23 & 30
Led by Rabbi Hirsh
The Psalms deal with some of the most fundamental questions of human life: faith & doubt, loneliness & isolation, anxiety & uncertainty, and the search for meaning. We will look at selections from the Psalms as a way of expanding our own spiritual perspective on the human quest to wrestle meaning from the complexities of life. Attend any or all sessions; no rsvp necessary. Click here for
First Thursdays at M'kor Shalom: Jewish Culture, Literature & Cinema
Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent
February 1, 7:00 pm
Join us for this documentary about the leading rabbi in 1930's Berlin who emigrated to America. Rabbi Prinz became one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s closest confidantes and spoke just prior to MLK at the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. Discussion led by Jaimee Freidman. Click here for more information or to RSVP.
Rabbi Frenkel on Israeli Poetry
Wednesday, February 14, 12:00 noon
JCRC & the Tri-County Board of Rabbis presents a community Lunch & Learn at M'kor Shalom as part of an ongoing series. Bring a dairy lunch. Click here for more information.
Note: Class handouts and materials are often available in advance, along with recommended reading - look for the new "Adult Education Courses" shelf in the M'kor Shalom Library.
To share programming ideas, contact Gail Donner and Art Treiman with your suggestions. New committee members always welcome.
| CARING COMMUNITY / HEALTH & WELLNESS
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
, so our volunteers can respond to your needs.
| RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
Coffee with the Clergy
Enjoy casual conversation, coffee and refreshments with our clergy.
Sunday, January 28, 9:30-11:15 am
3rd & 4th Grade Students
Sunday, February 4, 9:30-11:15 am
K, 1st & 2nd Grade Students
| TOT PROGRAMMING / EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Tot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Fridays, January 19 & February 16
Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Join us for a pizza & salad dinner for just $10 per family. Annual registration just $36 for all remaining dinners. Our Tot Service is always free & open to the community. Click here for more information, or to register for our monthly dinner or annual special.
Our Tot Programming Committee & PTO are always hosting fabulous events! For information or to join our committee, contact Stephanie Riviello.
| ACHIM (THE MEN'S GROUP)
Wednesday, February 7, 12:00 noon (off-site)
Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Join our standing reservation at
Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.
Women's Connection Canvas & Cocktails
Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm
Snack, sip & socialize as you paint your own masterpiece! No experience or artistic talent necessary - just the desire to enjoy a ladies' night out! We will provide all supplies, a local artist for instruction, generous refreshments and a signature cocktail. Feel free to BYOB. Open to the women of M'kor Shalom and their guests. $36 per person. Click here for
by January 18.
We are busy planning more exciting women's programming for the upcoming year! Contact Lisa Weiser and Beth Savitch to help plan and to share your ideas.
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.
MLK Weekend of Service
Social Action Cooking
Thursday, February 1, 7:00 pm
Volunteers age 12 & up are needed to cook meals for New Visions Shelter in Camden. No experience needed. Limited space. Click for
RSVP to Jonathan Maurer.
Help make our house your home!
Get involved with our House Committee. We welcome anyone with ideas and/or skills to help us with many projects to keep our House beautiful and functioning smoothly. Contact
We are excited to announce that web access to our catalog of books and other items is now available to congregants at: https://20031.rmwebopac.com/.
Use this site (from any device - desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone) to see the treasures of the M'kor Shalom Library. When you find the book or DVD you would like, either print the details or send yourself an email with the information. Then just stop by the library and check out the item. Search our collection 24/7. No login required. Contact
with any questions.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesdays, January 17 & February 21, 7:30 pm
All congregants are encouraged to attend.
Mondays, January 15 & February 19
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
If you know of an opening, please
download the form
, and return the completed form to the synagogue office so that the position can be posted online.
M'kor Shalom Help Wanted:
WANTED: External Communications Coordinator
The M'kor Shalom Communications Committee is looking for a volunteer to coordinate external publicity. This includes publicizing synagogue events in The Jewish Voice and several other local newspapers on a weekly or every other week basis. No special writing skills are required - just the ability to copy and condense events from the online synagogue calendar and E!minders. Occasionally someone may send you a photo from an event which they would like to have published in a newspaper. All current media contacts will be provided.
Time commitment is several hours every two weeks, but the benefit to M'kor Shalom is priceless.
The current volunteer is willing to work with you to help you get started. This is an easy and great way to be of service to M'kor Shalom. An added bonus is that you will always be on the "inside track" of knowing what is going on at M'kor Shalom! We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. Please contact Sara Honovich.
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
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,
page and lobby displays. Email photos to
M'kor Shalom Happenings On The Web
Be sure to
like us on Facebook
on Twitter. Tag us on Instagram!
. Share 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.
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