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July 31, 2017
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Informational Meeting: Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 pm 
This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn the essential, confidential terms of the proposal of the "grassy lot" of our property. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn any ramifications of the sale.
Voting Meeting: Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 pm 
Only current members who are in good standing are entitled to vote. That means you must have returned your signed and completed 2017-2018 Brit Kodesh, along with your initial payment by August 8, and your prior obligations to the synagogue must be paid in full and be current

Membership Renewal & Religious School Registration Forms  
Completed Forms Are Due!  
If you need the forms or have any questions, please contact the synagogue office. Kindly return your completed forms and initial payment as soon as possible. As always, our Financial Secretary is available to discuss any financial concerns you may have. (Note: there will be no processing fee if you charge your entire 2017-2018 share in full). 

Annual Calendar & The Source Advertising

Calendar & Fall
Source Ad Deadline: Friday, August 4
NOW is the time to promote your business/service or celebrate a simcha. Various ad packages available for this annual fundraiser. Click here for more information and our Ad Rate Sheet.

Chai Cantor"Chai Cantor" Events    
Join us throughout to meet and get to know Cantor Elaya Jenkins-Adelberg. Look for the logo and check out for these and other official "Chai Cantor" events.  

AchimChaiAchim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, August 2, 12:00 noon
(Short Hills)
This month, Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg joins our men's group for lunch and conversation. 

Torah Study 
Saturday, August 5, 10:00 am
Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg joins our discussion group.

MidsummerBBQA Midsummer Night's Barbecue 
Wednesday, August 9, 5:00 pm 
This free M'kor Shalom family event includes dinner, music, crafts and more! Also open to prospective members. Click here for more information and to RSVP by August 1.

AugDinnerSummer Congregational Dinner 
Friday, August 11, immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
Join our congregational family for Chinese fare. $10 per person; RSVP by August 4. Prospective members are free and should contact the synagogue office.

Let's Yo! Ice Cream Social 
Wednesday, August 16, 1:00-2:30 pm (Marlton) 
Enjoy ice cream with Rabbi Frenkel & Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg. Sponsored by Tot Programming. Click here for more information
Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for our Shabbat service schedule.

SummerServicesSummer Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
Every Friday, through September 1
August 11 - Visual T'filah 
August 25 - We celebrate August birthdays.
View our webcast on August 4 & 18.
TorahStudyTorah Study (Chapel) 
August 5, 12 & 19, 10:00 am (Summer hours) 
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. Please note: Our summer schedule will occasionally rotate with Spice Up Your Judaism.

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. Please note: Our 10:00 am summer schedule will occasionally rotate with Torah Study.

Exploring Your Personal Judaism
August 26
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.

The Ritual Committee is currently planning Shabbat programming for the fall. Contact Bob Kernish to let us know topics that interest you and if there are any sessions you would consider leading.
DineToDonateDine to Donate: Pat's Select & Let's Yo!
Wednesday, August 16 - All Day! 
Support M'kor Shalom! Pat's Select and Let's Yo!, both in Marlton Crossing Shopping Center, will donate a portion of your purchase back to M'kor Shalom. Be sure to mention M'kor Shalom when making your purchase.

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RabbiClassIsrael News & Views - Complexity, Conversation, Empowerment, and the Intersection of Religion & Politics
Wednesdays, August 9, 16 & 23, 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Frenkel, this three-session class will explore:
  • Reform/Progressive Judaism's relationship with Israel
  • The current "hot topics"
  • Perspectives on our role as American Jews
  • Israel's plurality of voices
  • The future of Israel and its relations with the Diaspora
To share programming ideas, contact Gail Donner with your suggestions. New committee members always welcome.
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.

Calligrapher Needed
M'kor Shalom's Religious School is looking for a volunteer calligrapher to help with certificates. This will be just an hour or so of your time. To find out more, contact 
Merle Steinberg.

Registration Forms for 2017-2018 
We ask that you complete the Religious School Tuition Deposit Form and return it to us as soon as possible, along with your deposit, so that we can best plan our classes, teachers and the curriculum. Religious School tuition is included on the synagogue Membership Forms. For more information, contact the Religious School Office at 856-424-4304 or stop by during regular office hours. 

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

LetsYoLet's Yo! Ice Cream Social 
Wednesday, August 16, 1:00-2:30 pm (Marlton) 
Enjoy ice cream with Rabbi Frenkel & Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg. Feel free to join us beforehand for lunch at Pat's Select at 12:00 noon. Both Let's Yo! and Pat's Select will donate a portion of sales back to M'kor Shalom. Sponsored by our Tot Programming Committee. No RSVP necessary; pay your own way.

Registration is Open!
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, August 2, 12:00 noon (Short Hills Deli)
This month, Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg joins us for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way. 

Summer Sushi Social
Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm (off-site)
Enjoy a Sushi making demonstration at Sakura Spring Oriental Cuisine and learn how to prepare Sushi at home. $25 per person. Please note that we have to guarantee a minimum number of guests by August 11, so registration is required! Click here for more information or to RSVP

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.

Potluck Dinner & Book Discussion
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 pm
Please join our Women & Spirituality Committee for a summer Potluck Dinner & Book Discussion. Contact the synagogue office for information and directions.

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.

SACookingSocial Action Cooking
Thursday, August 3, 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.

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
Check It Out 
Check out 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 .) 

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

Board of Trustees Meetings
Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 pm
All congregants are encouraged to attend.  

Office Closed 
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day 

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:

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.

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 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.

GiftCardsGift 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