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September 12, 2017
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HayrideHavdalah Hayride
Saturday, October 21, 5:00 pm (Springdale Farms)
Mark your calendars now for a family-fun evening that includes dinner, songs & s'mores 'round the campfire with friends. Tickets available soon!  
Six13Six13 Concert 
Saturday, October 28, 8:00 pm
This groundbreaking a cappella vocal band and internet phenomenon brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the M'kor Shalom stage! Various Ticket Levels Available Now, including options for reserved seating and band Meet & Greet! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.   
InstallationCantor Jenkins-Adelberg Installation Evening
Friday, November 3
Dinner 6:15 pm, Service 8:00 pm
Mark your calendars! Details on this very special evening are coming soon. 
MarketplaceM'kor Marketplace - 2017 Gift Gala & Holiday Bazaar
Event: Tuesday, November 14, 2:30-9:30 pm 
Early Bird Vendor Registration Deadline: September 30
This year, join us for a special weekday shopping extravaganza! Looking to share your wares or know someone else who might be interested? Click here for Vendor information.   
WomensTripWomen's Israel Trip
November 1-11, 2018!
In response to overwhelming requests, M'kor Shalom is organizing a women's trip to Israel next year! The key details:
* 8-night trip (10 full touring days)   
* an Israel experience for first-time or multi-time travelers 
* estimated cost is $4550 per person, including transportation (land + air), tips, insurance and more 
* open to congregants and those traveling with them 
* a multi-generational experience for women ages 21 & up 
* a minimum of 21 women (maximum of 40) 
If we have enough interest, we will have a full informational meeting after the fall holidays with all the trip details. A deposit of would be due by December 1, 2017. If you are interested, contact Merle Steinberg as soon as possible. Be sure to include your full name and any questions or comments.  
Selichot Program & Service
Saturday, September 16, 8:30 pm
Join us as we usher in the High Holy Day Season with an evening of study, discussion, prayer and music. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Shabbat Shuvah Shabbaton
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join in extended Torah Study and conversation on High Holy Day themes . Click here for more information or to RSVP.
Thursday, September 21, 3:00 pm (Croft Farm)

HHDDrivesHigh Holy Day Food Drive &
Operation Yellow Ribbon Collection
Saturday, September 30 - at all services
Kindly bring bags of non-perishable food or specifically military-requested items to the synagogue parking lot on Yom Kippur; no glass containers. Click here for more information.
Note: Volunteers are needed to help organize in advance and on Yom Kippur; contact Kim Coffina.

YKStudyYom Kippur Study Session
Saturday, September 30, 2:30 pm
Join us in the Chapel for this Day of Atonement panel discussion about "Finding the Good." Click here for more information.

YKBreakFastBreak The Fast with M'kor Shalom
Saturday, September 30, following N'eelah (approx. 6:30 pm)
This year, end the fast with family and friends at M'kor Shalom with a buffet of bagels, spreads, lox, fish and egg salads, fruit, sweets, juice, coffee and tea. Click here for more information or to register (by September 15).
Note: Cost should not discourage anyone from attending. If you have financial concerns, contact Michelle Bross at 856-424-4220.

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

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
September 22
October 13 & 27 

Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (webcast)
September 15
October 6
October 20 - with Visual T'filah

SimchatTorahErev Simchat Torah & Consecration Service 
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 pm 
Simchat Torah Service (Yizkor)
Thursday, October 12, 10:00 am

TorahStudyTorah Study (Chapel) 
September 16, 9:00 am   
September 23, 9:00 am (part of our extended Shabbat Shuvah Shabbaton) 
October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9:00 am 
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.

SpiceUpSpice Up Your Judaism, Celebrate Shabbat! 
Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:30 am
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.

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.
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Wednesdays, September 13 and October 4 & 11, 10:30 am 
Led by Yossi Afek
In the created God in his own image. Since then, man is struggling to "fill in the blanks" and refine this God/Man image. The process was long and is ongoing - What comes next? Join us to discuss. Click here for more information.

To share programming ideas, contact Gail Donner with your suggestions. New committee members always welcome.
Potluck Planning Brunch
Sunday, September 17, 11:00 am (off-site) 
Join us to kick off the new year with a warm and welcoming planning brunch at the home of Jane Bloom. To RSVP, get directions and arrange a dish to bring, please contact   Jane Bloom.
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.

Welcome back!
We had a wonderful opening weekend serve as the start of another wonderful year. For more information on our opening weekend hot topics, please click below:
Hebrew in Harmony
We are using this brand new, just out of the box Hebrew curriculum this year. Be sure to submit a completed Parent Permission Form. You can also refer to the
  Behrman House Online Learning Guide for login and program use information.
Team up with Jewish Federation to give the gift of a lifetime! Send your child/grandchild on a trip to Israel. Click here for more information, to enroll your child, or make your yearly deposit.
There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
Tot Shabbat 
Friday, October 20 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm 
Join us for a family pizza dinner prior to our 6:15 pm service in the Sanctuary. $10 per family for dinner. Special Annual Discount: Register now for all seven dinners this year and pay only $36 per family!   
Our Tot Programming Committee & PTO are always hosting fabulous events! For information or to join our committee, contact Stephanie Riviello
AchimSukkotHoagies, Wings, Cigars & Scotch in the Sukkah
Monday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Before watching Monday Night Football from your sofa, enjoy Hoagies, Wings, Cigars & Scotch in the Sukkah with us! $30 per person. Open to the M'kor Shalom members & guests (invite your friends!). Click here for more information and to register.
MensLunchAchim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, October 4, 12:00 noon (off-site)
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way. 

WCSukkotSweets in the Sukkah Dessert Throwdown
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Enjoy an evening in the sukkah, sharing your favorite dessert recipes. Bring a nut-free dessert & a friend. Or, just show up to enjoy other entrant's recipes. Prizes awarded! To submit a recipe for the evening's cookbook, please email your recipe in Microsoft Word format to Pam Girgenti. $5 per person; open to the community. RSVP your attendance by September 25.

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.

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.

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.

Please 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 Michelle Bross or 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. Contact Irene Afek for more information or to volunteer.
The Jewish Family & Children's Service recent newsletter highlights services available to our community.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, September 27, 7:30 pm
All congregants are encouraged to attend.  

Office Closed 
Thursday & Friday, September 21 & 22 - Rosh Hashanah 

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! #hineiniatmkorshalom #mkorshalom #mkormoments. 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.

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