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October 9, 2017
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TutoringClubTutoring Club SAT Fundraiser
Full-Length SAT or ACT Practice Test at the Tutoring Club of Cherry Hill/Voorhees. Open to all High School students . Final analysis available by October 23. $40 per student; a portion of the proceeds benefit M'kor Shalom. Space is limited - reserve now via email or call 856-616-8808.
HayrideHavdalah Hayride & Campfire Sing-Along 
Saturday, October 21, 5:00 pm (Springdale Farms)
This family-fun evening includes dinner, songs & s'mores around the campfire. Click here for more information or to register by October 13.
Family Fun Harvest Day
Sunday, October 22, 1:00 pm
Six13Six13 Live at M'kor Shalom!  
Saturday, October 28, 8:00 pm
See this groundbreaking a cappella vocal group perform live! General Admission & VIP Packages 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
You're invited! Join us for a congregational dinner prior to this special Erev Shabbat service with guest officiants Cantor Ilene Keys and Cantor Shira Ginsburg. Dinner is $20 per person, $12 per child ages 6-12, free for children 5 & under. Click here for more information & to RSVP for dinner by October 27. 
MarketplaceM'kor Marketplace - 2017 Gift Gala & Holiday Bazaar
Event: Tuesday, November 14, 2:30-9:30 pm 
This year, join us for a special weekday shopping extravaganza! Fabulous finds for everyone in time for the holiday season. Looking to share your wares or know someone else who might be interested? Click here for Vendor information.    
IsraelTripWomen's Israel Trip Informational Meeting
Sunday, November 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trip Dates: November 1-11, 2018 
We will go over the full trip details and get to meet each other as we begin our journey. The trip will run, provided that at least 21 women give a deposit of $1000 on or before December 1. It is our anticipation that this trip is more likely to close out at 40 travelers than not "fly" at all. This trip will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on deposits received. 
SukkotEventsSukkot Socials   
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October 10, 5:00 pm
SimchatTorahErev Simchat Torah & Consecration Service
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 pm
Please join us as our first graders are officially called to the study of Torah. We will share in the joy as IZZY performs and we dance together with the Torahs - completing the annual cycle of reading from the Torah, and beginning again.

Simchat Torah/Sh'mini Atzeret Festival Service
Thursday, October 12, 10:00 am
Yizkor will be recited.
Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for our Shabbat service schedule.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
October 13
October 27 - We celebrate October birthdays.
November 10 - Guest Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kelman (dinner following; information to come) 
November 24 - We celebrate November birthdays. 

Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (webcast)
October 20 - with Visual T'filah
November 3 - Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg Installation (Dinner prior to service; click for more information and to register)
November 17 - with Visual T'filah 
Tot Shabbat
Friday, October 20, 6:15 pm
Join us for family dinner at 5:30 pm; $10 per family or $36 annual special. Click here for more information or to register
TorahStudyTorah Study (Chapel) 
October 14, 21 & 28, 9:00 am  
November 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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.

shabbatprogramsSHABBAT PROGRAMS
SpiceUpSpice Up Your Judaism, Celebrate Shabbat! 
Saturdays, 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.
Jewish with Feeling, led by Carl Viniar
October 28 - Harry Potter and Judaism, led by Sarah Rosenson 
November 18 - Jewish with Feeling, led by Carl Viniar
November 25 - No Session (Thanksgiving weekend) 

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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Wednesday, October 11, 10:30 am 
Led by Yossi Afek
Final session. In the beginning, man created God in his own image. Since then, man is struggling to "fill in the blanks" and refine this God/Man image. Click for more information. 
ResponseToEvilJewish Responses to the Problem of Evil
Tuesdays, October 17, 24 & 31, 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Hirsh
Jewish spiritual tradition has wrestled with the problem of evil from the time of the Bible right up to our own day. We will discuss differing Jewish responses to this perpetual spiritual puzzle. If you can't make all three sessions, please feel comfortable attending those that you can. Click here for more information
SundaySessionsSunday Sessions with Rabbi Hirsh
Everything you wanted to know about Jewish Ideas of 90 minutes? All are welcome to attend all or any of our upcoming offerings. No RSVP necessary.
October 22, 9:30 am 
We will discuss: the complex origins of the belief in one God; the many different Jewish conceptions of God, from the philosophical to the mystical to contemporary feminist insights; talking about God with children; and our own changing ideas about God as we move through life.
November 5, 9:30 am 
We are often asked, by friends or family members of other faiths, what Judaism teaches about life after death. We will explore the evolving ideas about afterlife in Judaism, including such ideas as resurrection, reincarnation and the immortality of the soul. 
FirstThursFirst Thursdays at M'kor Shalom: Jewish Culture, Literature & Cinema
The Adult Education and Library Committees offer the opportunity for you to pursue and enrich your lifelong study of Jewish books, films and culture. Connect, engage and learn with fellow congregants. 
The Works of Philip Roth
November 2, 7:00 pm - The Conversion of the Jews
December 7, 7:00 pm - "Goodbye Columbus" 
Join us for two evening sessions that will focus on the American Jewish Experience as seen through the eyes of renowned author, Philip Roth. We will examine his short story   The Conversion of the Jews on November 2 and watch the film Goodbye Columbus (based on the short story) on December 7. Open to the community; Kindly RSVP. Click here for more information.
To share programming ideas, contact Gail Donner with your suggestions. New committee members always welcome.
Caring Community Committee Meeting
Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am 
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.

For more information on our 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.
TotPizzaInHutPizza in the Hut
Enjoy a Sukkot evening - pizza, salad & dessert, plus crafts, songs & stories with Rabbi Frenkel & Cantor Jenkins-Adelberg. $15 per family. In keeping with that week's Scholastic Book Fair theme, our theme will be "The Wild West." You will also have the opportunity to shop the Book Fair during our celebration. Click here for more information or to RSVP
TotShabbatTot 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, November 1, 12:00 noon (off-site)
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way. 

Mark your Calendars: Women's Connection Challah Bake
Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 pm 

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.

What Am I Here For? 
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm  
It is said that we all have a divine purpose. In order to prepare for our discussion, it will be helpful to reflect on: How have you found your purpose? Has Judaism helped in finding your purpose? Have you been able to implement your purpose? What do I do if I still haven't determined my purpose? Kindly RSVP to Sandy Fingerman by October 30. 

Bury the Hatchet with NextGen
Sunday, October 29, 2:30 pm 
Join us for an afternoon of axe throwing followed by good brews at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co. $40 per person for axe throwing (plus taxes and fees); pay your own way at the brewery (prices vary). Come to one or both portions of the afternoon. Open to all adults 21+. Space is limited; only 10 people per lane at Bury the Hatchet. We are reserving lanes and need your RSVP to Hillary Raskin by October 20.

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.

HarvestDayFamily Fun Harvest Day
Sunday, October 22, 1:00 pm (off-site) 
ForumIntoleranceSocial Justice Initiative Forum on Intolerance:  
Outrage Fatigue 101: Strategies for Dealing with Intolerance in 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Mark your calendar for this important discussion event.  
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.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesdays, October 25 & November 15, 7:30 pm
All congregants are encouraged to attend.  

Office Closed 
Thursday, October 12 - SimchatTorah/Sh'mini Atzeret 
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving 

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