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April 16, 2018
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UnpluggedM'korstock Unplugged: Hotsy Totsy
Friday, April 27 , immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat service
Enjoy dinner and live music in a coffee house setting, featuring indie-pop trio Hotsy Totsy. $10 per person for dinner; walk-ins cannot be accommodated for dinner. Click here for more information or to RSVP by April 23.

MemberDinnerMembership Appreciation Dinner & Service
Friday, May 4 - Dinner 6:30 pm, Service 8:00 pm 
Join us for an evening celebrating YOU! The adult Choir joins our service. Dinner is $15 per person. Click here for more information or to RSVP for dinner.
RaffleMega 50/50 Raffle & Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm 
Review and vote on the annual operating budget for 2018-2019. Vote on officers and members of the Board of Trustees. Honor this year's annual Service Award recipient. All congregants are encouraged to attend.
Win up to $12,000 in our Mega 50/50 Raffle! Only 500 tickets will be sold; $50 each. Purchase your tickets now. 

MkorOr M'kor Or "Source of Light" Evening of Honors
Sunday, June 3, 5:00 pm
Tribute Book Deadline: April 25 
Celebrate M'kor Shalom's shining lights: Rolane Sunshine, Harriet Uris & Judi Weinberg and Sarah Zalcmann. Live performance by the highly acclaimed Jewish Bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain. Enjoy cocktail hour, plated dinner, dessert and more. Invitations were mailed last week. If you have not yet received yours in the mail, please contact the synagogue office. Click here to RSVP online.
You are invited to place an Ad and/or Congratulatory Message in a commemorative Tribute Book to be distributed at the event. Event Sponsorships with unique VIP opportunities are also available. Click here for more information, to participate in our Tribute Book, or to become a Sponsor.

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

Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (webcast) 
April 20 - Our Chavurah Ensemble joins us.
May 4 - Membership Appreciation Shabbat; We celebrate all our members. Our Choir joins us. RSVP required for 6:30 pm Dinner.
May 18 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
April 27 - We celebrate April birthdays; followed immediately by M'korstock Unplugged.
May 11
May 25 - We celebrate May birthdays. 
Tot Shabbat
Fridays, April 20 & May 18, 6:15 pm
Join us for
Family Dinner (5:30 pm) prior to our tot services. 
TorahStudyTorah Study (Chapel) 
April 21 & 28
May 5, 12 & 19 (no session May 26) 
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.

Erev Shavuot Study Session & Service
Saturday, May 19, 7:00 pm

Shavuot & Confirmation Service
Sunday, May 20, 10:00 am
Yizkor will be recited. Service will be followed by brunch for Confirmands and their families.

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.

What Moves You (Jewishly)?
April 21 & May 19
Led by Carl Viniar

April 28
Led by Rabbi Hirsh

Exploring Your Personal Judaism
May 5 & 12
Led by Scott Kushner

May 26 - No session (Memorial Day)

The Ritual Committee is currently planning Shabbat programming for the fall. Contact Gail Donner to let us know topics that interest you and if there are any sessions you would consider leading.
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ParadigmsParadigms of Parting: Jewish Stories from the End of Life
Wednesdays, April 18 & 25, 10:30 am 
Led by Rabbi Hirsh 
FirstThursFirst Thursdays: Israel's 70th Anniversary   
Love Songs for Israel
Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm 
Hear and learn about Israeli songs that show the love of the country, nation and people. Discover the history and stories behind some of our most inspiring songs. We will watch performances and read the poetry of the songs in English. Maybe even a sing-a-long too!

Exodus 1947
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm 
The Real Story: Experience the true story of the illegal immigrant ship Exodus through the stories of American crew members. This documentary film is a moving tale of a pivotal moment in Israel's history. Learn about the bravery of the crew and passengers of this famous ship that helped Israel gain her independence. This is not the Hollywood version!  

Sunday Sessions with Rabbi Hirsh 
Sunday, May 6, 9:30 am 

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.
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.

Chalutzim... An Israel Adventure  
Sunday, May 6, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Celebrate Israel's 70th like the pioneers who built Modern Israel. Food, crafts & more. Free & Open tot he community. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
TotShabbatTot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Fridays, April 20 & May 18 - Dinner 5:30 pm, Service 6:15 pm
Join us for a pizza & salad dinner for just $10 per family. 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.

Registration is Now Open! 
Click for more information on our 2018 Summer Program.
Click for more information on our 2018-2019 School Year, including Full-Day Kindergarten!
Please contact the ECC Office at 856-424-7339 for additional information.  

Our Tot Programming Committee & PTO are always hosting fabulous events! For information or to join our committee, contact Stephanie Riviello
MensLunch Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesdays, April 4 & May 2, 12:00 noon (off-site)
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.   

Challah Bake  
Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 pm 
Sold Out! Contact the synagogue office to be placed on a waiting list.  

We are busy planning more exciting women's programs for this year - and next! 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.

Social Action Cooking   
Thursday, May 3, 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 more information; 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 Michelle Bross or Paul Fishbein
We are excited to announce that web access to our catalog of books and other items is now available to congregants at: Use this site (from any device - desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone) to see the treasures of the M'kor Shalom Library. Then stop by the library and check out your item. Search our collection 24/7. No login required. Contact Irene Afek with questions.
Board of Trustees Meetings
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm - Annual Congregational Meeting; Drawing for Mega 50/50 Raffle
All congregants are 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
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:
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, Barnes & Noble and Bed Bath & Beyond gift cards are always available in the synagogue office during regular office hours.  

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