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May 29, 2018
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InstallInstallation Shabbat/Shabbat of Thanks 
Friday, June 1, 8:00 pm ( webcast)
We celebrate the Installation of our Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, and honor our Life and Legacy, Ner Tamid, Tikvah Circle and Enhanced contributing members.
ritualburialRitual Object Burial
Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am (off-site) 
Now through June 1, congregants are welcome to bring any damaged prayer books/ritual objects to the synagogue office, to be included in our ritual object burial at Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken. Items can also be brought directly to the service on June 3. 
MkorOr M'kor Or "Source of Light" Evening of Honors
Sunday, June 3, 5:00 pm  
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. Contact the synagogue office for ticket and sponsor availability.

unpluggedM'korstock Unplugged 
Friday, June 8 , immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 
Enjoy dinner and live music in a coffee house setting, featuring ragtime blues guitarist Karl Dentino. $10 per person for dinner; walk-ins cannot be accommodated for dinner. Click here for more information or to register by June 4.   
Mark Your Calendars! M'kor at the Shore
Saturday, July 28, 8:00 pm 
Join clergy and friends for our annual evening of Havdalah, song, dessert - and more dessert! A t the Margate, NJ, home of Rolane and Steve Sunshine. Kindly RSVP. To get directions, contact the synagogue office. 
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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) 
June 1 - Installation Shabbat/Shabbat of Thanks;
We celebrate the Installation of our Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, and honor our enhanced contributing members.
June 15 - M'kor Cares Shabbat;  
We celebrate our Caring Community volunteers. Potluck Supper begins at 6:00 pm (click here for information).  

Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
June 8 - M'korstock Unplugged immediately follows; click here for more information.
June 22 - We celebrate June birthdays.
June 29 - Summer services begin, weekly through August 31 
TorahStudyTorah Study, 9:00 am (Chapel) 
June 2, 9, 16 & 23
June 23 - 10:00 am; Summer schedule begins
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.  
Exploring Your Personal Judaism
June 2 & 9
Led by Scott Kushner
June 16 (Topic TBA)
Led by Carl Viniar

June 23 through August 25 - Summer schedule TBA

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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FirstThursFirst Thursdays: Israel's 70th Anniversary   
Exodus 1947
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm
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!

BookLunchBook Discussion & Brown Bag Lunch:
The Weight of Ink
Monday, June 11, 12:00 noon 
Join us for a lively book discussion and lunch, sponsored by our Library Committee. Bring your own non-meat lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish is an amazing journey into the lives of two women separated by hundreds of years. Click here for more information or to RSVP

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.
MkorCares M'kor Cares Shabbat
Friday, June 15 - Potluck Supper 6:00 pm, Service 8:00 pm
Join with our Caring Community & Social Action Committees for an evening of fellowship and worship. Enjoy a potluck supper followed by our Erev Shabbat Service. M'kor Cares volunteers will be honored. Click here for more information. To RSVP for dinner and coordinate a non-dairy dish to bring, contact Judy Stern. 

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.

Hebrew101Hebrew School 101  
Friday, June 1, 9:30 am
Enjoy coffee and bagels with Merle Steinberg, M'kor Shalom's Education Director, and Sharon Halperin, Director of M'kor Shalom's ECC, while discussing our innovative, interactive Hebrew School experience. Wait until you see what's new in Hebrew education! Rabbi Jennifer Frenkel and M'kor Shalom President Steve Angstreich will also be on hand to answer questions. Bring your friends!

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
Summer Camp & School Registration is 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
Wednesday, June 6, 12:00 noon (off-site)
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way.   

We are busy planning more exciting women's programs for next 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.

ADL Walk Against Hate
Sunday, June 3, 9:00 am 
M'kor Shalom has formed a team to join in the Anti-Defamation League's Walk Against Hate, at Philadelphia's Navy Yard. This event celebrates diversity and challenges bigotry. $25/adult; $10/child.For more information and to register, visit When registering, you can search by Team Name (Congregation M'kor Shalom) or Captain's Name (Kim Coffina). After this walk, you will have plenty of time to get ready for M'kor Or "Source of Light" Evening of Honors at 5:00 pm. 

Social Action Cooking
Thursday, June 7, 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
Book Discussion & Brown Bag Lunch: The Weight of Ink
Monday, June 11, 12:00 noon
Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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 Meeting
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 pm
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, Bed Bath & Beyond and Short Hills 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