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June 6, 2017
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InstallShabbatInstallation Shabbat/Shabbat of Thanks
Friday, June 9, 8:00 pm (Note special time; webcast
We celebrate the Installation of our Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, and honor our Legacy Circle members.
UnpluggedM'korstock Unplugged 
Friday, June 23
immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat service 
Rex Fowler of the the folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step joins us for an acoustic evening. Enjoy dinner (BYOB) & dessert in a relaxed, coffee house setting. $10 per person for dinner. RSVP by June 16. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Click here for more information or to register

HealthCareHealth Care Forum 
Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Are you ready for the looming health care showdown in congress? M'kor Shalom's Social Justice Initiative has gathered an expert panel of guests to inform us about what is at stake and how to be an advocate. Click here for more information or to register.

Mark Your Calendars:
Summer Congregational Dinner 
Friday, July 21, immediately following our 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Watch your E!minders for more information.

MkorShoreM'kor at the Shore 
Saturday, July 22, 8:00 pm (Margate, NJ)
Share an evening of Havdalah and dessert at the Margate home of Rolane & Steve Sunshine.
Friday Evening Service Schedule
Click here for our Shabbat service schedule.
ConfirmTripErev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (Sanctuary; webcast) 
SummerServicesSummer Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
Every Friday, from June 23 through August 25
June 23 - We celebrate June birthdays; followed by M'korstock Unplugged.
July 28 - We celebrate July birthdays.

TorahStudyTorah Study (Chapel) 
June 10 & 17, 9:00 am
June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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.

SpiceUpSpice Up Your Judaism, Celebrate Shabbat! 
Saturdays, 10:15 am
This meaningful programming is designed to enrich your Shabbat experience. Every session stands on its own, and newcomers are always welcome.  
Exploring Your Personal Judaism
June 10
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 Ten Commitments (& Potluck Brunch)
June 17
Led by Carl Viniar
An ongoing conversation about the power of kindness and generosity and about God as the possibility of the transformation of the world.
We will have a Potluck Brunch to celebrate the end of the season. Kindly contact Jaimee Friedman to coordinate a dish to bring.

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.
MEGASaleSpring MEGA Gift Card Sale 
Pick-up Begins: Wednesday, June 7 

DineDonateDine To Donate: MOD Pizza 
Tuesday, June 13 - All Day!
(Marlton location)
Present the flyer (digital or print, available soon) and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to M'kor Shalom! MOD Pizza of Marlton is located at 300 Route 73 (Marlton Square Shopping Center). 
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Interesting programs are being planned for 2017-2018. Contact Gail Donner with your programming ideas and suggestions. 
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.

Registration Forms for 2017-2018 
Tuition Deposit Forms Are Due June 30
We ask that you complete the Religious School Tuition Deposit Form and return it to us as soon as possible, along with $100 per child, so that we can best plan our classes, teachers and the curriculum.
Religious School tuition will be included on the synagogue Membership Forms. This will help us coordinate school & membership information in the billing office to ensure a smooth transition from the 2017 to the 2018 fiscal year.  
For more information, contact the Religious School Office at 856-424-4304 or stop by during regular hours. 

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

Registration is Open!
Click for more information on our 2017 Summer Program.
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, June 7, 12:00 noon (Marlton)
Join the men of M'kor Shalom for lunch and conversation at The Kettle & Grille (Crispin Square, 230 N Maple Ave, Marlton). No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way. 

MeetingMindsA Meeting of the Minds
Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 pm
Join us for an opportunity to share ideas, get involved, make connections and plan for next year. We'd love to hear your visions for women's programming. Kindly RSVP.

Summer Break - 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.

Health Care Forum
Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 pm

Click here for more information.

SACookingSocial Action Cooking
Thursday, July 6, 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 Meeting
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 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
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.

Gift 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