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March 12-31
Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12-31. Click here for details.

KidSederHow To Run A Kid-Friendly Seder
Wednesday, March 14, 9:30 am
In this workshop, Rabbi Hirsh will provide plans, resources, suggestions and materials you can use to shape a successful and fun Seder experience that is accessible for everyone. Open to anyone involved with a Seder that runs best on a shorter schedule, with or without children or grandchildren. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

WeissShowPerformance: Fifty Years, Twenty Songs
Saturday, March 17, 8:00 pm
This cabaret is a memoir in music, performed by Beverly & Edmond Weiss, backed by the Bruce Kaminsky Trio. The pair will present music and memories that reflect each stage of their life together, from their first meeting at summer camp to today. This is the first in an annual series of "Spotlight" shows featuring individual members of the M'kor Shalom Theater Group. $10 per person. Click here for more information or to register. 
BloodDriveRed Cross Blood Drive
Monday, March 19, 2:30-7:30 pm
Give thanks for the good health you enjoy by giving blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the event. While the actual donation takes only 8-12 minutes, please allow one hour for the entire process. Appointments available; Walk-ins also welcome. Contact

HeroInHeavenA Hero in Heaven
Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 pm (film begins promptly at 7:15 pm)
M'kor Shalom's Education & Youth Committee and the JCRC will host a viewing and conversation on the documentary movie Michael Levin - A Hero in Heaven. The film tells the story of Michael's devotion to his family, his people and the land of Israel. J oin us as we honor Michael's legacy and also welcome his mother and sister for a special Q&A session following the film. Free & open to all. Click here for more information or to RSVP by March 13. Donate to the Lone Soldier Center by visiting  

March For Our Lives
Saturday, March 24 (Washington D.C.)
Join our Social Action Committee at this rally to take a stand against senseless gun violence. Click here for more information.

kaleidoscopeAlex & The Kaleidoscope 
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 pm
This Emmy® Award winning children's entertainment group brings their imaginative, interactive show to M'kor Shalom!
$10 in advance; $14 at the door. Free for children 3 and under. Click here for more information or to register.

SIREat, Learn, Sing!
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Kenneth Kanter
Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14
Enjoy a fun weekend with Rabbi Kenneth Kanter, an expert on the Jewish influence on American popular music from the 1840s through Tin Pan Alley to today's Broadway. $36 per person, per event. Donor opportunities start at $118 per person. Click here for more information or to register.

Gift of Life Donor Dash
Sunday, April 15
Join the M'kor Shalom team and support Gift of Life organ donation. 10K & 5K runs and 3K walk. Click here for more information, to join our team, or make a donation.

Mark Your Calendars! 
Sunday, May 6

Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, May 16  Mega 50/50 Raffle information coming soon!

M'kor Or "Source of Light" Evening of Honors
Sunday, June 3 
Click here for Sponsorship & Tribute Book opportunities.  
horseradishChrain Gang: Horseradish Preparation
Wednesday, March 14, 6:30-9:00 pm
Monday, March 19, 6:30-9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 20, 6:30-9:00 pm

Many volunteers are needed to participate in this "grate" M'kor Shalom tradition! The homemade horseradish will be sold at our Passover Shuk. Open to adults and supervised children (Grades 5 & up). Join us for whatever portion of time works for you. Click here for more information or to RSVP. Sponsored by Achim (The Men's Group).

ShukPassover Shuk
Sunday, March 25, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Take home our Chrain Gang's homemade horseradish, kosher wines and gift shop items in time for the Passover holiday. Prices vary.

Passover - First Seder: Friday, March 30
Our Shabbat service will NOT be held.  
Do you need a place to go for a Passover seder? Do you have an extra seat at your table? Contact the synagogue office at 856-424-4220 for the opportunity to be matched up with fellow congregants.

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

Erev Shabbat Services, 8:00 pm (webcast) 
March 16
April 6 & 20 
Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
March 9 - Shabbat Mishpacha (Family Shabbat); Our Junior Choir joins us. Family Dinner at 5:30 pm. 
March 23 - We celebrate March birthdays. 
March 30 - NO service: Passover, First Seder 
April 27 - We celebrate April birthdays; followed immediately by M'korstock Unplugged (detailsTBA)

Tot Shabbat
Fridays, March 16 & April 20, 6:15 pm
Join us for
Family Dinner (5:30 pm) prior to our tot services. 
TorahStudyTorah Study (Chapel) 
March 10, 17 & 24 (No session March 31) 
April 7, 14, 21 & 28 
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 (No session March 31) 
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
March 10 & April 7
Led by Scott Kushner

Torah Study/Spice Up Combined Session
March 17 (9:00 am start time)
Led by Edmond Weiss

The Ten Commitments
March 24 & April 21
Led by Carl Viniar

Music from Trope to Debbi Friedman
April 14
Led by Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Kenneth Kanter
Click here for more information; RSVP requested.

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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WallsTumble...And the Walls Came Tumbling Down 
Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 , 10:30 am
Led by Yossi Afek 
For nearly 1500 years, since the destruction of the 2 nd Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE), Judaism built around itself an impregnable spiritual wall in the form of Halacha. Then the Jewish community in Spain was destroyed and the walls came tumbling down. Challenges to traditional Judaism came from every quarter. Can the roots of these challenges really be traced to the earthquake of the Sephardic catastrophe? Let's debate! You are welcome to attend any or all sessions. No RSVP necessary. Click here for more information.

SundaySessionsSunday Sessions with Rabbi Hirsh 
Sunday, March 11, 9:15 am 
Our focus will be on Spiritual Preparation for Pesach. No RSVP necessary for this self-contained adult learning unit. 

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.

FamilyDinnerFamily Dinner & Shabbat Mishpacha 
Friday, March 9 - Dinner 5:30 pm; Services 6:30 pm 
Click here for more information and to register for dinner prior to our Kabbalat Shabbat - Shabbat Mishpacha service.

Alex & the Kaleidoscope 
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 pm
Click here for more information or to register.

There are always great things happening at our Religious School. Tell your unaffiliated friends! Contact Merle Steinberg for more information.
TotShabbatTot Family Dinner & Shabbat
Friday, March 16 - 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.

PuppetShowSpring Break Puppet Show 
Wednesday, April 4, 10:15 am 
Enjoy Passover treats and a puppet show courtesy of Puppets Pizzazz. $20 per family. Click here to register

Alex & the Kaleidoscope 
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 pm
Click here for more information or to register.

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
softballSoftball Registration
Deadline: Friday, March 23
Dust off the cleats and gloves and start stretching! Games are played Sunday mornings from April through July, except Passover and Mother's Day. Click here for more information or to register.

Achim (The Men's Group) Lunch
Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 noon (off-site)
Join our standing reservation at Short HIlls Deli for lunch and conversation. No RSVP necessary. Pay your own way. 

Chrain Gang Horseradish Preparation 
Click here for more information

Challah Bake  
Another fun evening of challah-making and friend-making is coming soon. Watch for details; space will be limited.

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

MarchForOurLives March For Our Lives
Saturday, March 24 (Washington D.C.) 
Join our Social Action Committee at this rally to take a stand against the senseless gun violence plaguing our nation. We are considering chartering a bus to have our voices heard at the march in Washington D.C.. Sister marches are also being planned for Philadelphia and Newark. If you are interested in attending one of these marches, please contact Kim Coffina. Click here for more information.

Social Action Cooking
Thursday, April 5, 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. When you find the book or DVD you would like, either print the details or send yourself an email with the information. Then just stop by the library and check out the item. Search our collection 24/7. No login required. Contact Irene Afek with any questions.
Board of Trustees Meetings
Wednesday, March 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
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