Hakol  Weekly Newsletter 
July 4, 2018 

Friday

July 6
7:30 pm
Shabbat Services
  

Saturday
July 7
9 am - Torah Study
Shabbat Shalom!
Supper Club will be meeting at Thai Woodinville this week at 5:30 pm.

Shabbat service will be led by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg. The first Friday of the month is Volunteer Appreciation. This Friday, the Kol Ami Board will be blessed and the Feldman Family will be honored. Asher Hashash will be providing music.

Torah Study this week will cover Pinchas.
 
There will be no Saturday services in July due to the Rabbi being away for a family trip. Join us in August for services and other events. 
This week with Rabbi Kinberg
 
Dispatch from Camp
Each year I have the opportunity to spend a week plus at our own Union for Reform Judaism's Camp Kalsman. I come as faculty, which means I work a little and play a lot. I tutor B'nai Mitzvah students, lead services, and programs and help out pastorally when needed. But mostly what I do is enjoy being around Jewish children who are thriving and who are celebrating their heritage.
 
At Camp Kalsman each day begins with a short prayer, just a shout out really, to the Source for bringing us to this new day. Each meal begins with a prayer for gratitude and ends with the lengthy blessing after the meal. We pray evening prayers, Ma'ariv, daily. And we close the day, right before bed, with the prayers Hashkivenu and Shema, arm around an arm, these sweet children pray together before bed.
 
In addition to the spiritual aspects of Camp, there is also the presence of much Israeli staff. The children are cared for and taught by Israeli young adults, many of whom have just finished their military service. This cultural exchange is one of the most beautiful aspects of Reform camping. I always appreciate the opportunity to learn from these young adults and hear what their lives are like in Israel.
 
Spirit, culture, and nature are my three favorite things about URJ Camp Kalsman. The beauty of the campus, the location and the cultivation of the property all contribute to the experience of Camp. The camp has a garden that has been cultivated for over 30 years with grape arbors and rose bushes. It looks like what I imagine the Garden of Eden might look like. Except for this garden of Eden is full of Jewish children. Full of life. With limitless possibility.
 
Without the children the prayers would still be meaningful, the Israelis would still be interesting and the campus would still be stunning. With the campers, with all the dirty faces and loud voices and energetic flaking bodies, this place is magic.
 
Many blessings! This Friday is my last in July. I will be on vacation July 8-August 1. Hope to see your face soon.
 
Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg 
 
Please click here for a flyer with our summer events at Kol Ami.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
Life & Legacy
 
WE DID IT! Thanks to the 18 people who stepped up to make a Life & Legacy commitment, Kol Ami will receive a $7,500 grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. You have planted the seeds for our Jewish future. Thank you so much! Contact Donna or the office if you are interested in joining this program or our Life & Legacy Team.
Senior Schmooze
July 5
Noon
 
Bring a brown bag lunch and join in a discussion of Jews in the news and other interesting topics.
ASL Class
July 10
7 pm
 
Come learn American Sign Language. Open to all ages. Class will meet weekly on Tuesdays in July.
Free to attend.
  
Religious School Registration
 
Registration is now open for Religious School for the 2018-2019 year. Register online here.
Book Club
July 11th
11 am
 
Come join in the discussion of Ronald Balson's book, " Saving Sophie". The meeting will be at The Gardens at Townsquare. Contact Cathy for additional info.
Pledge Renewal
 
Make your 2018-2019 Pledge renewal today! Help our congregation grow and thrive. Click here for the pledge form.
   Jewish Family Service Logo
picnic
Jewish Family Service Summer Events
 
Click here for a list of flyers for classes and events being offered through Jewish Family Services.
Family Potluck Picnic
August 4
6:30 pm
 
Join us at Cottage Lake Park for a family potluck & picnic. RSVP here.
Beach Party & Potluck
August 18
 
Join us at Houghton Beach Park in Kirkland for a potluck beach party! Click here to RSVP.
 
Oneg Sign-Up

If you would like to host an upcoming Oneg, go here to secure your date. If you need help, contact the office for details.

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