Hakol  Weekly Newsletter 
November 1, 2017 

 

Friday

November 3
7:30 pm -
Shabbat Services




Saturday
November 4
9:00 am -
Torah Study

10:30 am -
Torah Service
Shabbat Shalom!
Join us for Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg. Music will be provided by The Chavurah Zamarim (the new name for our Kol Ami Choir). A delicious Oneg will be provided.

November's tzedakah recipient is Hopelink. Hopelink is a social services nonprofit agency that serves north and east King County, Washington with food banks, energy assistance, housing, a family development program, transportation and adult education. Donate online or at Friday night or Saturday morning services.

Torah Study this week will cover Vayera.

A Torah Service will follow Torah Study. All are welcome to attend.
This week with Rabbi Kinberg

In a few weeks we will be celebrating Trans Visibility and Awareness Shabbat with a special Rabbi-in-residence for Shabbat, Rabbi Rona Matlow. November 17th, Friday night, and 18th,Shabbat Morning, everyone is welcome. 
Why Trans issues? Of all the many social issues that we could address as a community why did I choose to highlight those of Trans people?
1. I have always valued people who I witness struggle with their own identities and then do the hard work of becoming who they were meant to be in this world. I just want to get to know these people and learn from them. When I see the courage, strength and persistence of people within the Trans community to become their true selves, I am inspired. And I hope you will be inspired too. Infinite possibility at work! 
2. It is hard to be a minority. Especially if you challenge gender norms. Our country is an unfriendly place for Trans people, with our current executive branch of government committed to further marginalization and oppression. To live proudly in this climate is an act of resistance. It should be honored. And it is our obligation as Jews to advocate for and uplift those in our society who are being marginalized and targeted. 
3. Our community has not been as welcoming towards Trans people in the past as I would have hoped. During my three years at Kol Ami I have witnessed several incidents of Transphobia. Real people have been hurt by the attitudes of people (mostly no longer members) who are not comfortable with Trans people. Some people have left the community specifically because of our efforts to be inclusive. We have work to do as a community and we also need to do TIKKUN, repair work. This Shabbat dedicated to Trans Visibility and Awareness is an effort to start the healing now. To mend the breach. And to make it fully known to all of our LGBTQ brothers, sisters and those who do not identify as either: we got you. We stand with you. 
I hope you will join me in celebrating this special Shabbat and in welcoming Rabbi Matlow to our community. 
 
Many blessings,
Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg
Cell: 360-280-5372
UPCOMING EVENTS
Senior Schmooze
November 2
Noon

 

Bring a lunch and come talk about Jews in the news and other interesting topics.

Kol Isha
Museum Visit
November 3
12:45 pm

Join Kol Isha as they tour the Bellevue Arts Museum. Stay for a nosh and discussion after the tour. Contact Leah Kliger for details.
Israel Trip
April 23-May 3

Join the Rabbi on an Interfaith tour of Israel. Click here for more details including an itinerary of events.
3-5th Grade 
Movie Night
November 10
7 pm

Join KATY for snacks and a movie. Open to all 3rd through 5th graders. Cost is $5. Register here.
Junior Chai
Festival of Lightsabers
December 17

6th - 8th graders mark your calendar to join other Temple youth to see the new Star Wars movie. Registration will open soon. Click here to be notified.
NFTY Fall Kallah
Nov 17-19
Camp Casey

For all 9th-12th graders. Meet new people and reconnect with friends from camp. Registration closes soon. Click here for details. 
Interfaith Dinner Dialogue Potluck
November 12
5 pm
Holy Spirit Church

Come listed to a panel talking about the "Role of Women in Faith". To RSVP or for more information, click here.
Meaningful Movies
November 10
7 pm
NUCC

Northshore United Church of Christ is hosting the movie "A New High", a documentary on combatting addiction and homelessness. Click here for information.
Gift Drive Coordinator Needed

We are looking for a new coordinator to spearhead the holiday gift drive to JFS & Lifewire. Please contact the office if you can help. Click here for more details.
 
Life & Legacy

Commit to leaving a legacy and help ensure that Kol Ami will be a part of the fabric of Jewish community for many years to come. Contact Donna to make your pledge today!
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.
Donations Welcome

Would you like to make a contribution to Kol Ami? You can do so online here! You can even specify where the donation goes. Any amount is welcome!
 
Membership

We welcome everyone into our community. Click here to fill out our membership form.
No one is turned away!

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16530 Avondale Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98077
425-844-1604
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www.kolaminw.org  

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