Hakol  Weekly Newsletter 
January 31, 2018 

Friday

February 2
6 pm - Tu B'shevat Dinner

7:30 pm -
Shabbat Services

Saturday
February 3
9:00 am -
Torah Study

10:30 am - 
Solomon & Selah Krulewitch B'nai Mitzvah
Shabbat Shalom!
The Rabbi is hosting a Tu B'shvat dinner. To RSVP, use this link.

Shabbat services will follow dinner. Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg will be leading. Music will be provided by The Chavurah Zamarim.

Torah Study this week will cover Yitro.

 
 
Join in the Kol Ami Community celebration when Solomon & Selah Krulewitch are called to the Torah as a B'nai Mitzvah. Asher Hashash will provide music. A festive Oneg will follow services.
This week with Rabbi Kinberg

Especially for people actively parenting children! 
 
Did you know your children are the highlight of my week? Spending time with Jewish children, gathering them around the Torah, sharing the ancient stories of our people with them, discussing our prayers and the extremely pressing and relevant themes these prayers and texts address in our lives, celebrating and dancing and singing with them, engaging in the beauty and joy of Judaism with their little, medium and big gorgeous faces-all of this gives me life.
         
But there is something missing. For the children, for myself as their Rabbi and for our community in general. The missing piece is YOU. Whatever it is that the children are gleaning from our congregational programs, without seeing their parents engage with and practice Judaism, much of what they learn is lost. Judaism is based on the concept that this holy heritage is passed from parent to child. You know this because you have most likely already signed up for a Jewish education program. But parental engagement in Judaism is essential for good outcomes from our institutional educational efforts. Part of this is my fault. 
 
I have not been clear in the past. I have not shared with you in stark enough terms that the most important thing you can do to develop a strong Jewish identity within your child, and the most loving and honest actions you can take in cultivating a healthy spiritual life for your children, is to have your own active Jewish life. Spend time with your children  in prayer. Studying Torah with them. Letting them see you love Judaism yourself. Let them see you engaging in Judaism as an active, living tradition that is part of your lives every day.
 
I am here to be your partner in cultivating Jewish life for yourself and your family. My cell is 360-280-5372. I am on call for you 24/7/365. I will come and meet with you in your home. My hand is outstretched. Please join me in building a meaningful, relevant and engaging Jewish life for current and future generations. 
 
Many blessings,
Rabbi Kinberg
Hearts & Hands Donations

The works of our hands and hearts silent auction-will you be a part of this special benefit for Kol Ami?
         
Dear Kol Ami members, friends and family,

This year we want to feature the hand crafts and personal services, provided by our OWN community, as the main component of our silent auction at our annual Purim "The Whole Megillah" celebration and Benefit this March 3 at 7pm. In addition to your attendance at this event, we would love for you to consider donating something you have made or a service you might want to provide to another community member. We are seeking donations for our silent auction of Art and Crafts:
         
Fiber Art
Baked goods
Painting
A meal prepared and delivered
Photography
Hosting a meal
Hand made clothing and housewares
Leading a hike
Jewelry
Tutoring
Note cards
Teaching a new skill
Judaic items
Gardening
Crochet or Knitted items
Leading a bike ride
  
We are looking to provide opportunities for people to get to know each other AND raise needed funds for our operating budget.
  
Please fill out the form here by no later than February 16th.
  
And please do not forget to buy tickets for this event. Invite friends and family. It is not just a benefit for Kol Ami - it is a Purim extravaganza!
  
For questions about our hearts and hands silent auction please contact Rabbi Kinberg by phone or text at 360-280-5372.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
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Senior Schmooze
February 1
12 pm
 
Bring a brown bag lunch and join in a discussion of Jews in the news and other interesting topics.

Intro To Hebrew
February 1
7 pm

Would you like to learn Hebrew? Come join the class. It will be a short 6 week course to learn some of the basics of Hebrew. Cost is $60 on a sliding scale. Contact the Rabbi or office to register.
Youth Ice Skating Event
February 10th
2 pm
 
Held at an ice rink in Kirkland. Open to youth from 3rd through 8th graders. Cost is $15. Click here to register.
 
Book Club
February 6
7 pm @ Panera
 
Discuss "The Book of Separation" by Tova Mirvis. A memoir of a woman's first year outside of her marriage & Orthodox community. Click here for the flyer. Contact Cathy.
The Whole Megillah
March 3rd
7 pm

Get your costumes ready for our Purim themed Fundraising event on March 3rd! Bring your friends and have some fun! Click here to register.
Passover Seder
March 31
4 pm
 
Mark your calendars for our Community Passover Seder on March 31 at 4 pm. If you would like to help in some way, please contact the office.
 
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 in January, go here to secure your date. If you need help, contact the office for details.
Advocacy
 
Jewish Advocacy Day is set for February 21. Contact Donna if you would like to attend. Click here for information on upcoming voting rights bills.
 
Membership

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

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

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday between 9 am and 2 pm
Closed Wednesdays, Weekends & Holidays
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