Hakol  Weekly Newsletter 
February 7, 2018 

Friday

February 9
7:30 pm -
Shabbat Services

Saturday
February 10
9:00 am -
Torah Study

10:30 am - 
Meditation Service
Shabbat Shalom!
The Supper Club is meeting at Mongolian Grill in Woodinville at 5 pm.

Shabbat services will be led by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg. Music will be provided by Asher Hashash.

Torah Study this week will cover Mishpatim.

Meditation Services led by Anna Satenstein will directly follow Torah Study.
This week with Rabbi Kinberg

Tu B'shvat at Kol Ami was amazing this year. From the Sisterhood fruit filled Seder, to the rainy yet joyful Religious School native plant restoration event in Carnation-all of it was meaningful and fun. And now we move on to the next holy day: Purim. More fun. And meaning too.
 
Purim is one of my favorite Jewish holy days because of the explicit injunction to merry make or make merry all day and night. That is how you celebrate. You party. You tell stories and dress up. And you feast and drink. It is an occasion to release tension and anxiety-to really unwind with your Jewish community. For the second year Kol Ami is focusing our Purim celebration on a large adult gathering where the Purim story is told in a dynamic and engaging evening of text, Persian inspired food and drink, toasts to each character in the story with a specialty cock/mocktail AND we raise funds for the ongoing operations of Kol Ami. It is a magical night and this year we have added a special silent auction component. All of our auction items are made by members or their friends or family. This is an auction of the works of our hands and hearts. A way to connect and support Kol Ami. This is the kind of event to which you might want to invite your friends who are not Jewish-it will be an unforgettable Purim celebration. And a special glimpse into our thriving little Jewish community in Woodinville.
 
Purim is a happy time and it is the best time to bring joy into one of the most difficult aspects of Jewish communal life-raising funds. Dues alone cover the majority but not all of our operating budget. An annual fundraiser for the community is as expected as the coming of our Purim celebration each year. It is something I hope we will all embrace and support. We count on you all-for your support and your participation in this holiday celebration.
 
Go to HaKol or our website for more info on purchasing tickets or donating items. Do not forget: March 3 at 7pm at Kol Ami. 
 
Many blessings,
Rabbi Kinberg
Hearts & Hands Donations

We're still looking for more donations to the Hearts & Hands Auction piece. Looking for ideas? Here are just a few:
                    
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
  
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
 
hebrew.jpg
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.

Intro to Hebrew
February 8 
7 pm

There's still time to join the Intro to Hebrew class. Contact the office for details. Cost is $60 on a sliding scale.
Jewish History Havurah
February 17
5 pm
 
A monthly learning group dedicated to exploring the history of the Jewish people. Based on the book by Paul Johnson.
 
Interfaith Choir Festival
February 25th
7 pm
 
Come listen to many of our local choirs sing songs of their faith. The evening ends with a beautiful group piece.

Hamentashen Baking
February 18th
3 pm

Come to Sherri's house and bake some hamentashen for yourself or others. Click here for the recipes. No experience necessary! RSVP to the office.
Jewish Women's Rosh Chodesh
February 24th
7 pm
 
Come join other women for a monthly get-together. This month we are taking a Laughter Yoga class with Julie Plaut-Warwick.
 
Religious School
Out on Break
 
Religious School will not be held February 17-23 for mid-winter break. School will resume on Saturday, February 24th.

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
4:30 pm
 
Register for the Community Passover Seder here. 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
 
Join us in Olympia on February 21 for Jewish Community Lobby Day. Click here for registration info. You must register by Feb 19. Donna will drive a carpool to one of the bus sites. Reduced rates for student bus tickets and students can receive community service hours.
 
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
Amazon Smile

Earn money for Congregation Kol Ami while you shop at Amazon. Click this link to start now. Bookmark the link for future use. There's no additional cost to you!