Hakol  Weekly Newsletter 
November 8, 2017 

 

Friday

November 10
7:30 pm -
Shabbat Services




Saturday
November 11
9:00 am -
Torah Study

10:30 am -
Meditation Service
Shabbat Shalom!
Join us for Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg. Music will be provided by Asher Hashash. 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 Chayei Sara.

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

Kol Ami mitzvah makers are ON FIRE this fall! DOING not Kvetching is our motto.
 
First, our new Combating Racism and Anti-Semitism Havurah!
 
We had our first meeting of this new Havurah (Friendship Circle) last week. We had a small but energized group of activists who are ready to take hold of the mantle of leadership. We are working as a community to eradicate hate. Big goal. I️ know. Might seem insurmountable but we are moving forward none the less. Now is not the time to drop the ball. Future generations are counting on us.
 
Here is what we are planning.
 
  1. Interrupting Bias Training in January 2018-we want to give our Kol Ami families and other local community members the hands on skills to interrupt bias when you see it. How do you step in, speak up? When is it the right thing to speak up and how? Look in HaKol for details. Let me know if you are interested in helping to plan.
  2. Our work is inspired and guided by the amazing and important work of the Southern Poverty Law Center. We are hoping to bring in a speaker from SPLC this winter or spring. Go to SPLC.org to learn more about this organization.
  3. Two of our Havurah members, Leah Kliger of Kirkland and Kate Gordon of Sammamish are seasoned community activists who have done amazing work during the past year. Leah is a leader in Kirklandsafe.com and Kate is the founder of Plataupians for Peace (Sammamish). We are looking to build on the existing work of their two organizations. We are looking for members in Woodinville, Bothell and Redmond who want to work to make our communities increasingly welcoming and safe for all people.
Our next meeting is the first Saturday in December (12/2) at 5pm. This is a doing group not a talking group. Our goal is to impact our communities and truly work to irradiate Racism and Anti-Semitism. Who is going to do it if not the people of this community?
 
Do not forget the wisdom of our ancestors: it is not your job to complete the work but you are not free to walk away from it either (my take on Pirkei Avot).
 
Kol Ami is also partnering with Bear Creek in doing outreach and mitzvot with recent Syrian refugees in Tukwila. We are donating money to individual women who will be making tasty treats from their culture and hand crafts to sell at Kol Ami/Bear Creek the weekend of December 3rd. We are going to the community center that serves the recent Syrian refugee families to drop off the gift cards for supplies and meet some of the families. We hope to develop an ongoing relationship with this community and be the loving and generous neighbors that our tradition requires of us.
 
Also do not forget our "traditional" holiday mitzvah projects providing gifts for Lifewire & Jewish Family Services. Look in HaKol for additional info.
 
This is what we are doing: educating and training, learning, advocating, supporting women at a micro level, bringing joy and warmth to people who have suffered from domestic violence. Doing. Not kvetching. That is who we are at Kol Ami!
 
Many blessings! Text me or email me if you are interested in any/all of our work.
 
Many blessings,
Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg
Cell: 360-280-5372 Email: rabbikinberg@gmail.com
UPCOMING 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.
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.
Interfaith Refugee Support Project

Plans are going forward for helping out refugees in our area. A visit to the center is scheduled for Nov 11. To find out more, click 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.
Kol Isha
Cookie Exchange
December 10
3 pm

Join Kol Isha for the annual tea and cookie schan. Bring cookies and a donation of diapers o feminine products for Lifewire. Contact Cathy Clark 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.
boy with gift
Donations to Lifewire

The Religious School is collecting donations to Lifewire. Items that are most in need are hats, toiletries, kids gloves,  scarves, giftwrap, etc. Contact Sara Yashar for more information.
Islamic Center of Bothell Open House 
November 18
10 am

The theme is "Women in Islam". Learn about your Muslim neighbors. Questions will be answered after the session. Free & open to all. Click here for details.
Kol Ami Annual
Gift Drive

There will be tags in the lobby for our annual gift giving to Lifewire & JFS families. Take a tag and put a smile on a family's face. Gifts can be dropped off at the office or brought to services. Contact Sara Yashar with questions.
 
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!

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

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