Hakol  Weekly Newsletter 
January 10, 2018 

Friday

January 12
5 pm - Supper Club
7:30 pm -
Shabbat Services

Saturday
January 13
9:00 am -
Torah Study

10:30 am -
Torah Service
Shabbat Shalom!

Supper Club will be meeting at Pizza Bank in Kirkland at 5 pm.

 

Shabbat services led by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg will start at 7:30 pm. Music will be provided by Asher Hashash.


Torah Study this week will cover Vaera.


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

Last Friday night at Shabbat Services I invited the congregation to help me write a prayer for the opening day of the legislature. Serving as your rabbi is my pride and joy, and better yet when I get to bring your ideas, hopes, wishes and dreams with me as I do my work on a daily basis. Below is the final text of the blessing.
 
And here is a link if you would like to watch it being read before our Washington State House of Representatives.
 
"This prayer was written with collaboration of my Congregation Kol Ami in Woodinville. I solicited blessings from them to you and wove them into this blessing.
 
For you
 
A prayer for those who carry
the will
of the people
in their hands
and their hearts
 
As you enter
this season of law making,
of intensive service,
of unknown opportunities for yourselves and our State,
 
May you
and all those who support you in this work be blessed with fulfillment in your service. Blessed with good health and enduring energy.
 
May you be blessed
with abundant kindness
and compassion.
May this kindness be written into all that you do.
 
Further more, may you be blessed with courage And integrity Truthfulness And generosity
 
May you be
Blessed,
each of you,
With the ability to seek out views not shared.
 
And also
be blessed,
Loyal Servants and Leaders of the People, with an unyielding desire to reach across any canyons that separate us as a society.
And an openness to seize
all opportunities
for unity
and shared goals.
 
May the works of your hands
and the service of your heart
bring joy and pride,
peace and tranquility,
justice and prosperity
to our beloved
State of Washington and all who dwell within. "
 
Amen
 
This Shabbat we will be meeting for Shabbat dinner, our new supper club, at the Pizza Bank in Kirkland at 5pm. All welcome!
 
Many blessings,
Rabbi Kinberg
360-280-5372
UPCOMING EVENTS
Passover Seder
Committee Meeting
January 18
7 pm
 
Come serve on the Passover Seder Committee. First meeting will be at Congregation Kol Ami. Contact the office with questions.
Youth Advocacy Day
January 14
Seattle
 
For all youth in grades 6-12th. Join others and make your voice heard. See the full flyer here or register here. It is a free event.
No Religious School
January 13
 
There will be no school on MLK weekend on January 13th. Saturday school will resume on January 20th.
 
Limmud Seattle Event
January 13 & 14
 
Join others for a unique experience of engaging, hands-on learning in a  community that celebrates Jewish diversity. Click here for more information.
Jewish History Havurah
January 13
5 pm

A monthly learning group dedicated to exploring the history of the Jewish people. Based on the book by Paul Johnson. Click here for the flyer.
Jewish Women's
Rosh Chodesh
January 13
7 pm

Come together in healing, solidarity and empowerment. Readings, Poverty, sharing, button making and community building will all be a part of this unique evening of female empowerment.
 
Kol Isha
Tu B'Shevat Seder
January 28th
3 pm
 
Join Kol Isha for a lovely afternoon as we celebrate a New Year for the trees. We will enjoy fruits, nuts, juices, & wines. RSVP to Sara. Flyer is here.
Religious School
Book Swap &
Hot Chocolate Bar
January 20th
Noon

Bring in gently used books, puzzles, board games, or video games to swap. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while you browse. Click here for the flyer.
Thank You!

Thank you to all who made a meal, gave a ride, made a phone call, wrote a card, or otherwise provided support to a fellow congregant this last year.
 
Survey results!
 
We had 51 people fill out our Congregational Survey out of our 113 member families. Click here for the raw data results. Your responses will direct programming for next year.
The Whole Magillah
March 3rd
7 pm

Mark your calendars and get your costumes ready for our Purim themed Fundraising event on March 3rd! Bring your friends and have some fun! More details to follow.
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.
Interfaith ESL Volunteers Needed
 
An Interfaith group is forming to help the refugees with learning English. Lesson plans will be provided. Additional help is needed. Click here for more details and contact info.
 
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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